Manufacturing Engineer (Paint/Coatings)


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Battle Motors prides itself on delivering efficient, effective solutions for the heavy-duty work truck industry. With the evolution of our new EV (Electric Vehicle) technology, we are growing faster than ever.

At Battle Motors, we believe the most fulfilling place to work is where extraordinary people collaborate to solve difficult problems.

The Manufacturing Engineer will develop and support manufacturing processes, including troubleshooting equipment and process issues. Assures product and process quality by designing process sheets and documentation. Setup the assembly process for flow and acts as a liaison with all supporting departments that may affect production. May be assigned to lead specific functional areas based on business needs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide technical support throughout the automotive Industrial paint process.
  • Identify, analyze, and solve manufacturing process issues and equipment-related problems to continuously improve key business metrics
  • Scope, order, and assure proper implementation of new processes & equipment with Manufacturing Engineering manager and Manufacturing Supervisor.
  • Quote, develop processing standards, and assist in new product launches
  • Provide technical support to technicians and work teams and serve as technical resource for the paint department
  • Direct cross-functional paint process improvement projects with the assistance of operations, maintenance, and controls team members
  • Provide a critical link between the paint department and other process partners in areas such as product design, assembly, maintenance, safety, quality, etc
  • Create work instructions for specific products and processes as assigned in coordination with Manufacturing Engineering manager and Manufacturing Supervisor.
  • Identify and troubleshoot process, material or equipment problems, recommend solutions to minimize downtime.
  • Coordinate the development, assembly and/or procurement of new tooling or modification of existing fixtures and equipment to ensure efficient production methods.
  • Conduct hands on training of manufacturing employees regarding products, processes, equipment and tooling.
  • Evaluate the entire process flow -- part presentation, tooling/equipment needs, manpower assignments, work processes – create and present workflow designs to improve manufacturing operations.
  • Lead company safety programs as assigned; perform inspections, attend safety meetings, conduct training and maintain documentation as required.
  • Provide administrative support to Manufacturing Supervisor, ensuring that employee records and requests are properly maintained in the HRIS.
  • Will be required to perform other duties as requested, directed or assigned.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial/Mechanical Engineering or a related field desired. Equivalent education and experience required.
  • Manufacturing experience in a leadership or technical role required.
  • Industrial automotive paint experience required.
  • Paint system experience Binks, Graco, and delivery systems preferred.
  • Understanding of manual spray guns and application required.
  • Spray robotics experience preferred.
  • Use of paint quality tools required.
  • Understanding of industrial conveyors and paint booths required.
  • Strong knowledge of lean principles and the ability to apply them in order to establish and/or improve processes.
  • Understanding of visual paint inspection methods.
  • Electrical and mechanical understanding.
  • Knowledge of plc programming preferred but not a prerequisite.
  • Strong mechanical knowledge and mechanical problem-solving skills.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, with the specific ability to act as a team leader and interact at all layers within the organization.
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment with a good understanding of plant operations.

Training and Job knowledge Requirements

  • Minimum 5 years’ leadership or technical experience in production/manufacturing role required.
  • Strong computer skills required; Epicor, MS Office, Paylocity, and Engineering software.
  • Must possess strong communication & organizational skills.
  • Ability to read and analyze technical documents required.
  • Must have demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Following established procedures, must have ability to prioritize several simultaneous projects.
  • Must be able to work with people across all levels of the organization.

This position will adhere to the Battle Motors Environmental Health and Safety Program by following all safety rules, procedures, practices, training, and safe use of equipment; this includes use of personal protective equipment (PPE) as required. This individual will work in a way that stresses the importance of preventing injury, accidents, or illnesses to themselves or co-workers by correcting or reporting unsafe situations, incidents, or occurrences to their supervisor immediately.

Battle Motors is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

New Philadelphia, Ohio, United States