May 19, 2021

Mechanical Engineer

  • FiltrationGroup Porex
  • Saginaw, MI, USA
Full time Engineering

Job Description

Impact and Opportunity We are looking for a dynamic Mechanical Engineer to join our fast moving, hands-on, growing company in Saginaw, Michigan. This position will lead time studies, DOE development, develop, implement and enhance new product and line production. We are seeking a dynamic, hard-working professional with a successful, mechanical engineering background in the manufacturing industry. This person will need to have strong problem solving, analytical and communication skills, with a desire to work for a fast-paced organization and strong perseverance to get through any setbacks that hit the production line. In addition to exceptional continuous improvement mindset, you must have a "roll-up your sleeves" bias for action attitude. A Little About Us Filtration Group is on a mission to make the world safer, healthier and more productive. With a passionate workforce, global footprint and world class engineering and manufacturing capabilities, we are driving innovation and developing solutions across a broad spectrum of applications in the fast-growing global filtration industry. We are committed to maintaining an entrepreneurial culture built on a foundation of trust and in which our leaders exhibit a strong bias for action. The Company began in 2009 and has rapidly grown to be a global leader in the highly attractive filtration industry. With revenues of $1.6 billion, Filtration Group is consistently recognized as the fastest growing and one of the largest filtration businesses in the world. With over 7,000 employees, the Company serves its customers from a global footprint of 105 facilities in over 25 countries. Filtration Group operates across a wide variety of attractive end markets and produces mission critical products with high replacement rates. Over 80% of the Company’s revenue comes from replacement / consumable products, many of which are specified into customer’s products or processes. Filtration Group is an affiliate of Madison Industries, one of the largest and most successful privately held companies in the world. Madison builds entrepreneurially driven, branded market leaders that are committed to making the world safer, healthier and more productive by creating innovative solutions that deliver outstanding customer value. The team at Madison is committed to building something truly remarkable that long outlasts them while coaching others to reach their highest potential. Please visit Madison at www.madison.net. Responsibilities Essential functions and responsibilities: Provide support to the site via timely transitions of new business opportunities to operations, root cause investigation and implementation of resolution to quality issues, productivity improvement and waste reduction. Drive cost-savings initiatives and implement continuous improvement strategies for all production processes. Coordinates activities related to the industrialization and transfer of new products. Functions as project manager and implementer for process related capital improvement projects. Practice continuous improvement strategies while continually monitoring production activities (rates & yields) and support services in order to increase productivity and product quality while reducing waste. Solicit and provide ideas for the elimination of waste, continuous improvement and defect prevention. Initialize or provide input for part production instruction changes or updates. Develop/update procedures/training documents. Perform new equipment initial production runs and develop the necessary standard operating procedures to ensure the safety of our production staff. Design and Development: Initiate, design, develop and optimize Manufacturing/Converting assets and supporting processes Develop knowledge and skills to be recognized as an implementer of engineering principles and /or scientific analysis in meeting unit objectives. Support implementation of the loss control improvement process by compliance with critical safety rules. Visibly demonstrate that safety is a value by following safety procedures, maintaining a safe workplace and complying with safety rules. Develop equipment, processes and products that meet safety codes, policies and guidelines. Security and Documentation: Maintain security and documentation to ensure the retrieval of data and protection of proprietary information. Utilize strong problem-solving skills particularly in use of DMAIC and Lean Six Sigma tools Effectively demonstrate strong communication skills to effectively interface with internal and external customers. Human Resources Development: Assist in the development of others in the area of his/her expertise, while demonstrating an understanding of those with a diverse background or experience. Improve process capability to deliver a reduction in defects and variability. Identify, develop, and implement products, processes, materials, systems, and procedures to achieve business objectives and drive continuous improvement. Contribute to an environment in which all team members are respected regardless of their individual differences and are motivated to improve both their individual and team contributions to achieve desired business results. Collaborate with Operations in creating sustainable resolves to process and equipment problems. Provide feedback and propose process corrective actions to drive continued improvement goals Be a steward to drive engagement and adoption of processes and programs to support our commitment to Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, Inventory and People and 80/20 mindset. Qualifications Four (4) year B.S. degree in Engineering. Previous experience with polyurethane foam systems and manufacturing highly preferred. Previous experience with Lean and Six Sigma a plus Previous Operational Leadership a plus Authorized to work in the US (no sponsorships) Excellent written and oral communication skills Strong problem-solver, using structured approaches as well as creativity Strong work ethic and sense of urgency High energy, positive attitude, hands on with the ability to keep multiple projects on track Basic understanding of lean manufacturing techniques and a strong focus on continuous improvement Hands-on experience with automation implementation including project scope development, machine & tool specifications, project management and cost justification desired Familiarity ISO and industry quality standards. Previous experience with polyurethane foam systems and manufacturing highly preferred. Previous experience with Lean and Six Sigma a plus

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