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Manufacturing Mechanical Engineer

Engineering | San Diego, CA, United States
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Xylem |ˈzīləm|

1) The tissue in plants that brings water upward from the roots;

2) a leading global water technology company.

Xylem, a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, is the leading global provider of efficient, innovative and sustainable water technologies improving the way water is used, managed, conserved and re-used. Our international team is unified in a common purpose: creating advanced technology and other trusted solutions to solve the world’s water challenges. We are committed to creating an organization of inclusion and diversity, where everyone feels involved, respected, valued and connected, and where everyone is free to bring their authentic selves and ideas.

If you are excited and passionate about helping us #letssolvewater, we want to hear from you!

The Role: SonTek, a Xylem Brand, seeks to hire a Manufacturing Mechanical Engineer.
As Mfg. Mech. Engineer, this person will respond to the needs of the production floor in order to keep production running smoothly.  Responsibilities include maintenance and creation of all assembly processes, tools, fixtures, and equipment.  Product/fixture documentation and continuous improvement/cost reduction activities will also be required. This person will address to completion all quality issues, obstacles to shipment, failures, and mfg. floor layout needs.

Essential Duties/Principal Responsibilities:

  • Creating clear, concise, detailed, and accurate standard manufacturing processes in collaboration with the production management and users.
  • Update and improve assembly processes as required collaborating with production using Engineering Change process to implement.
  • Specifying, designing, documenting, building, and implementing assembly fixtures for the production floor.
  • Researching, specifying, procuring, and implementing equipment and tools for the production floor.
  • Provide daily technical support to attack and resolve problems with processes, equipment, or material in a timely manner
  • Addressing, analyzing, and resolving any failures or problems encountered on the production floor.
  • Implementation and maintenance of equipment calibration such as torque control drivers.
  • Ensure product quality by proposing, driving, and implementing changes to documentation and design.
  • Take ownership of quality issues that arise by collaborating with Purchasing, Planning, Inventory Control, R&D.
  • Collaborate and communicate with suppliers when mechanical issues come up to contribute to successful relationship.
  • Utilize Oracle ERP for Item Number, Bill of Material, and Labor time creation and changes, and engineering changes.
  • Maintain accurate routing steps and labor hours in Oracle and make changes as required.
  • Maintenance and updates of Oracle Product Configurator due to product updates and engineering changes.
  • Contribute to new product design reviews with Design for Manufacturability input.
  • Specify manufacturing equipment, tools, and fixtures required for new product.
  • Conduct pre-pilot and pilot run activities, ensuring that everything works for production and results in quality product.
  • Implementation of Continuous Improvement methods and tool as required on the production floor e.g. 5S, efficiency of motion, time study, etc.
  • Identifying, implementing, and documenting Point Kaizens, Kaizen events and continuous improvements to be a significant contributor to cost/waste reduction efforts.
  • Providing safe work environment for production by implementing safety solutions as required.
  • Participation in Xylem Watermark volunteer activities

Minimum Qualifications: Education, Experience, Skills, Abilities, License/Certification:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Manufacturing, or Industrial Engineering
  • 3-5+ Years hands-on experience in Manufacturing Environment
  • Computer skills, including intermediate level SolidWorks and Microsoft Office software
  • Critical thinking skills to solve problems
  • Working experience with ERP systems (Oracle experience preferred) and Engineering Change Orders
  • Technical writing skills necessary to create work procedures for non-technical personnel
  • Experience with Continuous Improvement efforts inclusive of Lean Mfg. principles, Kaizen events, 5S, and cost reduction preferred.

We Offer You More Than Just “A Job”

  • Professional Development – To advance the capabilities of our people, we offer a wide variety of experiences to support our employees’ professional growth and continuous learning.
  • Total Rewards – We offer comprehensive programs for compensation, benefits, recognition, learning and development, work-life integration and corporate citizenship.
  • Watermark – Watermark is our corporate social responsibility program working to provide education and access to safe water to ensure healthy lives, gender equality, and resilient communities. Employees have the opportunity to learn and volunteer on various water-related projects.
  • Employee Networks – Our Employee Networks provide a professional, supportive network for employees from diverse backgrounds, including Women’s, LGBT+ and Allies, Veteran’s, People of Color and Allies, Hispanic Origin & Latin Affinity, Emerging Leaders, and Working Parents Networks.

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

(The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters and must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Regularly required to sit or stand, reach, bend and move about the facility
  • Must be able to lift 30 pounds
  • Office: Standard office equipment; work usually performed in an office setting free from any disagreeable elements.
  • Standard weekly job hours: 40 hours

Xylem is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.


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