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Industrial / Manufacturing Engineer Lead Assembly

Sacramento, California

English (US)

Job Description

Division: Mobility
Business Unit: Mobility (MO)
Requisition Number: 237043
Primary Location: United States-California-Sacramento
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Senior 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. As part of Siemens Mobility, the Rail Systems Division employs approximately 750-1,200 employees in Sacramento, CA and is part of the Siemens global Rail Systems Division. The RA product offerings include light rail vehicles, electric locomotives, diesel-electric locomotives, passenger coaches, and high-speed trains. Core manufacturing processes include extensive carshell welding activities, bogie fabrication and assembly, electrical subassembly, finishing and paint, and final assembly. As an Industrial/Manufacturing Engineer Lead your primary responsibility will be to ensure that production operations is ready to go at the scheduled start of production date with all required instructions, fixtures, and infrastructure utilizing lean methodologies and practical process knowledge for your total area of responsibility including the area working team. 




·        Providing critical process control guidance to safety, production, maintenance, and quality control to improve the dimensional accuracy and functional accuracy of our products. 

·        Ensuring that adequate time, space, and infrastructure is in place in place in anticipation for new project or product launch. 

·        Driving your tasks and project plans, including those of your team, by guiding and following up.

·        Reviewing engineering drawings, 3D 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 / source tools, templates, jigs, and fixtures using engineering requirements, engineering drawings, or with products already existing on the production floor without prints. 

·        Development of business cases for capital expenditures such as new tools, equipment, or infrastructure.  e.g. New Buildings, New Finishing Booths, New Cranes based on review and analysis of future backlog or improvement of current infrastructure.

·        Respond and resolve issues at the root cause for running production including reviewing dimensional accuracy, quality, time, space, and tools in an already running production line.

·        Leading manufacturing improvements, complex process changes, and technology changes including developing a core team, assigning / reporting to a steering committee, projecting efforts involved with implementation, and identifying impacts to the business in dollars and hours.

·        Coordinating and communicating technical information to and from all levels of the organization including vendors, project managers, production team members, and operations managers.

·        Developing department procedures to improve business and engineering transactions.


Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience


·        5 - 7 years of experience planning and support launch of vehicle production in welding or 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. 

·        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, welding quality, and Takt time.

·        Experience using different types of bills of materials between engineering and production.

·        A history of driving projects in a very dynamic low volume start up production environment.

·        High school diploma or GED

·        Required travel:  5%




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