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Cinch Connectivity Solutions Principal Manufacturing Engineer in Waseca, Minnesota

Job Description Primary Objective of Position Under limited supervision, provides technical support to production work cells for continuous improvement with specific focus on quality, productivity, cost reductions, safety and effective corrective actions. Will be responsible for assigning work, giving direction, coordination and evaluation of Manufacturing Engineers and technicians. Technical Job Functions Develops and maintains detailed work instructions and visual aids for product assembly. Implements procedures that ensure continued operational excellence throughout the plant. Interfaces with production operators and technicians to establish Manufacturing standards and methods for inspection, testing, and product qualification. Interprets technical documentation related to product manufacturing and acceptability such as schematics; engineering drawings, customer controlled specifications, and military/industry standards. Supports and assists in the implementation of all key matrices. Records, summarizes, and presents data/information significant to department Monitors trends in quality data (yields, defects per million, scrap, CARs), executes corrective actions and identifies continual improvement opportunities in response to product and process failures. Drives the optimization of process efficiency and effectiveness (yields) through collaboration with production operators, supervisors, and technicians by utilizing effective root cause and corrective action analysis. Document process procedures and specifications which conforms to established HAZMET regulations and general safety practices. Initiates Continuous Improvement activities. Recommends modifications to existing quality or production standards to achieve optimum quality within limits of equipment capability. Coordinates with customers, suppliers and other engineering staff to resolve quality-related issues. Performs thorough root-cause analysis, creates project plans and timelines, implements changes and verifies the effectiveness of those changes. Defines the manufacturing review process to verify/improve production and ensure that tooling and assembly processes are in place to for efficient assembly practice. Demonstrates competency in the design and evaluation of tooling, fixturing, and gauging. Leads cost reduction efforts across the operation that decreases labor and material costs. Interface with the customer in supporting the design and development of new products. Provides guidance and leadership to Manufacturing Engineers, Industrial Engineers, Technicians, and production in projects and other responsibilities. Participates in interviewing, hiring, and training employees. Responsible for evaluation of employees which includes, performance assessment, coaching, disciplining, addressing complaints and resolving problems. Participates in the annual business planning process as related to capital tooling and equipment requirements to support new processes, new products and cost reduction programs. Other duties as required. Bel Fuse is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected Veteran status.