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Manufacturing Engineer



Manufacturing Engineer

  • 492829
  • Palmyra, New York, United States
  • Garlock
  • Engineering
  • Full-Time/Regular

A Manufacturing Engineer in the Garlock Operations Team will be working in a dynamic and fast paced, rapidly evolving environment that revolves around a high mix, low volume manufacturing environment.  The role is integral in helping the Operations team be successful in fulling both customer and business needs on a day-to-day basis. 

A successful candidate will have a high degree of technical troubleshooting ability, a strong ability to communicate across all levels of the business unit, a passion for solving problems and teaching others the solution as well as having a high degree of business acumen.  It is expected that the individual will be able to manage and balance multiple projects, of both long and short duration as well as supporting day to day manufacturing troubleshooting needs.  The successful candidate will display leadership in support of safety improvement initiatives across the entire operation.

Essential Functions:

  • Support daily production demand.  Assist in the resolution of daily manufacturing problems, including troubleshooting machine issues, process issues, and quality issues. 
  • Maintain a clear, calm, methodical problem solving mentality.  Guide and lead team-members through this mentality.
  • Identify, recommend and implement manufacturing process changes that will continue to propel the manufacturing operations as our business landscape changes. 
  • Develop and maintain manufacturing processes and required documentation including, but not limited to, work instructions, procedures, standard work, lock-out/tag-out, process flow/routings, labor standards, bill of materials, etc.
  • Effectively and efficiently identify the root cause of production scrap primarily focused in a rubber compression molding setting.  Relentlessly lead activities to eliminate the root causes, thereby reducing the overall scrap rate.
  • Investigate and recommend the purchase or improvement of manufacturing equipment and facilities to increase efficiency and productivity in operations.  Develop and submit capital funding requests, with justification.  Plan and oversee the installation of new equipment.
  • Attend/Perform review of near misses and safety meetings. Investigate and develop corrective actions to resolve safety issues or near misses. Plan, organize, and conduct projects to resolve safety issues through engineering controls
  • Exhibiting leadership, taking ownership for meeting the needs of customers inside and outside of the organization.
  • Ability to be able to manage several projects, as well as day to day activities, while maintaining a relentless focus on execution and sustainability.
  • Effectively interact with all levels of personnel, including operators, engineers, managers, suppliers, customers, etc.
  • Job specifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering.  Other education background with relevant experience will be considered.
  • 3+ years of work experience in an engineering role
  • Strong ability to interface, collaborate, listen, learn, teach, and implement ideas from all areas of the manufacturing organization (P&IC, Engineering, Maintenance, Marketing, etc.)  and support employees with varying degrees of technical aptitude
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment, potentially changing focus multiple times per day
  • Ability to read and interpret technical drawings
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong computer skills with products such as: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Google Product Suite, etc.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of work being performed by people assigned to this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel classified under this job title.

    WORKING CONDITIONS: Restricted area, manufacturing floor (protective clothing, safety glasses, safety shoes) & office environment, some travel (10%)

    Garlock is a subsidiary of EnPro, a leading industrial technology company using material science to push boundaries in semiconductor, life sciences, and other technology-enabled sectors. We are a leader in sealing technologies, advanced surface technologies, and highly engineered materials. Our products and services are sold into more than 40 distinct end-markets that touch our lives every day – from food and pharmaceutical facilities to semiconductor clean rooms, from agricultural robots that help grow your food to last-mile technologies that deliver it to your doorstep, from commercial aviation to space exploration, and much more in between. Our commitment to innovation, quality, and value has propelled our brands to wide recognition and leading positions in their markets.

    EnPro is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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    GLOBAL PERFORMANCE: Nearly half of annual sales are generated in markets outside the U.S.

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