Production Engineer - Madera, CA

Madera, CA, US, 93637

Oldcastle Infrastructure



Job ID:  488917



Oldcastle Infrastructure™, a CRH company, is the leading provider of utility infrastructure solutions for the water, energy, and communications markets throughout North America. We’re more than just a manufacturer of precast concrete, polymer concrete, or plastic products. We’re a trusted and strategic partner to engineers, contractors, distributors, specifiers, and more. With our network of more than 80 manufacturing facilities and more than 4,000 employees, we’re leading the industry with innovation and a safety-first mindset.


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Job Summary


This position will be a key resource in developing and completing manufacturing process improvement projects, including lean manufacturing implementation and capital improvement projects at Regional locations. These improvement projects will increase profitability, throughput, and quality; improving the Region’s competitive position. The Production Engineer should be self-motivated and able to work effectively in a decentralized and matrixed team environment. This position will work closely with Production, Engineering, Quality, Supply Chain, and Environmental Health and Safety.


Job Responsibilities


Manufacturing Process Improvements:


  • Develop, evaluate and improve production methods utilizing lean tools, knowledge of product design, materials and parts, tooling and production equipment capabilities, process methods, and quality control standards
  • Help identify opportunities for significant improvement at Regional locations by working with operations and/or sales teams to understand opportunities to apply lean process improvement initiatives and/or capital investment to improve profitability and competitive advantage
  • Provide oversight and guidance, planning, training and mentoring to plant-level teams executing lean process improvement activities
  • Drive manufacturing process change through active hands-on communication and coordination with plant-level teams
  • Oversee and lead plant improvement workshops to identify, diagnose and address bottlenecks and inefficiencies in production processes
  • Provide training on kaizen, 5S and lean tools and techniques as required
  • Provide follow-up and tracking to ensure identified improvement opportunities are completed as planned
  • Translate operational needs into project requirements and specifications
  • Force rank improvement opportunities – develop and implement project analysis techniques and processes to select opportunities that optimize the following desired attributes: Profit impact, Time to complete, Complexity, Risk, Cost to Implement


Capital Projects:


  • Lead identification, development and execution of capital improvement projects within Regional business operations.
  • As appropriate, solicit proposals from vendors/ contractors to address capital project requirements and specifications
  • Together with operations teams evaluate proposals received
  • Work with permitting agencies to obtain all necessary national, state, and local permits
  • Prepare and keep updated an overall project schedule
  • Oversee detailed design, drafting and engineering
  • Review and approve drawing submittals as required
  • Approve all commitments and expenditures related to the assigned project.  Track project costs to assure compliance with established budget
  • Work with Regional Sourcing Manager to prepare purchase order contracts for major vendors, engineers, and contractors.  Assist procurement in monitoring compliance with specified terms and conditions of the contracts
  • Insure all on site activities are completed safely and in accordance with company policies and procedures
  • Conduct periodic project review meetings as necessary to coordinate project activities with other site activities
  • Monitor and oversee all on site construction activities
  • Oversee system check out, testing, training, and commissioning
  • Manage punch list completion for project close out
  • Conduct performance testing, as applicable


Minimum Qualifications


  • BS in Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial, or other engineering discipline
  • 5+ years of manufacturing experience in make-to or engineered-to-order plant environment
  • In depth knowledge and practical experience applying lean manufacturing methodologies to support continuous production operations
  • Track record of achieving positive results using lean manufacturing techniques
  • Competency with Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, AutoCAD, and experience with ERP/MRP systems and project management tools
  • Effective team builder and leader with the ability to inspire and motivate a diverse team within a highly matrixed environment




  • Pay ranges from $85,000-$95,000


What CRH Offers You


  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A diverse and inclusive culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion



About CRH


CRH has a long and proud heritage. We are a collection of hundreds of family businesses, regional companies and large enterprises that together form the CRH family. CRH operates in a decentralized, diversified structure that allows you to work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of large international organization.


If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our official employment application. Please complete your online profile and it will be sent to the hiring manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest!


Oldcastle Infrastructure, a CRH Company, is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Date:  Nov 18, 2023

Nearest Major Market: Fresno
Nearest Secondary Market: Madera

Job Segment: Manufacturing Engineer, Construction, Engineer, Supply Chain, Procurement, Engineering, Operations