Nichols Portland, LLC | Statewide, ME
Plans and executes a world-class manufacturing and assembly process through careful evaluation of the requirements for safety, quality, product use, and cost-analysis.
- Integrate into the cross-functional product realization team to fully understand the project.
- Contribute in cross-functional design reviews.
- Take ownership of Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA) and Lean principals when interacting with suppliers and internal teams.
- Design, detail, and build equipment as requested by Management and Project Teams
- Program and interface with electromechanical systems; AB PLCs, NI Labview, etc.
- Design, suggest, or perform modifications and upgrades on equipment to support new initiatives.
- Identify equipment needs, research and select vendors, request funds, and complete documents required for purchase of capital equipment.
- Develop, investigate, test, and document equipment standardized work to establish best-practices and for training purposes.
- Troubleshoot equipment and process problems, assist with proper maintenance.
- Create, maintain, and distribute operating and production standards
- Respond to inquiries or obtain information from internal and external customers
- Understand, develop, and implement risk mitigation as required by the company’s objectives (Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost)
- Promote adherence to safety standards
- Create or Modify Detailed Drawings using established industry formats.
- Assist machine operators when necessary
- Perform all other incidental and related duties as required and assigned
Education and Experience
- B.S. degree in an engineering field (Electrical Engineering preferred)
- 5 years of relevant experience (in a manufacturing environment) preferred
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Proficient with CAD (Autodesk Inventor preferred)
- Strong mechanical and electrical aptitude; desire to work in a “hands-on” environment
- Ability to learn quickly; open to new ideas
- Strong troubleshooting skills; ability to recognize feasibility of designs
- Ability to interpret blueprints
- Basic knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
- Design of experiments (DOE) knowledge helpful
- Basic computer skills: word processing, spreadsheets
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (including technical writing); ability to listen, provide feedback and motivate others
- Ability to work effectively in a team or individual environment
- Effective interaction with employees at all levels of organization
- Demonstrate independent initiative
- Receptive and supportive of change
Job related demands (i.e. physical, travel):
- Occasional travel for meetings, training, or equipment validation (estimated between 4 to 8 times per year)
- Flexibility to alter work schedule for timely completion of projects
- Prioritization of multiple projects to meet operational goals
- Ability to handle sensitive and confidential issues with tact and diplomacy
- Maintenance of professional knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and/or participating in professional associations
- Ability to lift and move objects up to 35 lbs. without assistance and occasionally up to 50 lbs following company safe lifting protocol
- Ability to stand and/or sit for long periods of time
- Ability to work in an environment with powdered metal, dust, noise, oils and chemicals