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This position provides technical expertise to support the design, implementation and continuous improvement of chain and auger manufacturing processes for our Fort Scott, Kansas site. This includes technical direction, analysis, and project management support for the implementation of advanced manufacturing technologies and quality initiatives at our chain and auger plant. This position will focus on developing and / or modifying the plant production processes, designing tooling and gauging and advancing our manufacturing through new technology and equipment.
Essential Job Duties:
- CAPITAL PROJECTS - assists with implementation for Timken's business growth initiatives and technology upgrades to existing equipment and delivery of total cost-competitive processes. This includes: project support, process design/documentation, asset acceptance/startup/training and creation/tracking of appropriation requisitions (ARs).
- Develop and implement new engineering standards, new technology and new uses of existing technology.
- PRODUCT/PROCESS RATIONALIZATION - contributes analysis to support product/process rationalization efforts by performing manufacturing process benchmarking analyses and manufacturing cost comparisons in the plant. Also, design and implement process improvements including tooling, equipment, and methods that are safe, efficient, and ergonomically sound.
- Design and develop tooling and gauging required for product manufacturing.
- STANDARDS/PROCEDURES - adheres to and develops plant standards, technical instructions and procedures in order to ensure that all process activities are in alignment with corporate requirements and quality standards.
- PROJECT MANAGEMENT - utilizes appropriate tools/methodologies to plan resources and ensure timely completion.
- CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT - provides technical support for manufacturing CI projects to increase throughput, improve quality/process capability, reduce costs, enhance safety, etc.
- Participate in process improvement projects to minimize manufacturing costs and increase efficiency, ergonomics, or capacity.
Technical/Functional Skills Required:
- Project management skills
- Mechanical troubleshooting and problem solving skills
- Excellent communication skills, verbal, written and presentation.
- Ability to make fact-based recommendations for technical applications
- Ability to work with cross-functional teams
- Desire to work in a manufacturing facility
- Solid modeling (CAD) software skills for designing tooling and equipment
- Broad Familiarity with manufacturing processes including Stamping, Forming, Heat Treat, Welding, Fabrication, Machining, and Assembly.
- Familiarity with Lean Manufacturing or Six Sigma principles or other Continuous Improvement programs.
- Knowledge of Quality Management Systems such as ISO-9001.
Education and/or Experience: Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Industrial, Manufacturing or Agricultural Engineering. Minimum of 3 years of Manufacturing Engineering or related experience.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and complete necessary production forms. Ability to speak effectively with fellow employees and/or customers.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, schedule, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several variables; problem solving ability.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, use hands/arms. The employee is regularly required to talk, hear at conversational level, and smell. The employee is occasionally required to walk, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift/move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift/move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift/move up to 50 pounds. Moving/lifting greater than 50 pounds requires assistance from another employee or a lifting device/hoist. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
All qualified applicants shall be treated equally according to their individual qualifications, abilities, experiences and other employment standards. There will be no discrimination due to gender or gender identity, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran/military status or any other basis protected by applicable law.