ADVANCED MANUFACTURING ENGINEER

Job Type: 
Full Time
Location: 
Kalamazoo

We are looking for a talented individual to join our dynamic Keystone Manufacturing team located in Kalamazoo, MI.  The Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (AME) is a motivated, self-starter who will lead and assist in the creation, implementation, maintenance and continuous improvement of manufacturing processes, systems, and documentation necessary to support production of medical device manufacturing.

The successful candidate must be capable of working with minimal supervision, have a “can do” attitude, possess creative problem-solving skills and be willing to do “whatever it takes” to complete assigned tasks efficiently and effectively.  This candidate must have great attention to detail and be highly organized with the ability to multitask with minimum interruption to work progress.  Excellent interpersonal skills while working with high customer visibility are also critical to success in this opportunity.

The AME will work with Product Development, Operations, Sourcing/Purchasing, and Quality Assurance while carrying out duties for this position.  The AME serves as the voice of operations as a new product is being transitioned to manufacturing and throughout the product’s life cycle.  Design for manufacturability and assembly are key aspects the AME will include while developing processes and systems and continuous improvements in support of ongoing production. This position is also responsible for production line qualification activities, preventative maintenance.  This position requires the application of a broad knowledge of principles, practices and procedures within the advanced manufacturing specialization in the completion of difficult assignments.

Responsibilities

  • Work hands-on to develop system level design strategies, make recommendations to management and coordinate implementation
  • Lead the design, development, testing & refinement of system, sub-system and components used in the manufacture of products
  • Report opportunities for improvement clearly and concisely, recognizing and highlighting specific deviations as well as provide status reports and progress reviews
  • Owns manufacturing processes and material flow to ensure maximization of line utilization and efficiencies while reducing scrap
  • Owns equipment, preventative maintenance, and machine calibrations
  • Projects and assignments are general and open ended in nature and this requires inventiveness and creativity
  • Listen and work with others to contribute new ideas
  • Must demonstrate a commitment to quality and customer satisfaction and maintain a high standard of ethics.

Requirements

  • Minimum of a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering with 5 years of relevant post degree full time experience is required.  10+ years of experience is preferred.
  • Must be able to generate, follow and explain detailed proposals and operating procedures (i.e. assembly instructions, inspection procedures, and proposals).
  • Must be able to analyze and correct complex product and/or process issues using independent judgment.
  • Must be able to routinely make decisions that affect immediate operations.
  • Must be able to plan, organize, document and implement multiple concurrent tasks.
  • Must have the ability to work with and assemble small objects and component parts.
  • Ability to operate small hand tools, inspection equipment, and common office equipment.
  • Ability to operate in a fast-paced environment, sometimes requiring extended work hours.
  • Must have excellent analytical skills
  • Must have excellent interpersonal communications skills
  • Must have excellent documentation and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated mechanical and electrical problem-solving skills
  • Experience with single use disposable medical devices is a plus
  • Experience with form-fill-seal machines is a plus
  • Experience with SolidWorks is a plus
  • Proof of degree and transcripts may be requested
  • Basic computer skills (word processing, spreadsheets, database)
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