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Senior Machining Manufacturing Engineer

Location: Jeffersonville, IN
Date Posted: 08-15-2018
Whitesell is a dynamic, rapidly growing, and fiscally strong group of privately held companies that is based in the U.S. and has global operations. Whitesell is now evaluating candidates for a Machining Manufacturing Engineer position for its Whitesell Precision Components (WPC) operating division, located in Jeffersonville, Indiana. WPC is focused on highly engineered, machined components that are utilized primarily in the automotive market. This position requires someone who is energetic, can think independently, and has a strong technical background. It is a great career opportunity for candidates interested in a dynamic environment and in contributing immediately to a fast-paced, entrepreneurial organization.

Design, develop, and implement processes to produce high volume product utilizing high precision machines and processes.  Multi-spindle machining experience is preferred.   
Candidates that tend to be successful in this position are adaptable to a small company environment (flat organizational structure); are very hands-on; are results oriented; and are able to  work with people at all levels from shop floor, to customers, to management. This is a detail oriented position that requires someone that will roll up their sleeves and drive all aspects of the position until completion with good follow through and the ability to work with all levels.  Must exercise considerable planning, judgment and ability to work independently.
Essential functions and responsibilities include the following (others may be assigned):
  • Analyzes product or equipment specifications and performance requirements to determine designs which can be produced by existing manufacturing or processing facilities and methods.
  • Works to develop tooling and processes for new jobs in manufacturing.
  • Works on troubleshooting and improving repeat jobs.
  • Support shop floor with all technical knowledge necessary to run high volume machining.
  • Develop design specifications for equipment that supplier must build to and meet.
  • Support technicians with setup sheet and work instruction generation.
  • Create spare parts lists, PM documents.
  • Responsible for developing, designing, building and implementing fixturing for multi-spindle equipment.
  • Responsible for developing and writing work instructions.
  • Determines equipment and suppliers for the manufacturing of components.
  • Develops, implements, and follows timelines for the installation of equipment and processes.
  • Maintains awareness of current technology availability and how it can be utilized for Whitesell.
  • Strives to improve performance on current jobs.
  • Prepares or directs preparation of product or system layout and detailed drawings and schematic.
  • Directs and coordinates manufacturing or building of prototype product.
  • Compiles and analyzes operational, test and research data to establish performance standards for newly designed or modified equipment or product.
  • Plans and develops experimental test programs.
  • Distributes new jobs to manufacturing and discusses potential problems and opportunities prior to production.
  • Addresses problems and opportunities on the front end of all jobs.
  • Supports ISO/TS-16949 efforts by compliance with quality policies and procedures. After proper training, conducts internal compliance audits when requested.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Industrial or Manufacturing Engineering and 2 years’ experience
  • Or, Associates Degree, technical school degree with equivalent job experience; minimum 5 years.
  • Experience with BTB, Hydromat, or similar high volume transfer machines is a plus, but not a requirement
  • Familiar with standard concepts, practices and procedures.
  • Degree of creativity and latitude.
  • Completion of a pre-employment drug test with negative results.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk for up to 4 hours at a time, handle or feel objects.  The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and talk or hear.  The employee may be required to fly by commercial airline and drive/ride in automobiles to visit customers/vendors.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to work in an environment with little privacy and an openness of conversation from multiple phone lines.  Normal auto and air travel hazards may apply.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and may sometimes be loud.
Whitesell is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Qualified applicants, please apply directly. Outside recruiters will not be utilized for this position.
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