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Manufacturing Engineer OPEX

Company: Westfall Technik
Location: Union City
Posted on: September 5, 2021

Job Description:


Westfall Technik is a global holding company which provides innovative plastics manufacturing solutions to the healthcare, consumer package goods and light industrial vertical markets. The site locations, operating within the Westfall Technik enterprise, are internationally aligned with unmatched global reach in the industry. Our proprietary Stacked Integration Model ™ enables us to operate leveraging a high degree of specialization, extensive capacities in end-to-end design, production and assembly, and first-class references in high-end manufacturing.


Competitive advantages such as vertical integration, speed-to-market and advanced manufacturing systems allow us to streamline our processes and be a complete solution provider positively impacting our customers’ business. We are powered by experienced people with diversified capabilities and specialties. We pride ourselves in developing customized solutions with precision and care. So, while there is complexity to what we do; we simplify the process to deliver a customer experience that is enjoyable and easy; providing a single point of accountability.


This simple phrase captures what Westfall Technik is all about. The statement embodies the company’s commitment to total support, complete manufacturing capabilities and its bold approach. It is our internal rallying cry. It is our philosophy. Nothing half-hearted.

Associates (and Customers) can be confident that this mantra drives the organization to be nimble, scalable and comprehensive ----no matter how complex the customers’ challenge.

We look forward to having an interesting conversation with you.


Manufacturing process engineering, process engineering and continuous improvement leader


Enthusiastic manufacturing engineering expert that thrives on change and has a passion for improving processes. The manufacturing engineer enhances current manufacturing processes to improve quality and productivity while reducing costs. He/she will apply continuous improvement methods and lean manufacturing techniques to improve existing processes and production flow.  

  Job Responsibilities:  

· Works with the production department to improve existing processes and recommends changes to enhance quality and productivity while improving profitability.   

· Creates value stream maps and utilizes lean initiatives to make assembly processes more efficient.  

· Uses Six Sigma Lean principles and tools (5S techniques, time studies, work motion studies and kaizen events) to monitor and improve productivity while ensuring quality and safety requirements are maintained.  

· Creates detailed plans for new product launches, specifications for packaging, external supplier specifications and instructions for manufacturing.  

· Properly documents new production processes and revisions per ISO13485 guidelines.  

· Develops and proposes new automation equipment for manufacturing and assembly processes to improve efficiency, safety and throughput utilizing internal designs and outside vendor support.  

· Works with manufacturing team members to identify and resolve manufacturing and quality problems related to methods, processes, equipment, and product design. 

Education and Training   

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related Engineering field or equivalent training required.  
  • 7-10 years of manufacturing or process engineering experience, preferably within an assembly environment or a plastics manufacturing environment.  
  • Strong MS Office suite skills  
  • Lean Manufacturing training and on-the-job lean implementation experience, including utilizing formal lean methodologies.  
  • Automation implementation and qualification experience  
  • Experience working within the medical device industry and familiarity with medical device quality systems and validation requirements.  
  • Strong ability to interpret engineering drawings, including GD&T experience; CAD experience and assembly fixturing design a plus   

Personal Skills:  

• Positive attitude - Maintains positive outlook while working through challenges  

• Effective communicator with all levels of organizations and all types of customers; maintaining professionalism at all times  

• Leadership - Action oriented with the ability to act independently, analyze a situation, recommend ideas and build consensus for solutions  

• Strong customer service orientation  

• Self-starter, high level of initiative  

• Goal oriented  

• Safety-first mindset  

• Out of the box mindset   



• Excellent time management skills  

• Excellent communication skills — written, verbal, active listening  

• Detail orientated  

• Ability to coordinate multiple projects and priorities (multi-task)  

• Ability to communicate at all levels with both internal and external constituents  

• Strong problem solving and analytical skills  

• Strong organization and planning skills  

• Excellent technical report writing skills  

• Collaborates with different groups to accomplish goals Ability to get along well with other team members at all levels of the organization 

Keywords: Westfall Technik, Union City , Manufacturing Engineer OPEX, Other , Union City, California

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