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Manufacturing Engineer

McWane, Inc.

This is a Contract position in Austin, TX posted August 21, 2021.

Overview: Kennedy Valve Co.

is a gray and ductile iron foundry and computerized machining and assembly operation.

We supply fire hydrants and valves to the water works and fire suppression industries.

We have been manufacturing these products in Elmira, New York, for over 125 years.WHY KENNEDY VALVE?Kennedy Valve offers great wages, stability, work/life balance and benefits packages:Competitive SalaryTwo weeks Vacation prorated for the first year of employmentTwo paid Floating Holidays and nine paid HolidaysRetirement 401k
– 50% company match on 4% employee contributionEducational Reimbursement after one yearCompetitive Medical Benefits/CostSUMMARYThe Manufacturing Engineer will work closely with Production Management to gather feedback and suggestions towards continual improvements for production processes and will assist in the development and maintenance of manufacturing quality assurance.

Responsibilities: ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES Work closely with Production Management to gather feedback and suggestions towards continual improvements for production processes.Implement manufacturing related Engineering Changes and process documentation edits.Maintain the Preventive Maintenance and Calibration systems.Facilitate the document control process including upkeep of appropriate records for changes as well as maintaining approved documentation.Assist in the development and maintenance of manufacturing, quality assurance and packaging instructions and the fixturing and processes necessary to support them.Process print red marks and assist Production with processing of labor, BOM or other non-print red marks.Design and introduce equipment to error proof and/or automate processes.Perform process and equipment validations in conjunction with Engineering and Quality.Assist with the introduction of, and training for, new prints, processes, and instructions.Support new product development projects by providing manufacturing feasibility and definition.Maintain familiarity with relevant portions of the FHC Quality System and perform all duties within its guidelines, specifically those pertaining to calibration and the documentation to support calibration activities.Deliver clear and concise written and verbal communication to management, other team members and end users.Maintain familiarity with the state of the art in machining and micromachining techniques, materials science, the biomedical industry, computer aided design solutions and mechanical engineering.

Qualifications: EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION QUALIFICATIONSBachelors degree in Engineering or Associates degree in Engineering Technology from an ABET accredited institution.Experience in process improvement and statistical process control (SPC) is preferred.Experience leading teams without direct supervisory responsibility is a plus.REQUIRED TRAITSExcellent verbal and written communication skills.Aptitude in paying close attention to detail.Ability to analyze issues and develop corrective and preventive actions that address the root cause.A positive attitude and a passion for excellence in customer service and for promoting the well-being of the company, its products, and its employees.Ability to work with others of varied backgrounds and skill sets and assign tasks accordingly.

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