At the Toro Company’s Windom, Minnesota location we pride ourselves on being a strong contributor to greater enterprise. In this location, we have a 300,000 sqaure foot facility that puts out a high amount of volume for our Residential, Landscape Contractor and Commercial divisions. Our teams in Windom take pride on being able to see a product from parts and components, to being shipped in the crate for deliver to our customers. The culture at this location is one that brings collaboration together with exceptionally talented individuals making high quality products. Here, we offer various growth opportunities to expand your career upward and beyond.
We invite you to become part of our team!
Responsible for planning and implementing manufacturing processes, tooling and equipment for new and existing product lines.
As a core member of product development teams, plays a key role in the development of successful products by maximizing product quality and minimizing product cost. As a subject matter expert on existing and emerging product assembly methods this position guides new product development with regards to DFMA.
Duties & Responsibilities:
PROCESS IMPLEMENTATION (50%)
As core team member, participates with product development teams from concept evaluation/selection through prototype construction/evaluation to full production; advises the team on trade-offs related to manufacturing assembly process (subject matter expert); leads manufacturing process capability studies as needed to support product development; working with the AME and the design team, makes decisions on key elements of manufacturing process design; leads preparation of production area and pilot run activities.
Participate in the maintenance of existing product lines. Insure smooth startups of both new and existing product by identifying problem areas and refining line balances. Establish and maintain time standards, methods, and processes for all significant direct labor operations as assigned. Responsible for cost reduction and value analysis of existing product lines.
ENGINEERING DOCUMENTATION (20%)
Review the structural Bills of Material and insure that there are no discrepancies between the structural bills and Engineering bills. Coordinate all deviations from material specifications with corporate design engineering.
ENGINEERING AND CAPITAL PROJECTS (10%)
Responsible for Capital equipment planning, budgeting, justification, purchase and installation as assigned. Maintain awareness of new equipment and processes that may benefit the manufacturing process.
To insure that all safety rules and programs are followed and maintained within the assigned area of responsibility. Responsible for proper ergonomics in work station setup, processes, tooling, and safety equipment. Conduct ergonomic audits during production and startups. Regularly incorporate and document safety information, equipment or tooling needs into production processes by station. Assist Supervisors in accepting employees back to original work areas and assist in proper employee assignment. Document equipment and work station process modifications.
The manufacturing Engineer may be responsible for supervision of Assembly personnel in the absence of the Production Supervisor when requested to do so by the Engineering Manager. May select, train and evaluate personnel in accordance with established policy. May handle employee discipline in line with company policy and working agreement in the absence of the Production Supervisor. May supervise direct or indirect labor areas as required.
Capital Projects: $50,000 to $500,000.
Coordination with Design Engineering, Materials, and Production personnel at all levels.
Communication with parts and equipment venders and contractors in support of production and project responsibilities.
We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.