Manufacturing Engineer - University Park, IL

Job Duties Include but are not limited to:
  • Maintain high levels of manufacturing and product quality, identify areas for improvement, determine staff requirements, design new processes, as well as ensure cost-efficiency and conformance to regulatory, production and safety standards.
  • Coordinate quality control objectives and activities to resolve production problems, maximize product reliability, and minimize cost.
  • Serve as the initial point of contact for shop troubleshooting, parts/product inspection and nonconformances.
  • Confer with vendors, staff, and management personnel regarding purchases, procedures, product specifications, manufacturing capabilities, and project status, including make-or-buy decisions.
  • Review production schedules, engineering specifications, orders, and related information to obtain knowledge of manufacturing methods, procedures, and activities.
  • Communicate with management and user personnel to develop production and design standards.
  • Estimate production cost and effect of product design changes for management review, action, and control.
  • Formulate sampling procedures and designs and develop forms and instructions for recording, evaluating, and reporting quality and reliability data.
  • Confer with engineering during the design process of equipment.
  • Record or oversee recording of information to ensure currency of engineering drawings and documentation of production problems.
  • Complete process routings/work instructions for the shop based on engineering drawings.
  • Study operations sequence, material flow, functional statements, organization charts, and project information to determine worker functions and responsibilities.
  • Serve as a resource for Lean/Continuous Improvement projects such as the development of Standard Work, Kanban, Kaizen and other Lean tools.
  • Assess and modify processes for product measurement, inspection, and testing activities to ensure quality control and reliability.
  • Generate and propose methods and procedures for disposition of discrepant material and defective or damaged parts and assess cost and responsibility.
  • Evaluate precision and accuracy of production and testing equipment and engineering drawings to formulate corrective action plan.
  • Analyze statistical data and product specifications to determine standards and establish quality and reliability objectives of finished product.
  • Develop manufacturing methods, labor utilization standards, and cost analysis systems to promote efficient staff and facility utilization, resulting in accurate standard costs.
  • Utilize ERP (IFS) or other company’s resources to develop standard costing models for projects and produce labor and material estimates for projects.
  • Lead/assist with major capital expenditure projects. 
  • Recommend methods for improving utilization of personnel, material, and utilities.
  • Plan and establish sequence of operations to fabricate and assemble parts or products and to promote efficient utilization.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs. without reasonable accommodation.
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time.
  • Willingness to wear PPE (hard hat, safety glasses, hearing protection, steel toed boots) as required.
  • Office/cubicle environment.
  • Shop environment including welding, overhead cranes and fork trucks.
  • Field on-track environment involving all weather conditions.
  • BSME or Equivalent preferred.
  • 4-5 years of experience in structural, mechanical, and hydraulic areas of mobile equipment.
  • Knowledge and experience with Lean production concepts.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be committed to customer service.
  • Able to work to demanding deadlines.
  • Work effectively as team member.
  • Ability to facilitate and make decisions.
  • Work with a sense of urgency.
  • Knowledge of FMEA, Lean practices, Six Sigma and Value Engineering.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Hydraulic system design / troubleshooting experience.
  • Design experience in heavy machinery.
  • Must maintain a valid passport.
Holland LP provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, citizen status, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, disability, sex, marital status, military status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state or local employment laws or regulations in every location in which the company has facilities. 
This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. Management reserves the right to revise this job description at any time to add or remove tasks as circumstances change, (e.g. emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs or technical developments). 
Holland, L.P. offers exciting career opportunities in multiple functional areas. Our company is looking for people who want a high degree of accountability to align with our performance-oriented work culture. Our talented employees share a common bond of working for shared success. We provide an excellent compensation and benefits package for all our Full-Time positions only as part of our commitment to great employees. We offer generous incentive plans, profit sharing programs and unique performance-based bonuses.  Additionally, our benefits include: 
  • Health
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life
  • Disability
  • 401(k)
  • Virtual Care options
  • 2nd Opinion Assistance
  • Mental Health Assistant
  • Fertility benefits
  • FSA Account
  • Pet Insurance
  • EAP
  • Accident and Critical Illness plans
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Dependent scholarships
  • Service and Recognition awards  

Finally, Holland shows commitment to our teams by promoting safety focus culture, peer to peer recognition. an employee led Engagement Team and Diversity Advisory Council.
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