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Manufacturing Engineer

Plug Power Inc.

Status: Exempt (salaried)

Department: Operations

Position Summary
The Manufacturing Engineer plays a vital role in the development and refinement of manufacturing processes and procedures. The ME is tasked to identify opportunities for ongoing improvement and to achieve the highest possible levels of product quality and manufacturing efficiency. By engaging effectively with cross-functional partners within the business, the ME can drive manufacturing improvement projects and educate stakeholders related to manufacturing best practices. All efforts and initiatives within the ME role are gated to increase the output capability of the manufacturing facility, reduce manufacturing waste and cost, and yield the highest levels of product quality to further the reputation of the Company.

Core Duties and Responsibilities

Develops and maintains a detailed understanding of Plug Power products and related manufacturing objectives and constraints.
Evaluates manufacturing processes by designing and conducting research programs; applying knowledge of product design, fabrication, assembly, tooling, and materials; conferring with equipment vendors; soliciting observations from technicians.
Develops manufacturing processes by studying product requirements; researching, designing, modifying, and testing manufacturing methods and equipment; conferring with equipment vendors.
Acts as a champion and driver for Lean/Six Sigma best practices while applying teachings and methodologies with the course of project work; provides training to others
Improves manufacturing efficiency by analyzing and planning work flow, space requirements, and equipment layout.
Assures product and process quality by designing testing methods; testing finished- product and process capabilities; establishing standards; confirming manufacturing processes.
Supports supplier quality initiatives by thoroughly understanding parts/components needs and limitations; drives expectations of performance with suppliers and addresses issues that arise.
Champions and facilitates the engineering change process and all relevant communication/documentation
Provides manufacturing decision-making information by calculating production, labor, and material costs; reviewing production schedules; estimating future requirements.
Prepares product and process reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
Provides manufacturing engineering information by answering questions and requests.
Maintains product and company reputation by complying with government regulations.
Completes design and development projects by training and guiding technicians.
Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
Contributes to team efforts by accomplishing related results as needed.
Represent Plug Power in a professional manner at all times and in all interactions.
Perform all other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

BS degree in engineering; mechanical, electrical, industrial
Six Sigma green belt/black belt preferred
Five (5) or more years of related work experience; experience within a high-tech manufacturing operation is highly preferred
Proven track record of helping to drive manufacturing improvement projects
Dynamic interpersonal skills and the ability to translate complex methodologies to diverse audiences and stakeholders
Uncompromising dedication to product quality
Demonstrated analytical abilities with strong attention to detail
Proficient with Microsoft Office software
Ability to manage complex projects and multi-task effectively
Ability to role model high standards of professionalism
Excellent follow-through
Must be driven and self-motivated
Plug Power, Inc. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Posted Date 2/17/20
Job Type Full Time
Contact Email
Preferred Contact Method
Email Only
City Latham
State/Province NY
Zip/Postal Code 12110
Country United States of America



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