Manufacturing Engineer in Baraga, MI at PETTIBONE TRAVERSE LIFT, LLC

Date Posted: 3/24/2023

Job Snapshot

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    Baraga, MI
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Job Description

The Position
The Manufacturing Engineer position develops and implements safe, optimal, cost-effective manufacturing processes and methods in accordance with product specifications and quality standards; recommends and implements improvements to production processes, facilities, methods and controls; coordinates manufacturing launch for new or revised products.

The Company

PETTIBONE TRAVERSE LIFT, LLC manufactures versatile material handling equipment for the construction, forestry, steel pipe, mining, and railroad industries as well as mobile equipment configured to perform seismic exploratory work for the geophysical industry. Pettibone Traverse Lift products are known for their rugged design and exceptional durability in harsh operating environments globally.

PETTIBONE is an affiliate of The Heico Companies, a family-owned business and parent holding company for a diverse portfolio of manufacturing, construction and industrial services businesses.  Heico has a history of success. Since its founding over 40 years ago The Heico Companies has grown from a single business to over 70 separate companies and 9,000 team members. 

Job Description (Key Performance & Result Areas)

  • Manage small to large-scale projects according to strategic company initiatives.
  • Lead new product manufacturing process launches and serve as focal point for other departments to ensure timelines are met and customer requirements are fulfilled. Establish manufacturing project milestones, develop countermeasure plans when targets are not met, and escalate when appropriate.
  • Lead assembly efficiency initiatives to reduce cost, prepare project proposals, and provide status updates to upper management.
  • Evaluate new and current processes, tools and equipment. Develop controls/ countermeasures to eliminate safety hazards, through job safety risk assessments.
  • Assist with preparation and control of capital budget, and capital requests.
  • Employ Lean Manufacturing techniques and actively engage other team members throughout the company to further develop a continuous improvement culture.
  • Daily problem solving to address safety, quality, and delivery issues. Develop corrective actions through the 5 why’s and other root cause analysis techniques.
    • Lead in the design and development of new process equipment, tooling, and QA devices that ensure customer requirements are met.
    • Initiate and manage changes through the EC (Engineering Change) system.
    • Initiate and maintain both work instructions and quality control documentation.

      Job Requirements

      • Experience: 2+ years (5+ years preferred ) experience in Manufacturing Engineering or project management experience.
        • Heavy industrial equipment background is preferred.
        • welding/fabrication background is preferred.
      • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Industrial, or Manufacturing Engineering
      • Communication: Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal communication.
      • Technology: Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Teams, Solid Modeling Software, and ERP software.

      Other Requirements:

      • Experience and/or training in safe work environments, capital improvement, and maintaining compliance with local, state and federal regulations.
      • 3-5 years of experience with Lean Manufacturing
      • Capable of managing multiple projects of various complexities
      • Able to manage conflicts and relationships within project teams as well as with other disciplines and departments.
      • Able to direct and/or supervise a project team.
      • Able to oversee all activities within a project and provide project updates as required.

Supervisory Responsibility - This position will occasionally have 1 direct report (Intern) and occasional oversight of production personal. 

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work - This is a full-time position. Hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.  Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

Travel - This position requires occasional travel, including travel outside the local area and overnight.

Work Environment - This position is stationed in an 75,000 sq-ft heavy equipment manufacturing environment.  Products are assembled and tested in a progressive fashion on individual product lines.  The product lines are made up of concrete floors, overhead cranes, tools, ladders/work platforms, carts, stand and material racks.  Hand, pneumatic, hydraulic and electrical tools are used to assemble machines with a high degree of accuracy.  Machines and 

materials move throughout the facility floor and occasionally move in/out of the facility through overhead doors.  Most of the assigned tasks are indoors but outdoor tasks are possible.

Physical Requirements - The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.