Initially the position will focus primarily on assisting the North American printing operations and improving plant performance. Lead and coordinate collaborative teams to identify, develop, and implement group-wide best-practices. Identify necessary line, process, and product improvements with a goal to eliminate printing-related line losses while maintaining cutomer requirements and meeting program KPIs. Coordinate and develop operator training, process instructions, and standard procedures to ensure group-wide consistency. Work in conjuction with other regions, including R&D, to test, develop, and introduce new print related processes and products.
- Medical / Dental / Vision
- Competitive 401k / PTO
- Design and develop new tempered and laminated products and processes (to include, but not limited to: pre-process, screen printing, glass shaping, tempering, lamination, and inspection).
- Support glass development projects, assist program managers/project leaders in meeting project milestones, document development run results, plan and assist with improvement actions documented through run reports.
- Assist the project leaders in discussions regarding product designs and manufacturing capabilities as needed.
- Collect, manage, and maintain the ongoing and historical process data necessary to identify tendencies, while applying lessons learned.
- Identify process limitations and suggest necessary glass characteristic changes required to meet process capabilities.
- Assist the project leader in planning and provide responses to all open issues regarding assigned areas of responsibility.
- Act as engineering interface with plant process owners and vendors. Support engineering activities with internal and external customers as required.
- Research and develop materials and suppliers for new products and processes.
- Interface with OE Engineering team on part design, tool design, and process design, including working with the Advanced Assembly team to ensure glass products work properly with the assembly processes.
- Assist plants with production of first sample parts for NMI programs.
- Assist plants with support related requests as needed.
- Assist in standardizing glass and glazing systems processes.
- Provide support to the feasibility process, on new programs and engineering changes, and assist in determining the proper bending process. Includes an understanding of the financial impacts and effectively communicating any lessons learned of previous projects.
- Identify and communicate performance gaps and develop plans/proposals to bring projects to acceptable levels.
- Maintain good verbal and written communications with program/project teams and plant teams.
- Works within a team environment, to identify and resolve key process issues.
- Work in compliance with all safety rules and regulations.
- Adherence to NSG/Pilkington Standards of Business Conduct and its Values and Principles.
- Ability to travel 40% of time.
- Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering discipline, or equivalent practical experience.
- 2+ years of manufacturing experience.
- Excellent communication, interpersonal, and team skills.
- Excellent computer and analytical skills.
- Experience in using problem-solving models and providing statistical data to support results.
- Project management experience in the automotive industry (OEM/Tier1/2).
- Knowledge of Advanced Product Quality Planning and GD&T.
- Glass printing and processing experience.
- Blackbelt/Greenbelt certification
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Job Type: Full-time
- glass printing and processing: 1 year (Required)
- manufacturing: 2 years (Required)
- automotive industry project management (OEM/Tier1/2): 1 year (Required)