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Manufacturing Engineer

Department: Manufacturing Engineering
Region: Midwest (US)

One of the Madison area’s most creative, high-profile companies, ETC (Electronic Theatre Controls, Inc.), a global leader in entertainment and architectural lighting, currently has an opening for an experienced engineer with a background in manufacturing and electro-mechanical design. 

ETC Manufacturing Engineers, work with new technologies to perform a variety of engineering tasks in the planning, design and development of new products, tools, machines, and manufacturing processes. ETC Manufacturing Engineers work with multiple engineering disciplines in the development and maintenance of ETC’s manufacturing systems.

If you want to work in a refreshing work environment, like to have fun and make money with great benefits, and be part of a great team with the best coworkers – then ETC is the right place for you!

Representative Responsibilities:
• Performs assigned project task
• Participates in the development effort of new products
• Makes design modifications or improvements to development projects
• Develops test and verification procedures
• May be involved in continuing engineering maintenance and manufacturing floor support of existing products
• Provides task completion time estimates
• Attends identified training classes
• Participates as a team member, works effectively in a team environment 
• Becomes familiar with tools and applications utilized by department
• Learns department and corporate policies, procedures and plans
• Analyze and redesign products for improvements using design of experiments (DOE), finite element analysis (FEA), Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA) or other engineering tools
• Analyze production processes; develop and implement process improvement plans
• Analyze, test and develop products and process improvements for cost reduction opportunities
• Develops and implements process standards with affected departments
• Assists in optimizing the layout and design of production processes and facilities
• Coordinates the setup and installation of production lines and equipment
• Provides engineering support to manufacturing
• Complete ergonomic and human factor studies to improve the workstation and work environment
• Complete job and task analysis studies and implement the improvements
• Assists in managing the release of products into manufacturing
• Ensures Engineering Change Requests (ECR) and Engineering Change Orders (ECO) are processed appropriately
• Develops the manufacturing plan and its approval
• Assists in designing and developing new tools and jigs
• Ensures documentation is complete and accurate before product is released to production
• Ensures Bill of Materials (BOM) are structured appropriately are and accurate
• Ensures part numbers are assigned and new parts have accurate descriptions
• Uses Quick Response Manufacturing, Lean Manufacturing and Lead-time reduction
• Works with regulatory compliance agencies such as Underwriters Laboratory (UL), EPA, CE, OSHA on compliance and manufacturing related tasks
• Works with suppliers to ramp up production of parts and to resolve issues on existing parts
• Uses Lean manufacturing tools including Value Stream Maps, 5S….etc
• Prepares supply chain maps and reports
• Uses personal computer and computer controls to analyze and solve engineering problems
• Uses Solidworks CAD software to design engineering solutions
• Uses programming such as Labview, C++, databases for engineering solutions 
• Uses electrical test equipment (i.e. voltmeter, scope, amp meter..etc) to analyze problems
• Uses mechanical test equipment (i.e. dial calipers, height gage..etc) to analyze problems
• Designs mechanical mechanisms to solve engineering problems 
• Applies knowledge in AC/DC motors, motor drives and controls to solve problems
• Understands CNC machining, CNC programming, metal fabrication and processing
• Performs other duties as assigned
• Completes special projects and assignments in a positive and timely manner

Minimum Qualifications:
• Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree
• Minimum of 3 years of job related experience preferred
• All levels of previous job related experience will be considered
• Communication Skills
• Demonstrates good written/verbal skills.
• Has good grasp of grammar and sentence structure for technical writing.
• Listens/gives constructive feedback.
• Good group interaction skills.
• Ability to follow directions and project plans.
• Creativity/Problem Solving
• Demonstrates ability to solve problems of limited scope and perform root cause analysis.
• Analyzes data using standard, straightforward methods.
• Grasps technical concepts and asks for clarification and direction when needed.
• Technical Expertise
• Ability to implement designs for well-defined blocks.
• Understands and applies accepted engineering principles and practices.
• Assists with design or modification of a product, service, or process.

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