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Manufacturing Engineer

Lewiston, Maine
Job Type
1 Aug 2022
Established in 1929, Elmet is the sole 100% US, fully integrated manufacturer of molybdenum and tungsten metals. At our large, world-class facility in Lewiston, Maine we produce mill, machined, and fabricated products to our customers most exacting specifications. We utilize state-of-the-art powder metallurgy processes to support our customers in aerospace, semiconductor, medical, defense, and many other critical markets. Elmet is ISO 9001 and AS9100 certified. We thank you for considering joining our unsung heroes who make the critical parts that go into some of the most advanced Medical, Aerospace and Defense applications. Our teams and projects support companies such as NASA, Philips Medical, Intel, General Dynamics, Boeing, Lockheed Martin Space and even advanced surgical robot systems. Every person, at every stage of our production is a valuable contributor. Like a puzzle, each member is a necessary piece to complete the larger picture.

Why Maine and Lewiston:

Elmet is headquartered in Lewiston, Maine which is an affordable, growing and vibrant city just 45 minutes North of Portland and close to beaches and mountains. Sunday River Ski Area is only an hour away. Portland is 45 minutes away. The region has attracted nationwide attention and high-regard over recent years. Portland and the Greater Portland area ranked atop many Best of City lists. The coastal city and surrounding towns provide a unique and balanced lifestyle to those who live, work and play in the Southern Maine region. Take a look at what others are saying about living and working in and around Portland.

Position Summary:

We are actively seeking an experienced and dynamic, technically oriented engineer to provide process and equipment expertise in key manufacturing departments. This position is accountable for effective production, continuous improvement, and new product development within a manufacturing area. The successful candidate will be able to communicate with all levels of the organization in addition to demonstrating a strong level of commitment and drive toward delivering consistent, high-quality, and timely results.

Job Duties/Responsibilities:

Technical owner of all assigned equipment and processes.
Ensures that process specifications, work instructions, equipment controls, and monitoring are in place, working and properly communicated.
Tracks, monitors, and audits product and process results to ensure desired material properties, quality levels, and manufacturability are achieved.
Work with development engineers to create robust operational processes for new products, materials, and alloys.
Support the planning and production management functions in optimal scheduling and usage of all key equipment.
Drive strategic planning and capital requirements to proactively identify and develop process capability and capacity to meet business growth objectives.
Identify opportunities and implement changes to improve products/processes or reduce costs using knowledge of manufacturing processes, tooling and production equipment, quality control standards, and product design or materials.
Lay out and manage the installation and integration of manufacturing equipment and processes.
Apply continuous improvement methods such as lean manufacturing to enhance manufacturing quality, reliability, and cost-effectiveness.
Determine root causes of failures using mathematical and analytical methods and recommend changes in designs, tolerances, or processing methods.
Interact with Supply Chain Management, Finance, and Production departments to make decisions regarding rework/repair of damaged materials or purchase of new materials.
Prepare manufacturing proposals and estimates for new products including tooling cost requirements and manufacturing resources.
Monitor and improve safety in manufacturing operations by addressing ergonomic and other safety concerns.
Hands-on equipment trouble shooting and process improvements. Work with maintenance technicians to trouble shoot and resolve equipment issues.
Lead and manage various projects and produce positive, on-time results.
Create applicable, detailed work instructions and manufacturing process documents that ensure safe and successful process execution.
Support the factory floor by providing technical expertise, how to information, and hands-on problem analysis/solutions to operators and technicians.

Job Qualifications:

BS Degree or equivalent experience in Mechanical, Manufacturing, or Industrial Engineering.
Due to Department of Defense contract work must meet ITAR hiring requirements (US citizen, permanent resident or refugee/asylee).
Experience in a manufacturing setting required.
Must be a self-starter able to work with a minimum of supervision.
Strong planning and time management skills.
Solid project management skills; must be detail oriented.
Sound analytical and problem-solving skills, with an emphasis on a "hands on" approach.
Exposure and experience with Lean Manufacturing principles and practices preferred.
Strong and persistent drive to deliver positive results.

Special Skills/Experience Desired:

High temperature sintering furnaces
Hot and cold metal rolling
Rod swaging; heavy and fine wire drawing

Working Conditions/Physical Demands:

Typical office demands.
Must be able to effectively communicate on all levels, discern what others are conveying and work collaboratively.
Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time (up to 8 hours).
Routinely communicates face-to-face, via telephone and by computer.
Must be able to walk a 1/4 mile without difficulty, bend, reach and lift 10lbs to shoulder height.
Exposure to manufacturing conditions, which may include loud noise, variable temperatures, and dust.
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  • Job Reference: 674017033-2
  • Date Posted: 1 August 2022
  • Recruiter: Elmet Technologies LLC
  • Location: Lewiston, Maine
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Manufacturing Operations
  • Job Type: Permanent