FOX Factory, Inc. – Senior Manufacturing Engineer – Braselton, Georgia (30517)
About the Company:
For over three decades, FOX has been an industry leader in the design and development of high performance shock absorbers and racing suspension products for snowmobiles, mountain bikes, motorcycles, ATVs, UTVs, off-road cars, trucks, and SUVs.
In 1974, Bob Fox started racing his products in motocross and we haven't stopped racing since. FOX has equipped vehicles and racers that have stood atop podiums in every sport we have competed in — from the sands of Baja to the dunes of Dakar.
Our team of engineers perform rigorous tests with our athletes year round. The data we collect from performance testing and our application of that knowledge to our product is what separates FOX from every other suspension company.
The Senior Manufacturing Engineer reports to the Manufacturing Engineering Manager and is responsible for supervising the daily activity of the El Cajon manufacturing engineering staff. This position is also responsible for helping to resolve customer complaints, implementing continuous improvement projects, and assisting other departments as necessary to resolve issues related to the production process. This position will also supervise the preparation of the assembly lines for the move to Fox’s Georgia expansion, and will transition to the Georgia facility after the completion of the transfer activity.
Responsibilitiesinclude but not limited to:
Develops, evaluates, and enhances manufacturing methods, utilizing knowledge of product design, materials and parts, fabrication processes, tooling and production equipment capabilities, assembly methods, and quality control standards.
Analyzes and plans work force utilization, space requirements, and workflow, and designs layout of equipment and workspace for maximum efficiency.
Confers with planning and design staff concerning product design and tooling to ensure efficient production methods.
Confers with vendors to determine product specifications and arrange for purchase of equipment, materials, or parts, and evaluates products according to specifications and quality standards.
Estimates production times, staffing requirements, and related costs to provide information for management decisions.
Confers with management, engineering, and other staff regarding manufacturing capabilities, production schedules, and other considerations to facilitate production processes.
Applies statistical methods to estimate future manufacturing requirements and potential.
Evaluates manufacturing processes by designing and conducting research programs; applying knowledge of product design, fabrication, assembly, tooling, and materials; conferring with equipment vendors; soliciting observations from operators.
Develops manufacturing processes by studying product requirements; researching, designing, modifying, and testing manufacturing methods and equipment; conferring with equipment vendors.
Improves manufacturing efficiency by analyzing and planning work flow, space requirements, and equipment layout.
Assures product and process quality by designing testing methods; testing finished- product and process capabilities; establishing standards; confirming manufacturing processes.
Provides manufacturing decision-making information by calculating production, labor, and material costs; reviewing production schedules; estimating future requirements.
Prepares product and process reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
Provides manufacturing engineering information by answering questions and requests.
Maintains product and company reputation by complying with government regulations.
Keeps equipment operational by coordinating maintenance and repair services; following manufacturer's instructions and established procedures; requesting special service.
Maintains product and process data base by entering data.
Completes design and development projects by training and guiding technicians.
Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
Minimum 8 years working as a manufacturing engineer in an automotive tier I facility.
Requires a Bachelor’s in industrial, mechanical, or electrical engineering.
Must be well-versed in Hardware and Software Specifications, Manufacturing Methods and Procedures, Manufacturing Quality, Product Development, Presenting Technical Information,
Must be able to read blue prints, understand engineering drawings and have basic proficiency working within AutoCAD.
Experience in APQP, PFMEA, continuous improvement methodology and other Automotive Tools.
Experience in supporting new manufacturing operations as well as product transfers is preferred.
Experience in supporting processes in Tier 1 Automotive supplier environments.
Working experience in Toyota Production systems, lean manufacturing, Six Sigma, and implementation of these programs in facilities, with proven and measurable improvements.
Ability to reside in California during the transition period, and capacity to transfer knowledge and maintain ownership and leadership of company culture in the new factory.
Internal Number: 1658
About FOX Factory, Inc.
For over three decades, FOX has been an industry leader in the design and development of high performance shock absorbers and racing suspension products for snowmobiles, mountain bikes, motorcycles, ATVs, UTVs, off-road cars, trucks, and SUVs.In 1974, Bob Fox started racing his products in motocross and we haven't stopped racing since. FOX equipped vehicles and racers have stood atop podiums in every sport we have competed in — from the sands of Baja to the dunes of Dakar.Our team of engineers perform rigorous tests with our athletes year round. The data we collect from performance testing and our application of that knowledge to our product is what separates FOX from every other suspension company.