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Manufacturing Engineer

Nichols Portland, LLC | Statewide, ME 04116

Nichols Portland, LLC

Position Summary:

Plans and executes a world-class manufacturing and assembly process through careful evaluation of the requirements for safety, quality, product use, and cost-analysis.

Essential Functions:

  • 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

Posted On: 11/29/182018-11-29
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Telecommute: No
Categories: Engineering, Manufacturing, Other
Job Type: Regular
Job Status: Full Time
Travel: Up to 25%
Career Level: Entry Level (<2 years experience)
Minimum Degree: Bachelor's Degree
Pay Type: Annual Salary
Salary: $60,000 - $65,000
Similar Jobs: Within 25 miles of 04116, Engineering, Manufacturing

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