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Mechanical Engineer - Process and Tools

Company: Delta Star
Location: Lynchburg
Posted on: September 16, 2023

Job Description:

Delta Star is the largest, American-owned medium power transformer manufacturer in the United States and the premier manufacturer of mobile transformers and mobile power substations in North America. Delta Star has an immediate opening for Mechanical Engineer - Process and Tools . Delta Star provides power solutions for utilities across North America. This includes the manufacturing of medium-power transformers, mobile transformers, mobile electrical substations, trailers, and unitized substations. We offer power transformers for utility applications including power and distribution, transmission voltages, system ties, and automatic voltage regulations, as well as industrial applications. Delta Star also provides comprehensive engineering, testing, maintenance services, and parts for any transformer manufacturer through our Field Service business unit, ensuring our customer's transformers and mobiles maintain peak performance. Mechanical Engineer - Process and tools Position Scope: The Mechanical Engineer - Process and Tools will be a member of the operation excellence team supporting continuous improvement of production processes. Working closely with factories manufacturing teams to specify, develop new and modify existing equipment and tools. They will also act as a liaison between product design engineering and production teams, supporting new solution implementation while applying lean manufacturing principles and focusing on manufacturability. Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Principal tooling fixturing designer for mechanical components or sub-systems used in production processes
  • Translate general ideas for tools, process, and equipment development, into product requirements with defined performance, design standards and testing procedures.
  • Initiate projects and contributes to define improvement and investment scope, parts breakdown, preparation of specifications and scheduling .
  • Exercise judgment within broadly defined guidelines in recommending and selecting methods and techniques for complex machining projects.
  • Contribute and lead mechanical part development projects designed for manufacturability.
  • Revise existing system or sub-systems to improve cost, functionality, and reliability.
  • Design tooling for machining systems to facilitate cost improvement application.
  • Participate in new part manufacturability.
  • Prepare or update manufacturing instructions, visual work instructions, standard operating procedures.
  • Occasionally create training materials and make presentations to Manufacturing, Engineering, Marketing, Field Service.
  • Report to management on progress of projects and advice regarding part machinability, processing options and cost
  • Limited travel required (10-20%) to collect data, participate in project meetings and prepared designs for factories located in the United States and Canada. Education, Training & Experience
    • Mechanical Engineering degree
    • Minimum five (5) years of experience in supporting manufacturing operations with a focus on process improvement.
    • Specifying Machine Types and associated Tooling requirements.
    • Tooling Design experience.
    • Fixture Design experience
    • Lean Manufacturing formal training will be an asset. Required Skills: This position requires the following skills and technical expertise:
      • Excellent verbal and written communication in English
      • Leading and executing improvement projects (scope, budget, resources, and plan
      • High mechanical aptitude and troubleshooting
      • Familiarity with DFM, DOE, FMEA, & 6-sigma principles
      • Iterative part machining development experience
      • Familiar with basic welding concepts Benefits
        • Medical
        • Dental
        • Vision
        • 401K
        • ESOP
        • Life and Disability Insurance
        • Paid Time Off
        • Floating Holidays
        • Sick Pay AAP/EEO STATEMENT Delta Star is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.


Keywords: Delta Star, Lynchburg , Mechanical Engineer - Process and Tools, Engineering , Lynchburg, Virginia

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