Manufacturing Engineer

Requisition ID:  27519
Job Location(s): 

Utica, NY, US

Job Description

Danfoss is looking for a Manufacturing Engineer with technical background who is passionate towards continuous improvement of the manufacturing processes to leverage the talent and optimize the productivity. You will be responsible for developing and driving our operational excellence methodology,  as well as working with production management on improvement efforts for day-to-day operations.

The Danfoss Silicon Power LLC (www.siliconpower.danfoss.com), located in Utica NY, is a subsidiary of the globally successful Danfoss Group.  Danfoss Silicon Power develops, manufactures and sells customized electronic power modules for a global market. Major customer groups are the manufacturers of electrical drives, automotive manufacturers and suppliers, as well as leading international electronics industry.

As a Manufacturing Engineer, you will utilize your skills to support Danfoss Silicon Power in evaluating, developing, documenting, and continuously improving manufacturing processes using best engineering and manufacturing practices. You will drive operational excellence through application of Lean or Six Sigma methodologies to improve yield, efficiency and OEE using effective root cause problem solving. Commit yourself to our high-performance culture enabling to reach production goals to deliver future today.   Your specific area of control will be DCB die bonding.  This process sequence includes DCB prep, component placement, soldering , X ray and Cleaning. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Improve, characterize and develop manufacturing processes for existing products as well as New Product Introductions (NPI)
  • Drive and coordinate LEAN initiative, and engage Six Sigma tools for process quality improvements
  • Improve manufacturing efficiency by analyzing and planning work flow, space requirements, and equipment layout.
  • Initiate and support the procurement and introduction of necessary fixtures and tooling for manufacturing NPIs and for process improvements
  • Participate in EHS related actions, to improve safety on the shop floor
  • Lead and effectively interface with manufacturing and other support teams to complete projects to meet EHS, production, quality, and cost savings goals within schedule and budget
  • Assure that all engineering designs and technical data are complete and accurately documented to provide an technical / historical base for future reference and to meet customer / end user requirements
  • Support the preparation of product and process reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
  • Trains and guides technicians / manufacturing associates as needed on process operations.

Background & Skills

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, supply chain management or similar.
  • 1-3 years of experience in Engineering in a manufacturing environment working with production processes and equipment.
  • Experience in leading and implementing manufacturing process improvements
  • Experience with continuous improvement concepts such as Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing
  • Ability to analyze problems, identify root causes and provide efficient solutions
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively and contribute to team projects
  • Six Sigma Green or Black belt is an advantage

Semikron Danfoss – The ultimate partner in Power Electronics

Semikron Danfoss unites two companies that complement each other through shared values such as enthusiasm for technology that enable a sustainable future. We believe in a modern and dynamic leadership culture to unleash the full potential of our teams. Innovation and great results are driven by the right mix of people with diverse backgrounds, personalities, skills, and perspectives. We strive to create an inclusive workplace where people of all backgrounds are treated equally, respected, and valued for who they are. The success of our employees is our success. That is why we offer a wide range of development opportunities and assign great importance to the health and well-being of our employees. The foundation of our joint work is our family-like corporate culture, which is characterized by trust, commitment and genuine teamwork.

Semikron Danfoss is a global technology leader in power electronics. Our product offerings include semiconductor devices, power modules, stacks and systems.

In a world that is going electric, Semikron Danfoss technologies are more relevant than ever. With our innovative solutions for automotive, industrial and renewable applications we help the world utilize energy more efficiently and sustainable and thus to significantly reduce overall CO2 emissions – facing one of the biggest challenges today. 

We take care of our employees and create value for our customers by investing significantly in innovation, technology, capacity and service to deliver best-in-industry performance and for a sustainable future.

Semikron Danfoss is a family-owned business, merged by SEMIKRON and Danfoss Silicon Power in 2022. We employ more than 3,500 people in 28 locations across the world. Our global footprint with production sites in Germany, Brazil, China, France, India, Italy, Slovakia and the United States ensures an unmatched service for our customers and partners. We offer more than 90 years of combined expertise in power module packaging, innovation and customer applications – making us the ultimate partner in power electronics.

Semikron Danfoss is a global technology leader in power electronics. Our product offerings include semiconductor devices, power modules, stacks and systems. 

In a world that is going electric, Semikron Danfoss technologies are more relevant than ever. With our innovative solutions for automotive, industrial and renewable applications we help the world utilize energy more efficiently and sustainable and thus to significantly reduce overall CO2 emissions – facing one of the biggest challenges today.  

We take care of our employees and create value for our customers by investing significantly in innovation, technology, capacity and service to deliver best-in-industry performance and to make our world a greener place.  

Semikron is a family-owned business, merged by SEMIKRON and Danfoss Silicon Power in 2022, with headquarters in (insert location). We employ more than 3,500 people in more than 28 locations across the world. Our global footprint with production sites in Germany, Brazil, China, France, India, Italy, Slovakia and the United States ensures an unmatched service for our customers and partners. We offer more than 90 years of combined expertise in power module packaging, innovation and customer application – making us the ultimate partner in Power Electronics. 


Nearest Major Market: Utica