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Industrial Engineer - Process Improvement

Sacramento, California

English (US)

Job Description

Division: Mobility
Business Unit: Mobility (MO)
Requisition Number: 231575
Primary Location: United States-California-Sacramento
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Mid level
Education Required Level: High School Diploma / (GED)
Travel Required: 5%

Division Description:

Siemens is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationally for more than 165 years. As a global technology company, Siemens is rigorously leveraging the advantages that this setup provides. To tap business opportunities in both new and established markets, the Company is organized in eight  Divisions: Power and Gas, Power Generation Services,  Energy Management, Building Technologies, Mobility, Digital Factory, Process Industries and Drives,  and Financial Services.






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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Position Overview


At Siemens Mobility we live and nurture an ownership culture, in which every employee takes personal responsibility for our company’s success. We utilize lean principles to continually improve our processes and customers’ experience. We trust and empower our leaders to act as owners, self-direct their teams and innovate to succeed. Can you see yourself learning, growing, and succeeding in this exciting position? If so, we'd like to meet you.



 As an Industrial Engineer, tool 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 takt time.



·     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 takt time, capacity calculations, engineering product design, and sourcing jigs and fixtures from vendors.




Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience





·        5 - 7 years of experience planning vehicle production welding and assembly processes (e.g. rail, aviation, naval, heavy equipment).



·        Work experience in the rail business, preferably in light rail, heavy rail, or related production, is needed. 



·        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.
















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