Manufacturing Process Specialist - Grinding

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Manufacturing Process Specialist - Grinding

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    Manufacturing Process Specialist - Grinding
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Davis Engineering is partnering with a worldwide leader in the Aerospace field which we have worked with for several years to hire an experienced and motivated Manufacturing Process Engineer focused on grinding operations for a role working out of Canton, Ohio. This position requires 5+ years of grinding process experience, relocation assistance is available for qualified candidates. Please apply to this position with a Word formatted resume, you can also expedite the process additionally sending your resume directly to Rich Gardner at 

This position provides the technical leadership/direction to plan, develop and implement manufacturing concepts and processes throughout the global footprint. Technical expertise at a corporate level is necessary to support new plant/product/process start-ups around the world and continuous improvement activities at existing manufacturing facilities. This position is specifically responsible for the finishing processes used in  manufacturing.

Essential Responsibilities

TECHNICAL SUPPORT – Apply advanced technical knowledge in bearing manufacturing finishing processes, specifically grinding (experience in centerless grinding preferred).  Support the development and implementations of Grinding processes and equipment rebuilds/upgrades/runoff, installations, debug, startups, troubleshooting, as well as defining specifications for new equipment.  Knowledge of grinding cycle design and optimization, technical support/problem-solving through process development, process modeling, and data analysis skills including process capability study analysis. Make technical recommendations for manufacturing solutions throughout the global business.  Develop strong technical relationships with peers at the global plant sites and focus on knowledge transfer to them.

TECHNICAL STRATEGY – Assist in technical strategy development for deployment of bearing manufacturing processes.

CAPITAL PROJECTS – Technically lead and support capital investment efforts required for business growth initiatives globally.  This includes project leadership, specification/selection of new assets or upgrades in technology to existing equipment, asset implementation into the plant’s site, and delivery of a total process technology package to the plants.  This also includes creation of Appropriation Requisitions (AR’s) including basic business case analysis, cost tracking/forecasting of spending, and timely completion of projects within budget.

PRODUCT/PROCESS RATIONALIZATION – Execute analysis to support global product/process rationalization efforts.  Perform manufacturing process benchmarking analysis and manufacturing cost comparisons across the Large Bore manufacturing plants.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT – Utilize project management tools for key departmental projects including project and resource planning, and implement corrective actions when necessary to assure timely completion.

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT – Technically support continuous improvement projects throughout the global business related to manufacturing processes to increase throughput, improve quality, reduce costs, and enhance safety, etc.  Provide an environment and process for CI activities within the business by working with the manufacturing plant teams to identify CI solutions, and then follow through with implementation support and evaluation.

TRAVEL – International and domestic travel is required, averaging 25% of the time.

Technical/Functional Skills Required

Advanced technical manufacturing process experience with expertise in finishing processes such as grinding (centerless grinding preferred)

Expertise in finishing processes such as grinding, hard turning and superfinishing

Strong understanding of design for manufacturability

Proven ability to influence internal and external customers

Advanced project management skills

Strong analytical and variance analysis/root cause analysis

Strong communication skills/team player

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering and at least 7 years of relevant experience in finishing processes such as grinding (centerless grinding preferred), including evidence of technical manufacturing process leadership; or

Master’s degree in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering and at least 5 years of relevant experience in finishing processes such as grinding (centerless grinding preferred), including evidence of technical manufacturing process leadership.



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