Symmons Industries

Manufacturing Engineer I

Job ID
2018-1189
Category
Engineering
Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Location
US-MA-Braintree

Overview

Symmons Industries is a family-owned, premier domestic manufacturer of commercial and residential plumbing products. We are proudly respected in the industry for the quality of our products and customized service levels. Symmons core products were innovative and a first for the industry. Since the 1930’s Symmons has been a company committed to providing solutions. Headquartered in Braintree, Massachusetts, we are actively advancing our engineering talent and are excited to speak to engineers who are looking to showcase their expertise and make their mark.

The Manufacturing Enginer I position supports and directly impacts the overall performance metrics for the entire manufacturing plant. The Manufacturing Engineer I establishes and directs manufacturing practices, processes, procedures, fixtures, tooling, and equipment for production with the ultimate goal of achieving higher quality and productivity. A successful engineer will also take into consideration environmental and financial objectives. This position requires the use of lean manufacturing principles to minimize inventory, maximize throughput, and optimize facility utilization.

 

Responsibilities

  • Provide first level equipment and floor support to assigned product lines.
  • Develop tooling and fixtures in support of existing and/or new products.
  • Ability to apply Lean and Six Sigma principles to eliminate the waste and non-value added activity in the manufacturing process.
  • Generate work instructions, process control procedures, operating procedures, and process maps.
  • Provide and/or implement continuous improvement ideas and direction for manufacturing and production.
  • Design plant or process flow layouts to improve productivity, which can but is not limited to the design and construction of flow racks.
  • Collect and analyze data to improve products and manufacturing processes, leading to higher standard of quality, cost reduction, and increased efficiency.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Working Relationships:

Work independently and productively with other members of the MFG Engineering Team and maintain open and direct communication. While working in a fast-paced team environment, you should feel comfortable contributing to the overall-manufacturing mission, with the ability to perform multiple tasks concurrently. You must also offer ideas for new systems that ensure expandability according to Symmons growth mission. Carry out implementation schedules, which promote smooth transition to modern manufacturing techniques.

Qualifications

  • BS in Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or equivalent with 1-3 years of experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Must be proficient with MS Office, AutoCAD, SolidWorks and other manufacturing software and tools.
  • Must have experience with tool and work-holding fixture designs.
  • Experience with assembly automation and with PLC programming languages such as Ladder Logic and LabVIEW is a plus but not required.
  • Must have good English written and verbal communication skills.

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