Job description

Requirements

  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • UNITED STATES

Description

Position Description
Mission of the Job

To drive a continuous improvement philosophy (human, material, intellectual and financial) in order to deliver decided products at agreed targets. 
 
Ensure machining processes are developed and secured with the goal of aligning with the global master process.  Responsible for safety, quality, delivery, and cost of the machining process as well as projects/staff and competence development.  Provide technical leadership and guidance across a departmental level within the Manufacturing Engineering machining business function, directly related to the manufacture of transmission gears and shafts.  Foster a continuous improvement culture focused on waste elimination, employee engagement, and application/practice of lean theory.

Scope and influence

Scope  

Engineer – Manufacturing Machining:  Support and drive a continuous improvement philosophy, utilizing the tools of the Volvo Production System and other lean initiatives to meet present and future demands. Assure that machining processes are developed that meet or exceed expectations with respect to quality, cost and reliability. Provide leadership and guidance in machining manufacturing engineering business functions by dealing directly and forthrightly with production, quality assurance, material control, industrial development, business process/logistics, human resources, finance, and maintenance as required. 
 
Influence

The Engineer - Manufacturing: N-6 from Volvo Group CEO, reporting to Manager – Industrial Projects and Planning.
 
Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities
Production systems such as, GSM, Team-Center, (TDS) Tool Data Sheet, (TnT) Tag n Trace
Review potential product design changes and assess impact to machining process related to cycle time, tooling, fixturing, etc.
Implement changes to the machining process as a result of product design improvement
Serve as technical lead within the machining product line
Ensure current and future machining methods follow or improve upon the global master
Lead and conduct kaizen improvement activities focused on safety, quality, and cost initiatives
Support the Focused Improvement pillar within the Volvo Production System
Evaluate and recommend manufacturing processes, equipment, gauging, and tooling towards zero defects
Evaluate theoretical machining volume capacities and recommend appropriate manning requirements
Perform and participate in pre-studies related to machining capability and capacity
Recognize human capabilities and limitations through ergonomic principles
Development of future machining engineering solutions to lowest possible cost, and with flexibility for product and volume changes
Perform benchmarking within the machining manufacturing engineering area
Develop cost saving proposals and improve productivity
Assist in developing plans to secure machining production capacity
Follow up and ensure activities are accomplished and completed
Optimize line balances and tooling changes utilizing lean manufacturing principles
Sustain work processes for projects within the organization
Utilize experiences from current machining into new product and manufacturing projects
Drive and master 5S principles throughout all activities
Key targets and results
Fulfilment of financial and operational KPI’s for Manufacturing Engineering such as:
Projects/Staff
Deliver projects per agreed upon scope, time plan and budget
Machining Quality
OEE/OLE
Self-development
Personal Profile
 
Essential Educational and/or Training Qualifications and Certificates

To drive a continuous improvement philosophy (human, material, intellectual and financial) in order to deliver decided products at agreed targets. 
 
Ensure machining processes are developed and secured with the goal of aligning with the global master process.  Responsible for safety, quality, delivery, and cost of the machining process as well as projects/staff and competence development.  Provide technical leadership and guidance across a departmental level within the Manufacturing Engineering machining business function, directly related to the manufacture of transmission gears and shafts.  Foster a continuous improvement culture focused on waste elimination, employee engagement, and application/practice of lean theory.

Preferred Experience and Knowledge
Minimum three (3) years’ of engineering experience in a machining role
Turning or Milling machining experience
Experience working in a Lean

About the company

The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, with its headquarters in Gothenburg, employs about 100,000 people, has production facilities in 19 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets.

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