CZ Mechanical Equipment Engineer
Eaton, OH

About $77,000 - $110,000 a year

CZ Mechanical Equipment Engineer - Eaton, Ohio

Essential Function:
Plans, directs, and coordinates activities and projects concerned with the design, construction, and modification of CZ Growers, Silicon Casting, and associated Equipment. Ensure the integrity of data in the CMMS program. The Mechanical Equipment Engineer will also maintain current mechanical designs, work in a safe manner, and adhere to all applicable company and OSHA safety guidelines. Maintains production and quality by ensuring reliable operation of equipment, improving mechanical systems, and developing assembly, calibration and testing procedures. Provides technical expertise and project management for non-facilities projects and various facilities related projects as required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Designs, specifies, and coordinates purchase of new equipment
Designs and coordinates modifications to existing machines including placement, utilities, and provision for future growth working closely with CZ Manufacturing department and senior management
Contributes to the implementation of Crystal Growth equipment and process improvements in conjunction with CZ Manufacturing and CZ R&D teams through various methods including 5S, Lean, etc.
Acts as primary company liaison with equipment, architectural and construction resources, communicating company requirements, evaluating products according to specifications and quality standards.
Reviews and manages progress of projects
Determines feasibility of designing new Crystal Growing equipment or modifying existing facilities considering costs, available space, time limitations, company planning, and other technical and economic factors
Evaluates manufacturing processes by designing and conducting research programs; applying knowledge of product design, fabrication, assembly, tooling and materials; conferring with equipment vendors and; soliciting observations from operators.
Develops manufacturing processes by studying product requirements; researching, designing, modifying, and testing manufacturing methods and equipment and; conferring with equipment vendors
Improves manufacturing efficiency by analyzing and planning workflow, space requirements and equipment layout
Evaluates maintenance programs ensuring minimal equipment downtime by analyzing maintenance processes and recommending preventative maintenance programs
Perform other duties as assigned by department management.
Provides manufacturing engineering information by answering questions and requests.
Tests newly installed equipment/machinery ensuring vendor fulfillment of contract specifications.
Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
Maintains inter- and intradepartmental workflow by fostering a spirit of cooperation.
Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
Develop and maintain a working knowledge of the Company Quality Management System and properly apply Quality Procedures and Operating Procedures as appropriate.
Application of Lean Manufacturing concepts, including 5S.
Perform all work related tasks in a safe manner and report any unsafe conditions to SILFEX management.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Experience with silicon crystal growth equipment design, operation and optimization is highly desired.
Highly preferred is a Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering discipline (B. S.). A minimum of four to ten years related semiconductor experience or equivalent combination of education and demonstrated experience with FEA, vacuum systems, vibration analysis, and motor control systems.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents.
Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.
Ability to write concise, comprehensive technical reports.
Ability to make effective and persuasive presentations on controversial or complex topics to production personnel, top management and public groups.
Ability to apply FEA, advanced design, design for manufacturing, material selection, root cause failure analysis and other mechanical and computational concepts to a broad scope of projects to improve safety, quality, and performance.
Ability to analyze, scope and execute projects for load lifting equipment design, component lifetime improvement, vibration control, and motion control.
Ability to apply other principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.
Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, musical notes, etc.,) in its most difficult phases.
Ability to utilize computer applications such as; AutoCAD, Word processing, Spreadsheets, Internet software, E-mail, Manufacturing software, and Database software.
Ability to manage multiple projects and changing priorities, make sound decisions and work effectively in a team environment
Ability to define and solve technical problems based on a variety of abstract and concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions
Must have thorough understanding of department safety measures and must be able to lead others in high-stress, potentially dangerous situations
Knowledge of applicable industrial mechanical standards
Experience in Lean technologies in a manufacturing environment including advanced problem solving/6-sigma skills

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
The employee is frequently required to lift up to 25 pounds and occasionally required to lift up to 50 pounds and move up to 100 pounds. The vision requirements include; close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.