Our Team needs a Manufacturing engineer responsible for developing, maintaining and improving manufacturing and assembly processes, equipment and tooling, sequence and flow of operations for the effective utilization of personnel, material, machines and facilities necessary for the production of firearm components and firearms. Our company’s manufacturing philosophy is integrated CNC single piece flow value streams, much like the automotive manufacturing industry. Work is performed in a machining and assembly plant environment, where a considerable amount of creativity and initiative is exercised as well as a high level of independent judgment.
Responsibility areas include:
Manufacturing and assembly process definition • Sequence of operations • Human factors consideration • Efficient material flow • Design, construction, integration, plant installation, successful launch and continuous improvement of equipment, tooling and gaging required in plants for the production of high quality gun component parts • Providing technical direction to and oversight of outside vendor sources · Work may involve development and testing of advanced process technology including metal cutting and fixture design.
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple and significantly complex projects and assignments using critical/Socratic thinking skills.
Knowledge of quality systems and gauging methods.
Experience with component machining and assembly processes including CNC machining centers, precision grinding processes, managing and controlling extremely tight tolerances, CAD (Solid works), CAM (MasterCAM), Metrology (CMM, in-line gaging, surface plate, air gaging, etc.), and GD&T application.
Ability to educate associates in the classroom and on the shop floor-educator.
Strong technical knowledge and proven abilities in process engineering disciplines.
Driver to implement lean manufacturing principles and changes.
Demonstrate excellent levels of analytical ability. Team player who knows how to lead, follow and sometimes just listen. Develop manufacturing process designs and coordinate with tooling and equipment sources for construction & validation.
Drive standardization throughout the Ruger Mayodan plant by use of core competency teams, benchmarking, process standards and equipment checklists.
Utilize GD&T to assure fundamental work holding, processing and that gage control will meet design intent. Hands on technical knowledge of metal forming, machine design and machine fabrication is a plus.
Understanding of CNC programming, G-Code and M-Code, machine tool setup and integration, tooling, macro-programming, fixture and gage design.
Must be able to apply much of the above independently, without guidance on a daily basis.
The successful candidate will need a “shirt sleeve” mentality and spend the majority of their time on the shop floor. Candidate must be ambitious, selfless, and self-reliant with a problem solving focus. Also, must exhibit a servant’s mentality. Must be able to autonomously operate with a “cradle to grave process ownership” focus. Candidates must have 5-10 years practical manufacturing experience in the aforementioned disciplines. Education-required- Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology.