Driven by Possibility Gates Corporation is a leading manufacturer of application-specific fluid power and power transmission solutions. At Gates, we are driven to push the boundaries of materials science to engineer products that continually exceed expectations. We don’t rest on our rich heritage of innovation. We leverage it to inspire solutions that will power the next hundred years. We invest continually in R&D and technology, so our products not only outperform industry standards; they exceed our customers’ demanding expectations. We invest in our people, bringing real-world experience that enables us to solve our customers’ diverse challenges of today and anticipate those of tomorrow. And we are constantly expanding our product catalog and value-added service offerings to support every facet of our customers’ operations. In the most extreme environments and those more familiar, Gates is there with the right product, in the right place at the right time. Whether building original equipment or maintaining products in the aftermarket, we enable companies in every industry to be more efficient, productive, and profitable. We are Gates. OVERVIEW: At Gates, we welcome challenges, celebrate hard work, and continually seek new talent to join our global company. Our Siloam Springs plant is looking for a Process Engineer. Please review below to see if this might be the right opportunity for you. -This Process Engineer will lead activities that develop people, improve customer satisfaction, and implement innovative solutions to problems and/or process issues for manufacturing value streams assigned -Reports directly to the plant Engineering/CI Manager RESPONSIBILITIES: -Lead scrap reduction efforts for assigned value streams -Lead cost reduction efforts for assigned value streams -Become subject matter expert for assigned processes in plant -Plans and organizes data collection and presents such as related to defect reduction and general Continuous Improvement -Provide advisory support to maintenance in the areas of troubleshooting and diagnostic evaluation of production equipment -Assist in the development of upgrade plans for existing equipment -Assist in the design of work standards, quality control charts and systems and other elements of operational excellence to aid plant improvement
Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical/Industrial or Manufacturing Engineering required
At least 3 years of specific problem solving experience and progressive responsibility in leading improvement initiatives in a manufacturing environment. Experience with rubber products preferred.
Demonstrated ability to lead cross-functional teams and implement projects through continuous improvement initiatives with hands-on application
Strong computer, math, and communication skills
Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
Basic knowledge of automotive quality systems (APQP, PPAP, Gage R&R, Process Capability, Manufacturing Feasibility Studies)
Knowledge of assorted quality tools and standards (Gage R&R, Capability, PFD, PFMEA, PCP)
Knowledge of six sigma and project management
Understanding of Lean manufacturing concepts
Project management skills (Gantt Charts)
Experience using Simulation software (ARENA or others)
Intermediate to Advanced time and motion studies, capacity analysis
Must be proficient in 2D layout design using CAD
Must be proficient in Minitab Statistical Software
Data-driven process problem solving experience, ability to develop and maintain critical performance metrics for assigned value streams
Ability to take initiative, look for opportunities, and take calculated risks
Sufficient technical awareness to interface with manufacturing, maintenance, engineering (Design, Product and Materials Development) and management personnel
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
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