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Manufacturing Engineer



Manufacturing Engineer

  • 492829
  • Palmyra, New York, United States
  • Garlock
  • Engineering
  • Full-Time/Regular
  • Closing at: Aug 5 2022 at 23:55 EDT


General Nature of the Job:

A Senior Manufacturing Engineer in the Garlock Klozure 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 Klozure 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.  A high bias for action and urgency is required, taking ownership of the work they are assigned, as well as adjacent needs of the organization. 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 Klozure 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.
  • Provide leadership and support to Engineering Technicians to further their professional and personal development.


    Job specifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering.  Other education background with relevant experience
  • 5+ years of work experience in an engineering role
  • Strong ability to interface, collaborate, listen, 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.

    Enriched specifications:

  • Mechanical product design experience using SolidWorks or AutoCad
  • Experience with rubber extrusion and/or compression molding
  • Experience with sheet metal forming
  • Experience with Oracle & Qlikview
  • Prior supervisory or similar leadership experience in a union shop environment.



    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%)

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