Manufacturing Engineer

Overview of position

Empire Comfort Systems, a manufacturer of space heaters, fireplaces and grills, is looking for a talented and motivated Manufacturing Engineer (ME) to join our team at the Belleville, IL location (about 20 miles east of St. Louis, MO).  As a Manufacturing Engineer at Empire, this individual will be responsible to helping production achieve safety, quality, delivery and cost expectations, lead new products introductions and driving product and process changes.  The ideal candidate will have experience with fabrication, resistance and mig welding, powder and wet painting and final assembly of light gauge sheet metal consumer appliances produced in a medium – low volume, high – medium mix environment.

Responsibilities

  • Help production achieve safety, quality, delivery and cost expectations
  • Drive continuous improvements in production through:
    • Data driven inputs
    • 8 waste elimination
    • Visual Factory Management
    • RCCA
  • Perform time studies and line balancing
  • Create standard work documents
  • Define material replenishment systems and pull signals
  • Design and implement new production lines and areas
  • Modify production lines and areas
  • Implement New Products (NPD)
  • Implement Engineering Change Orders (ECO)
  • Lead and be a productive team members in cross-functional activities

Skills/Qualifications

  • BS in Manufacturing, Industrial or Mechanical Engineering desired, equivalent experience may be considered
  • At least 2 years of relevant experience in manufacturing:
    • Fabrication, resistance and mig welding, powder and wet painting, final assembly of light gauge sheet metal consumer appliances produced in a medium – low volume, high – medium mix environment
  • Demonstrated basic lean manufacturing implementations
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • High level of mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to lead small teams and drive improvements
  • Good time management habits
  • Successful project management experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Competent in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and AutoCAD
  • Some knowledge of SolidWorks
  • Working knowledge of MRP / ERP systems

Benefits

  • Health/vision/dental
  • Life insurance
  • 10 scheduled holidays

How to Apply

Send a resume and cover letter to jobs@empirecomfort.com. Please include “Manufacturing Engineer” in the email subject line.