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Mechanical Engineer- Part Time                                                       
July 2020

OMNI has been retained by ILLCA-USA to assist with their search for a part time Mechanical Engineer based in Olathe, KS.  Initially, services are needed up to 20 hours per month, increasing as the local facility grows in size and scope.  This is a perfect opportunity for an experienced professional who wants more flexibility in their lifestyle while still being engaged in their profession.

ILLCA (www.illca.it) has more than 50 years of experience in sheet metal processing and the integration of electrical and electronic equipment.  Based in Milan, Italy, is excited to be expanding their operation here in the U.S. serving both current and new client companies.  ILLCA is a leader in the design, development and manufacturing of shelters and outdoor cabinets for applications in telecommunications, railways, energy, aeronautics, and defense components.  

The Mechanical Engineer will play an integral role in the design, review, oversight, and implementation of products for U.S. based customers.   

Position Responsibilities

      • Engineer solutions for customer products and requirements
      • Design systems and components that meet needs and requirements
      • Identify, formulate and produce effective solutions to issues in production, assembly, and installation
      • Estimate budget and scope of project
      • Prepare product reports and documentation
      • Work with all levels of customers and company management
      • Work with and manage vendors and subcontractors
      • Manage all steps in design, assembly, and installation to ensure customer satisfaction

Position Qualifications

      • Proven working experience in mechanical engineering
      • Hands-on experience with computer-aided engineering tools
      • Familiarity with 2D or 3D engineering design and manufacturing tools (e.g., AutoCAD, SolidWorks)
      • Knowledge of engineering analysis
      • Solid understanding of core concepts including mechanics, materials science, electrical and pnuematic devices and components
      • Ability to communicate technical knowledge in a clear and understandable manner
      • Technical writing skills
      • Bachelor degree in Engineering or similar field of study required.
      • U.S. citizenship required

We appreciate your suggestions or referrals to professionals who may have an interest in this outstanding opportunity. Formal interest accepted through the OMNI Client Career Portal. Please direct all inquiries to:

OMNI Human Resource Management
Meredith Baker
913-653-8096 / mbaker@omnihrm.com

OMNI and our clients are Equal Opportunity Employers and seek diversity in candidates for employment. EEO Employer W/M/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

Value Analysis/Value Engineering (VA/VE) Leader - Lawrence, KS

ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems is considering candidates for a Value Analysis/Value Engineering (VA/VE) Leader role in the Lawrence, Kansas area.

ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems is a leading supplier of entrance automation solutions for efficient flow of goods and people. With global product brands such as Besam, Crawford, Megadoor and Albany, we offer complete pedestrian, industrial and high-performance door solutions. We provide a wide number of products and services to a global clientele in more than 100 countries. ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems is a division within ASSA ABLOY.

This is an opportunity for a results driven and detail-oriented individual to work, learn and grow likeminded professionals. You will develop strategies and execute plans related to Design to Value (DTV) initiatives, document the DTV process and create a playbook to leverage and institutionalize the process across the organization. This includes analyzing and designing data across all product categories that prioritizes products to review for DTV projects. You will engage and utilize input from cross-functional teams to assist with analysis to then surface categories and products for focus. You will develop and present analytics to business leaders focusing on opportunities and your recommendations for launch of DTV projects.

Responsibilities include:

  • Planning and scheduling DTV events with cross-functional teams, with a focus on leading the team in the effort of redesigning existing products to help remove costs.
  • Leading DTV events that include, but is not limited to, product tear down, competitive reviews, customer surveys, and clean sheet analysis.
  • Assisting supply chain in implementing best-in-class, clean sheet modeling that will assist the DTV process as new designs launch.
  • Participating in the new product development process and assisting in the modification of the new product development process, or phase gate process, to embed the DTV process.
  • Providing coaching and contributing to adaptations and adoptions of methods to enable the supply chain organization, and supporting functions, to accelerate improvements.
  • Developing strong relationships with leaders, and other stakeholders, including training other practitioners across all functional areas on DTV concepts. 
  • Collaborating with counterparts and Team Members across the organization to develop and implement system-standard work processes.
  • Gathering and analyzing pre-DTV data, as well as performing post-DTV audits, to ensure gains are being sustained.
  • Assisting teams with DTV training by establishing departmental goals, targets and objectives related to DTV then participate in team meetings to communicate progress and work projects.
  • Utilizing ERP system, and other supply chain databases, including spend data bases, to identify opportunities to drive continuous improvement activities.
  • Collaborating with Buyers and Supply Chain Category Managers and Directors related to identified areas of interest for review of continuous improvement oversight and potential formal projects.
  • Preparing Executive and Board-level presentations and communications that clearly communicate results in both written and verbal formats, to Executive audiences.

  • Achieving year-over-year savings in support of company goals for direct material cost reductions.

  • Assumes other duties as assigned by supervisor.

We would like you to possess a minimum of seven years of relevant experience in a large, international company, ideally with a background in Supply Chain, Engineering, Operations or Procurement. You should hold a Bachelor's degree in an Engineering discipline, with an MBA being beneficial. You should have at least three years, or more, experience leading DTV or Value Engineering/Analysis projects, with a track record of leading and executing multiple projects annually, as well as a proven track record with continuous improvement projects. In addition, you should have three to five years, or more, of experience working with teams in identifying wastes within processes and developing plans and execution strategies. Product design VA/VE experience, and experience as a Project Leader or Project Manager is a plus. You should possess leadership skills that drive for results and allow you to act appropriately under pressure. You should be results-oriented, convincing, pro-active, driven and possess a "can do" mentality. Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and data management software is required. You should be available to work on-site, as well as being able to travel both domestically and internationally, as required.

Contact and application
Please apply at our website www.amarr.com/careers no later than July 15, 2020.
For further information, contact Karen Griffin at karen.griffin@entrematic.com

"Let's open the doors to the future -- together!

Working for ASSA ABLOY means that you will be part of a dynamic environment, developing innovative solutions to improve our customers' lives. As the global leader in door opening solutions we are using the latest technologies to open doors to events, hospitals, education, homes, hotels, airports and businesses. Joining ASSA ABLOY means being part of a fast-moving company with many opportunities.

Would you like to join us in opening doors of the future?"

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