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Kaman Distribution Manufacturing Engineer - Panel Shop in Franklin, Massachusetts

Kaman Automation is seeking a self-motivated Manufacturing Engineer for our electrical controls panel shop based in Franklin, MA. As a Manufacturing Engineer, you will be responsible for managing projects and providing technical support for manufacturing process development, controls, startup, and continuous improvement for our panel shop technicians.

Kaman Automation, a business unit of Kaman Distribution Group, is comprised of Minarik, Zeller, and G.C. Fabrication, is a leading provider of motion control, automation products, systems and solutions to original equipment manufacturers, industrial production plants, and infrastructure facilities throughout North America. We are committed to helping our customers achieve high performance by providing quality and state-of-the-art products with the technical support to back them. Our people are the foundation of our success and we recognize that our ability to sustain our competitive advantage is by investing in the development of our employees, driving innovation, and providing solutions for a better tomorrow.

  • Management of electrical control equipment programs for new and existing products, including cost estimation, justification, design, development, implementation, and validation.

  • Completes design and development projects by training and guiding technicians; answer questions regarding system documentation as needed driving issue resolution.

  • Maintain product and company reputation by complying with customer requirements, regulations and export rules; provide project status updates to customers when needed.

  • Assures product and process quality by designing testing methods; testing finished product and process capabilities; establishing standards; confirming manufacturing processes.

  • Evaluate manufacturing processes for improvement by applying knowledge of product design, fabrication, assembly, tooling, and materials; conferring with equipment vendors; soliciting observations from operators.

  • Develop manufacturing processes by studying product requirements; researching, designing, modifying, and testing manufacturing methods and equipment; conferring with equipment vendors.

  • Improves manufacturing efficiency by analyzing and planning workflow, space requirements, and equipment layout.

  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation in accordance with the KACE ISO-9001 requirements; drive on-time delivery for production.

  • Design and document custom packaging requirements as required.

  • Completes other tasks as assigned by management.

Education and Experience:

  • Technical degree or equivalent from 4 year college or technical school or 3-5 years of relevant experience in manufacturing processes and electrical equipment such as Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), electro-mechanical controls, motor controllers and other common industrial control equipment.

  • An in-depth knowledge of panel building and assembly.

  • Proficient in technical and electrical/mechanical problem solving.

  • Knowledge in testing and measurement techniques and procedures.

  • Familiar in document release and revision control.

  • Strong background in Lean Manufacturing

  • Proven experience in people management

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Essential to the Position:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong math and logistical skills

  • Strong computer skills including knowledge of Windows, Word, Excel and AutoCAD software

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Lead and proactively participate in cross-functional teams

  • Communicate and gain consensus within all levels of the organization

  • Ability to use high precision inspection equipment and hand tools

  • Must be able to determine percent’s, apply pricing multipliers, discounts and calculate margins when given cost and sale price.

Physical/Environmental Demands:

  • Standing, walking, and sitting for a majority of the time

  • Must be capable of periodic air travel

  • Use of hands and arms to touch, lift, reach, etc.

  • Talking and hearing for a majority of the time

  • Lifting and/or exerting up to 30 lbs. of weight/force frequently and up to 70 lbs. with or without approved mechanical equipment of weight /force

  • A valid driver’s license is required

Our comprehensive compensation package and benefit program includes:

  • Your choice of medical insurance providers and plans, Dental insurance, and Flexible spending accounts

  • Company matching 401(k) with a great vesting schedule

  • Company paid Life (family) & STD insurances, Vacation, Holiday & Sick time

  • 100% tax-free tuition reimbursement

Kaman Distribution Group is comprised of three business units: Kaman Automation, Kaman Fluid Power, and Kaman Industrial Technologies. We offer more than four million items including bearings, mechanical power transmission, electrical and automation, material handling, motion control, fluid power and MRO supplies to customers in virtually every industry. Additionally, we provide engineering, design, and support for automation, electrical, linear, hydraulic and pneumatic systems as well as belting and rubber fabrication, customized mechanical services, hose assemblies, repair, fluid analysis, and motor management. Offering products and solutions from more than 220 locations, our people are the foundation of our success. We recognize that our ability to sustain our competitive advantage rests among our talent. #KDG #KFP #KIT #KAI

Job Posting Title: Manufacturing Engineer - Panel Shop

Job ID: 2021-6012

Street: 38 Forge Parkway Ste 150