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Manufacturing Engineer 2

Apply Job ID REF7103G Date posted 07/06/2022 Address 10405 Westlake Drive, Charlotte, NC Job Type Full-time Job Status Exempt

Vulcan 
For more than 150 years, Vulcan has been recognized by chefs and operators throughout the world for its top-quality, energy efficient commercial cooking equipment. Our equipment is found in busy kitchens nationwide; target segments include large chain restaurants, emerging/regional chains, independent restaurants, K-12 schools, grocery, and hotels/recreation.
Vulcan is a division of Illinois Tool Works (ITW), a Fortune 200 global multi-industrial manufacturing leader with revenues totaling $14.5 billion in 2021.

Job Summary:
Using ITW 80/20 business philosophies and toolbox methodologies, the focus of this position is to develop safe and capable processes that ensure product quality, equipment effectiveness, and efficient labor utilization through the correct combination of technology, equipment, tooling, training, and communication.

Scope:
Reports to the Operations Manager for the business unit. The incumbent will be responsible for the manufacturing processes for gas fired and electric commercial cooking appliances. Will also be responsible for effectively leading assigned salary and/or hourly team members to meet company goals and objectives.
 


Responsibilities (80% Core Essential Functions)
Lead assigned hourly team in development and implementation of continuous improvement and world class lean manufacturing practices to improve:

  • Safety results
  • Work simplification, labor efficiency, and product throughput improvements
  • Visual replenishment triggers
  • Maximize assigned productive inventory utilization (MOH) goals using Kanban and/or market rate of demand (MRD) methodologies
  • Work from part and product drawings, manufacturing schedules and various documents required to conclude assignments

Investigate and implement advanced manufacturing methods and technologies:

  • Make recommendations on new equipment
  • Prepare appropriate request documentation to financially support recommendation
  • Manage the timely and effective implementation of projects
  • Submit annual capital planning budgets

Work with Design department to timely and effectively introduce new products or product enhancements or changes.  This will include:

  • Scheduling production of pilot unit(s) as required. 
  • Process design PCN’s via bill of material (BOM) and method maintenance for assigned products
  • Develop appropriate labor work instructions as required using best practices
  • Review workplace layouts and assist in developing plant layouts.
  • Identify and implement product standard cost reductions

Responsibilities (20% Business-specific functions)

  • Assist business unit management in preparation of annual Operating Plan
  • Procure needed production perishable supplies and small tools
  • Prepare manufacturing analysis and reports as necessary
  • Prepare manufacturing workplace layout digital documentation as necessary
  • Provide occasional backup to other personnel in business unit as assigned
  • Prepare capital plan and appropriation funding requests as assigned
     

Qualifications:

Education and Experience:

  • BS in Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering or Operations Management with proven engineering experience
  • 3+ years in a manufacturing or operations environment supervising plant floor operations personnel.
  • Understanding the use of lean manufacturing analysis techniques and implementation of their tools.
  • Knowledge and experience in the application of manual MIG and TIG welding processes on SST.
  • Understanding and implementation of electro-mechanical final assembly process
  • Understanding of metal fabrication processes
  • Proficient use of CAD applications (i.e. Solidworks, Pro E, AutoCad)
  • Understanding of gas fired and/or electrical cooking appliance construction
  • Working knowledge and experience with robotic welding processes
  • Hands-on approach to problem solving 

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:

  • Based in Charlotte, NC
  • Manufacturing shop floor or Warehouse exposure
  • Office or lab work area
  • Week/Weekend overtime as necessary


 

 

ITW is an equal opportunity employer. We value our colleagues’ unique perspectives, experiences and ideas and create workplaces where everyone can develop their careers and perform to their full potential. 

As an equal employment opportunity employer, ITW is committed to equal employment opportunity and fair treatment for employees, beginning with the hiring process and continuing through all aspects of the employment relationship. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.  

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