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Industrial Engineer

West Henrietta, New York Contract Job ID: 2110143554
Estimated Duration: 24 months


AKKA Technologies is currently looking to hire Industrial Engineer for its Casting Re-industrialization Project with their customer who operates worldwide in rail transport market.

  • To support current needs of casting re-industrialization activities, customer is anticipating developing some Product and Processes with Supplier.
  • Manage the update of existing drawings into 3D models with separate cast and machined. 
  • Take input from foundries and machine shops to improve manufacturability while maintaining current print requirements. 
  • Launch new patterns and verify casting and machining FAIs pass along with functional assembly check with customer's manufacturing team.
  • Approximately 300 part numbers are expected to be in the scope of this project.

Primary services to be provided
  • Manage co-engineering activities between CAD, foundry, machine shop to develop updated 3D models and prints and launch new casting patterns
  • Provide input to the CAD supplier regarding questions about drawings to create 3D models and prints by measuring existing parts or consulting with Engineering
  • Transfer foundry and machining requests to CAD supplier and verifies customer's engineering requirements are maintained while improving manufacturability
  • Coordinate and conduct engineering reviews of prints with relevant parties to reach agreement before tooling is launched
  • Work with Supplier Product Quality Development (SPQD) to apply the application of the DFQ process and ensure FAI Go at casting/machining levels
  • Schedule and perform fit/form/function check in assembly with customer's manufacturing to verify that new castings pass
Management, performance and reporting 
  • Informs Product Industrialization Manager (PIM) in charge of transfer activities, Sourcing, Industrial and Engineering / Projects Teams and entities about the issues
  • Track and report progress of castings in all stages until tool is commissioned
  • Reports activity, manages indicators (example visual management)
Key KPI’s:
  • Updated 3D models and prints of castings
  • Creating/updating Tool Request Forms
  • Tracking of casting/machining/assembly FAIs at suppliers and 3F (fit/form/function) tags
  • Change Requests submitted for print updates
Required Technical Skills
o    Mechanical engineering with industrialization background
       Machining operations and industrial flow
  • CNC milling, turning, grinding
  • Fixturing and tooling
 Special processes experiences 
  • Casting (investment and sand for iron, steel, brass, aluminum; die casting for aluminum)
  • Heat treatment 
  • Painting
o    Mechanical drawing reviews
  • 3D CAD experience (Solid works preferred)
  • Understanding of GD&T
o    Inspection experience
  • CMM relative to drawing
  • GD&T
Required Soft and behavioral skills
  • Leadership, result oriented and Customer focus
  • Capacity to work by influencing, convincing and motivating people without having direct authority (for suppliers, between Alstom department)
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Strong engineering/manufacturing skillsets
  • Experience in supplier relationship and management
  • Organized, reactive, agile, strong communication skills
More Details

PDS Tech, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

Founded in 1977, PDS Tech, Inc. is one of the nation's premier specialty staffing firms with 31 offices nationwide. We offer a full range of benefits including:

  • Health insurance
  • Paid holidays
  • Weekly payroll
  • Immediate 401(k) eligibility
  • Completion Bonuses
  • Training
  • Please note availability of benefits may vary by position

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