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Manufacturing Engineer

by Canada Tubeform Inc.

Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Aug 03, 2022
Canada Tubeform Inc.

Job Description

We are currently seeking an experienced Manufacturing Engineer to join our dynamic team at Canada Tubeform, a London Ontario Automotive Tier 2 manufacturing facility.  We are a progressive, growing Canadian based manufacturing business focused on the production of high-volume tubular steel components and assemblies for the automotive industry and has been in business since 2001 as a privately-owned company.  Canada Tubeform operates with advanced technology for stamping and fabrication utilizing a wide scope of processes producing to high quality standards as a supplier of choice.

Reporting to the Plant Engineering Manager, the Manufacturing Engineer is a plant support team member responsible for performing engineering related tasks on new and existing manufacturing equipment / tooling to support efficient production operations with leading edge technology and processes in the overall field of manufacturing engineering.  Accountable for preparing project plans and executing on project deliverables for medium to high complexity programs.

  • Plan, coordinate, lead and participate in various multi-discipline teams in addressing and fulfilling various plant objectives associated with our manufacturing process including: productivity, volume outputs, scrap/rework, quality, safety, plant optimization, root cause analysis and delivery commitments. 
  • Lead, participate in cross-departmental meetings and meet with external contacts to accomplish goals.  
  • Developing and recommending equipment and workstation layout to optimize production efficiency.
  • Ensuring compliance in health & safety legislation, practices and procedures in addition to IATF 16949 policies and procedures.  Assess environmental, ergonomic and hazard aspects of new or modified equipment and processes.
  • Responsible for tracking / management of various open issues / engineering projects using formalized tracking systems that include assignments, financial reporting, progress timelines and completion within expectations. 
  • Coordinate other disciplines, external resources such contractors and vendors as well as internal resources to ensure that schedules are met within quality standards and minimized cost.
  • Lead and participate in the APQP process and PPAP projects.
  • Develop process flow and PFMEA documentation for new processes, and update current documents as required.
  • Strong aptitude, understanding, and trouble-shooting skills for evaluating existing production equipment including hydraulic/electrical/pneumatic/PLC systems.   
  • Using drafting tools and design software (Solidworks / Autocad), draft and design layout of equipment, materials and workspace to illustrate maximum efficiency.  Apply manufacturing engineering principles to improve efficiencies such as Pareto, time studies and design experiments.  Design a variety of tools, jigs, fixtures, gauges and samples that will assist in increasing production efficiency. 
  • Familiar with various metal fabrication related processes such as: CNC Bending, hydraulic presses, robotics and automation, and tubular hydroforming.  
  • Familiar with statistical data analysis, techniques and/or formal problems solving methods such as root cause analysis, failure analysis, 9fishbone, 5-Y, etc.    
  • Champion continuous improvement program’s area of responsibility. Recommend reductions in production cost by undertaking make/buy, value engineering studies. Improves and streamlines processes by eliminating waste and implementing cost saving ideas.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

  • A minimum of 5 years of Manufacturing Engineering experience/industrial experience preferably in high-volume fast paced production environment.  
  • Degree or Diploma in either Mechanical, Manufacturing, Production, Industrial Engineering, or equivalent work experience.
  • Prior Engineering Project Management experience. Project Management designation (PMP/Prince 2) would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of GD&T, automotive documents (e.g. FLOWS, PFMEA and control plans) and costing.
  • Knowledge and experience with high volume automated and/or robotic assembly cells/equipment, CNC machining/bending, welding, fixturing and tooling, hydraulics.  
  • Experience with Auto CAD/ Design software related to tooling/equipment design.
  • Ability to travel for business purposes occasionally with the ability to obtain valid travel documentation (Canada and US)
  • Excellent and proactive communication (verbal and written), leadership, interpersonal, and problem-
  • solving skills.
  • A strong hands-on engineering approach with mechanical aptitude with extensive knowledge of basic machining and tubular forming technologies preferred.
  • Strong computer literacy including Microsoft Word, Excel, Project
  • High energy and a well-developed sense of urgency are essential requirements of the position.  Thrives in high-pressure environment.

How to apply:
If you are interested in becoming a part of a diverse and growing team, please submit your cover letter and resume in confidence to and include your salary expectations and position in the subject line. 

We thank all applicants for their interest however, only those candidates under consideration for this opportunity will be contacted. Canada Tubeform invites applications from all qualified individuals. We are committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.