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Production Engineer - Sioux Falls, SD

Sioux Falls, SD, US, 57104

Oldcastle Infrastructure
P&P - North



Job ID:  445783



Oldcastle Infrastructure, a CRH company, is the leading manufacturer of precast concrete, polymer concrete, and plastic products in the United States. Our products range from utility vaults, reinforced concrete pipe, catch basins, drainage and septic tanks, to retaining walls, storm shelters, wall panels, concrete barriers, a variety of prestressed concrete products and more.   With more than 80 locations nationwide and 3,000 plus employees, Oldcastle Infrastructure is committed to upholding core values of reliability, quality, and service in cutting edge ways.


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 insure 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
  • Black/green belt preferred
  • 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


What CRH Americas Offers You


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


About CRH Americas


CRH Americas has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the CRH Americas family. CRH Americas operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


Oldcastle Infrastructure, a CRH company, is a great place to grow! 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 career site. Please complete your online profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest in the CRH Americas family!


CRH Americas is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Date Posted:  Sep 16, 2022

Nearest Major Market: Sioux Falls

Job Segment: Industrial, Manufacturing Engineer, Drafting, Supply Chain, Construction, Manufacturing, Engineering, Operations