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Manufacturing Engineer

Nidec Motor Corporation

Location: Mankato, Minnesota
Type: Full-Time, Non-Remote
Posted on: February 6, 2024
Job Type: Full time
We begin with dreams. Dreams drive our motivation. Dreams are our future. The world's dreams, people's dreams, our dreams. Our passion creates ideas that make dreams come alive. Technology and products that were only dreams become reality.All for dreams. Dreams challenge and the Nidec-Group will continue to meet the challenge. For the world's and people's tomorrows; the world's first, the world's best technologies and products; we will continue our part in creating a better society.Job SummaryNidec is the world's No.1 comprehensive motor manufacturer handling "everything that spins and moves", miniature to gigantic. Nidec is a global enterprise comprised of over 300 subsidiaries/affiliates. We are a leading manufacturer of commercial motors, industrial motors, appliance motors, and controls. Our product line features a full line of high efficiency motors for industrial applications in water treatment, mining, oil and gas, and power generation, and for commercial applications such as pool and spa, condensers, cooling towers and large refrigeration units. From keeping us comfortable in our homes to pumping clean water to making our cars more safe, electric motors are an indispensable part of our daily lives. At Nidec, our employees are on the forefront of developing new motor technologies. As we move deeper into the age of robotics, the impact of motors will only increase. With over 140,000 employees stationed worldwide, Nidec continues to be a unique organization, and each location maintains its individual personality.Whether driving locomotives, powering offshore platforms or keeping the lights on after a storm, Nidec electric power generation products impact the world on a daily basis. With over 1,000 employees in the Americas, we are moving forward with technology to solve our customers’ electrical power needs for both prime and backup generation needs as the industry’s leading manufacturer.Job DescriptionPosition Objective:Develop and implement optimal, cost-effective manufacturing processes and methods in accordance with product specifications and quality standards. Recommend and implement improvements to production processes, methods, and controls. Coordinate manufacturing launch for new or revised products.Essential Duties/Responsibilities:Safety-People, plant and property targeting zero lost days and zero incidences. This should be accomplished through the implementation of rigorous systems and adherence to these systems which transforms our culture to a safety driven organization which strives for continuous improvement.Continuous Improvement-By utilizing the knowledge and feedback of all associates we drive continuous improvement in our results regarding Safety, Quality, Cost, Training and Operational efficiency. This will be driven and sustained through an employee involvement/suggestion program.Quality-Improve our internal and external quality results targeting zero defects in all our processes. This will extend to robust supplier development and selection ensuring that they are held to the same standard of zero defects.Exceed Customer requirements/expectations-This will apply to Quality, Delivery, Flexibility and Speed of Implementation with respect to all customer interactions.Prepare and maintain detailed layouts of processes and related equipment.Coordinate the manufacturing launch of new/revised products including establishing goals, training teams and evaluating results.Interface with management, design engineering and other staff regarding manufacturing capabilities, production schedules, and other considerations to facilitate production processes.Interface with sales, planning, and design staff concerning product design and tooling to ensure efficient production methods and quality results.Design, develop and test and / or source and cost-justify various tools, machinery, and equipment for recommended manufacturing methods. This may include development of funding requests, scheduling project tasks and managing budget. Interface with vendors to determine product specifications and arrange for purchase of machinery and equipment according to specifications and quality standards.Apply statistical methods and perform product / process analysis for cost reduction, quality improvement and improved efficiency. Provide leadership and team leading assistance in implementing Lean technologies such as set-up reduction, visual signal flow techniques, kan-ban and work sequencing tools, total productive maintenance, 5S and kaizen processes.Represent manufacturing engineering cross-functional teams. Provide manufacturing support and lead FMEA activities related to process and design for key product introductions.Manage multiple engineering projects from start-up to completion.Perform other related duties as assigned.Travel required to assist in product DFMA and/or product transfer between Reynosa MX, Lexington TN and Mankato facilities. May also require travel for training and other business needs.Experience/Skills:2 - 4 years related manufacturing experienceLeader of Kaizen and Lean Manufacturing initiativesProficient in:CNC / Robotic machine programmingComputers i.e. Microsoft OfficeCAD / Machine tooling and designProblem analysis and resolutionHave knowledge of hydraulics, pneumatics and machining practices.Quality orientation and high attention to detailAbility to work with vendors, customers and employeesEducation:Bachelor’s Degree - BS in Mechanical or Manufacturing EngineeringAdditional Job DetailsEqual Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action at NidecNidec is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, genetic information, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information regarding your (EEO) rights as an applicant, please visit the following website: SolicitingNidec will not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third party recruiting agencies in response to Nidec job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers. Pre-approval from the Nidec Talent Acquisition team is required before any external candidate can be submitted and such candidate must be submitted to the Nidec Talent Acquisition team.