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Principal Manufacturing Engineer

Company: Big Belly Solar LLC
Location: Lawrence
Posted on: November 16, 2023

Job Description:


  • Champions and advocates adherence to safety rules to protect self and others from injury throughout the operation.
  • Provides manufacturing equipment, jigs, and fixtures with features that ensure safe operation.
  • Recommends material handling equipment that prevents bodily injury to the operator.
  • His/her safety advocacy extends to support functions such as Stock Room, Shipping, and Receiving.
  • To support manufacturing goals below:
  • No near misses
  • No safety violations
  • No missed work due to injuries
  • No unsafe work practices observed
  • No violations regarding failure to wear Personal Protective Equipment(PPE) when appropriateProductivity:
    • Plans, organizes, implements, and controls the manufacturing process of the Value Stream he/she is assigned, ensuring the most effective utilization of all resources, high processing speed, quality, and consistency.
    • Estimate production cycle times, labor requirements, and related costs to provide information for management decisions.
    • Meet with engineering and shop personnel to resolve design problems related to material characteristics, dimensional tolerances, service requirements, manufacturing procedures, and cost.Cost:
      • Initiates plans and processes that minimize manufacturing costs through effective utilization of manpower, equipment, facilities, material, and capital.
      • Analyzes audited direct labor hours applied by process or product to ensure efficiencies are to standards.
      • Improves processes and recommends courses of action to reduce touch time while increasing speed.
      • Analyzes rework through root cause finding and institutes preventative corrective action.
      • Recommends and drives improvements ensuring manufacturability. Initiates corrective actions to increase supplier quality level.
      • Lead Continuous Improvement teams through Kaizen events.
      • Plan and recommend VA/VE cost reduction opportunities.Project Management:
        • Lead mid to high-level manufacturing projects, providing direction, guidance, and engineering expertise to team members.
        • Attend project meetings, and oversee the manufacturing team to develop and maintain manufacturing action plans for new tooling, equipment, and production scheduling needs.
        • Coordinate project builds with planning and production, follow up actions, including but not limited to Engineering and commercial teams.
        • Create collaborative project communication channels with Engineering, Manufacturing, Production Scheduling, and commercial teams.
        • Develop and maintain Gantt Charts, Project Schedule, Risk Assessments, and Contingency Plans.
        • Develop action plans, and project metrics, and then measure and report progress of improvements on an ongoing basis.
        • Deliver formal presentations to leadership regarding project status.Planning:
          • Develop, evaluate, and improve manufacturing methods and work methods.
          • Develop and document standard processes and procedures.
          • Analyze and plan space requirements, workflow, and design layout of equipment and workplace for maximum efficiency.
          • Meet with planning and design staff concerning product design and tooling to ensure efficient production methods and provide technical information and direction.Quality Assurance:
            • Supports the attainment of the Company's Quality objectives ensuring product standards and policies will exceed our expectations.
            • Understands and supports quality policies and implements guidelines to assure adherence to quality documents and ISO standards.
            • Improves quality through process improvements.
            • Manages the ISO process.
            • Develops and maintains Quality Assurance Metrics.
            • Plans and directs periodic audits to ensure adherence and develops CA and action plans. Leadership:
              • Encourage and facilitate the incorporation of Lean objectives and processes.
              • Implement manufacturing strategies and actions that support the company's strategic initiatives (Lean and continuous improvement)
              • Work effectively with all other departments to meet deadlines, objectives, and ship dates.
              • Meets with team members periodically to review SQDC (Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Cost) boards and CONC Metrics.
                • 15+ years in an engineering discipline in a design and MTO capital electro-mechanical equipment environment preferred.
                • Practical knowledge of Lean Manufacturing and CI processes is a must.
                • Familiarity with Six Sigma methodology is desirable but not required.
                • Demonstrated capability to interpret data and trends and develop action plans.
                • Experience working in an engineered product line in a Lean Mfg. environment.
                • Able to interpret industry standards, technical drawings, and manufacturing procedures.
                • Computer skills in Microsoft Office products. Able to input data and retrieve information from an ERP system and working knowledge in Arena.
                • Attention to detail and accuracy in data entry, work package, and schedule.
                • Clear and positive verbal and written communication skills to work successfully face-to-face, on the phone, and by email.PI92d53f626d13-31181-32838810

Keywords: Big Belly Solar LLC, Lawrence , Principal Manufacturing Engineer, Other , Lawrence, Massachusetts

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