CAREERS

The following represent brief/broad descriptions. It is not intended, nor should it be construed, to represent a comprehensive and/or exhaustive description of all duties/responsibilities and requisite skills associated with the position.

 

Electro-Mechanical Manufacturing Engineer

SUMMARY

The Electro-Mechanical Manufacturing Engineer is a key role within Beckwith Electric.  This position is responsible for developing, evaluating, and improving production processes and methodologies used to manufacture new and existing products.  Key focus is to ensure the efficient cost-effective manufacture of high quality products in support of strategic objectives.  The position is responsible for specific product groups related to our control and cabinet builds, which serve the power generation and distribution industry.

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITY

Share the responsibility of providing positive cash flow and profitability of the Company with all other employees.

Manufacturing Support

Beckwith Electric has a long-standing reputation of providing industry leading power system control products.  These highly configurable products utilized advanced printed circuit board assemblies integrated into both standard and customer specific metal and Lexan enclosures.

An important responsibility of this role is to ensure that manufacturing production lines are running at their peak efficiency.  The manufacturing engineer is responsible for analyzing any issues as they arise, working out a solution, and coordinating with the Beckwith Electric engineering organization to ensure short-term fixes and/or long-term resolutions are acted upon in a timely fashion.

Enhancing Efficiency

Beckwith Electric embraces the principals and practices of Lean/6-Sigma manufacturing.  The individual in this role is expected to demonstrate a continuous improvement mindset utilizing Lean/6-Sigma skillsets to: improve production line efficiency; identify and eliminate waste; eliminate rework; reduce excess motion; minimize errors and error opportunities; and minimize variation.

New Product Introduction

Beckwith Electric is a customer-focused organization with a strong record of developing best-in-class solutions for our customers.  The manufacturing engineer at Beckwith plays a key role in new product development by being the voice of design for manufacturability within integrated product teams, and either integrating the new product into existing production lines or developing a new production line for efficient and error-free build.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plans, directs, and coordinates manufacturing processes related to electro-mechanical assembly builds.
  • Is a champion for identifying and eliminating waste from every step within the production chain.
  • Actively participates in design for manufacturability of new and existing products.
  • Create and maintain work instructions for new and existing products.
  • Develops, evaluates, and improves manufacturing methods utilizing Lean/6-Sigma toolsets.
  • Analyzes and plans work force utilization, space requirements, workflow, production line layout, Kanban sizing, etc. for maximum efficiency.
  • Develop and maintain process metrics for measurement of process capabilities.
  • Applies statistical methods to understand current process capabilities, understand potential capabilities, and develop plans to improve.
  • Estimates production times, staffing requirements, and related costs to provide information for management decisions.
  • Confers with management, engineering, and other staff regarding manufacturing capabilities to support production schedules.
  • Point of interface for all electro-mechanical production issues and works to solve all issues.  If issue requires modification/red-line to design, bill of materials, drawings, etc., will propose possible solutions for engineering implementation.
  • Confers with planning and design staff concerning product design and tooling to ensure efficient production methods.
  • Confers with suppliers to determine product specifications and arrange for purchase of equipment, materials, or parts.
  • Creation and maintenance of PMP (Preventative Maintenance Plans) or applicable manufacturing equipment and tooling.
  • Implement and maintain ISO 9000 procedures directly related to process control, and provide guidelines as required for other related processes.

Required EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • BA/BS from a four-year college or university
  • Minimum of 4 years of demonstrated success as a manufacturing engineer
  • Strong background in application of Lean/6-Sigma principles
  • Strong background with setup and improvement of electro-mechanical assembly production lines
  • Strong Background with new product development pertaining to design for manufacturability
  • Knowledge of integrated financial/ERP systems.
  • Knowledge and / or implementation of a “stage gate”, or similar product development process.
  • Exceptional communication skills (written/verbal/presentation/relationship building)
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Excellent computer skills using Microsoft Office suite products.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve practical problems with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • The ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, etc. forms and move projects to completion.
  • The ability to work with and without direct supervision.
  • Annual demonstration of continuing education through course work, seminars, conferences, certifications, etc.

Desired EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Lean/6-Sigma Black Belt / Green Belt
  • Advanced degree in technical or business discipline.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of power industry.
  • Experience with power industry controls and actuators.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

The individual must have the ability to read, write, and understand spoken English and the ability to read and understand product requirements and performance specifications.  The individual must have strong communication skills and the ability to interface directly with all levels and management and customers.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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 is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands; talk or hear.  The employee may be required lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Employee must not present a direct threat to the health and safety of themselves or others.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet, but may be moderate in the factory setting.


Our Compensation Package includes a Competitive Salary, Paid Vacation and Holidays, Profit Sharing, 401(k) Plan, Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability, Flexible Spending Accounts, Life Assistance Program (LAP), Corporate Chaplain and Educational Assistance.