Manufacturing Engineer

Company Name:
Career Transitions, LLC
Our client is a leading global automotive supplier offering the most comprehensive portfolio of quality products, trusted brands and creative solutions to the market.

This client is looking to hire a Manufacturing Engineer for their machining division to be based out of South Bend, IN. This Manufacturing Engineer will contribute to the efficient functioning of piston manufacturing operations by developing and providing technical knowledge used to make decisions, develop innovative piston products and piston processes, reduce costs, and create piston products recognized for highest quality. Reports to the Focus Factory Manager ? Machining. This position is responsible for contributing to a safe work place and minimizing negative environmental impacts by complying with the EHS policies, procedures, work instructions outlined in the EHSMS Training Assessment for this position.

Review, recommend and bring about future piston products and piston process techniques to achieve quality products at reduced manufacturing costs.
Determine the cause of customer complaints through investigation and experimentation, and suggest and monitor corrective action to eliminate customer complaints concerning the performance and quality of products.
Review and recommend appropriate piston equipment repairs and/or design modifications.
Involved in piston manufacturing planning by bringing newly developed products and processes into successful and profitable production.
Keep abreast of new piston manufacturing methods/equipment/materials for use in developing new piston market and piston products opportunities as well as existing products and processes.
Prepare necessary and sufficient reports in a timely and orderly manner for piston project and engineering meetings.
Maintain and refine current operating procedures, equipment and process control procedures for manufacturing.
Continuous training of shop floor personnel in standard procedures for the purpose of obtaining operating efficiencies and costs reductions.
Ensures compliance with all EHSMS policies and procedures.
Instructs on safe work practices and promotes safety consciousness while practicing safety procedures, enforcing policy regarding safety and making recommendations when needed.
Sees that company policies and programs are effectively made known; cooperates and assists in the development of effective communications.
Promotes a positive employer-employee relation.
Maintains departmental efficiency regarding timeliness and quality of reports and procedural requirements.
Maintains inter-departmental relationships of such a caliber as to promote confidence, integrity and cooperation.
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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee must have the ability to maneuver around plant machinery, work near moving mechanical parts and work in an environment with varying temperatures. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
Each employee has the authority to initiate action to prevent the occurrence of non-conformities relating to the product, process and quality system and has the authority to stop further work on non-conforming suspect product until the deficiency or conditions have been corrected.
All employees will abide by their location?s EH&S policy endorsed by the local management, comply with the legal and other requirements and operational controls established under its EHSMS, work toward achieving established objectives and targets, and conform to procedures consistent with the ISO 14001 standard. All employees will also understand all of the environmental aspects of his/her job. An employee should report, and if necessary stop, any activity that does not conform to the policy or may injure himself/herself.
Capable of providing support as requested by supervisor.
Other Duties as assigned.


Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Related Field
Experience in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Exceptional time management and organizational skills
Demonstrates leadership ability, conflict resolution and problem solving
Strong written and verbal communication skills including the ability to communicate with all levels of management and hourly employees.
Knowledgeable of mechanical principles, machining practices, CNC equipment and tooling generally acquired through a Bachelors degree in manufacturing or mechanical engineering.
Experience in the Manufacturing Engineering field.
Understanding of quality planning methods and measuring equipment including SPC.
Capable of efficiently integrating existing methods with new innovation to economically solve manufacturing problems.
Able to communicate efficiently both orally and in writing, including the ability to communicate with all levels of management, especially first line.
Willingness to travel to customers, suppliers and group companies.

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