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Production Engineer

The ideal candidate for the position will be a hands-on professional who will be expected to offer ideas and suggestions on improving the work processes to improve the utilization of resources and to contribute to the success of the team by achieving the overall plant goals set forth in the operation. 

Duties include (but are not limited to) the following:

PURPOSE OF POSITION

This position is responsible for the direct interaction with the customer about product related matters, but with a technical orientation.  The Applications Engineer works with the customer to specify a new or custom product to satisfy specific requirements when necessary.  Applications Engineers must be capable of resolving technical problems for customers and be willing to “go into the field” or the laboratory to conduct testing, collect data, or resolve problems.  Applications Engineers will be called upon to provide technical training to customers or company personnel at EFG facilities or at customer locations. Applications Engineers will develop application notes and other technical literature on a regular basis.

GENERAL FUNCTIONS AND SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

Provide leadership and technical support to customers, the customer care group and plant personnel.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Work in conjunction with the Director of Engineering and others in executing the company’s Engineering and Sales Support strategy through the technical support of selling engineered fastening solutions into the five major industries: energy, automotive, agriculture, capital goods, and transportation.
  • Provide technical support solutions to our customers through all deployed channels. This includes Regional Sales and Key Account Managers, Third Party Sales Agents, Distributors, Wholesalers and OEMs.
  • Maintain strong engineering policies, procedures and guidelines. Design and deliver projects to budgets and timelines using tools such as success criteria, milestones, Gantt charts, critical paths, etc…
  • Manage project/product development from beginning to end including the scoping, design, execution and optimization of customer processes and reporting progress to the customer care organization.
  • Manage new business opportunities involving quoting, product specifications, internal and external part drawings, building the bill of materials, determining equipment needs, scope of work, cost estimates and customer schedules. Perform previously mentioned duties at all EFG facilities. Assist Quality with APQP process, FMEA studies and control plans. Manage the engineering change process.
  • When requested, visit customers to secure new business or resolve issues. Help manage the supplier base. Project manage high priority tasks through the toll gate process.
  • Match customer requirements to existing equipment and evaluate the need for capital investment. Determine needed equipment and assemble ROI data to cost justify the purchase.
  • Collaborate with other Application and Manufacturing Engineering Team members to improve processes and practices, in helping to secure orders. Help train lesser skilled engineers.
  • Review Order and all relevant Engineering Specifications. Coordinate with Applications Engineering on added/revised requirements that may affect pricing to the customer
  • Create Routing and a Bill of Materials in our ERP System (Epicor) conforming to customer requirements and company manufacturing standards. Work with Materials to identify approved suppliers for subcontract operations.
  • Create Manufacturing drawings and part-specific Inspection Documents, both In-Process and Final) identifying critical dimensions to customer applications and manufacturing tolerance.
  • Design of new or modified cold forming tooling reflecting safe manufacturing practices & conformance to dimensional requirements.
  • Adhere to and support EFG’s engineering policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Maintain electronic document control and standardization to improve communication with organization objectives.
  • Provide technical expertise to help solve customer or application issues.

 KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Educational Requirements:  4-year engineering degree preferred or equivalent work experience.
  • Language:  English. Fluent and well-spoken with excellent technical writing skills.
  • Previous fastener experience is a plus.
  • Excellent computer skills which include:
  • MS-Office:  Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Auto Cad.
  • D-Form or similar programs preferred.
  • ERP experience preferred.
  • Thorough understanding of standard engineering practices
  • Strong organizational and math skills
  • Strong focus on “Doing it right”
  • High passion, energy, drive, and intelligence
  • High levels of initiative and curiosity
  • Strong sense of urgency

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Operate computer and keyboard; able to use phone; sit for long periods; communicate using speech, hearing and vision skills.

We offer a competitive compensation and benefit package including bonuses, medical, dental, vision, 401k savings plan, training and education, safety equipment reimbursement and more.

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