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Manufacturing Cost Engineer

Company: Horst Engineering & Mfg Co
Location: East Hartford
Posted on: June 18, 2022

Job Description:

The Manufacturing Cost Engineer is responsible for translating customer technical data into a method of manufacturing and process operational instructions and procedures for production of customer designed parts. Secondary objective is to perform cost estimating of new and repeat business, including bid packages containing a portfolio of parts.
Major Areas of Responsibility:
Utilize knowledge of various CNC machining processes, manufacturing methods, engineering practices, materials, and specialty processes to develop best manufacturing practices.
Develop 3D CAD models and prints outlining the sequence of operations and work instructions for manufacturing processes according to customer specifications and contracts, reflecting how the job was quoted.
Create Bill of Materials (BOM) and Methods of Manufacture (MOM) work travelers and job routings in the manufacturing software environment.
Estimate manufacturing costs, evaluating labor and material standards for set-up and run-times. Make data driven recommendations for process improvements or cost estimating of new products and services.
Analyze job variances and trends; make corrections to job estimate process, yielding improved margins on repeat work
Conduct time studies for productivity where applicable.
Research suppliers for raw material and special process (heat treatment, coatings, testing, etc.), adhering to customer specifications. Keen attention to batch sizes and min lot quantities.
Support shop floor, leveraging lean principles, recommend process procedures and modifications to improve production efficiencies, manufacturing techniques and production yields for new and repeat parts.
Stay abreast of the latest manufacturing techniques. Research appropriate tool/work holing, and latest inserts that improve precision and reduce production costs.
Assist other functions as needed.
BS in Manufacturing, Industrial or Mechanical Engineering; or equivalent work experience
5 + years of manufacturing experience, with an understanding of developing a manufacturing process of machined components.
Aerospace or precision CNC machining experience (Swiss screw, turning, multi-axis milling, and grinding)
3D modeling experience; SolidWorks preferred
Experience with ERP manufacturing software, EPCIOR is a plus.
Strong data driven mindset - analyze process, job cost, and engineering data to drive decision regarding manufacturing set-up, run time and optimal lot sizes.
Understand and apply lean manufacturing principles.
Strong PC skills., including presenting and analyze technical data
Physical Requirements:
Ability to sit/stand for long periods of time
Ability to walk long distances across the building


Keywords: Horst Engineering & Mfg Co, East Hartford , Manufacturing Cost Engineer, Engineering , East Hartford, Connecticut

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