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Manufacturing Engineer

Location: 

Newton, NC, US, 28658

Req ID 42755 | Newton, United States

We are looking for a new colleague to join our Engineering Department at our plant in Newton, NC!

 

Position Summary:  Works integrally with maintenance, production, quality, and other plant functions in the quotation process for potential business, plan and launch of new production programs, analysis and solution of process problems, and continuous improvement.

 

Position Duties: 

  • Support quotation process for potential business.
  • Coordinates installation and validation of new equipment for new programs or volume increases.
  • Maintain and improve existing processes and equipment.
  • Provide trouble shooting support to existing processes and equipment.
  • Implement ZFPS to production lines of responsibility. 
  • Analyzes and plans production capacity, space requirements, workflow, and designs layout of equipment and workspace for maximum efficiency.
  • Confers with corporate process planers and vendors concerning process design and tooling to ensure efficient production methods.
  • Determines product specifications for the purchase of equipment, materials, tooling or parts, according to specifications, quality and ZFPS standards.
  • Contact potential suppliers for production equipment and makes the final technical choice.  
  • Follows the evolution of the equipment and performs acceptance evaluation accordingly.  
  • Responsible for the implementation of the equipment on the floor from delivery to hand off to production.
  • Responsible for documentation, preventive maintenance plans and training.
  • Responsible to define spare parts subject to wear. Define supplier and reorder point and quantity.
  • Estimate production times, staffing requirements, and related costs on old and new productions to provide information for management decisions.
  • Supports day to day production.  
  • Works on new programs as assigned (APQP tasks).
  • Responsible for creating procedures, PFMEA’s, and work flows in an effort to meeting TS 16949 requirements. 
  • Use cEngis, APQP and PPAP techniques to document and control new and existing programs.
  • Monitor manufacturing cost during series production to ensure it adheres to plan.
  • May be required to work modified schedule to support customer requirements (ie: overtime, vacation coverage, off-shifts, 8 and/or 12-hour schedules, holidays, etc.

 

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Prior experience in assembly/manufacturing environment, plant layout, cost analyst, budgeting, blueprint reading, pneumatics and hydraulics.
  • Ability to train other associates in assigned work areas
  • Ability to communicate with associates, supervisors, technicians, and managers
  • Basic computer skills
  • A working knowledge of statistical methods and SPC charts.

 

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) strongly preferred 
  • Five plus years Manufacturing Engineering experience with an automotive company.
  • Prior experience in assembly/manufacturing environment, plant layout, cost analyst, budgeting, blueprint reading, pneumatics and hydraulics.

 

Be part of our ZF team as Manufacturing Engineer and apply now!

 

DIVERSITY COMMITMENT: 
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are more than just words for us. They are at the core of the ZF Way that propels our team members towards their utmost success. We strive to build and nurture a culture where inclusiveness is a natural reflex. We actively seek ways to remove barriers so that every member of ZF can rise to their full potential. We aim to embed this in our legacy through how we operate and build our products as we shape next generation mobility, safety, sustainability and social justice. 

With four generations across 118 nationalities in 41 countries, ZF combines a unique variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and ideas. Together, we solve problems, drive innovation and shape next generation mobility. 

Our company is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with us and are in need of accommodation or special assistance to navigate our website or to complete your application, please contact us. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. ZF is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law. Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran

Our Commitment to Diversity

ZF is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.


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