Bastian Solutions
  • Greenfield, IN, USA
  • Full Time
  • Manufacturing
  • Health, Dental, Vision, 401k, Paid Vacation


The Manufacturing Process Improver for Bastian Automation Engineering will be responsible for supporting the manufacturing team by improving shop processes, increasing machine utilization, reducing waste, training shop employees and maintaining preventative maintenance schedules for shop equipment. The main emphasis for this position is to work with manufacturing in regards to workflow and quality. 

Superior Performance Objectives:

  • Ensure tasks are executed in the most effective manner in regards to time, cost and function.
  • Have BAE's best interest at heart in regards to cost savings, quality and process development.
  • Show top notch craftsmanship in all aspects of job
  • Work as part of the manufacturing management team under the Manufacturing Manager and in conjunction with the Shop Group Leader
  • High level of organization and tracking of all current projects
  • Strong positive attitude that is contagious to others on your team
  • Strive for ongoing self-improvement through additional training.  Training to include leadership classes and/or other appropriate training pertaining to shop equipment
  • Assist in Quality control for all departments in manufacturing


  • High School education
  • Ability to interpret engineering drawings and develop sheet metal parts from these specifications
  • Above average communication skills
  • Ability to report out data on cost savings and machine utilization analysis
  • Relevant sheet metal fabrication experience.
  • Positive attitude, able to handle tense situations that arise
  • Team player, able to take as well as give direction.
  • Owns own hand tools to perform fabrication tasks
  • Working knowledge of all shop equipment
  • Ability to operate and supervise operation of heavy duty equipment in a safe manner
  • Driver's license and dependable transportation

 General Job Description:

  • This is a working leadership position.  While there will be daily leadership duties with this position it is expected that a large percentage of your time will still be producing fabricated parts.
  • Take handoff of fabrication package from engineering and determine best way to execute the work.  This includes working with management on assigning resources to the work.
  • Fabrication package includes but is not limited to laser prints, cut lists, fabrication drawings.
  • Track parts through fabrication to make sure they are done complete and accurately.
  • Coordinate with downstream processes (i.e. welding, paint) to kit together fabrication packages to send to the next station.  This includes taking weldment prints from the Weld Team Leader and kitting together fabricated parts by weldment and delivering to the weld department.
  • Machines in department include but are not limited to shear, press brake, laser, notcher, tapping, drill press, saw, mills and lathe and the accessories associated.
  • Work with Engineering for print clarifications on tolerances
  • This position requires flexibility as workload demands.  There may be instances where there are workers on your team not normally in fabrication.  There may also be instances in which you or part of your team may work in other parts of the shop (i.e. assembly, paint, welding, etc.) as the workload dictates.
  • Ability to set up and operate saws, shear, press brake, punches and ironworker
  • Repair and maintain shop equipment and facilities as required.
  • Produce high quality parts with low rejection rate.  Ensure parts meet engineering specifications before being released from fabrication department.
  • Responsible for shop improvements in equipment, processes and efficiencies.
  • Be a team player and contributor in shop
  • Show mutual respect for coworkers
  • Show up to work every day and on time.

This position has been closed and is no longer available.

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