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Manufacturing Engineer Specialist

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Date: Jan 29, 2019

Location: Frankfort, KY, US, 40601

Company: Greenheck Group



TITLE: Manufacturing Engineer Specialist II


General Summary:

Optimize factory costs, quality, and customer service through the conception, development, and implementation of new or improved manufacturing processes, equipment, tooling, material flow, plant layout, or product design, while leading and instructing others.


Principal Duties & Responsibilities:


  • Develop processes, procedures and supporting documentation to enhance cost, quality and customer service while ensuring safety and compliance with government regulations.
    • Major drivers include productivity, material utilization, value engineering, lead time management, schedule attainment, and improved throughput.
  • Coordinate, implement, and present training initiatives to support manufacturing.
  • Identify, specify, and justify capital investments.
  • Investigate, purchase, and implement tooling and equipment to support daily operations.
  • Provide technical support and troubleshooting for manufacturing processes and equipment.
  • Recognize and recommend design changes to improve manufacturability.
  • Support and participate in value engineering initiatives
  • Identify and implement improvements to material utilization, department layout and machinery efficiency.
  • Make recommendations using summarized data to influence key management decisions relating to budgeting, staffing, and capacity planning. 
  • Lead and support safety, 5S, and Lean initiatives.
  • Lead and facilitate kaizen events.
  • May supervise support staff.
  • May mentor and provide facilitation assistance on relevant projects. 
  • Manage projects involving individuals from various departments to ensure integration between manufacturing, sales, finance marketing and product engineering.
  • Apply and communicate Lean principles to optimize quality, productivity, on-time delivery, and operational efficiencies resulting in improved customer satisfaction.
  • Expected to complete internal Lean Leader Certification.


Job Qualifications:

A Bachelor's Degree in an Engineering Discipline is required and/or 5+ years work experience with a non-engineering bachelor’s degree.


Between 3-5 years of work experience in a manufacturing environment is required.


  • Intermediate AutoCAD and project management skills required.
  • SAP experience is a plus.
  • Understanding of Lean concepts.

Nearest Major Market: Frankfort