IDEX Foundry Manufacturing Engineer in Cedar Falls, Iowa

Title: Foundry Manufacturing Engineer

Business Unit: Viking Pump

Location:

406 State Street

Cedar Falls, Iowa, 50613-3343

United States

Function: Operations

Description:

The Viking Pump Foundry Operations team is seeking Foundry Manufacturing Engineer to assist in maintaining and improving Foundry processes and systems that affect the quality of our products. The position requires high-level technical contribution, working with minimum supervision, and continually improving standard work and the development of processes.

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

Analyze, evaluate, plan, specify, and develop foundry processes using initiative, imagination, and judgment under general technical direction and supervision.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Observe machines and equipment for malfunction and works in tandem with maintenance team to troubleshoot issues

  • Carry out process improvement, problem resolution, Capital project management, and employee training

  • Improve manufacturing processes and methods for cost reduction, quality improvement and efficiency

  • Prepare and assist plans for the above and coordinate deployment including training of team members

  • Assist management in improving a system of production control, standard operating procedures, safety, quality control and training

  • Assist the preparation of detailed layouts of buildings and equipment

  • Coordinate the manufacturing launch of new/revised products utilizing the Nova-CastSolidification software including training team members and evaluating the results

  • Cost justifies tools, machinery and equipment for recommended manufacturing methods

  • Performs process analysis for cost reduction, quality improvements, and improved efficiencies

  • Represents the foundry on cross-functional teams

Qualifications:

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • BA or BS degree in Manufacturing, Mechanical, Industrial, or Metallurgy engineering or equivalent experience in a related field.

  • Continuous improvement and lean experience in a foundry environment preferred

  • Results-oriented problem-solver

  • Strong Visualization capabilities

  • Excellent computer, communication, and teamwork skills

  • CAM experience

  • Ability to operate in a union environment

  • Ability to identify problems/deficiencies and act accordingly with minimal direction and guidance.

OTHER SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Requires the ability to manage multiple projects in a systematic and orderly manner.

COMPUTER SKILLS:

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products including, but not limited to, Word, Excel, and Outlook.

WORK ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to move within office, foundry, and manufacturing complex, write by hand and keyboard, and perform general office functions.

  • Ability to communicate by speech and hearing via phone and in person.

  • Visual acuity needed for close detail work and computer use.

  • General manufacturing, warehouse and office environment.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS

  • Must have the ability to effectively communicate with customers, suppliers and all levels of corporate and company personnel.

  • Requires frequent contact with personnel from all departments and at all management levels and outside vendors.

IDEX is an equal opportunity employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

REQ ID: 1565