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Mechanical Engineer - Process and Tools

Company: Delta Star
Location: Lynchburg
Posted on: November 19, 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 power substations in North America. Full-Time, Salary Position Company Info Delta Star provides power solutions for utilities across North America. This includes manufacturing 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, automatic voltage regulations, and 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. PURPOSE 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. Acts as a liaison between product design engineering and production teams, supporting new solution implementation while applying lean manufacturing principles and focusing on manufacturability. Main 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 contribute to defining 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. Education and Work Experience
    • Mechanical Engineering degree is a plus.
    • In lieu of a degree 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. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
      • 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 Travel Requirements
        • Limited travel required (10-20%) to collect data, participate in project meetings and prepared designs for factories located in the United States and Canada. Work Environment and Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to frequently walk; talk or hear; and use hands to finger, handle or feel. The employee is required some of the time to stand and sit. The employee is required to occasionally climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; reach with hands and arms. The employee must some of the time lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. There is no special vision requirement for this job. Other Duties Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


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

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