The Process/Quality Engineer will be responsible for the ownership of their respective areas to insure that plant operations achieve their quality goals and customer expectations are surpassed. The Process/Quality Engineer will develop and evaluate new processes and improve current process capability, efficiency, quality, and overall productivity in all areas of manufacturing.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
(This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continual basis. It does not exclude other duties that may be assigned.)
o Develops innovative solutions to complex engineering and manufacturing production and quality problems through identification and implementation of advanced manufacturing processes including conducting process analysis, applying knowledge of product design, fabrication, assembly, tooling, and materials, conferring with suppliers, and soliciting observations from the operators/production technicians.
o Refines and enhances processes by applying continuous improvement and key Lean manufacturing / production principles and techniques to areas of production. Recommends product changes / improvements.
o Improves manufacturing efficiency by analyzing and planning workflow, space requirements, and equipment layout. Coordinates input that may cross multiple teams or areas; makes recommendations, and implements changes.
o Assures product and process quality by designing testing methods, testing finished product and process capabilities, and establishing standards to confirm and validate manufacturing process requirements. Determines root cause of failure using scientific methods including statistical analysis (e.g., design of experiment, SPC) that may result in changes in design, tolerances, or processing methods.
o Identifies and implements solutions for issues relating to safety, quality, productivity, and cost reductions.
o Prepares documentation for new manufacturing processes and engineering procedures. Prepares reports summarizing analyzed process information and trends.
o Partners with maintenance on the development improvement and auditing of preventative maintenance programs; daily support of problems solving and introduction of new techniques and skills.
o Assists in the development of quality assurance plans by conducting risk analyses; identifies critical control points and preventative measures; establishes critical limits, monitoring procedures, corrective actions, and verification procedures.
Qualifications, Knowledge, Education & Experience:
Must be at least 18 years of age to perform this job. 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.
Education and Experience:
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Bachelor’s Degree (BS) in mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, or manufacturing engineering
- Demonstrated ability to perform the essential functions of the job typically acquired (5-7 years of related experience is desirable
- Basic Lean Training – Certificate of training – preferred
Practical knowledge of manufacturing and production engineering principles, concepts and general business operations. Ability to create detailed work instructions from engineering blueprints. Familiarity in creating standard work documents.
Strong math and computer skills. Experience with CAD software (AutoCAD and 3D Modeling) required for creating process prints, designing tools, fixtures, and gauges.
PLC Programming – Basic knowledge of ladder logic, wiring diagrams and troubleshooting - preferred
Must possess strong mechanical aptitude, ability to use basic measuring tools, and hands-on capabilities to work on projects without supervision.
Good communications, interpersonal and problem solving skills. Must have ability to work with people at a cross-functional level both oral and written form.
Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time.
Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; maintains a clean and organized work environment.
Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity.
Safety - Observes all safety procedures and policies; Reports potentially unsafe conditions to supervisor; Uses equipment and materials properly.
Good attention to detail.
Able to work accurately from verbal and written instructions.