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Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Company: Gast Manufacturing
Location: Champaign
Posted on: June 9, 2024

Job Description:

If you're looking for a special place to build or grow your career, you've found it. Whether you're an experienced professional, a recent college graduate or somewhere in between, IDEX is a place where you can apply your existing skills and learn new ones in an environment where you can make an impact.

With interesting opportunities in engineering, marketing, sales, supply chain, operations, HR, finance, and more across more than 40 diverse businesses around the globe, chances are, we have something special for you.

As a business unit of IDEX Corporation, GAST Manufacturing has a long history of being the leader in design and manufacturing of quality air-moving products. We specialize in offering cost effective solutions for a wide variety of industries including industrial manufacturing, healthcare, and environmental cleanup applications. We are looking to add more talent to our team.

Primary Function:

Responsible for the continuous improvement, lean value stream process support, and maintenance of manufacturing processes to maximize productivity while minimizing costs. Work with cross-functional teams to develop organizational wide automation, machining, and assembly strategy. Select and on-board new equipment to support strategy, while maintaining positive employee relations, team-oriented problem solving and employee accountability.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develops advanced manufacturing processes. Assigned strategic investigations to support long range manufacturing development.
  • Has excellent knowledge of metal cutting equipment (CNC lathes, mills, etc.) Has a deep understanding of programming needs and maintenance fundamentals. Can aid in the selection of new machines, tooling, automation and processes required to meet productivity objectives.
  • Oversee the purchase of new equipment which includes the initial justification, supplier contact, studies of equipment prior to purchase and after installation, implementation and training of personnel in use of new equipment. Has excellent knowledge of metal cutting equipment (CNC lathes, mills, etc.) Has a deep understanding of programming needs and maintenance fundamentals.
  • Identify new processes integrating automation and cost effective solutions to manufacturing process problems utilizing lean principles into the facility. Leading projects to onboard, configure, and troubleshoot control systems during launch and sustainment in manufacturing.
  • Perform Machine/Automation run offs, identifying process capability (CPK) and modifying to meet industry standards.
  • Advances and maintains manufacturing work instructions associated with the product including assembly, final assembly, paint and test and special processes. Assist in the training and evaluation when applicable
  • Coordinates manufacturing process changes resulting from Engineering Change Notices or new product implementation which includes tooling, fixtures, gages, CNC programs, packaging and routings.
  • Prepares routings for new or revised parts or to reflect modifications of current manufacturing methods.
  • Process information, cost and prototype requests as required.
  • Modify cell layouts utilizing lean value stream principles. Determines and recommends improvements of accurate cell capacity and production rates.
    • BS degree in Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related field.
    • Minimum 8 years of operations experience in a manufacturing environment with increasing responsibilities including automation.
    • Experience in integrated control system troubleshooting and configuration (PLC, HMI, OIT)
    • Familiar with Vision Systems and motion controllers/actuators.
    • Strong mechanical aptitude with ability to learn and adapt to new processes are a plus.
    • Demonstrated collaboration with emphasis on cross functional team development and leading skilled trades.
    • Demonstrated project management and GD&T methodology skills.
    • Experience implementing Continuous Improvement and TPM programs.
    • Demonstrated knowledge and competence in machining and/or assembly operations, mix model cell structure is a plus.

      Are you ready to join a different kind of company where our people, our culture, and our commitments are centered around providing trusted solutions that improve lives around the world?

      IDEX is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. IDEX gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other consideration or protected category made unlawful by federal, state or local laws (Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled).

      Attention Applicants: If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, please let us know. Likewise, if you are limited in the ability to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, we will determine an alternate way for you to apply. Please contact our Talent Acquisition Team at for assistance with an accommodation. These contact tools may be used only by individuals with a disability for accommodation requests. Do not inquire as to the status of an application.

Keywords: Gast Manufacturing, Champaign , Senior Manufacturing Engineer, Engineering , Champaign, Illinois

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