Department: Administration

Reports to: Safety Director

Summary: This position is responsible for contributing to the improvement of safety, quality, delivery and cost for a large manufacturing and construction operation thorough applying engineering and lean manufacturing principles.

Essential Functions:

Principal Engineering Responsibilities

  • Analyze and evaluate manufacturing processes, systems, equipment, and materials in terms of their associated cost, time, safety, ergonomic, and quality and recommend solutions to improve.
  • Analysis of time studies, methods, process engineering, and plant layout to ensure balanced processes and implement process improvements for all gaps identified.
  • Troubleshooting and problem solving of production issues.
  • Participate in and lead continuous improvement projects focused on safety, quality, delivery, and cost.
  • Assist in the implementation of engineering changes to the product throughout the factory processes.
  • Design and coordinate the build of tools and fixtures to assist in the welding processes to improve efficiency and quality.
  • Prepare evaluations of, and justifications for, the procurement of new machines equipment and tool to improve safety, productivity, efficiency, and quality. 

Principal Safety Responsibilities

  • Assist in the development of comprehensive safety programs to prevent or correct unsafe work conditions in accordance with local, state and federal regulatory agencies.
  • Identify and correct potential hazards by inspecting facilities, machinery, and safety equipment.
  • Determines requirements for personal protective equipment and devices, and designs, builds, and installs, or directs installation of safety devices on machinery.
  • Conduct or coordinate safety and first aid training to educate employees about organizational safety policies and practices.
  • Investigate industrial accidents to minimize recurrence and prepares accident reports.
  • Relay information between management, outside safety agencies and employees, communicating vital information and instructions quickly and accurately.
  • Create documents and work instructions that outline all safety policies to be easily understood by manufacturing employees and management.
  • Coordinate and participate in 3rd party industrial hygiene air quality tests for presence of harmful dusts, gases and vapors.
  • Prepare and present safety and environmental data and status reports to company leadership and regulatory agencies.

Education Requirements, Required: B.S. degree in Engineering related field.

Certification/Licensure, Required: OSHA 10 & OSHA 30 HR Construction Certifications

Experience Requirements:

Preferred: Lean manufacturing experience.

Required: Experience in the concrete precast industry, manufacturing and construction industry is a plus. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Proficient with Microsoft, Word, Excel & PowerPoint.

Physical Requirements:

Sitting              25-50%

Standing          50-75%

Walking           50-75%

Phone Usage              25-50%

Computer Usage        75-100%

Applications can be completed at http://www.taraconprecast.com

Contact: Kylie Hanson, Human Resources

Kylie.hanson@springprairie.net

218-443-6305