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: Lean Manufacturing Manager
Location: Lafayette, IN
Job Holder: Operations
Position Summary:
In this role, you will ensure that the organization improves its value stream performance by leading its Lean Transformation and its lean management office.  You will manage these programs to drive higher levels of organizational performance, customer satisfaction and meet strategic objectives.  You'll have the opportunity to define, lead and manage an effective program that drives results and influences our continuous improvement culture.

Tasks and Responsibilities:
• Lean Management
Establish & maintain appropriate Lean policies, standards and supporting documentation to support effective and consistent deployment of continuous improvement across the organization.  Create an effective Lean Leader environment to improve operational effectiveness, reduce expenses and grow continuous improvement competencies across Oerlikon Fairfield using Lean methods and practices.
• Leadership
Promote a proactive change environment by educating employees on Lean requirements and concepts.  Effectively communicate and influence in a variety of settings to achieve buy-in and results necessary for success.  Establish and maintain relationships with Lean resources, functional areas and employees to assure appropriate support and understanding of continuous improvement requirements and practices.   Develop plans, lead workshops and train employees in lean methodology and tools.
• Assessments & Critical Analysis
Conduct value stream assessments and studies on quality, costs, productivity and business process effectiveness.  Perform data analysis and statistical studies to understand current issues, trends and opportunities for fact based decisions and improvement plans.  Provide reports and updates to various levels of the organization on progress to desired results.
• Training & Development
Develop & conduct training programs to grow the Lean competency across the organization. Serve as mentor and Subject Matter Expert for employees and the organization regarding Lean. 
• Planning
Lead and develop improvement plans for Operations to support year over year improvement objectives.  Work with department leaders to establish appropriate goals and improvement plans.  Draft project charters and manage schedules, resources and deliverables to a successful conclusion.  Validate performance gains of projects.  Resolve implementation issues as appropriate. 
• Staff Management
Responsible for the overall direction, coordination and evaluation of the lean program.  Develop and empower employees to reach company, team and individual goals.  Address complaints, resolve problems and promote safety.  Carry out leadership responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.

Knowledge & Skills Summary:
• Certified Lean Manager preferred
• Demonstrated ability to apply critical thought to develop, recommend and implement strategies and programs that address company and departmental objectives.
• Outstanding written and oral communication skills for internal and external customer contact.
• Demonstrated leadership skills with direct reports and influence those with whom there is no reporting relationship.
• Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with the company executives, managers, and staff.
• Demonstrated ability to resolve conflict effectively and problem-solve.
• Excellent computer skills in a Microsoft Office environment; experience with an ERP (e.g., IFS).
• Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
• Demonstrated ability to work efficiently under conditions of multiple deadlines and changing priorities
• Ability to travel on occasion; may include international travel.

 Education and work Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Operations, Manufacturing or equivalent education and experience.
• Five - Ten years of experience leading Lean Transformations in industrial manufacturing; educating others on Lean principles and deployment planning.
• Experience with lean projects and methodology including projects with significant impact on the business.
• Five years of supervisory or management experience in project management.
• Strong project management, organizational, analytical and presentation skills.


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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