Manufacturing Engineer

Functional area:  Manufacturing
Country:  United States
City:  Hillsboro
Company name:  Edwards Vacuum, LLC
Date of posting:  Apr 15, 2019

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Edwards Vacuum Hillsboro is looking for a Manufacturing Engineer to join the team!


Job Duties:

  1. Provide manufacturing engineering support to the manufacturing operational team where needed.
  2. Drive continuous improvement activities in quality, cycle times, cost reduction and process improvement through lean techniques and value engineering to enhance the capability of existing processes and waste prevention and removal.
  3. To implement, own and continuously improve the manufacturing cells LEAN manufacturing processes according the guidelines of the Vacuum Technique Production System.
  4. Elimination of routing and material variances impacting financial results of Product Company.
  5. Perform time studies for the assembly processes to create the correct routings and to optimize the balancing of the assembly process.
  6. Accountable for the definition, setup, preparation and optimization of manufacturing tooling.
  7. Value stream mapping and specification and implementation of in and outbound logistical flows for the manufacturing cells.
  8. Creation and maintenance of SOP (Standard Operating Procedures), technical specifications for manufacturing equipment.
  9. Active training process, procedures, documentation and traceability to create and sustain the workforce competences within the allocated manufacturing cells.
  10. To design, prove, implement and maintain Cell manufacturing system layout.
  11. Work with other departments and suppliers to support all the quality issues on components and products in the cells.
  12. Active member of the manufacturing cells Visual Management setup.
  13. Participate in the daily cell meetings lead by the Team Leader for the Zone.


Skills / Knowledge / Experience:

  • Bachelor degree in an Engineering or relevant discipline or equivalent experience.
  • 5 years’ experience within a manufacturing operations.
  • Experience in leading quality and other improvement projects.
  • Demonstrated skill and achievement in implementing Lean practices in a manufacturing environment.
  • Demonstrated skill and achievement in successfully delivering quality products on-time.
  • Solid experience with computerized ERP programs – SAP experience beneficial.
  • The ability to work effectively with multiple groups to drive goals.
  • Good communication skills.
  • 25% to 50% domestic travel in the first year during initial factory setup. Limited travel going forward.
  • Daily interaction with assembly operators and production team to achieve deliverables.
  • Working across all areas from inbound material delivery through manufacturing assembly to outbound delivery.
  • Engaging with the design team to develop and improve design for manufacture.

Involvement in all product lines of the Hillsboro PC


About Edwards

Edwards is a leading developer and manufacturer of sophisticated vacuum products, exhaust management systems and related value-added services. Edwards solutions are integral to manufacturing processes for semiconductors, flat panel displays, LEDs and solar cells. They are also used within an increasingly diverse range of industrial processes including power, glass and other coating applications; steel and other metallurgy; pharmaceutical and chemical; and for scientific instruments in a wide range of R&D applications.

Edwards has over 4,000 employees worldwide engaged in the design, manufacture and support of high technology vacuum and exhaust management equipment. Edwards has state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Europe, Asia and North America.