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- Flex-N-Gate Management, LLC
Flex-N-Gate is a leading manufacturer and supplier of components for the automotive industry, recently ranked 10th of the 150 Top North American Suppliers in “Automotive News.” A growing and vital company, Flex-N-Gate provides a great opportunity for hard-working and skilled individuals.
Scope of the Position
Plan, directs and coordinates advanced manufacturing processes by performing the following duties. Work in a team environment to provide process and equipment design feasibility from a processing perspective. Qualification and optimization of processes for all new programs being launched to ensure manufacturing objectives are met.
Create and maintain Bills of Material
Create plant layouts and new equipment footprints through ACAD
Create and maintain project timelines
Interface with plant capacity teams for future product planning
Create and maintain project budget roll-ups
Track product life cycle through internal PLM system
Create Process Flow Diagrams
Conduct process capability studies as needed
Conduct time studies and establish Standardized Work documents
Attend and lead APQP (Advance Product Quality Planning) meetings and activities
Attend and participate in PFMEA and Control Plan meetings
Form and lead cross functional teams
Project Management using cross functional teams
Assist Project and Program Managers in new product launch
Participates in equipment buyoff at vendor sites as required
Ensures the manufacturing equipment and processes are capable of producing acceptable parts that meet customer standards
Ensures manufacturing equipment, processes and work environment are all safe for use
Trouble shoots technical issues as needed and analyzes root cause
Participates in set-up reduction time activities
Must support and develop continuous improvement projects to reduce downtime and improve efficiency in manufacturing
Other duties as assigned
Ability to read, write, understand, and speak English and interpret directions and / or safety precautions on items such as equipment, cleaning agent containers or plant postings
Working knowledge of MS Excel, Word, Project and Powerpoint
Working knowledge of ACAD, Inventor or equivalent 3D modeling software
Reports environmental incidents immediately to supervisor of the affected area
Has awareness of the importance of conformance with environmental policies, procedures, and with the requirements of the EMS
Has awareness of the significant environmental aspects of own work activities and the benefits of improved personal performance
Understands the effect on the environment of departing from specified operating procedures (work practices) and the potential legal consequences to the employee and the facility
Ensures that all equipment safety issues are resolved prior to use by production associates
Reports any and all safety issues immediately to supervisor / team leader / management staff member. Has responsibility to help eliminate safety issues in the work center, such as trip hazards (electrical cords, air lines, oil, or water on the floor).
Reports any and all work place injuries immediately to supervisor / team leader / management staff member
Ensures Lock-Out / Tag-Out and “B Key” procedures are followed when working on equipment
Follows ISO14001 guidelines as they relate to specific job activities
Maintains compliance to company policies, work rules, PPE, safety standards & housekeeping policies
Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Technology from a four-year college or university.
Six Sigma Green Belt training is a plus
High level proficiency in Microsoft Office products – especially Excel and Project
Working knowledge of Autodesk Mechanical, Autodesk Inventor, and Spinfire
AS400 knowledge is a plus
Three to five years of prior experience with a Press/Weld/Paint shop. Demonstration of ability to do the job will also be considered
Solid working knowledge of press/weld/assembly equipment and processes is required.
Willingness to be a team player
Discusses work-place issues with supervisory / management staff /co-workers in a respectful manner looking for positive solutions
Excellent communication skills
• Medical, dental, prescription, vision, life and disability insurance; and a flexible spending account
• 401(k) retirement savings plan with company match
• Extensive safety training, new hire orientation, continuous learning and development programs and tuition reimbursement
• Paid holidays and vacation time
What do our employees have to say?
“It engages you professionally, and provides learning opportunities.”
“Lots of growth opportunity.”
“The company’s young enough to be exciting, but old enough to be stable.”
Not just a job—a great place to work!
Flex-N-Gate is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled.