Ideal Industries Senior Forge Engineer in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Ideal Industries, Inc.Job Locations US-CO-Colorado SpringsID 2018-1879# of Openings 1Type Regular Full-TimeShift 1stOverviewA subsidiary of IDEAL INDUSTRIES INC., Western Forge produces thehighest-quality metal work in the USA and is an American standard in premierhand tool craftsmanship. IDEAL INDUSTRIES, Inc. has been propelled by theprinciples of its founder, J. Walter Becker, for nearly a century. Sincethe beginning, this family-run enterprise has been committed to buildingideal relationships with its customers, employees and communities,creating some of the industry s most innovative and trusted products alongthe way. This commitment to quality and service will continue to spur thesuccess of IDEAL INDUSTRIES, Inc. and its family of companies , forgenerationsThe Senior Forge Engineer is responsible for developing, implementing andmaintaining methods, processes and costs for forging and heat treat. In thisrole, the Senior Engineer will work with the forging team, heat treatpersonnel, quality department and other production resources to establishtechnology changes, work procedures, process improvements and cost savingsthat meet industry specifications and/or customer requirements.The successful candidate will be a self-starter with good discipline who isdata driven, organized and detail oriented as well as someone with theability to pursue tasks independent of managerial oversight. Primaryresponsibilities include leadership of continuous improvement projects,supporting daily production needs, and implementation of quality initiatives.ResponsibilitiesThe following includes a list of primary responsibilities. Other duties willbe assigned by the manager to meet various business requirements. Forge expert for manufacturing equipment, its principle ofoperation, purpose, and its ability to meet productspecification/requirements.o Design hammer and press dies, tooling and fixtureso Develop 3D part models from 2D prints using GD&T standard practiceso Capital project management for sustainment and future development Troubleshoot tooling and manufacturing issues Sourcing and procurement of production equipment Lead and support continuous improvement and quality improvement projects.o Support manufacturing with a disciplined approach to problem solving(including fishbone diagrams, 6s, value stream mapping, job safetyanalysis, etc.) in program launches, rework and continuous improvement.o Work with Quality Control to address quality issues and processimprovements to meet customer requirements.o Coordinate with Quality to ensure proper compliance with ISO andmaintenance of work instructions, FMEAs, control plans and otherdocumentation as required.o Tool design, fabrication, sourcing and procurement Capital Project Management Project management, including but not limited to: project scopedevelopment, timeline development & adherence, coordinating internal andexternal resources, and project reporting Management of capital budget and expendituresLead and assist with new product introduction and product scale up Provide process and manufacturing perspective during product developmentprocess Lead ramp up from low to high volume manufacturing Coordinate with R&D, marketing, quality and production throughoutthe development process. Support preventative and unscheduled maintenance programo Ensure work is performed in a timely fashiono Assist with troubleshooting and root cause analysiso Ensure procedures are followedo Coordinate with internal and external resourcesAdditional Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the followingbelow. Provide technical assistance and support to our customers on an asneeded basis. May include travel to customer sites, teleconferences, etc. Maintain product and production tooling, specifications, drawings, etc. Utilize change control process Update drawings and specifications in AutoCAD or other appropriate software Production floor plan and material flow drawingsQualificationsTo perfor