Roll forming Specialist

Company Name:
Gayhart & Associates
Roll forming Engineer

Coordinates and leads manufacturing projects and teams for the Rollform department relating to the design, development, installation, and documentation of new and/or existing processes, equipment and tooling. Supports production in a broad range of activities including resolving daily fit and function issues, specifying assembly equipment to accommodate new Rollform processes, improvements, etc...


Each year the Rollform Engineer will coordinate with the Engineering Manager and Plant Manager the specific results, improvements, or accomplishments required to support Rollform department and site objectives. The objectives for any given period of time are derived from talking to the various plant/production managers and Engineering Manager. The areas of Safety, Quality, On-Time and On-Time Completion of Special Projects will be priorities.


Coordinates and leads manufacturing projects and teams for the design, development, installation, and documentation of new and/or existing processes, equipment and tooling for the Rollform Department.

o Approve and/or initiate processes and procedures necessary for current and new product applications.
o Work with Product Development to help ensure a smooth transition from Design to Production.
o Document those processes and procedures via ECN's, AR's, SOP, IOP, WI, TPM, LOTO, etc...
o Develop and assist with cost reduction and continuous improvement opportunities.
o Interface with various departments and people to address issues, or initiate new processes. This would include: Purchasing, Quality Assurance, suppliers, and any relevant internal department. This would also include being able to discuss resolutions across a broad range of associates, starting with operators on the production floor, and ending with the manager for any given part of the organization.
o Approve tooling and equipment.
o Project Management and Engineering.
o Write equipment specifications.
o Assist in determining product testing parameters.
o Investigate new technologies.
o Investigate ergonomic improvements.
o Stay cognizant of environmental impact with any given project or process.
o Prepare production facility for power requirements to accommodate any product/process introduction.
o Management of PM Program.

Assures the highest quality, least costly manufacturing processes.

A successful Rollform Engineer will be able to work both with internal and external suppliers in the modification of existing products and equipment. Day to day responsibilities will be set by both the Engineering Manager and the Plant Manager.

Support of existing production with regard to day to day production is required.

This position also requires working closely with product development both onsite and offsite to help design products for manufacturing. This collaboration with product development occurs throughout the design cycle, from the early ideation phase to actual implementation. Also required will be piece part costing to be completed at different project stages, from conceptual to final piece part quotes. Detailed expense tracking is also required.

Champions Lean Manufacturing Principles: Assures that Lean Manufacturing principles are expanded and adhered to throughout organization. Assures utilization of appropriate documentation and visual aids (standardized work, combination tables, kanban
, heijunka tags, etc.).

Assists in program launches. Coordinates with Product Development, Quality, Safety, and Production to assure process capability, generic equipment design, and optimum work balancing ensured prior to program launches.

Assures integrity of manufacturing processes. Assures the Integrity of manufacturing processes is maintained and improved after program launch by developing process checks/controls, and a method to trigger a response when the checks/controls indicate a deviation from established parameters.

Participates as a member of the Engineering Team. Participates in ongoing development, communication and implementation of team concepts, programs and policies. Coordinates work to ensure best practices with all team members. Attends appropriate team meetings. Fosters strong cohesiveness regarding all major issues; e.g., direction, annual plan, budget, policy changes, etc. Accepts responsibility to quickly identify any areas of lack of cohesiveness, bringing them to the attention of the Engineering Manager and working with the team in a supportive manner to resolve issues effecting cohesiveness.

Educational Requirements
Experience Requirements
B.S. Degree in the field of Manufacturing or Mechanical Engineering preferred

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