Manufacturing Engineer – Albany, NY

BullEx is an award winning, high growth company that manufactures and sells innovative fire and safety training products to a global customer base. BullEx is devoted to utilizing smart technology to develop life-saving products and has offices in nine countries. We are seeking innovators, creators, sales generators, and engineers to join our team and add to our unique entrepreneurial culture.

The Role:

The Manufacturing Engineer will fulfill the engineer role in manufacturing processes related to BullEx products; Large Prop, Trailer and Core. The Engineer provides manufacturing drawings; Advises on the manufacturability of designed parts; Assists in the design and quote of BullEx Products; Supports day-to-day manufacturing by adjusting part design, sourcing, processes and operating procedures; Adjusts and redesigns products; and Implements the changes to a product through the ERP software and internal production processes.

What You’ll Do:

  • Create drawings for trailer projects
    > Customer approval drawings
    > Trailer manufacturing drawings
    > Framing drawings
    > Electrical wiring drawings
  • Create and adjust manufacturing drawings for core and large prop products;
    > Work with vendors without full manufacturing drawings
  • Work with other engineers to discuss manufacturability of a design
  • Assist in design and quote process for custom trailer and large prop projects;
    > Obtain quotes for industrial fabrication, trailer fabrication and trailer services
  • Support production by working hands-on when needed
  • Write changes to manuals and marketing materials
  • Support day-to-day operations
    > Find alternative parts
    > Solve material quality issues
    > Refine QC processes
    > Update Standard Operating Procedures with technician’s help
    > Find new production processes to address quality, cycle time and cost
    > Identify the need and provide tools, dies, jigs, etc
  • Implement product changes in production cells to address quality, cycle time and cost
  • Work with Service Team;
    > Take service calls and troubleshooting for new failure modes
    > Train service team to deal with common issues
    > Work with service to estimate failure rates and identify trends.
  • Other duties as needed

The Experience You’ll Need:

  • A minimum of an Associate’s degree in Engineering Technology, Industrial Engineering or similar from an ABET accredited institution. Relevant skills and experience are highly valued in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree. Therefore associate degree holders are encouraged to apply.
  • Preference is given to candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or similar from an ABET accredited institution.
  • Must have education or experience in computer aided design and manufacturing. Preferably AutoCAD Inventor.
  • Experience making manufacturing drawings vendors can quote on and use for production.
  • Experience with residential construction; framing, power wiring and plumbing.
  • Familiarity with design of burner or gas fueled appliances
  • Familiarity with codes & standard relating to fueled appliances
  • Working with vendors without full manufacturing drawings.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to communicate and manage well at all levels of the organization and with staff at remote locations is critical.
  • Strong problem solving and creative skills; ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analyses
  • High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results-orientation
  • Travel as needed for service (available for travel internationally and domestically 2% of a year).

Relationship & Contacts:

This position will report to the Engineering Manager and have direct contact with engineering, sales, production, service and vendors and service providers.

Mental Requirements:

  • Displays ambitious, positive attitude
  • Interpersonal skills to build relationships with all levels of the organization.
  • Comfortable challenging supplied inputs and questioning existing processes.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, meet deadlines, work proactively and independently in a fast changing environment.
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Flexible and adaptable to change.

Physical Requirements

  • Standing, sitting, walking, bending as needed
  • Hearing and vision required to be within normal ranges with or without correction.
  • Using proper lifting technique may be required to lift objects up to 20 lbs.
  • Required to operate traditional office equipment including computers, copiers, fax machines and telephones.

What We Offer:

BullEx offers a comprehensive benefits package including; medical/ dental/ vision insurance, 401(k) with Company match, tuition reimbursement, long-term/ short-term disability, flexible spending account, paid holidays, and vacation. Not to mention the opportunity to work at a growing company with peers that like to have fun, work hard, and generate new ideas daily.

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