Rima Manufacturing Company Engineer in Hudson, Michigan

GENERAL SUMMARY:Investigate, plan and recommend changes in plant layout, material handling and process sequences to improve production operations. Research and recommend equipment purchases, modifications and replacements. Responsible for customer interface and project engineering in assigned areas. Perform manufacturing cost studies and recommend method changes to reduce costs. Work is guided by established company policy and quality requirements of both Quality Management Systems and customer requirements. QUALIFICATIONS:This position requires a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Engineering. Prefer two to five years of production experience. DUTIES:ulliLead or assist in all engineering needs, including but not limited to:ulliParticipate in Cost Estimating and APQP as required/liliDevelop and maintain supplier capabilities and requirements in assigned technical and customer areas/liliAct as technical liaison to assigned customer/liliMaintain VA-VE efforts for assigned customer/liliAssist with machine design and prototype work with machine builders and all departments/liliInitiate new methods to increase efficiency and quality on a shop-wide basis, including modifications and automation recommendations/liliTrack quoted rates versus actual rates for assigned customers/liliServe as project leader as assigned, establish and direct teams as required, and document projects from inception to final summary/liliPerform/assist DOE’s as required/liliPerform/assist FMEA’s as required/liliAssist with blueprint changes, ECN’s and CIR’s/liliPerform root cause analysis for quality issues/liliAssist with Customer and Internal Corrective Actions/liliManage process changes as required/liliConduct internal and customer audits/liliResearch, develop and implement departmental improvement goals/li/ul/liliFollow Management Systems procedures and work instructions/liliParticipate in SysteManagment meetings on a regular basis/liliCommunicate with and assist all departments as needed/liliParticipate on cross functional teams as needed/liliAssist in maintaining safe practices for all employees/liliMaintain a clean, safe and efficient work environment by following the 5S principles/liliComplete all other specially assigned tasks or projects/li/ul RESPONSIBILITY, ACCOUNTABILITY AND AUTHORITYulliSupport production of profitable product/liliTimely completion of engineering projects./liliCommunicate, in writing, updates of all assigned projects./li/ul WORKING CONDITIONS:Employee will be exposed to the noise, fumes and temperature extremes typically found in a light manufacturing environment. Risk of injury from being in close proximity of operating machinery is possible, but unlikely if proper safety precautions are followed. Lifting requirements for this position dictate that the employee must be physically capable of lifting a minimum of 35# on a repetitive basis and 50# on an occasional basis.