Industrial Engineer Welding Operations

Job Description

Position Overview
 As an Industrial Engineer with a focus in Tools and Fixtures, your primary responsibility to will be to ensure that production operations is ready to go at the scheduled start of production date with all required jigs and fixtures utilizing lean methodologies and practical process knowledge. • Preparing standardized work instructions including proper fixtures, welding/assembly jigs and fixtures, welding/assembly templates, and equipment.• Providing critical process control guidance to production, maintenance, and quality control to improve the dimensional accuracy of our products.
  • Reviewing engineering drawings, 3D engineering models using Pro-E or PTC Creo to gain an understanding of manufacturing process requirements such as job sequence, workflow, and take time.
  • Preparing standardized work instructions including welding sequences (weld position, weld direction, weld order, weld sequence) and floor layouts.
  • Setting up stations with proper tooling, welding fixtures, welding templates, and equipment.
  • Able to design jigs and fixtures using engineering requirements, engineering drawings, or with products already existing on the production floor without prints. 
  • Development of detailed specifications for jigs and fixtures for manufacturing processes using tact time, capacity calculations, engineering product design, and sourcing jigs and fixtures from vendors.
  • Respond and resolve issues for running production including reviewing dimensional accuracy of welded parts and making adjustments or modification to fixtures in an already running production line.
  • Developing department procedures to improve business and engineering transactions.
Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience:
  • 2+ years of experience planning production welding and assembly processes (e.g. rail, aviation, naval, heavy equipment).
  • Work experience in the rail business or related production is needed.  Experience with light rail or heavy rail is preferred. 
  • Working knowledge of codes API 1104, ASTM, ASME, DNV OS-F101, AWS D1.1 / D1.3, DN 15085 and NACE / ISO 15156 as well as DIN and EN.
  • Firm project management skills, including developing project plans, timelines / schedules, budgets, proposed layouts, resource requirements, calculating ROI, etc.
  • Practical knowledge of the lean tool box and ability to utilize lean principles to reduce waste.
  • A history of “hands-on” approach to problem solving and countermeasure implementation within own areas of responsibility.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the structure and make up of vehicles, including welding activities, fabrication and assembly, electrical subassembly, finishing and paint, and final assembly.
  • Demonstrated understanding of tooling and fixtures for manufacturing and its impact to dimensional accuracy and welding quality.
  • Experience using different types of bills of materials.
  • A history of driving projects in a very adverse conditions
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Required travel:  5%
Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience:
  • MS or advanced degree (or foreign equivalent) in Welding Engineering, Welding Technology, Metallurgy, Industrial or Mechanical Engineering with a focus on welding, production, manufacturing, and logistics.
  • Six Sigma Master Black Belt / Six Sigma Black Belt / Lean Expert Certification
  • Working knowledge of codes API 1104, ASTM, ASME, DNV OS-F101, AWS D1.1 / D1.3, DN 15085 and NACE / ISO 15156 as well as DIN and EN.
  • Work experience in the rail business, preferably in light rail, heavy rail, or related production, is needed. 
  • Practical experience in Customer Service / Maintenance / After Market businesses and technologies within the rail industry preferred.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Practical experience transferring technical knowledge, manufacturing knowledge, and proprietary technologies from lead factories to market factories preferred.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of MRP / ERP systems is highly desired.
  • Bi-lingual German and English is a plus.
  • Bi-Lingual Spanish and English is a plus.


Job ID: 190913

Organization: Siemens Mobility

Company: Siemens Mobility, Inc

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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