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Manufacturing Engineer

Company: HNI Corporation
Location: Claremont
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

This position is in Hickory, NC. Relocation assistance may be applicable. We are currently not accepting candidates with sponsorship requirements.

HBF, an industry leader in workplace furnishings and a top brand in the HNI Corporation enterprise, is in search of a Manufacturing Engineer to join our team in Hickory, NC!HNI Corporation is a global family of brands for the workplace and home dedicated to enhancing the spaces where we live, work, and gather. We pride ourselves on fostering an environment where we make a positive impact on others, upholding our beliefs in integrity, inclusion and belonging.What We Need:We are looking for a Manufacturing Engineers to join our HNI Workplace Furnishings team!

As a Manufacturing Engineer, you will be responsible for process execution and technical application of manufacturing processes and methods utilizing knowledge of product design, materials and parts, fabrication, and assembly processes with the goal of positively impacting business through lean manufacturing implementation.What You Will Do:

  • Execute process execution and technical application of manufacturing processes and methods utilizing knowledge of product design, materials and parts, fabrication, and assembly processes with the goal of positively impacting business through lean manufacturing implementation.
  • Perform research, design, and develop manufacturing processes for production flow, assembly methods and fabrication equipment in accordance with product specifications and quality standards.
  • Improve manufacturing processes and methods for cost-reduction, quality improvement and efficiency.
  • Identify root cause inaccuracies and recommend/implement process improvements and corrective action.
  • Assist management in improving and sustaining a system of production control, standard operating procedures, safety, quality control and training.
    Perform research, design and development of manufacturing processes including production flow, assembly methods and production equipment.
  • Prepare and maintain detailed layouts of buildings and equipment.
    Coordinate the manufacturing of new/revised products by establishing goals, training team members, and evaluating results.
  • Design, develop and test and/or source and cost-justify various tools, machinery, and equipment for recommended manufacturing methods.
  • Perform product/process analysis for cost reduction, quality improvement, and improved efficiency.What it takes:
    • Bachelor's degree in a technical engineering field required.
    • In rare exceptions, based on employment market and/or company need around a specific niche skillset; a combination of experience, responsibility and prior professional accomplishment will be considered as equivalent to a technical engineering degree.
    • Office furniture manufacturing experience preferred.
    • Lean manufacturing principles, including RCI, 3P, Value Stream Mapping, problem solving, and statistical analysis
    • Strong interpersonal skills with attention to detail
    • Demonstrated successful implementation of continuous process improvement programs
    • Experience with project development, management, and implementation encompassing start-to-finish planning and execution
    • Demonstrated ability to lead change, handle multiple projects and incorporate lean manufacturing principles
    • Strong communication skills with ability to motivate and influence others, as well as interact productively members within all levels of the organization and external suppliers and customers
    • Preferred experience with CAD (Computer Aided Design)
    • Advanced computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite)
    • Preferred experience with Oracle, inventory system knowledgeWe look forward to hearing from you!Why HNI Corporation?HNI Corporation (NYSE: HNI) is a manufacturer of workplace furnishings and building products, operating under two segments. The workplace furnishings segment is a leading global designer and provider of commercial furnishings, going to market under multiple unique brands. The residential building products segment is the nation's leading manufacturer and marketer of hearth products, which include a full array of gas, electric, wood, and pellet-burning fireplaces, inserts, stoves, facings, and accessories.As one of the larger employers in Iowa, HNI Corporation has been ranked by Industry Week magazine as one of the "Top 100 Best Managed Companies in the World", by Fortune magazine as "The Most Admired Company" in the furniture industry; and named by Chief Executive Magazine as one of the world's best companies for leadership development.HBF is a leader in beautifully designed, exquisitely crafted, and exceptionally constructed products. These products represent the finest in contemporary design, reflecting the essence of current culture while evoking a timeless, transcendent appeal. To realize this vision, HBF works with luminaries in the visual arts.... those whose expansive talents are woven into a tapestry of uncommon design. These rare and gifted individuals delight in collaboration with HBF, as our singular capabilities bring their creations to life. And so entwined, our products inspire.We invite you to visit us at for the best visual overview of our organization.EEO/Male/Female/Veteran/Disabled

Keywords: HNI Corporation, Gastonia , Manufacturing Engineer, Engineering , Claremont, North Carolina

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