Provide support to leads and operators in the assembly and/or fabrication areas. Provide information and support for process improvement. Implement structure and plan manufacturing programs.
Support manufacturing assembly and fabrication to trouble shoot both assembly and fabrication problems. This requires close interaction with assembly personnel, fabrication personnel, and their supervision. Must support all lean manufacturing improvements and may require participation in lean improvement activities. Must also work closely with Quality Assurance, Program Management, Engineering, and shop Managers to resolve quality issues, increase productivity, and eliminate ergonomic problems.
Duties and Responsibilities:
A) Provide support to leads and operators in the assembly and fabrication areas.
B) Analyze parts and seat flow.
C) Conduct time and motion studies and provide proposal improvement.
D) Balance the lines or cells and implement procedures and/or operator instructions to support process improvement.
E) Participate to the implementation of structure and plan manufacturing programs (Lean Manufacturing, Set-up Reduction, 6S, Cost Reduction…).
F) Apply statistical data analysis in normal duty activities as required
G) Measures, analyzes, and adjusts Factory Floor Layout/ Process Flows to achieve optimum manufacturing productivity as directed by Lean Manufacturing practices, subject to managerial approval.
H) Assists in the creation and updates of Standard Work Instructions for use by factory personnel, in compliance with design and quality specifications and FAA directives.
I) Participates in training shop personnel in new and/or updated processes, including Lean Manufacturing practices and improvement implementations.
J) Communicates design improvement ideas to engineering as required
K) Investigates serious or recurrent production difficulties and delays due to such factors as faulty methods, tooling, operational sequences, or inadequate facilities or layouts.
L) Frequently contacts supervisory and non-supervisory personnel in engineering, production planning, tool design and other departments for the purpose of discussing production problems in order to secure necessary information or consider factors which may interfere with the effectiveness of production. Takes preventive or corrective action to remedy the problem or refer it to others who may be more directly responsible.
M) Develops new ideas and methods, and recommends changes in existing tooling to secure the most economical production. Submits cost reduction ideas.
N) Completes all assignments aimed at determining optimal methods and processes for manufacturing designated company products.
O) Establishes interface activities with all internal departments.
P) Cooperates with Safety and Health personnel to optimize factory safety conditions
Q) Makes regular oral and written reports and/or presentations on any of the above activities.
Competencies: Acts in accordance with company values and related competencies.
Must have the ability to generate written communication and to operate required office equipment. Ability to read and review written communication. Speech and hearing abilities that allow individual to communicate clearly and distinctly in English.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve problems and think strategically.
This position requires extended periods of sitting while working with computers and viewing computer monitors and other office equipment. Finger dexterity needed in using misc. office equipment such as telephone, computer and copy machine, etc. Bending, stooping, reaching, and lifting up to approximately twenty pounds are required during tasks related to the job.
3) Qualification Requirements:
A) Knowledge and Skills:
i. Ability to support manufacturing fabrication and assembly departments in identification and resolving production problems and issues,
ii. Must be capable of preparing well-written and orderly reports.
iii. Must have basic knowledge of manufacturing and related operations with detailed knowledge of such fields as product design, engineering function, tool design, tool fabrication, space layout, handling equipment, production machinery and equipment, N/C machinery and equipment, factory methods work, etc.
iv. Must have knowledge of trigonometry, algebra and statistics.
v. Basic knowledge of inventory management, product data management, monitoring production control and cost, and in manufacturing resource planning.
vi. PC skills, knowledge of all Microsoft software.
vii. Basic knowledge of motion and time study principles
viii. Must be able to read and interpret engineering design blueprints, facility lay-out or floor plan blueprints, and/or such drawings, diagrams, and photographs as required by all of the above functions.
ix. Demonstrate data analysis abilities.
B) Education and Experience:
i) B.S. degree in a related technical field (eg: IE, ME, EE) required; or
ii) Associate degree (in related field) with 3 years related experience; or
iii) Six (6) years of job related experience.
iv) 0-2 years' work experience, preferred.
International and/or Domestic travel required; Less than 5% of time
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