Current Job Openings

Internships: We are now accepting resumes for Summer 2015 internships in Engineering, Finance, and Continuous Improvement.

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: Senior Buyer, MRO
Location: Lafayette, IN
Job holder: Purchasing
Position Summary:
The MRO Senior Buyer displays a high-level working knowledge of the MRO purchasing process, solves problems with minimal assistance and communicates effectively with others. They will be responsible for meeting commitments and is proactive in identifying issues and driving resolution, display effective decision-making, teamwork and leadership skills.

Tasks and Responsibilities:
• Drafts purchase orders ensuring all requirements are met
• Completes change orders in a timely manner to maintain systems integrity, ensures purchase order terms and conditions are in compliance with agreements and all governing regulations.
• Negotiates agreements, pricing, delivery and other terms and conditions consistent with Fairfield’s business requirements while meeting the end users needs.
• Manages requestors through the procurement process: assists with supplier selection, requisition creation, purchase options, requests samples and maintains action items as required.
• Manages MRO supply base: investigates and approves new sources of supply, consolidates purchases among key suppliers, manages supplier performance and maintains Fairfield supplier information.

Knowledge & Skills Summary:
•   Five or more year’s vendor sourcing, vendor development and record of cost saving.
• Three or more years experience purchasing machined parts, metal components and/or MRO.

Education and work Experience:
•  Bachelor’s degree required

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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Oerlikon Fairfield
2400 Sagamore Pkwy South
P.O. Box 7940
47903 Lafayette, Indiana
United States
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