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In the United States, BILSTEIN of America employs approximately 750 extremely focused, driven and passionate employees in four different locations: San Diego, CA, Mooresville, NC, Troy, MI and our only North American production and headquarters facility in Hamilton, OH. This 24/7 facility uses the newest technology to assemble the majority of our shock-absorber production for three separate yet integral production groups - Original Equipment (OE), Aftermarket (AM) and Special Purpose Vehicles (SPV). We work with our customers to provide the right system for the desired ride - from passive monotube shock absorbers to those that are adjustable, we have you covered for the optimal driving experience.
Summary: The Manufacturing Welding Engineer is a multi-functional position focused on improving the safety, quality and efficiency of our manufacturing processes via daily support of shop floor operations. Responsibilities will include investigating and implementing improvements to existing manufacturing processes, trouble shooting of processing, supporting equipment qualification, training manufacturing operators/staff on processing techniques, and introducing new technologies. Focus will be on welding processes.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Maintains a safe working environment by complying with all safety and environmental policies in the workplace. Advocates for and promotes a safe work environment by reporting Near Misses and/or other safety and environmental hazards, wearing all required PPE and encouraging others to do the same.
Participates with investigations and implementations of continuous improvement projects for manufacturing processes concentrating in areas of equipment and processing.
Interfaces with Quality, Logistics, Maintenance, Product Engineering personnel to assure timely production support.
Optimizes manufacturing processes including production flow, machining/assembly methods, manning plan, tooling and production equipment for better safety, quality and efficiency.
Develops, maintains and continuously improves standardized operating instructions.
Works with Manufacturing Process Planning (MPP) group to ensure a successful handoff of newly deployed equipment and processes.
Manages Manufacturing Engineering techs in the assigned area of responsibility.
Provides training for manufacturing operators/Manufacturing Engineering Technicians and other staff (as needed) on work instructions, change overs, preventative maintenance etc.
Consults with Product Engineering to determine optimum tooling and processes.
Plans and implements workplace layouts to optimize process, material flow and efficiency.
Works with Maintenance team for preventative maintenance planning and spare parts planning to ensure equipment efficiency.
Is the Subject Matter Expert for their functional area.
Participate with cross functional teams to create and maintain Process Flows and PFMEAs.
Maintains and analyzes technical KPIs, performs root cause analysis on production down events, and provides recommendations on productivity improvements.
Develop in-process error-prevention/detection methods for welding.
Performs all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Qualifications & Experience:
Extensive manufacturing engineering experience with strong knowledge of automated GMAW processes. Additional process knowledge of resistance, laser and capacitive discharge welding is preferred.
Working knowledge of in-process GMAW error prevention/detection methods such as Arc Data Monitoring (ADM) or seam tracking.
Working knowledge of 2D & 3D CAD software.
Expert knowledge of Microsoft Office Products (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Solid understanding of Lean Principles (5S, Kaizen, Kanban, SMED).
Experience with coordination and presentation of technical data and information to key component suppliers & customers.
Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one & small group situations to Customers, clients, & others.
Proven ability to read and interpret customer specifications and industry standards.
Self-starter and able to work without day-to-day direction.
Some project management skills with proven ability to plan, monitor, and control a project from start to finish ensuring everyone meets their deadlines.
Solid interpersonal and teamwork skills; yet, able to perceive needs and work independently
Ability to analyze and solve problems with data driven approach and root cause analysis skill
Ability to read and interpret technical documents, blueprints
Highly organized with ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
Exhibits integrity through fair and ethical behaviors in all activities; maintains accountability for performance.
Strong attention to detail with well-developed organizational and communication skills.
Proven experience developing work processes to improve outcomes for the team/customers.
Bachelor degree in Welding Engineering or another Engineering discipline with AWS Certified Welding Engineer accreditation (CWEng).
Beyond the competitive benefits and compensation packages, Bilstein of America proudly offers a rich history, steeped in innovation and a lasting commitment to our customers, employees and communities. We invite you to learn more about our culture and company at .
Benefits offered on the first of the month after your employment date:
401(k) with 5% company match (after 90 days of employment)
Company paid short-term disability (after 6 months employment)
Paid personal time off
Annual Company bonus