• ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

    • Identifies, develops, and executes cost reduction and process improvement ideas into scalable and measurable projects.
    • Develop, lead, and support Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement initiatives.
    • Plan and conduct value stream analysis to ascertain the best process flow of operations and workflow.
    • Work with the production team, supervisors, and maintenance department to implement Continuous Improvement/Lean Manufacturing activities.
    • Coordinate changes to current manufacturing processes to meet safety, quality, delivery, and cost goals.
    • Review, create, and improve manufacturing process using Lean/Six-Sigma principles.
    • Provides recommendation on automation needs supported with throughput improvement calculation and simulated tests.
    • Plans and directs manufacturing personnel in fabrication of test control apparatus and equipment, as well as development of methods and procedures for testing products or systems.
    • Find waste in manufacturing floor and drive change methods to streamline manufacturing operations.
    • Researches and analyzes data such as specifications and manuals to determine feasibility of design or application.
    • Understand manufacturing and test equipment concepts, technologies, and techniques.
    • Designs manufacturing processes within schedule and budgetary parameters.
    • Work with other engineering stakeholders and customers on problem solving and continuous improvement to the design of equipment and products and may develop corrective and preventive action plans
    • Write and update work instructions and other documents (e.g., specifications, procedures).
    • Analyzes and designs layout of equipment and workspace for maximum efficiency.
    • Provides information for management decisions from a practical and technical cost perspective.
    • Confers with management, engineering, and other staff regarding manufacturing capabilities, production schedules, and other considerations to facilitate production processes.
    • Provide hands-on troubleshooting support for production team to help maintain product flow and support timely delivery to customers
    • Solve technical issues by identifying root cause(s) and identifying both short-term and long-term countermeasures - utilizing problem solving process when appropriate
    • Collaborate closely with relevant multi-functional departments to determine priorities and ensure efficient performance of production areas and timely product delivery
    • Provide input for Design for Manufacturing on new product development (NPD).
    • Working with the production team, supervisors, and engineering, create and maintain labor routings, process control plans and testing plans for current and new processes.


  • QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
    • Minimum of 2-year experiences in Lean Manufacturing.
    • Minimum of one year of experience working in the sheet metal industry.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of Lean Manufacturing principles, general safety practices and OSHA regulations, safety policies, and safe manufacturing procedures.
    • Minimum Green Belt Six Sigma certification.
    • Knowledge of building basic machinery.
    • Proficiency in 3D design.
    • Proficiency in process mapping in a manufacturing environment.
    • Fundamental Engineering (FE) Exam Certification.
    • Fluent in English, and/or Vietnamese or Spanish.
    • Knowledge of 3D printing and ability to design and protype finished components.
    • Knowledge of sheet metal process manufacturing. Working knowledge of manufacturing equipment and electro-mechanical machinery. Have experience using hand and mechanical tools.
    • Working knowledge of manufacturing automation (Able to identify application automation in manufacturing floor).
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and SolidWorks.
    • Hands on approach to problems.
    • Knowledge and utilization of Statistical Process Control (SPC).
    • Ability to break down complex problems in a simplified way, conduct root cause analysis and provide clear, well-thought-out recommendations for corrective actions.
    • Strong, team-oriented leadership skills with presence and a bias for action.
    • Knowledge of PLC control programs (understanding of ladder logic and relays).
    • Familiarity with Java programming languages.
    • Ability to pass background check and drug screen.

    Salary commensurate with experience

  • Comprehensive benefits are an important component of an employee's compensation package. Hercules recognizes the contribution of every team member and therefore is pleased to offer a competitive and cost-effective benefits package to support your needs and long-term goals.

    Hercules Industries offers the following insurance: medical, dental, vision, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, and Employee Life Insurance (Basic Life/AD&D and Voluntary Life AD&D). We pay Holiday, vacation, and sick time; as well as a Flexible Spending Plan, Wellness Program, and Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

    We offer a 401(k) Savings Plan and an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Effective October 1, 2019, Hercules became an employee-owned company. An ESOP is a qualified retirement plan.

    Hercules encourages and supports participation in service activities that contribute to our community. Employees are permitted to take three paid hours of work time per month to participate in an approved community service activity.