Sr. Manufacturing Engineer - Shelton, CT
40 Waterview Drive, Shelton, CT 06484Position Overview
Complete a wide range of technical assignments which include developing new manufacturing methods and processes, providing input on tooling and machine designs, develop cost estimates and plant layouts, implementing cost improvement projects and managing plant environmental and regulatory compliance programs. The position interfaces directly with Manufacturing, Engineering, Marketing, Purchasing, Production Control, Quality, and Accounting to implement the division’s technical objectives as they apply to the manufacturing operation.Duties and Responsibilities
Perform all of the activities and duties of a Manufacturing Engineer including the development and preparation of equipment specifications, major tool procurements, performance requirements, cost analyses, and major proposals for integrating new technology into the manufacturing environment. Provide engineering support to assigned areas of the manufacturing plant. Support will include but is not limited to dispositions of rejects, preparation of method deviations and analysis of process problems related to material, methods, or machines.
- Analyze, recommend and implement process improvements that improve quality and reduce manufacturing costs. Emphasis is on justification of major capital equipment expenditures.
- On assigned Product Development Projects, interface regularly with the Design Engineering group to advise and assist with regard to product manufacturability during all phases of product concept, design, and costing. Provide practical feedback on design and redesigns through active participation in concept/design reviews and team meetings. Compile product and tooling cost estimates for stage approval in accordance with Project Management System.
- Develop and document manufacturing methods, tooling and equipment for new and modified product lines.
- Direct initial production run of assigned projects, to include operator training, work station layout, verification and documentation of prescribed manufacturing methods, and establish production standards.
- Review engineering change notices for manufacturing process changes.
- Provide manufacturing input to Safety Committee (SAC), Customer Service, Marketing, QC and Purchasing.
- Develop new and/or modified manufacturing methods, tooling, and equipment to minimize cost and maximize productivity for all product lines, new and existing. Following good Lean practices recommend process, material, and part changes in keeping with these goals. Make recommendations as appropriate for tool and process changes aimed at improving overall efficiency and utilization of resources. Request and evaluate quotations from vendors for equipment and services to be purchased, and recommend purchases based on such evaluations.
- Direct pilot production run of assigned projects including developing accurate work instructions, operator training, work station layout, and verification of specified methods.
- Develop proposals and economic justifications for Capital and Expense Equipment and Tooling as related to assigned projects. These proposals shall include justification, specifications, vendor quotes and proposals, and detailed analyses that may be presented in the form of Authorizations for Expenditure (AFE) or less formal internal documentation depending upon the funding requirements.
- Upon management approval of a Capital and/or Expense Equipment and Tooling Proposal, generate practical concepts; assist the selected vendor(s) to ensure proper design, compliance with specifications, installation, and debugging of the equipment.
- Provide ongoing technical support to assigned production areas to resolve production problems related to components, methods, tooling, equipment, and changes of manufacturing location.
- Provide ongoing technical and practical support to assigned production areas to ensure a safe work environment for all employees. Audit existing safety procedures and equipment; recommend and implement improvements; ensure new equipment meets or exceeds acceptable safety levels.
- Provide technical and practical support for Quality Assurance functions including root cause and defect analysis and corrective action implementation.
5+ years in manufacturing
Critical Thinker and Problem Solver
Ability to identify manufacturing process productivity/efficiency improvementsEducationBachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Engineering General
Hubbell Incorporated, its subsidiaries and affiliates, is an EO Employer AA: M/F/Veteran/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class.