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Process Engineer

JOB DESCRIPTION
Summary
Under the direction of the Plant Manager, with dotted line to Production Manager, develop new products in a timely manner, achieving company goals for quality, cost, and delivery. Support assigned areas in meeting objectives for Safety, Quality, Cost, Delivery and Associate Engagement. Establish continuous improvement through processing skills, troubleshooting and company systems/procedures.

Key Responsibilities:
• Enforce all company policies and procedures, while promoting a safety-first culture.
• Maintain clean and organized work area with emphasis on safety, quality, and productivity.
• Create and drive training / development opportunities for Process Technicians.
• Support Engineering with part design, tool design, prototyping, mold sampling/approval. Lead the dimensional reconciliation process via Master Mold setup, DOE’s, and confirmation runs.
• Develop process specifications to ensure quality output of molded products. Optimize processes using data acquisition software and end-product performance testing.
• Interact with customers, suppliers, and internal resources.
• Implement process and quality improvements through lean and continuous improvement methods focused on cycle-time, scrap, and downtime reduction, while improving OEE.
• Troubleshoot materials and processing issues.
• Working with Production and Maintenance, analyze and plan workforce utilization, space requirements, workflow, and layout of equipment for maximum efficiency.
• Work with Tooling Manager to assure optimized processing and care of the tools.
• Work with mold vendors to streamline onboarding of new tools and ease of use in process.
• Applies statistical methods to estimate manufacturing capabilities to meet future requirements, improve current processes, and develop tools and standards to support shop floor autonomy.
• Lead cross-functional team activities to identify top issues, plan and implement appropriate corrective actions, and track and validate effectiveness.
• Create Work Instructions for Molding best practices.

QUALIFICATIONS
Competencies (Knowledge/Skills/Abilities)
• Ability to inspire and cultivate a team by establishing trust, being engaged on the floor to assist with challenges, strong follow-up and execution, and respectful collaboration with vendors, teammates, and customers.
• Proven ability to analyze data and trends, prepare written correspondence and presentations.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook)
• Very strong written and verbal communication, interpersonal, and motivational skills.
• Thorough understanding of scientific molding concepts.
• Program robots and assist with development of end of arm tooling.
Education
• High School Diploma – Required
• BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Plastic Processing – Preferred

Licenses and Certifications
• RJG Master Molder or equivalent. – Required
• Six Sigma Green or Black Belt – Preferred

Experience
• Application experience with lean tools like Value Stream Mapping, Kanban system design and implementation, Total Predictive Maintenance. – Required
• Minimum of Five (5) years’ application experience with structured problem-solving techniques/tools. – Required
• Minimum of Five (5) years’ experience in injection molding engineering / processing role with direct responsibility for injection molding process. – Required
• Minimum of Three (3) years’ experience with direct and / or indirect leadership of process technicians. – Required

OTHER

Manage People – (Yes) Directly or Indirectly – Process Technicians and Material Handlers

EEO employer

Drug testing required for this position

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