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Job Title: Manufacturing Engineer

Job Location: NE
Job Description:

Senior Manufacturing Engineer 

Our company has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Manufacturing Engineer at its 
Kearney, Nebraska facility. The Kearney plant, with over 500 employees, 
manufactures automotive engine valves and gears used in automotive, marine, and 
military applications. It is one of the largest valve manufacturing facilities in the 
world, producing nearly 300,000 valves per day. This position is responsible for 
identifying areas of inefficiency (productivity, quality, safety) within the 
manufacturing areas and use Six Sigma tools to make improvements while 
minimizing cost. Key functions of this role include the following: - Identifies 
processes within the manufacturing areas to improve using Six Sigma (variation 
reduction) methodology. - Leads cross-functional Six Sigma project teams and 
document resulting cost savings. - Supports manufacturing by participating on 
teams and assisting with corrective actions. - Tests process changes and collect 
data. Use Minitab for statistical analysis of data. - Implements improvements that 
result from project teams. - Utilizes change management to be sure facility systems 
are updated with all project improvement changes. - Head safety Initiatives to 
ensure all corporate wide requirements are met. - Participate in Flow Line Team 
efforts to identify, quantify and lead cost savings effort. - Lead capital projects from 
initiation phase through planning, managing and monitoring resources and successful 
completion. - Other duties as needed and assigned.
Basic Qualifications (Including Educational Requirements)	Basic Qualifications: - 
Bachelor's degree in Engineering from an accredited institution is required. - 
Minimum 3 years of engineering experience is required. - Must be legally authorized 
to work in the United States on a continual basis without permanent company 
sponsorship. Preferred Qualifications: - Minimum 3 years of engineering experience 
in a manufacturing environment - Experience in valve manufacturing - Six Sigma Belt 
or higher - Experience with AutoCAD and Minitab Position Criteria: - Able to work 
well with people, individually and in groups - Able to handle multiple tasks - Detail 
oriented and able to work with minimal supervision - Have strong math skills and 
have an understanding of SPC, - Computer experience with using Microsoft Excel, 
Powerpoint, Word. - Must be willing to provide any required production support, work 
off-shifts and travel periodically. - Frequently work with vendors and personnel from 
other of our company's facilities. - Ability to lead and manage individuals in a fast-
paced manufacturing environment. - Strong communication and negotiation skills to 
come up with the optimum solution to complex problems that works with the majority 
of team members affected.
Level	Minimum 3 Years
Travel	Up to 10 percent
Relocation benefit provided?	Yes (US/PR Only)
City	Kearney
State	Nebraska

Other Job Information

City: Kearney
Salary Range: $80 - $85K