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Lean Material Strategy Engineer Support - 0265 - Warren, MI

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Company Name:Design Systems, Inc.
Location:Warren, MI
Employment Type:Contract
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Position Duties:

  1. Develop layouts for the kitting/sequencing areas.
  2. Work with the plant IEs, tech center IEs, IT (for pick lights, scanners & tablets), team leaders and contractors.
  3. Develop kitting areas based on part information and usage from the PFEP. (Plan For Every Part)
  4. Possible involvement/input in the design of kitting carts.
  5. Develop execution drawings and WITS (Workstation Installation Tracking Sheet).
  6. Verify the installed items match the layouts, if not - update drawings to as-built state.
  7. Perform field checks for interferences and check original drawing accuracy.


Drawings Typically Include:

  • Material (container size, part number, qty., usage, etc.)
  • Material presentation (dolly, flow rack, riser, lift/tilt table)
  • Material stops (angle iron on floor to keep material from being pushed into the kitting cell)
  • Material signs (conduit for hanging it from)
  • High bay racks
  • Lighting
  • Utilities requirements (Ethernet, device net, power, air, FRL)
  • Scanner, HMI, printer, pick light (location)
  • Cable trays
  • Sub assembly tables (location)
  • AGC paths
  • Operator workstations (table, trash, etc.)
  • Empty container/dunnage (location)
  • Lift assists


  • Operator Fans (in some cases)

Skills and Experience Required:

  • Previous Industrial/Manufacturing/LMS engineering experience.
  • Knowledgeable in Lean Material Strategy/Kitting principles.
  • Must know AutoCAD; FactoryCad knowledge is preferred.
  • Automotive experience is a plus.
  • Must be a team player, pro-active and be able to perform under limited supervision.

Computer Skills:

  • Microsoft Office
  • AutoCAD
  • Factory CAD

Other Requirements:

  • Ability to travel
  • Valid driver's license
  • Personal credit card

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