The Weir Group PLC

  • Manufacturing Engineer Co-Op

    Job ID 2019-21892
    Posted Date 6 months ago(8/19/2019 8:22 PM)
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  • Company Profiles

    Weir has been in business since 1871 and our sustainability and success has been built on attracting, retaining, and developing exceptional people.


    As a global company, employing around 15,000 people in over 70 countries, we reflect the diversity of our customers in the diversity of our people and ensure everyone is given the opportunity to flourish regardless of their gender, race, beliefs or background.


    Weir is an inclusive and innovative organisation where you can be your authentic self. We continually develop our talent and diversity of thought to keep our business relevant, innovative and successful for the future.






    Enabling our people to unleash their full potential is central to ‘We are Weir’, our vision, mission, and strategic priorities. We aim to be the most admired engineering business in our markets and we'll achieve that ambition by being the employer of choice in our markets.


    We offer a wide range of career opportunities across a variety of technical and business roles in engineering, manufacturing and service locations worldwide.

    Business Need / Purpose of Role

    Under the supervision of the Manufacturing Engineering Manager, the Manufacturing Engineer I is responsible for developing and implementing methods, machines, and tooling in order to cost effectively manufacture quality parts according to design specifications in accordance with company policies and procedures.  Also responsible for utilizing continuous improvement methods to seek out and eliminate waste in our processes.

    Objectives & Measurement - Key Responsibilities


    • Promote standardized methods and technologies where appropriate
    • Participate in assigned projects including but not limited to the following phases: planning, executing, monitoring & controlling and closing while under general supervision
    • Research, recommend and justify new processes, tools and capital equipment
    • Author basic technical reports
    • Author and revise CNC programs and/or process instructions, as required to support machining, welding, fabrication, assembly, test, paint and material handling process development and documentation
    • Maintain manufacturing process databases
    • Participate in short and long term operations planning, plant layout, process planning, routing creation and estimating manufacturing costs
    • Plan, organize, and conduct technical projects under general supervision
    • Provide manufacturing technical support to Operation’s employees
    • Facilitate cost reduction initiatives by use of employee involvement, bench marking, technological advances, suppliers and experience
    • Participate in the deployment of continuous improvement initiatives to eliminate waste in our processes by utilizing Lean tools such as value streams, TPM, 5S, visual factory and SMED
    • Coordinate with other Manufacturing Engineers to ensure accurate and appropriate job information is available for use on the shop floor
    • Design and manage production or procurement of simple jigs and fixturing to improve process efficiency, quality and/or capacity throughout manufacturing and operations processes
    • Maintain technical competency and remain current in technology and changes in industry
    • Attend training, safety, employee, and department meetings, as required
    • Regular and reliable attendance is a key to performance of this job
    • Promote and maintain a flexible, cooperative, team oriented, and customer focused attitude within and between departments
    • Complete special projects as assigned
    • Comply with all Operations Department and Company policies, procedures, and programs
    • Keep the Manufacturing Engineering Manager aware of pertinent issues and information warranting their knowledge, action and/or resolution
    • Follow and comply with all safety and work rules and regulations
    • Maintain departmental housekeeping standards
    • Participate on cross-functional teams to continuously improve processes, methods, products and quality
    • Nothing in this position description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time

    Job Knowledge / Education and Qualifications

    Education and/or Experience:           

    Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related technical field from four-year college or university; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


    Language Skills:

    Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals and technical procedures.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from internal and external customers.  Ability to write technical presentations that conform to prescribed style and format.  Ability to effectively present information to peers and management.



    Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


    Reasoning Ability:

    Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


    Computer Skills:

    Requires the ability to operate a variety of standard business machines, such as computer, scanner and fax machine.  Able to utilize business and manufacturing related software (email, MS office, CAD/CAM, MES).  Able to correctly use various measuring equipment used by shop employees.  Able to utilize technical reference material to understand tooling geometry and determine metal removal specifications.  Able to use scientific calculators or software to perform geometric and trigonometry functions.     


    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

    Requires a valid driver’s license.  Certificate of class completion of CAD/CAM software (Mastercam preferred).



    Strong mechanical and mathematical background with ability to interpret comprehensive blueprints. Must be a self-starter with the ability to exercise considerable initiative, judgment, and discretion.  Strong analytical and problem solving skill, organization, communication (oral, written, auditing), motivation, human relations, record keeping, and follow through skills required.  Strong interpersonal skills providing the ability to communicate and work objectively with all levels of the organization to improve efficiencies through process improvements.  Ability to project and maintain professionalism with a diversity of people inside and outside the company.  Ability to work under pressure and in stressful situations and maintain attention to detail. 


    Understand and able to produce programs and setup instructions using CAD/CAM software. Understand and able to use Microsoft Excel to setup and execute spread sheets (graphs, caluclations, etc). Able to utilize CAD software to maintain plant layouts and plan work cell improvements.


    Ability to read micrometers, verniers, indicators, and machinist scales. In-dpeth knowledge of machining and required inspection equipment. Thoroughly familiar with various cutting tools, (high-speed steel, coated H.S.S., carbide, etc...) and ability to determine cutting specifications. Familiar with various materials (cast iron, steel, etc.) and appropriate tooling to machine them.


    Physical Demands:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel.  The employee is frequently required to sit, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, and taste or smell.


    The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, color, and peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus.


    Work Environment:

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    Work is occasionally performed near moving mechanical parts, and in high, precarious places.  Occasional exposure to fumes or airborne particles, outdoor weather conditions, extreme heat and sudden temperature changes.  Loud noise.

    Core Competencies

    Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; measures self against standard of excellence; takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.


    Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.


    Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.


    Design - Generates creative solutions; translates concepts and information into images; uses feedback to modify designs; applies design principles; demonstrates attention to detail.


    Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.


    Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; develops realistic action plans.


    Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.


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