The process engineer will primarily be involved in the design of new manufacturing processes / equipment and the validation of existing manufacturing processes / equipment by utilizing sound engineering and Lean fundamentals. Process engineer will propose, launch & manage projects in order to improve manufacturing with a focus on proper process documentation and change control. Assignments will include daily shop floor support as well as manufacturing projects.
Risk identification & mitigation
Ensure projects are technically fit for purpose
Work independently to manage internal and external resources
Drive lean and productivity improvement initiatives plant-wide through the development and implementation of new processes, equipment and processes.
Participate in Lean activities including Kaizen events, 5S, 8D, Preventative Maintenance programs, root cause analysis, 5 Why and other Lean tools to enhance productivity.
Assists Global Product Line Managers with new product in the development to meet the demand of our customers in a cost-effective manner.
Assist in the transfer of new product development into production ramp-up including capital expenditures, project ownership transition and structured hand-off to manufacturing
Research and write Capital Expenditure Requests for new equipment purchases designed to enhance productivity and quality.
Assists Plant Manager with cell design and ensuring compliance safety, quality and productivity, while complying with QMS and OSHA requirements.
Provides technical support and assistance in problem solving by use of statistical analysis, DOEs and other root cause analytical tools.
Drives continuous improvement activities in support of customer corrective actions, internal corrective/preventive actions, error-proofing & general process improvement.
Develop and maintain schedules for all projects assigned.
Preparation of PPAP's for new product and customer qualifications.
QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Communication skills - above average written and verbal communication skills. Engineer will regularly interface with shop floor personnel, technical peers, management and senior leadership.
Project Management - write detailed project plans using 3S and 5S techniques and planning in project software such as Microsoft Project.
Cooperation & Teamwork - must be a strong individual contributor but be able to aid others as needed. Understands the impact of their words and behavior on others.
Strong technical & troubleshooting abilities in a variety of manufacturing disciplines including demonstrated expertise in a production environment
High energy level, comfortable performing multifaceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day activities.
Able to define issues, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
Preparation of manufacturing process routings which are mapped to engineering science and data supporting material breakdown-based alloy composition.
Understanding of non-ferrous metallurgy and the impact of metalworking processes on material properties, especially as it relates to wire and strip manufacture
Machine design / rebuild experience desired
Process simulation experience desired
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering - Materials, Mechanical or Industrial preferred.
4 - 10 years of practical, hands on experience in a manufacturing setting.
Project management skills and experience required.
Exposure to LEAN and SIX SIGMA principles preferred.