The Position: Manufacturing Engineer
Simms Fishing Products is a leader in the fishing industry – driven to create growth and vitality in the community. We build trustworthy and angler-driven products. Our employees communicate openly, keep their commitments and inspire trust. We build for the long haul with products that last and a brand that endures. Our employees are our most important catch.
To be a great fit at Simms, you must embrace the fishing culture and follow our practice to work like we fish – with purpose, passion & curiosity. Be prepared to share your latest fishing adventures.
The Simms organization is growing and we’re looking to fill the Developer, Technical Apparel & Sportswear position. This is a full-time, in-house position based in Bozeman, Montana.
In this role, The Manufacturing Engineer will drive continuous improvement across Bozeman operations to enhance the operations/production capabilities and performance while reducing costs. By utilizing engineering and lean techniques, the Manufacturing Engineer will implement new systems, processes, methods and equipment to improve operational performance.
The Manufacturing Engineer participates in solving production operation problems by developing plans for resolution, communicating through the process and developing systems to prevent a reoccurrence. Engaging with factory personnel, the Manufacturing Engineer develops standard work methods, work instructions, training aids and ergonomic change to improve the production employee’s overall experience.
Outcomes of this role include:
Ø The Manufacturing Engineer drives improvements in the following critical areas:
o Labor and material utilization
o Quality and reliability
o Workflow and process optimization
Ø Develops and maintains project plans to ensure delivery of milestones to agreed cost targets and timescales
Ø Identifies and justifies capital equipment investment (ROI) that include increased automation, and new technologies.
Ø Performs root cause analysis and conducts risk assessments (FMEA) as needed. Designs, validates, implements and maintains production systems to resolve problems and improve processes.
Ø Develops standard methods, work instructions, and training aids
Ø Improves manufacturing data tracking to collect, compile, summarize, report and present insightful and comprehensive feedback. Responsible for keeping standard minutes on all operations.
Successful candidates should possess:
Ø Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in a manufacturing environment
Ø Passion for continuous improvement with strong desire to eliminate waste and non-value add processes
Ø Proven track record of success in a manufacturing operation
Ø BS Engineering Degree required (IE or ME preferred)
Ø Detail orientated
Ø Strong communication skills and human relations skills to work effectively with a variety of people
Ø Problem-solving and decision making skills
Ø Project management skills and the ability to adhere to timelines
Simms offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including: Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance, Health Savings Account, Flexible Spending Accounts, Life, Short-term & Long-term Disability Insurance, 401K Retirement Plan, Paid Holidays & Paid Time Off.
Job Location: Bozeman, MT
Country: United States
Position Type: Full Time
Employee May Telecommute: No
Job seekers must live within: No preference
Required to Relocate: Yes
Willing to Travel: No
Required Experience Required: 5-7 years