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Kyle Cato

Mechanical Engineering Opportunity with Serta Simmons Bedding

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Serta Simmons Bedding is the largest Manufacturer of Bedding in North America!  We have over 30+ Manufacturing facilities across the US. We are currently looking for a Mechanical/Safety engineer to work out of location near Hartford CT as well as Monroe, OH, and Lancaster, PA.  Please review the job description below and let me know if you would be interested.  I can be reached at kcato@sertasimmons.com.

GENERAL PURPOSE:

Provides manufacturing and safety engineering support to Plant Operations, Corporate Environmental Health & Safety and Corporate Engineering to ensure manufacturing processes, machinery, equipment, tools and systems are safe, OSHA compliant, efficient and eliminate waste and product defects. Implements engineered process improvements to positively impact Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost across multiple sites.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Partner with the Operations Manager and their team to implement the Environmental Health and Safety Program.
  • Maintain compliance with applicable OSHA, EPA and other Safety, Health and Environmental regulations.
  • Design and facilitate ergonomic improvements in production processes to reduce the manual material handling intensiveness of production processes and engineer manual lifting out of manufacturing tasks.
  • Ensure that plans and specifications for new processes, machinery and equipment meet safety requirements according to Corporate EHS guidelines.
  • Develop and implement safe production processes and efficient methods to utilize workers, machines, materials, information and energy in the production of products.
  • Implement control systems to coordinate supply chain and production planning activities to ensure products produced meet safety and quality standards and support on-time delivery of goods produced.
  • Align resources, priorities and actions to strategic operational priorities.
  • Support quality, lean and safety deployment plans within factory operations.

FUNCTIONAL SKILLS:

  • Experience, education and training in safety and lean techniques
  • Able to identify, develop, and lead projects independently and collaboratively
  • Able to excel in a team environment
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills are essential

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

  • Familiarity with safety, OSHA & EPA compliance
  • Manufacturing methods, processes and technology
  • Strong orientation toward data and financial analysis
  • Lean and Quality Management techniques and systems

KEY COMPETENCIES:

  • Strong project management skills with a demonstrated ability to complete complex projects within prescribed timeframes
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, presentation, and conflict resolution skills
  • Possess tact, maturity, flexibility, and a high energy level
  • Commitment to Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost in priority order
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to work multiple stakeholders

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering is preferred
  • 3 – 5 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Industrial safety experience a plus
  • Multi-site experience strongly desired

JOB FACTORS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Up to 50% travel
  • Cross functional team environment
  • Work is primarily sedentary in nature

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