Siemens Manufacturing/Industrial Engineer in Sacramento, California

Manufacturing/Industrial Engineer

Locations:Sacramento, California

Job Family: Manufacturing


Job Description

Division: Mobility

Business Unit: Urban Transport

Requisition Number: 200502

Assignment Category: Full-time regular

Experience Level: Mid level

Education Required Level: High School Diploma / (GED)

Travel Required: 10%

Division Description:

Committed to the safe and reliable transportation of people and goods by rail and road, Siemens Mobility designs and manufactures across the entire spectrum of rolling stock, including commuter and regional passenger trains, light rail and streetcars, metros, locomotives, passenger coaches, and high-speed trainsets. In the U.S., Siemens is providing rail vehicles, locomotives, components and systems to more than 25 agencies in cities such as D.C., New York, Boston, Sacramento, San Diego, and St. Louis.

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Job Description:

The Lean Manufacturing Engineer ( Lean Industrial Engineer) has the primary responsibility to ensure that Production Operations is ready to go at the scheduled start of production date utilizing and implementing Lean Methodologies including training all levels of the organization.

Other responsibilities include:

• Preparing standardized work instructions and floor layouts.

• Setting up stations with proper tooling and equipment.

• Leading manufacturing improvements, complex process changes, and technology changes including developing a core team, assigning / reporting to a steering committee, projecting efforts involved with implementation, and identifying impacts to the business.

• Coordinating and communicating technical information to and from all levels of the organization including vendors, project managers, production team members, and operations managers.

• Developing department procedures to improve business and engineering transactions using process flow diagrams and value stream mapping techniques.

Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience:

• Required education and focus: High school diploma or GED

• Required experience: At least three years of experience planning vehicle production (e.g. rail, aviation, naval, heavy equipment).

• Required travel: 10%

• Other Requirements:

o Experience reading engineering drawings and gaining an understanding of manufacturing process requirements such as job sequence, workflow, fixture requirements, cell layouts, etc and utilizing Yamazumi charts and Standard Work techniques to ensure a balanced production line and work load.

o Firm project management skills , including developing project plans, timelines / schedules, budgets, proposed layouts, resource requirements, calculating ROI, etc.

o Practical knowledge of the lean tool box and ability to utilize lean principles to systematically eliminate waste including leading and coaching kaizen activities plant wide.

o A history of the “hands-on” approach to problem solving using the 8 step problem solving method and permanently eliminating issues by identifying the root causes / countermeasure plant wide regardless of process or technology type.

o Demonstrated knowledge of the product structure and manufacturing processes for vehicles such as welding, fabrication and assembly, electrical subassembly, finishing and paint, final assembly, and electrical testing.

o Demonstrated understanding of tooling and fixtures for manufacturing and its impact to dimensional accuracy and welding quality including process capability and First pass yield methods.

o Experience using multiple of bills of materials, basic understanding of routings, calculating lead times, inventory turns, and other production planning functions.

o A history of leading and driving improvement projects based on team member feedback / suggestions in very adverse conditions.

Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience:

• Preferred education and focus: Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering highly preferred; candidates with Chemical Engineering degrees may be preferred if experience includes a strong background in paint and finishing processes.

• Six Sigma Master Black Belt / Six Sigma Black Belt / Lean Expert Certification

• Other Preferences:

o Practical experience in Customer Service / Maintenance / After Market businesses and technologies within the rail industry preferred.

o Practical experience using complex Factory Planning Methods such as defining high level manufacturing plans, identifying / analyzing new technologies required, creating a value stream analysis, performing total space needs analysis, performing total capacity needs analysis, implementation planning, etc. preferred.

o Practical experience developing technology roadmaps for a range of automation options from spot welding, to robot welding, to using new material types such as SST, Aluminum, etc. preferred.

o Practical experience transferring technical knowledge, manufacturing knowledge, and proprietary technologies from lead factories to market factories preferred.

o Practical experience training others on Lean topics, facilitating Lean improvement activities, leading lean improvement activities (KAIZEN) within a welding, finishing, assembly, and electrical sub-assembly environment.

o Practical experience utilizing and implementing lean methods and tools such as 5s, 7 Types of Waste, 8-Step Practical Problem Solving (root cause analysis), Yamazumi Methods, Flow, Total Flow, Kanban, Value Stream Mapping and Design / Process Flow Diagrams, ABC-XYZ Analysis, and Lean Shop Floor Management Model.

o Practical experience coaching and training staff at all levels and functions of the organization including Lean in Production, Lean in Engineering, Lean in Quality, Lean in Procurement / Purchasing / Supply Chain and Lean at the Supplier.

o Knowledge of MRP / ERP systems is highly desired.

o Bi-lingual German and English is a plus.

o Bi-Lingual Spanish and English is a plus.

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