• Chore-Time Manufacturing Engineer

    Job Locations US-IN-Milford
    Posted Date 4 months ago(10/11/2018 4:30 PM)
    # of Openings
  • Summary

    This role is located in Milford, Indiana. Milford is a beautiful Midwest town with affordable living and exceptional school systems.  Milford is just a short drive to several larger cities and attractions (1 hr to Fort Wayne or South Bend, 2 hours to Chicago or Indianapolis, 2.5 hours to Lake Erie and 1.5 hours to Lake Michigan).  This is a great location for anyone looking to end long commutes and live in a scenic area while still maintaining access to big city amenities! 


    Want to be a part of a global, high-tech company that is launching innovative agricultural solutions and experiencing phenomenal growth for themselves and their high performing employees? Enjoy working in an environment where integrity and a passion for success is valued and where people work together to get things done?  


    Then, Chore-Time has a place for you!    


    Who We Are:


    Chore-Time is a division of CTB, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway Company, and we are a global organization that is built around a commitment to bringing improved productivity to the poultry industry.  From the feed bins to the fans, you can count on Chore-Time to deliver the best solution. We have a long-standing tradition of demonstrating inspirational leadership through the innovation, development, and enhancement of our products for more than 60 years.   We attribute our success to our company’s ability to engage in the on-going development of technological advancements that meet the ever-changing needs of leading poultry industry producers.  And with these advancements, we are feeding the world with proven poultry production systems and products that are Made to Work. Built to Last. ®   So, as a team member, you will be a strong contributor to our mission in developing new technologies that help feed the world!


    Our Vision: Leadership through Innovation®


    What We Offer: 

    • Exciting innovative, collaborative, and team-oriented work environment
    • Challenging and progressive career development
    • Competitive salaries
    • Profit Sharing, Holiday Bonus & 401k
    • Excellent Comprehensive Health & Wellness programs
    • Best practice PTO policies and paid holidays
    • Tuition Reimbursement & Dependent Scholarship Program
    • Open communication, recognition programs, and team-building events
    • And much more to motivated, results-oriented individuals who want to make a real difference in their community and role!

    Specific Responsibilities

    What You’ll Do:


    As the Manufacturing Engineer, you will plan, manage, coordinate, and perform optimization and continuous improvement of manufacturing processes and layouts/expansions to continually enhance and automate the areas. 


    Your Accountabilities in the Role:

    • You will plan, manage, coordinate, and perform optimization of the manufacturing processes as it relates to machinery, molds, and tooling to continually enhance output of the areas while staying within the budget and timelines.  
    • You will develop process instructions for the cell groups, with the Engineering team, ensuring they meet equipment and tooling standards. You will provide second tier training for employees on new work instructions in a way that is easy to understand and follows the processes.
    • You will troubleshoot, discern, and implement the best solution to equipment/tooling obstacles with Maintenance and Product Managers that will maximize output, while meeting budget and downtime constraints.
    • You will consistently review how the machines operate and the plant layout, and work with the Maintenance and Engineering departments to optimize the areas.
    • You will partner with cross-functional teams and other team members to maximize continuous improvement projects and new product development processes that meet cost and delivery times.
    • You will continually work with Engineering and vendors to ensure optimal purchase, use, and creation of machinery and tooling.
    • You will research items that will be purchased to ensure the best capabilities and value, as it relates to new parts, equipment, tooling, or outsourced work.


    Position Requirements: 

    • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Manufacturing Engineering or Mechanical Engineering preferred. Would consider a combination of coursework and experience. 
    • Experience: 5+ years of implementing engineering and manufacturing projects/processes within an injection molding manufacturing environment.    
    • Functional Skills: Excellent planning, prioritizing, and organizing skills are required to work effectively in this role.  Also requires solid math and problem-solving skills to effectively enhance the manufacturing areas.
    • Technical Aptitude/PC/Other: Intermediate Microsoft Office experience required. A working knowledge of ERP Systems and familiarity with 5S and Lean Manufacturing is preferred. Knowledge or experience with computer-aided drafting (CAD) would also be a plus. 
    • Language Skills: Excellent business writing and communication skills are required to plan, partner, and train with others both inside and outside of the organization.
    • Leadership/Behaviors: Strong collaboration/influencing skills are needed to effectively partner with others, listen to ideas, and implement the best enhancements. Ability to be positive, conceptualize and move forward with projects that are viable and cost effective is also important in this role.  Excellent versatility is also key to lead and perform portions of the project (ie. like tooling, design, etc. dependent on background). 
    • Culture Match: Casual, informal environment that encourages cross-functional dialogue

    Other Important Information:     


    Salary:  Salary is commensurate with proven expertise. 


    This position is eligible for holiday bonus and profit sharing!  And, the compensation will grow as the team member grows!


    Reports To:     Operations Manager                                                                                                                      


    Core Hours:   7:00am – 5:00 pm typically (schedule can be flexible; will work approx. 9 hours within this timeframe)


    Typical Work Week:  M-F; some weekends required (when applicable); 45 hours a week on average


    Direct Reports:     None


    Travel:   Limited


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