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Engineer - Atkore Leadership Development Program

New Bedford, Massachusetts
Job Type
13 Sep 2020
Atkore produces infrastructure solutions to power and protect the world. With over 30 brands, approximately 3,900 employees and 65 manufacturing and distribution facilities in 8 countries, we meet our customers' needs globally by providing unmatched quality, delivery and value across a deep product portfolio of electrical, safety and infrastructure solutions. With our customers, partners and communities, together we are building better together.

We are currently searching for an Engineer for the Atkore Leadership Development Program, to be based out of a variety of facilities, including New Bedford, MA; Harvey, IL; or Weatherford, TX. Reporting to the Director of Engineering, this person will have a unique opportunity to contribute to the overall success of the manufacturing operations, product innovation, and personal leadership development.

This is a TWO-YEAR rotational program - the candidate will be assigned to one of Atkore's locations for the first year, then rotate to a new location for the second year.

The ideal candidate must be able to work in a team-based environment, have strong leadership capabilities, and overall business acumen to include financial understanding and contribute significant results to strategic objectives.

Additional responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

Assist in the development of the future state "Lean Vision" of the operation

Support and work through value stream action plans and implement any countermeasures to ensure Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are met, including those related to safety, quality, delivery, cost, and productivity.

Eliminate chronic problems through the use of various problem solving techniques.

Work closely with floor supervision and (union and non-union) workers to ensure equipment is working properly and to troubleshoot any operational problems

Keep equipment operational by coordinating work through maintenance or outside resources to guarantee all improvements or other maintenance items are implemented in a timely manner

Work within established engineering standards to maintain proper documentation and procedures

Coordinate and assist continuous improvement teams in the development and implementation of continuous improvement project plans, including helping the team to determine the objective, scope, target, timeline, budget, milestones, and allocation of resources

Develop and help maintain standard work for all processes and positions, along with working with other teams to share best practices with respect to following & modifying standard work

Identify and share lean manufacturing processes and tools with other teams inside and outside the plant in order to achieve commonality and establish best practices within the company

Facilitate and participate in kaizen events and projects to drive continuous improvement throughout the organization

Ensure lean principals (5S, Standard Work, TPM, etc.) are implemented in any new or redesigned piece of equipment

Champion cost savings projects by working with management teams and multidisciplinary teams

Prepare labor, material, tooling, and equipment cost estimates for new or redesigned equipment

Research and develop capital equipment requisitions with justification along with supporting through start-up

Maintain a detailed project schedule for engineering development, tooling, and product launch activities

Fully understand customer requirements to develop suitable products for them

Ability to troubleshoot and resolve technical problems

Work on product quality and related quality function

Ensure effective manufacturing process control program that maintain focus on prevention of internal rejects

Support plant cost reduction and process improvement projects through the use of Quality tools such as process capability, Pareto analysis, and other six sigma/lean tools

Write protocols and perform validations of new/improved materials and processes

Design/Improve/Contribute to (new) product development

Manage and organize technical data

Understand industry and regulatory standards


Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical, Industrial, or Electrical Engineering; required

Ability to work within the manufacturing methods and procedures

Strong written & verbal communication skills

Excellent teaming and interpersonal skills

Self-starter and highly self-motivated

Ability to manage multiple projects of varying size and/or complexity including CERs

Problem-solving and troubleshooting skills within a process, mechanical or electrical

Strong Microsoft Office are required

SolidWorks or related 3D design software desirable

Bias for action and preference for hands on engagement

Ability to travel as required

Willing to relocate at conclusion of assignment period

All associates must embrace and foster and environment that supports our core values of Integrity, Respect, Excellence, Teamwork and Accountability.

Benefits and Disclaimer

Our Culture Drives Value

Atkore's culture is created from the disciplined use of the Atkore Business System (ABS), which is a critical part of our mission and a foundational system based on excellence in People, Strategy, and Processes, tied together with Lean Daily Management (LDM) to manage and sustain the business we have today, and Strategy Deployment Process (SDP) to create the business we aspire to become.

Having the right talent in the right roles enables successful ABS execution, improves our customer's experience, and delivers breakthrough results. Said another way, that's how we win!

Great Leaders Drive Value

Atkore is committed to creating an engaged and aligned workplace that helps drive an accountable and performance-based culture. Our team possesses a willingness to strive for breakthrough results, stays focused on being standout leaders, and fully supports decisions of the Company after robust debate. We consistently live the Atkore mission, learn our strategic priorities and link behaviors to those priorities, all in a way that's consistent with our core values. Together, we build stronger leaders and improve customer satisfaction which positively increases the overall value of the enterprise.

Atkore Delivers Value to You

By joining Atkore, you can expect to receive a competitive salary in addition to a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k) with company match, a generous maternity/paternity leave, flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, as well as life, accident and disability insurance. In addition, Atkore offers wellness programs and employee assistance resources to help employees achieve a healthy work-life balance.

Our dedicated employees are recognized for their commitment to our customers and making our company better than it was the day before.

Atkore is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate because of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital or family status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, military veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Atkore is a diverse company that believes its employees are the foundation for investing in its future, through the understanding that awareness and acceptance of our individual difference enhance inclusion and promote engagement and alignment. Diversity and inclusion are keys to growing our business and providing a work environment that fosters contributions by all employees.

Join our team and align yourself with an industry leader!

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  • Job Reference: 173886152-2
  • Date Posted: 13 September 2020
  • Recruiter: Atkore International
  • Location: New Bedford, Massachusetts
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Manufacturing Operations
  • Job Type: Permanent