PLANT ENGINEER

Lexington Home Brands, a global manufacturer, and marketer of home furnishings, and a recognized leader in innovative design, lifestyle merchandising, and aspirational marketing has an immediate job opening for a full-time Plant Engineer – Upholstery at its Upholstery Operations in Hildebran, NC.

Job Requirements





  • Setting up new and maintaining current labor rating standards for both incentive and hourly labor functions throughout plant operations.


  • Auditing of payroll periodically to fact check labor additives not in the incentive standards being manually handled on the floor to be acceptable.


  • Conduct proper time studies to verify labor standards are accurate and attainable based upon work content.


  • Working with final BOM Set ups and maintaining them in the system. Identifying correct labor and materials for the item being produced. Correcting inaccuracies.


  • Work with the Product Development Department in obtaining the necessary information needed for new product BOM development. Provide timely new product market BOM's for accurate costing to be completed.


  • Work with Plant Management Staff to maintain a high level of departmental processing efficiencies for maximum product throughput. Identifying bottlenecks and clearing them.


  • DevelopPlant efficiency metrics and communicate those results to Plant Management as needed.


  • Provide engineering solutions for products through creative design and by applying up-to-date design solutions, techniques, methods, and technology.


  • Working with Product Development Manager to engineer (draw) new frame constructions for internal frame manufacturing as well as local or overseas sourcing for the Indoor and Outdoor product lines.


  • Maintaining these detail files on an on-premise data server and collaborating on any updating with Corporate Engineering and Asia Operations team.


  • Produce and manage engineering related documentation (e.g. photos, CAD drawings, etc.)




Qualifications



Experience:



  • Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university, preferably in Furniture Design, Industrial Design, Engineering, or technical related field; or five to seven (5-7) years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Strong, current experience in MS Office, SolidWorks-3D, AutoCAD or equivalent.


  • Familiarity with CNC router capabilities, other types of machining operations, and assembly techniques as they apply to upholstered frame design and engineering.


  • Previous exposure to the furniture industry and any ERP type system a plus


  • Required Skills:



  • Strong organizational skills to ensure each project is completed on time and within budget


  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task well; ability to work independently and with other functional areas; attention to detail


  • Ability to exercise independent judgment, be pro-active, and follow-through on work assigned by organizing, prioritizing and staying on task


  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with a variety of organizational users outside of the product development area and in a multitude of settings; face-to-face, phone, and email


  • Displays a positive attitude, strong work ethic and ability to work in a team environment


  • Ability to occasionally lift up to 50lbs.


  • Job Type: Full-time



  • Relevant: 5 years (Required)


  • Education:



  • Bachelor's (Required)



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