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Senior Manufacturing Engineer 

Division ARE - Truck Hero  
Location Massillon, OH - ARE  

About us:

At A.R.E., a Truck Hero Company, we proudly manufacture the nation's best fiberglass truck caps and hard tonneau covers - it's our identity and what we have been doing since we began manufacturing wood frame truck caps in 1969. To accomplish this, A.R.E. operates with a commitment to value, integrity and a great team of employees.

The Sr. Manufacturing Engineer will lead projects to elevate operational efficiencies across multiple plants. Some of these projects will include automation, Lean improvements, plant layouts and other projects that drive continuous improvement. This position must have strong relationships with cross functional teams and all team members.

Position Requirements

Position Requirements:

  • Work proactively to identify and lead automation projects that generate cost savings and waste reduction across multiple facilities that align with the goals of the company.

  • Lead cross-functional teams to identify process improvement projects, employ the DMAIC process of problem solving and produce measurable results.

  • Work with Quality Control to determine root cause of non-conformances and implement corrective actions and maintain and audit current production SOP’s.

  • Initiate product trials, document process improvements and provide training materials to the production team.

  • Partner with raw material suppliers to validate / maintain quality, reduce cost and optimize products for better performance internally.

  • Work with plant personnel to specify layout of, and program, controllers and other instrumentation for process monitoring, data collection, and improvement projects.

  • Serve as technical resource for other plant personnel including maintenance, to drive efforts toward the goals of the company.

  • Partner with the Finance team to produce financial justifications (ROI) for capital projects.

  • Manage procurement, coordinate installation of and perform validation of new process equipment.

  • Work proactively on the production floor with operators, technicians, maintenance personnel, supervision and other team members to drive results.

Education and Experience:

  • B.S. in Engineering with 7+ years of relevant hands-on experience in a manufacturing or process capacity.

  • Hands-on experience working with, and troubleshooting, industrial controls including robotics, PLC’s, HMI’s, process instrumentation and motor controls.

  • Experience in the Fiberglass Composites Industry (preferred) or industry utilizing material spraying and cutting processes.

  • Experience working in an Automotive Tier 1 Supplier (preferred).

  • Experience working in a Lean Six Sigma environment; ability to understand and use these tools to determine root cause and drive improvements.

  • Experience with working knowledge of quality system requirements within the ISO9000 & TS16949 systems.

  • Experience with 2D CAD and 3D modeling software.

  • Experience working with capital projects including planning, budgeting, managing, etc.

Pay and Benefits:

  • A.R.E. offers competitive pay.

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision health insurance

  • A matched 401k savings program to plan and save for your retirement

  • Paid vacation and time off to ensure time with your family and a work/life balance

  • Educational assistance to continue in college or pursue other skills and further your career.

  • Discounts on great Truck Hero products for you, your family and friends.

What’s Next?:

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EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
Open Date 11/17/2021  
Req Number ENG-21-00071  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  

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