American Outdoor Brands Corporation Engineer II in Springfield, Massachusetts
Seeking an engineer with experience in software, database and website programming. The Manufacturing Engineering team develops and maintains applications and GUIs to collect manufacturing data from the shop floor, manages that data in a custom database and develops reports for the management team to view the data.
The Manufacturing Engineer will develop and implement optimal, cost-effective manufacturing processes and methods in accordance with product specifications and quality standards. The position will recommend and implement improvements to production processes, methods and controls. It will also coordinate manufacturing launch for new or revised products. Priorities include process improvement, problem resolution, project management and employee training.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Essential duties include the following - other duties may be assigned:
Performs research, design and development of manufacturing processes, including production flow, assembly methods and production equipment.
Must be able to understand and interpret complex part drawings and understand product design intent.
Coordinates the manufacturing launch of new/revised products, including establishing goals, training team members and evaluating results.
Use appropriate project management techniques to insure tools, gauges, fixtures, equipment, routings and CMM/CNC programs are fully defined, documented and implemented.
Designs, develops, tests or sources and cost-justifies various tools, machinery and equipment for recommended manufacturing methods.
Performs product/process analysis for cost reduction, quality improvement and efficiency improvement.
Responsibility to manage and maintain the accuracy of the S&W manufacturing routing database including operation sequence and description, labor hours, set-up and changeover times and machine cycle times as well as appropriate work instructions where applicable.
Must work effectively with external technical support, and continuously train internal staff.
Represents manufacturing on cross-functional teams.
Ability to work in a team environment.
Works with minimal supervision, establish priority and meet scheduled completion dates.
Performs other related duties as assigned
Experience, Competencies and Education
Candidates must have a Bachelor's degree (BSME) or equivalent
5+ years' experience in a manufacturing environment (preferably in the firearms industry)
Strong understanding of lean principles
Experience in addressing needs and concerns of shop personnel in a manufacturing environment
Exceptional customer service skills
Must have working command of the English language
Must be able to read, write and interpret the English language
Must be able to communicate in English verbally and in writing (verbal instructions, written memos and instructions)
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint
Experience creating custom applications and GUI's with Microsoft Visual Studio
Experience with stored procedures and database design in Microsoft SQL Server
Experience with basic webpage scripting
SolidWorks and or CAM knowledge a plus
CMM programming & PC-DMIS a plus
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Complete all necessary training as required by assigned department and position
Participate in and follow all company initiatives
Participate in continuous improvement projects (Kaizen events, 5S, etc)
Must be able to sit, stand, walk, climb, bend, stoop, push, pull, carry, reach, twist
Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT:
Safety glasses with side shields and hearing protection required when on factory floor
The use of additional personal protective equipment (PPE) may be required when a job task(s) is being completed in or around your assigned department or in another department, this includes safety eyewear, hearing protection, and safety footwear
All employees are required to apply ergonomic correctness to all job tasks
Normal office environment conditions
Within the Smith & Wesson manufacturing facility, employees may be exposed to manufacturing noise, airborne liquid chemicals, fine particulate dust, ambient temperatures, and industrial lighting
Work environment is similar to most manufacturing operations. May be exposed to excessive noise, temperatures, hazards associated with working around moving machinery, work in confined quarters, exposure to vibrations and shop lighting
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled