Chicago Recruiter | Lean Manufacturing Engineer | Mechanical Engineer

Kappa Search Inc. is a Chicago technical recruitment agency that specializes in engineering, manufacturing, operations and technical sales recruitment and placement. We are currently recruiting for several process and manufacturing engineers with lean manufacturing expertise as follows:

International manufacturer of E/M products seeks a bi-lingual(English and Chinese) manufacturing or process engineer for continuous process improvements for the company’s suburban Chicago and Chinese manufacturing plants. The ideal candidate will have experience with high-volume, automated production lines and be responsible for but not limited to the following:

- Will optimize performance of production and assembly operations to achieve company goals in quality, delivery, and cost.

- Will be responsible for effective implementation of the business tool concepts in cellular production, 5S, kaizen, kanban, one-piece-flow, standard work, and just-in-time delivery.

- Conceive, plan, develop and implement new and replacement processes and equipment to attain 5 Sigma quality with proper levels of mechanization and automation for product manufacture consistent with optimum costs, safety, ease of use and maintenance.

- Perform manufacturing process and methods designs, tool and fixtures development, work measurement and documentation, quality and productivity improvement studies and implementation of corrective action.

- Design layout of cellular workspace and integration of materials and equipment for maximum efficiency in space requirements and workflow.

- Consult with vendors to determine product specifications and acceptability of equipment, materials, or parts, according to quality standards and procedures.


Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering, BSME or equivalent

Several years process engineering experience in a lean manufacturing environment