For more than 100 years, our passionate mission of safety empowers us to protect lives.
MSA Safety is a global leader in the development of safety equipment and pioneering technology that helps protect people and facility infrastructures around the world. We are committed to providing the latest in innovative, best-in class safety solutions that feature integrated systems capability and allow our customers to return safely to their families and friends. Every day our customers place their lives in our hands. In response, we provide them with protection they can trust. It is gratifying to lead the way as a source of inspiration. Would you like to join our team of more than 5,000 employees world-wide dedicated to this purpose? We hope so.
We re looking for a hands-on Industrial Engineer with project leadership and problem-solving skills to work in our collaborative team environment. While reporting to the Engineering Manager, you ll lead process improvement projects, develop and implement work standards and participate on product development teams within the Ada, OK facility. If this sounds like an exciting opportunity, then we want to hear from you!
Major responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Cost Engineering / Manufacturing Documentation. Conduct time studies, define manufacturing costs, and develop/implement/maintain work standards and manufacturing documentation (routings, etc.).
Cost Reduction Initiatives. Lead the identification, scoping, and execution of projects to reduce product manufacturing costs, collaborating with supervisors, factory managers, engineers, and other associates.
Safety and Ergonomics. Actively advocate behavior-based safety in all aspects of plant operations, adhering to company and site-specific safety policies, practices, and programs, including the OSHA VPP program. Initiate efforts to improve workplace ergonomics.
Continuous Improvement. Initiate, lead, participate, and provide training (problem solving, work flexing, etc.) required to effectively complete improvement efforts. Work together with factory leadership to sustain improvements. Participate in MSA Operating System activities that include daily communication meetings, department performance monitoring and problem solving.
NPD Team Participation. Actively participate on NPD teams led by Product Engineering. Provide input to ensure that proposed designs are realistic and feasible within a Lean Manufacturing environment. Communicate challenges of current manufacturing processes and drive efforts to incorporate design for manufacturability and assembly concepts. Coordinate participation from peer experts to advise on manufacturability as necessary.
Capital Equipment. Recommend capital equipment additions and develop appropriate justifications. Effectively manage the implementation and commissioning of such additions.
Operations. Review production order closeout variances, determine root causes, and recommend corrective actions.
Teamwork. Develop and maintain positive work relationships with individuals in all organizational levels, both inside and outside the Ada plant.
Special Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
Solid interpersonal skills, including the ability to influence attitudes and behaviors
Proven ability to simultaneously and independently manage multiple tasks, solve technical problems, lead projects, and work effectively in cross-functional teams
Demonstrated ability to drive execution of projects including the ability to identify and act upon potential improvements
Excellent written, presentation and verbal communication skills
Strong organizational, multi-tasking, problem solving and team-building skills
Bachelor s degree in Industrial Engineering from an ABET accredited program
This position is available at two different career levels based upon experience and education:
Level one (Staff I): Entry level, no relevant industry experience
Level two (Staff II): 2 years of relevant industry experience
Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing Techniques (Value Stream Mapping, One Piece Flow, Setup Reduction, Lean Management, Visual Controls, etc.)
Six Sigma and project management experience
Experience with SAP, MS Project, AutoCAD, DraftSight