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Manufacturing Engineer

Company: TEC Group Inc.
Location: Normal
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

Manufacturing Engineer
Normal, IL
Full-time Contract

Daily Routine:

  • Majority of the day is on the production floor understanding the challenges of a brand-new production line.
  • 75% on the floor 25% on Project Management
  • Supporting launch of multiple products in general assembly shop.
  • Improving KPIs like productivity quality and safety

    Equipment & Process Development

    • End-to-end owner that designs, executes, and delivers portions of General Assembly conveyance systems, automation cells, process equipment/tooling, and processes
    • Integrate new vehicle models and variants into existing facilities
    • Implement line re-rate projects
    • Assist in the development of assembly process flow, build sequence and logistics strategies to optimize for direct labor, quality, safety, and other KPIs
    • Manage equipment suppliers/partners during RFQ, design, buy-off, installation, commissioning, and ramp up
    • Develop and execute equipment qualification plans including correlation, process capability (CP/CPK), and Gage Repeatability / Reproducibility (GR&R)
    • Provide input into the continuous evolution of Rivian equipment standards
    • Partner with Product Design and Operations teams to ensure successful ramp and long-term sustained production
    • Ensure achievement of safety, quality, cost, timing & performance targets
    • Provide regular, metric-based project updates to the management team.
    • Challenge assumptions that are not backed up by a thorough engineering evaluation

      Product Development

      • Conduct Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFMA) studies and feedback to Product Design teams, drive content reduction and simplifications
      • Provide input into the continuous evolution of DFMA standards
      • Lead new product virtual builds and participates in early prototype builds to validate manufacturability and processes
      • Support systems integration and automation - PLM, SAP, MES, etc
      • Be part of a world-class engineering team, with a focus on high-quality work and rapid project deployment.


        • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or similar technical field.
        • 5+ years of experience in an engineering role related to automated equipment or manufacturing processes
        • Experience optimizing existing processes for rate, yield, availability
        • Knowledge of manufacturing and processing principles (cycle time analysis, quality control, equipment efficiency, equipment selection, return on investment, error proofing, ergonomics, material logistics)
        • Demonstrated ability to effectively solve difficult technical problems, challenge assumptions, and the status quo
        • Ability to work independently
        • Capable of working as a member of a team across several cross-functional disciplines, including with external stakeholders.
        • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
        • Experience working in both 2D & 3D CAD environments
        • Knowledge of robot automation cells, conveyance systems & controls automation

          Preferred Skills:

          • Systems knowledge and experience - PLM, SAP, MES
          • Extensive experience launching new products and production lines
          • Extensive experience in product DFMA
          • Extensive experience in DVA

            Must Haves:

            • Bachelor's Degree
            • Proficient in equipment like process tooling
            • Industrial engineering Process balancing / Assembly
            • General Project management

              Nice to Have:

              • Designing and launching new products / assembly lines
              • Design for manufactory at the product level
              • Familiarization with systems SAP / EMS
              • SPC and GR&N proficiency


                • Days
                • Monday thru Saturday
                • 10 to 12-hour shifts
                • 60-70 hours per week


Keywords: TEC Group Inc., Normal , Manufacturing Engineer, Engineering , Normal, Illinois

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