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Manufacturing Engineer

Job Location Irmo, South Carolina

Position Purpose 

Plan, design and coordinate the implementation of process and equipment improvements for cost-reductions, quality, safety and efficiency.  Improvements will often be focused on existing processes and equipment optimization.  Involved in development and startup of new automated assembly equipment.  Provides engineering support by troubleshooting problems and effecting timely solutions to maintain continuity of production flow.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Support the implementation of new processes and automation projects to the manufacturing floor.
  • Focus on and drive specific technical or capital improvement projects (CIP) in assembly, packaging, or other engineering disciplines as assigned.
  • Coordinate, communicate and complete assigned projects on time and in scope.
  • Specify and/or purchase equipment, tooling and fixtures for process changes.
  • Define project budgets, create purchase orders and propose CIPs
  • Install and validate new equipment, tooling and fixtures for existing manufacturing process changes or replication.  Responsible for documentation.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams (as required) to complete assigned projects
  • Lead continuous improvement projects
  • Support the implementation of OEE strategy
  • Participate in assigned career development training programs.

Key Performance Indicators

  • Project plans developed and executed within scope, on time and within budget
  • Equipment performance
  • Safety Performance
  • Manufacturing efficiencies, cycle time and throughput
  • Process Downtime<15%

Position Requirements 

  • 3-5 years of experience in various engineering fields relating to mechanical design, manufacturing and process development
  • 3-5 years project management in a manufacturing environment
  • BS degree (Mechanical or manufacturing engineering field strongly preferred)

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Proficient in Visio, Microsoft Office and MS Project
  • AutoCad or ProE experience
  • Technical report writing skills
  • Travel as required -< 10%

Working Conditions (if applicable)

  • Working in a manufacturing plant environment, with exposure to material handling equipment, dust and moderate noise, and use of personal protective equipment depending on specific project work. 
  • Plant operation involves 3 shifts across 24 hours, including some weekends.  Work hours may vary depending on project work.
  • Must be able to spend a significant amount of time on a production floor.  Job may require reaching, bending, stooping, working at elevation, and occasional lifting of up to 50 lbs.
  • Some travel (including air travel) will be required, to suppliers and other corporate facilities in Utah and Minnesota.

Sleep Number is an equal opportunity employer, committed to recruiting, hiring and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, regardless of sex; race; color; creed; national origin; religion; age; marital status; pregnancy; physical, mental, communicative or sensory disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.

Job ID R533
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