VIVA USA Inc Manufacturing Engineer in Ankeny, Iowa

Req Ref No: JNIAME-90 Location: Ankeny, IA Duration: 36.0 months



Electrical Manufacturing Engineer:

Plans, coordinates and performs manufacturing engineering work for a project or process of moderate scope or for a significant portion of a major and diverse project or process. May assign, coordinate and review portions of the work to support personnel, including contractors. Decisions are made within established guidelines and may be reviewed by others.


Establishes routings, methods, layouts, tools, costs, methods documentation, quality plans and labor standards for revisions to current operations and/or new parts or programs of moderate scope. Provides support and trouble shooting for current operations. Investigates, gathers and analyze data and implement solutions. Innovates and implements cost reduction, quality, safety and ergonomic improvement ideas of moderate scope. Applies electronic tools across a broad range of applications, including e-builds, modeling and simulations. Develops and implements plans to support lean manufacturing through the client Production System of moderate scope. Designs operations layouts. Improves material flow and material presentation. Leads team studies related to capacity, energy, productivity and efficiency of moderate scope. Leads analysis, development and implementation of new manufacturing processes and technology. Analyzes and makes modifications to existing performance pay plans; assists in development of baseline data for new performance pay plans.

Specific Position Requirements :

1st shift 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM. OT and weekends anticipated (up to three Saturdays a month) 3rd shift work is possible.


Supports production through the completion of a variety of technical tasks using independent judgment and problem solving in applying policies and procedures within the scope of the position. Under limited supervision, provides a wide range of technical support to the production floor, engineers, and/or department. Responsible for recognizing component and/or equipment problems that arise and perform independent troubleshooting and testing. Maintains necessary records and documentation. Interprets basic electrical/engineering drawings, diagrams, and schematics. Develops simple work instruction and modify or update existing procedures. Researches, gathers and summarizes data for use in determining errors and root cause. Provides recommendations for problem resolution or process improvement. May follow through with implementation. MES support – Be the main contact to support MES. Including but not limited to support of labor reporting issues, FA integration issues with DC tools, Modular Test Stands, MES functions and AGV integration. This will require the person to have a strong understanding of SAP. ERT/EOL support – Be the main contact to support issues with the ERT and EOL processes within the client Tester. This person will not be responsible for updating tests but will a point of contact to request additional changes or modifications to the tests. Factory Tools support – Contact for any new factory tools systems or software implemented.


Bachelor's degree and/or Electrical Trade Certification or equivalent experience ERT/EOL (end of line) electrical repair experience *Ability to read electrical prints and diagnose issues 2+ years in a manufacturing environment Safety shoes with internal metatarsal protection Knowledge/Experience with CANBUS networks is preferred.

VIVA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants have an equal opportunity for placement, and all employees have an equal opportunity to develop on the job. This means that VIVA will not discriminate against any employee or qualified applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.