Provides quality, assembly, and operational technical assistance in support of vehicle production for all tooling/equipment and vehicle performance. Develops and maintains assembly process standards, specifications, and work methods. Identifies causes and provides solutions to actual or potential assembly problems. Identifies issues and follows-up to initiate problem resolution corrective action and communications with Spartan Motors operators, supervisors, and quality personnel. Design, modify and create specifications for tools and equipment. Work with maintenance and vendor services for preventative maintenance and repairs to tools/equipment. Works closely with assembly operation to ensure assembly procedures are being maintained at Spartan Motors to meet ISZA requirements. Develops action plans to resolve assembly and vehicle performance problems. Initiates problem resolution communications and follows-up to implement corrective action. Identify tooling/equipment issues and coordinate corrective action for maintenance and/or vendor service repair. Develops plans for special projects. Processes improvements, cost reduction, new work content procedures, assembly tools/equipment and methods, etc. Sets and monitors assembly methods and key characteristics. Measures and analyzes production parameters and part specifications. Maintains tooling database, spare parts, manuals, schematics and monitors correct operation of tools. Reads and interprets engineering drawings, assembly documents, manuals and specifications.
Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing Engineering/Industrial Management and minimum three years related experience. Requires knowledge of quality control techniques (TQM, SPC, etc.), blueprints and engineering drawings, assembly tooling and fixtures, dimensional parts tolerancing, OBDII, vehicle flash programming, DVT, DC electric assembly tools, and fluid evacuation and fill. Proficient PC skills, proficiency in AutoCAD 2012 (preferred), C++ programming (preferred) and Allen Bradley ladder logic. Good written and verbal communication skills including the ability to write clear and concise technical findings and recommendations. Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings, equipment manuals, schematics, assembly documents and specifications. Ability to prepare mechanical drawings, plant layouts and assembly sketches. Ability to prepare and conduct training and business presentations. This is a hands on position that will require the employee to physically complete installations and repairs on equipment that include climbing ladders, pneumatics, electrical and hydraulics.