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Staff Engineer Operations

Company: Woodward
Location: Fort Collins
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Are you ready to make your mark? - If you're a -Staff Operations Engineer, -we have an exciting opportunity for you. - The Staff Operations Engineer (level 4) reports to Technical Leadership and whose focus is performing design and support of high complexity manufacturing systems and equipment, mentoring to other Engineers and driving process improvements. This position works under a low level of supervision with a high level of independent work. -The Staff Operations Engineer provides awareness and understanding of overall project portfolio, interactions and issues. -In addition, this position may participate in project-specific relationship building with Customers, Suppliers, individuals or organizations. What You Will Be Doing -

  • Plans, schedules and coordinates detailed phases of advanced technical solutions and leads team through process
  • May carry out complex or novel research assignments requiring the development of new or improved techniques and procedures
  • Initiates, justifies, and implements new -complex capital equipment purchases
  • Creates -value stream -layouts and process improvement initiatives -to a high complexity
  • Uses -advanced Six Sigma and lean tools to improve processes. Coaches other department members in the theory and application of these processes.
  • Uses -advanced -concepts -of Design for Manufacturability and Assembly (DFMA) and implements them into new product development. Coaches the engineering department on the theory and application of DFMA.
  • Represents the company with our customers, may lead technical discussions and present continuous improvement solutions to the customer in a review format
  • Directs and leads updates to management on operations status
  • Promotes and implements -process improvements. Evaluates and defines engineering processes and procedures.
  • Supports the manufacturing floor for any process related questions. Lends lessons learned and leads training efforts for process understanding.
  • Creates, maintains and develops new -process documentation. Supplies guidance on new documentation systems.
  • Implements complex engineering changes. Coaches other staff on the execution of engineering changes and seamless transition.
  • Creates, maintains and adheres to applicable Quality System requirements and leads process audits
  • Directs Process Flow Charts, PFMEA, and Control Plan Reviews
  • Mentors Level 1, 2 -and -3 -Operations Engineers and Manufacturing Specialists.
  • Design, initiate, and implement new tooling strategies site wide
  • Fully utilizes all applicable software site wide
  • May participate in multi-site projects
  • Advanced -knowledge of vendors, manufacturing processes, and procurement methods
  • Trains other members of the team on theory and design of existing/new equipment
  • Identifies and works on leverage opportunities for processes and equipment to minimize time and cost
  • Manufacturing -Engineering Specific Functions
    • Advanced -knowledge of manufacturing processes and/or -advanced design and implementation of Computer Numeric Controls (CNC) programming. Works multi-site on issues and best practices.
    • Industrial -Engineer Specific Functions
      • Advanced -design of process and plant layouts and -drives ergonomic studies, time studies and implementation
      • Controls Engineer Specific Functions
        • Advanced -understanding of PLC's and Automation. Develops, Designs, and Creates System Automation Solutions.
        • Supports plant wide controls related issues and corrective actions - - Job Requirements: What We Are Looking For -
          • Advanced -written/verbal communication and presentation skills
          • Advanced -Six Sigma systems knowledge; Advanced understanding of Lean Manufacturing concepts and promotes a lean manufacturing culture site wide
          • Advanced -Project planning tools
          • Advanced -troubleshooting and problem solving skills; -Advanced understanding of Root Cause Analysis
          • Strong -computer skills -and -excellent technical writing skills
          • Uses -advanced concepts of Design for Manufacturability and Assembly (DFMA) and implements them into new product development. Coaches the engineering department on the theory and application of DFMA.
          • Advanced -understanding of electrical and/or mechanical machine drawings, including industry specifications
          • Manufacturing Engineering
            • Excellent understanding of applicable manufacturing processes in multiple industries including Computer Numeric Controls (CNC) programming; Ability to apply advanced knowledge of capabilities studies, Gage R&R, and machine capability; Advanced understanding of machinery related to electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, etc. in order to specify equipment, procure equipment, and create new processes/machinery; Advanced understanding of product drawings, including GD&T and specification flow down
            • Industrial Engineering
              • Excellent understanding of applicable manufacturing processes in multiple industries; Ability to apply advanced knowledge of capabilities studies, Gage R&R, and machine capability; Advanced understanding of machinery related to electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, etc. in order to specify equipment, procure equipment, and create new processes/machinery; Advanced understanding of cell and plant layout drawings, including HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing, and other Utility needs/layouts
              • Controls Engineering
                • Advanced knowledge on database management software skills; Advanced programming knowledge of applicable software (i.e. G Code, CNC, PLC, etc.) - -
                  • Bachelor's degree in technical/science or International equivalent required
                  • Master's degree or International equivalent desired
                  • Certificate or degree in a special process preferred
                  • Six Sigma Black Belt preferred
                  • Professional certifications preferred (i.e. AWS, SME, CWE, CWI, -etc.) - -
                    • Greater than -8 years professional engineering experience or a combination of experience and advanced degree required Materials and Equipment Used -
                      • PC's, copiers
                      • Other manufacturing equipment, as required. Working Environment/ Physical Activities -
                        • Office environment
                        • Production environment with possible exposure to noise, dust and temperatures above 80 degrees F
                        • Occasional travel may be required.
                        • May be required to pass Near Vision and/or Color Vision examinations What's In It For You At Woodward, our "employees" are called and treated as "members"---. and we've created a culture that appreciates and values the contributions of every member. - It's a positive collaborative environment where members work together for outstanding outcomes. - Woodward offers an extensive Total Reward package for this position, including:
                          • Estimated annual pay: -$95,000/year - $112,000/year
                          • Sick Time / Short Term Disability / Bereavement / Adoption Assistance / Vacation / 401(k) Match
                          • Stock Contribution / Tuition Reimbursement / Employee Assistance Program
                          • Long Term Disability / Member Life & AD&D / Family and Medical Leave / Member Optional Life
                          • Spouse/Child Optional Life / Optional AD&D / Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending
                          • Home Auto Insurance / Whole Life Insurance / Critical Illness Insurance / Legal Plan / Military Leave
                          • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance / Pandemic Leave / Variable Incentive Plan / Vacation Buy-up This information is provided in compliance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act and is the company's good faith and reasonable estimate of the compensation range and benefits offered for this position. - The compensation offered to the successful applicant may vary based on factors including experience, skills, education, location, and other job-related reasons -Woodward is an Equal Opportunity EmployerEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Protected Veterans - -

Keywords: Woodward, Fort Collins , Staff Engineer Operations, Engineering , Fort Collins, Colorado

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