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POST DATE 9/15/2016
END DATE 11/1/2016

Parker Hannifin Corporation NEW BRITAIN, CT

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Founded in 1918, Parker Hannifin Corporation is a $13 billion, global company.With annual sales of approximately $13 billion in fiscal year 2015, Parker Hannifin is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company employs approximately 55,000 people in 50 countries around the world. Parkers engineering expertise and broad range of core technologies uniquely positions the company to solve some of the worlds greatest engineering challenges. By partnering with customers, Parker improves their productivity and profitability and seeks new ways to solve humanity's biggest challenges.The Manufacturing Engineer will support assembly operations at the Fluid Control Division's headquarters in New Britain, Connecticut.

Essential Functions

To develop and evaluate new processes and improve current process capability, efficiency, and overall productivity in all areas of manufacturing in support of the Corporate WIN Strategy. Responsible for troubleshooting equipment, designing of tools, fixtures, and gauges, and determination of process parameters to achieve desired production goals and quality standards.

Major Duties

Develop innovative solutions to complex engineering and manufacturing production problemsthrough identification and implementation of advanced manufacturing processes including conducting process analysis, applying knowledge of product design, fabrication, assembly, tooling, and materials, conferring with suppliers, and soliciting observations from the operators/production technicians. Refine and enhance processes by applying continuous improvement and key Lean manufacturing/production principles and techniques to areas of production. Recommend product changes/improvements to Product Engineers.Improve manufacturing efficiency by analyzing and planning workflow, space requirements, and equipment layout. Coordinate input that may cross multiple teams or areas; make recommendations, and implement changes.Assure product and process quality by designing testing methods, testing finished product and process capabilities, and establishing standards to confirm and validate manufacturing process requirements. Determine root cause of failure using statistical methods (e.g., design of experiment, SPC) that may result in changes in design, tolerances, or processing methods.Evaluate capital equipment investments and prepare cost justifications. Design and prepare concept drawings of new equipment or modifications to existing equipment. Manage the overall implementations of capital equipment projects.Develop tooling and fixtures for new products and processes and work with tooling vendors to supply such designs.Identify and implement solutions for issues relating to safety, quality, productivity, and cost reductions.Prepare documentation for new manufacturing processes and engineering procedures. Prepare reports summarizing analyzed process information and trends. Share specialized knowledge with others. Represent Company on specific projects, lead and participate on project teams.


- Bachelors Degree in related Engineering or Technology field and 5-7 years of related experience required. - Good math skills and familiarity with personal computer and CAD software required. - Must possess strong mechanical aptitude, ability to use basic measuring tools, and hands-on capabilities to work on projects without supervision. - Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Lotus Notes preferred. Prefer Lean manufacturing, Six Sigma, project management, FMEAs, and quality systems experience.- Must be able to work in the United States without sponsorship.Desired Skills/Knowledge:Mechanical aptitude - Able to provide real examples of successful mechanical troubleshootingProcess / Gauge CapabilityMinitabStrong test stand equipment design and troubleshooting background with an ability to upgrade from obsolete devicesTool & Process Design / CAD knowledgeEquipment layout experienceExperience with appropriation requests and project managementGeometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (for occasional use when working with Design)FMEADOEKnowledge of materialsPractical application of Lean principlesBlueprint reading, interpretation, and review for design change requestsPLC experienceExcellent technical writing ability for use in creation of work instructionsInterpersonal skills to permit ease of interaction with Assemblers from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and educational backgroundDesired Competencies: Adaptability - Able and willing to think on his/her feet and respond quickly to troubleshoot issues and assist as-needed with production challengesResilience - Bounces back from failure and tries again relentlessly until a solution is foundDeliberate - Solves problems systematically using a methodical approach while identifying short-term work-arounds when possible to keep production lines running while a long-term solution is devisedOrganized and structured in the manner he/she lays out tactical and strategic goals each day while following up to ensure completed projects are working as designedCollaborative and capable of team leadership when problem-solving, product / process design, and equipment troubleshooting are underwayComfortable in a factory environment with some days on his/her feet all day and some days concentrating on desk work - able to handle the fast pace of a high-production environment with rapidly changing prioritiesBalanced approach to time management to permit daily progress on strategic goals while meeting tactical demands of the shop floorSkilled in time management - Committed to completing the job

Equal Employment Opportunity

Parker is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Parker is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job related reasons regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. U.S. Citizenship/Permanent Resident is required for most positions. (Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/VEVRAA Federal Contractor)If you would like more information about Equal Employment Opportunity as an applicant under the law, please go to

Closing Statement

Together, we can make a smart investment in your future.Additional Comments:The essential functions have been provided as examples of the type of work performed by employees assigned to this job classification. The Company reserves the right to modify the work assignments and/or to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions. The job description is not intended to be an all inclusive list of duties and responsibilities. It is intended to describe the general nature of the position.