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Production Engineer (Machining Engineer)


Production Engineer (Manufacturing Engineer) - this is a direct hire with a premier Tier 1 global automotive supplier of bearings. The client will NOT sponsor for this role. Qualified candidates must be willing to travel to Japan for 3 months in short term projects.
Location; Macomb, Illinois
The Production Engineer is responsible for providing engineering support to assigned Plant production departments by one or more of the following methods: 1) continuous improvement of machinery, 2) appropriation of new machinery, or 3) process improvements.

Essential Duties (Other duties may be assigned as necessary)
1) Oversees development of improvements to existing processes. Coordinates projects between Engineering, Manufacturing and Maintenance personnel to make these improvements.
2) Basic understanding of turning, milling, grinding and deburring equipment and able to coordinate new process development and training on that type of equipment.
3) Operation of personal computer for purposes of design, documentation, and process development and improvement.
4) Coordinate installation of new equipment, including development of machine and piping layouts using ACAD; determining utility requirements; writing requests for quotes; coordinating activities of multiple contractors.
5) Writing work instructions utilizing Microsoft Office products for setup, troubleshooting and maintenance of new and existing equipment.
6) Develop and recommend improved quick-set procedures and fixtures.
7) Analyze methods and develop improved concepts to reduce direct, indirect and set-up labor.
8) Ability to analyze, recommend and implement profit improvement programs.
9) Analyze material handling needs and recommend improved state of the art methods and equipment.
10) Develop and establish production standards utilizing accepted work measurement techniques.
11) Knowledge of safe manufacturing practice necessary for recommendation and implementation of safety
programs.
12) Apply Statistical Problem Solving principles in a variety of manufacturing environment.
13) Interaction with other departments and personnel and natural ability to be a team player.
14) Support the Plant quality system's goals / improvements & productivity goals / improvements within the scope of the job.
15) Support the Plant safety programs / goals within the scope of the job.

Education:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college in an appropriate engineering discipline (Manufacturing/Production, Mechanical, Industrial, Engineering Management) is preferred;
3-5 years of related manufacturing experience.
Experience in the use, setup or related knowledge in machining (cutting, grinding, milling, turning processes)

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