Responsibilities (ex. sales targets, budget responsibility, # accounts, credit/purchasing limits, scope & impact, autonomy, complexity, etc.)
Define the scope of technical projects.
Lead projects based on the improvement of Quality, Cost and technology.
Support the production start-up of new processes/products/equipment.
Elaborate production process alternatives for the development of new technologies (product, material and/or process).
Process cycle time optimization.
Collaborate with the material and product development team to insure manufacturability of the product.
Manage the execution and/or deployment of the required tests to qualify processes;
Lead problem solving efforts related to complex process problems;
Consider the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Act as the expert as necessary with customers and/or R&D for product development or quality issues.
Comply with Company Policies and Procedures.
Perform other duties and assignments as directed by management.
Experience et competencies required
# years of experience required: 2 to 5 years of manufacturing experience required. 2 to 5 years of rubber or polymer manufacturing preferred.
Demonstrated applied knowledge of the tools and processes involved in process / product development (e.g. Design for Six Sigma, DOE, PFMEA, DFMEA, etc.).
Practical knowledge of the statistical control of processes.
Demonstrated experience of developing process and standards in a Lean Manufacturing environment
Demonstrated customer focus orientation.
Effective communication skills with peers, management, employees and vendors.
Strong computer skills (Excel, CAD software, Access, process simulation software...)
Self-motivated; takes initiative, works with a minimum of supervision.
Effective problem solving skills.
Team player; works cooperatively with others to solve problems and willingly helps others when assistance is needed.
Experienced in working in a multi-functional matrix environment
Availability to travel within USA or out of country as necessary approx. 5% of time (primarily Canada).