PDS is seeking a Manufacturing Engineer III for an open position in Savannah , GA.   Position Purpose:Work/Lead independently to prepare, conduct, and evaluate analyses for planning improvements and problem solving for manufacturing issues (production methods and procedures) in a specific function (

Manufacturing Engineer III - Savannah, GA

PDS Tech, Inc. • 
Savannah, Georgia, USA
Position Type: Contractor
Job Description:
PDS is seeking a Manufacturing Engineer III for an open position in Savannah , GA.  
Position Purpose:
Work/Lead independently to prepare, conduct, and evaluate analyses for planning improvements and problem solving for manufacturing issues (production methods and procedures) in a specific function (including layout, production flow, tooling and production equipment, material fabrication, assembly methods and planning) in a Production or Post-Production environment.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
Essential Functions:
  • Perform technical studies of complex nature, conduct analysis of operations (existing or proposed). 
  • Prepare a report of recommendations for equipment needed and correct methods of manufacturing (including sequence of operations and detailed methodology of complex assemblies and installations as well as detail components).
  • Author detailed work instructions that optimize manufacturing process efficiency and opportunity for zero defects with functional Operations Engineer.
  • Author DRDI/DMT rework instructions to support effective corrective actions.
  • Author MBOM in SAP/Solumina/Corridor (as applicable) to ensure all parts defined by Engineering are installed during the assembly/installation process.
  • Generate make-or-buy proposals and recommend corrective actions for areas of responsibility; evaluate vendors, attend vendor negotiations, and assist in resolving problems.
  • Conduct research, investigation, and analysis in connection with assigned planning or other assigned projects, to ensure conformance to requirements. 
  • Investigate and assist in preparing justification for equipment and facility requests. 
  • Perform producibility studies from engineering drawings. 
  • Apply statistical methods to estimate future Manufacturing requirements; make necessary computer inputs and generate data or reports as needed.
  • Prioritize workloads based on schedules and needs; provide completion dates and work estimates based on available resources, past performance schedules, etc. 
  • Keep current on state-of-the-art manufacturing developments. 
  • Incorporate Lean Manufacturing Methodology into existing and future processes. 
  • Develop business case and present to management for process improvement approval. 
  • Assume the duties of the ME Group Head in his/her absence. 
  • Assign and review work of subordinate personnel.  
  • Supervise and train subordinates in work methods and procedures in the efficient and effective use of company resources to resolve work-related or quality problems. 
  • Lead/coordinate the implementation of projects between multiple orgs. 
  • Apply Lean and Six Sigma principles to manufacturing methods as a team member/leader. 
  • Support all Safety, Sustainability and Ergonomic Initiatives.
Additional Functions: 
  • Ensure quality policies are being practiced; make recommendations to improve quality. Perform other duties as assigned.
Job Requirements:
Education and Experience Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical, Manufacturing Engineering or related curriculum required or equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. 
  • 4 years manufacturing engineering, planning, or related technical experience.
Unique Skills:
  • Primary responsibilities will be to create and continually update Aircraft Configuration reports which reconcile the "As-Built" configuration to the Engineering Design in support of flight test aircraft conformity events and engineering projects. 
  • Must be proficient at utilizing multiple reporting tools to pull data from multiple sources (including, but not limited to): SAP, SmarTeam, Solumina, Web-based reports, Microsoft Excel, Cognos, SharePoint, Power BI and MyCMP.
  • Analyze and organize data package to create the end-user reports.
Other Requirements:
  •  Proven knowledge and understanding of Lean and/or Six Sigma principles and processes.
  • Knowledgeable of Engineering configuration requirements, tooling, quality control, plant safety, blueprint reading, and shop math.
  • Ability to operate computerized equipment, such as personal computers, CADAM, CATIA, Solumina, SAP, Corridor.
  • Complete understanding and experience implementing Lean Manufacturing Concepts: 5S, JIT, SMED, KanBan, VSM, One Piece Flow, etc.
  • Working knowledge of Six-Sigma or other data-driven decision making experience highly desirable.
  • Lean Six-Sigma Green Belt, equivalent certification, or proven experience in a Lean Six-Sigma environment highly desirable.
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