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The Viking Corporation Manufacturing Engineer in Hastings, Michigan

This position is responsible for the development and continual improvement of processes and equipment related to the manufacture of sprinklers and valves for the fire protection industry.RESPONSIBILITIES:ulliAnalyze sprinkler and valve component and assembly product designs for best method of manufacture. Communicate with RD Engineering counterparts during early phases of product development to achieve product designs capable of manufacturing./liliManage Manufacturing Engineering projects to scope, on time and within budget requirements./liliLead the design, development and/or improvement of manufacturing processes./liliSupport the specification, quoting, purchase and runoff of capital equipment, tooling and systems required for manufacturing./liliEvaluate and estimate production time, staffing requirements and related costs to provide information for management decisions./liliDevelop and maintain quality process documentation, including Process Flow diagrams, PFMEA's, Control Plans, Standard Work Instructions and Set-up sheets./liliProvide engineering support for plant operation. Troubleshoot daily production problems using root cause analysis methods as they occur./liliAnalyze manufacturing data to establish priority of actions in assigned workcenters. Assess process capability for opportunities for improvement./liliCreates and revise equipment, tooling, and gage drawings./liliCommunicate between departments to coordinate engineering activities and ensure business objectives are met./liliManage product engineering change implementation as they are requested./liliAssists with instruction and training of employees to achieve company goals./liliProvides guidance for production workers, technicians, and interns./liliPerforms other duties as assigned/li/ulREQUIREMENTSulliBachelor's of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or equivalent./liliHigh level of analytical ability. Solid problem solving skills required./lili3-5 years experience in a manufacturing environment./liliUnderstanding of GDT, datum dimensioning and tolerance stack-ups./liliKnowledge in CNC machining, Automation, Robotics, cellular assembly, CAD tools, Materials, and LEAN manufacturing concepts./liliPrefer knowledge of castings, screw machine, and stampings./liliDemonstrated strong project management, communication and leadership skills./liliProficiency in SolidWorks. Experience with ProE, and/or Autocad a plus./li/ulIND210

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