Current Job Openings


Function: Manufacturing Engineer
Location: Lafayette, IN
Job holder: Manufacturing Engineering
Position Summary:
Develop Lean Manufacturing Methods to continuously improve the manufacturing process in the factory, while maintaining the lowest cost and the highest quality. This individual will be responsible for manufacturing process plans and mentoring other associates.  This position will be in contact with all areas of the business.

Tasks and Responsibilities:
• Maintain process plans, Support manufacturing floor in all areas of the manufacturing process including CNC programming.
• Contact machine tool vendors for assistance as required.
• Work closely with Process Designers to ensure their training and development.
• Plant layout to ensure through put environment on the shop floor.
• Deliver complete and accurate instructions to Process Designers for all tooling and gauging required at operation of plan.
• Review tool and manufacturing drawings and support documents to validate correctness and adherence to the manufacturing process plan.
• Work with Metallurgy on selection of raw material.
• Work with Purchasing Department on purchase of all raw material, hardware and services required to manufacture the part correctly.
• Contact customers to resolve technical issues.
• Additional tasks as identified by Manufacturing Manager.
• Assist Sales as technical support with customer.
• Work with external suppliers and machine tool representatives to develop and validate all manufacturing processes
• Monitor manufacturing cost against manufacturing estimate
• Validate manufacturing time standards.
• Interact with factory personnel solve process and tooling related problems.

Knowledge & Skills Summary:
• Experienced in Lean manufacturing concepts and methods to continuously improve the manufacturing process.
• Proficiency in Solid Works Cad, Esprit Cam packages or equivalent required. 
• Familiarity with fixture and gage design.
• Ability to read blueprints.

Education and work Experience:
• BS Degree Mechanical Engineering Technology, related degree or equivalent experience
• Prefer minimum of 2 years of manufacturing engineering experience in metal working industry.

Function: Director of Environmental Health and Safety
Location: Lafayette, IN
Job holder: Operations
Position Summary:
The EHS director is responsible for the environmental, health and safety programs, committees, communication and inspections of Fairfield Manufacturing Co. Inc. Other responsibilities include: project management, coordination of communication and recording of all actions completed by other managers for safety inspections, accident investigations and/or injuries.

Tasks and Responsibilities:
• Responsible for environmental sampling and testing (agency mandated) for special wastes, non-hazardous waste, hazardous waste, wastewater, storm water, drinking water and machine fluids (hydraulic oil, cutting oil, coolant), floor cleaners, Tier 2 & Form R and air permitting.
• Employee health sampling and testing (agency mandated) for exposure to chemicals and health exposure complaints.
• Review to keep current the Environmental, Health and Safety Training for Federal and State OSHA mandated programs for all employees.
• Communicate safety for department managers (monthly), write articles for Geared Up along with having safety messages for overhead monitors and bulletin boards.
• Perform safety inspections; respond to EHS complaints and safety committee recommendation & audits, benchmarking & updating Fairfield injury numbers & rates.
• Manage Supervisor Safety Performance Program (Record all completed actions by 30 managers, compute scores, tabulate scores and communicate results for safety work orders, safety briefings, safety inspections, accident investigations and injuries).
• Evaluate, select, purchase and/or review drawings/invoices for safety services, equipment/machine/device/products and equipment to be installed or moved within the facility premise.

Knowledge & Skills Summary:
Working knowledge of all requirements for Federal and State OSHA, EPA, DOT and/or any other agency that would impose regulations on the metal working or machining industry.

• Track record for decreasing injuries and improving safety performance, avoiding environment permitting and being current with all agency record keeping/reporting on time.
• Ability to communicate to the all facility employees the importance of good EHS practices that are justified by agency needs and the same time is supportive of all production activities.
• Supervise multiple employees on a daily basis.
• Plan/Review/Implement programs and policies that would benefit all employees.

Education and work Experience:
• BA/BS degree from an accredited university/college.
• Experience in the following areas, supervision, machine shop, metal cutting/working, chemistry/environmental/safety science background or combination of all.

Function: Product Engineers - China Development
Location: Lafayette, IN
Job Description:

Design and engineer projects from inception to concept/prototype testing and approval to further business in Asia pacific region. Design and develop designs ranging from single gear sets to complete complex assemblies including gear and bearing design, stress analysis, and structural design and analysis. Perform own concept work, CAD designs, drawings and Finite Element Analysis. Coordinate introduction of new and redesigned products, coordinate special projects and perform studies to improve quality, performance and cost effectiveness of products. Support production through timely documentation, process analysis & improvement, defect analysis and other technical support. Participate in projects to improve existing process and product designs, including equipment, and assist in product transfers. Formulate proposals for projects to design and implement new processes, equipment, and mechanization of processes. Communicate with company project engineers and government officials in China to identify local manufacturing and assembly options. Communicate regarding development of contracts in China. Review Chinese language blueprints and other confidential documents describing component and product specifications.

Job Requirements:

•Bachelor's degree in Agricultural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering Technology.
Education and/or experience must include gear and transmission engineering; design and manufacturing process documentation; assembly and test processes; Assembly Design Tolerance Stackup; CAD; SolidWorks; PDM; and FEA.
Must be able to speak, read, and write in Chinese for purpose of reviewing technical Chinese language blueprints and documents and communicating with local engineers and government officials.
Must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship

Please send resume to:
Susanne Qualkenbush, Human Resources Supervisor

Fairfield Manufacturing Company, Inc.
2400 Sagamore Parkway South
P.O. Box 7940
Lafayette, Indiana 47903

Oerlikon Fairfield is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. To view the Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster, click here.
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47903 Lafayette, Indiana
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