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Staff Manufacturing Engineer

Veev

Veev

Other Engineering
Hayward, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, April 26, 2024

Veev is leading the way in the transformation of the construction industry with an innovative approach to modular home construction. Veev’s prefabricated closed panel systems allow homes to be assembled efficiently on site while delivering both a more sustainable and higher quality final product than traditional construction. As a new subsidiary of Lennar, Veev is leveraging the strength and scale of its parent company while maintaining the speed and disruptive approach from its roots as a Silicon Valley based startup. Veev has developed a vertically integrated approach that involves multi-disciplinary collaboration across real estate, design, development, engineering, manufacturing, and construction.

The Role

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Staff Manufacturing Engineer. The ideal candidate will possess a unique blend of hands-on technical expertise, project management skills, and leadership abilities. They will be responsible for overseeing the design, development, and implementation of manufacturing processes and equipment, with a focus on robotics, automation, and material flow optimization. The successful candidate will lead a team of engineers and subcontractors, ensuring the timely and cost-effective execution of projects while maintaining high-quality standards.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement manufacturing strategies to optimize production processes, improve efficiency, and reduce costs.
  • Lead the manufacturing engineering department, providing guidance, mentorship, and technical expertise to engineers and subcontractors.
  • Facilitate Value Stream Mapping exercises to identify opportunities for process improvement, streamline workflow, and minimize non-value-added activities that contribute to waste.
  • Design and engineer manufacturing equipment, including robotics, automation systems, and heavy machinery, with a focus on material flow optimization and productivity enhancement.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate manufacturing processes with product design for manufacturing, quality assurance, and supply chain operations.
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously, from conception to completion, ensuring adherence to timelines, budgets, and quality standards.
  • Conduct feasibility studies and risk assessments for new manufacturing initiatives, proposing solutions to address technical challenges.
  • Forecast & Oversee the selection and procurement of manufacturing equipment and technologies, evaluating vendors and negotiating contracts.
  • Develop and maintain documentation, including engineering drawings, specifications, and standard operating procedures.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in manufacturing engineering, robotics, and automation.
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement, implementing lean principles and driving initiatives to enhance operational excellence.
  • Utilize statistical process control (SPC) methods to monitor and analyze manufacturing processes, identify trends, and implement corrective actions as necessary to minimize scrap rates and enhance process efficiency.
  • Lead cross-functional teams in problem-solving activities utilizing methodologies such as A3s, root cause analysis, and process optimization techniques to address root causes of waste and scrap.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a related field. Advanced degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in manufacturing engineering, with a focus on robotics, automation, and heavy equipment design.
  • Proven track record of leading multidisciplinary teams and managing complex projects in a manufacturing environment. (Combining Mechanical design / Electrical design / Control logic and deployment)
  • Extensive hands-on experience with CAD/CAM systems, (such as SolidWorks, Catia, CamWorks, etc..) for designing manufacturing equipment and systems.
  • Strong knowledge of robotics, automation technologies, control systems, and PLC programming.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to think critically and analytically.
  • Effective communication skills, with the ability to articulate technical concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities, with a collaborative and results-driven approach to team management.
  • Familiarity with lean manufacturing principles, Six Sigma methodologies, and continuous improvement practices.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Ability to perform comprehensive ROI analyses for large equipment purchases and capital investments.

Benefits Highlights

  • Paid vacations, sick, and holidays
  • Life insurance
  • Pre-tax flexible spending accounts
  • Health benefits, dental and vision insurance

We are committed to bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives. We strive to create an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive and be their authentic self, feel a sense of community, and do great work together. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer open to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, Veteran status, or any other legally protected status.