Responsible for the development of new and/or modified manufacturing processes equipment and automation in support of projects undertaken by the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Group.
• To develop manufacturing processes for new and existing business opportunities including new and/or modified plant equipment and tools. • Will include hands-on development of molds and cold runners. Will be responsible for the proper installation and running of new molds in order to evaluate the tool and to establish process parameters required to produce acceptable products. Will coordinate with tool engineers to improve and refine tools and processed where needed. • Will direct a Process Engineering Technician in the set-up running and evaluation of new tooling. • Participate in 'Process 3P’s' aimed at the development of new processes. Support with process concepts that meet the requirements of the team. • Participate in the Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) process leading the development of new lean production processes and equipment to achieve a flawless production launch. • To provide inputs to support the development of accurate and timely manufacturing processes/costs assist in the creation new work center costs as needed for cost calculations. • Create and maintain accurate engineering/process documentation such as Machine Specification Guidelines (MSG) and requests for quote for new and/or modified equipment assist plant engineers with set-up instructions and Molding Specifications Process Flow Diagrams and Process Failure Modes and Effects Analyses (PFMEAs) and training documentation. • Maintain adherence to Company policies safety/ergonomic standards and good housekeeping practices. Understand and implement the health safety and environmental policies and to integrate health safety and environmental considerations into daily work activities.
REQUIREMENTS: • A Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering Chemistry Chemical Engineering or Polymer Science • 3 to 12 years with modern injection molding machines and the ability to effectively develop and optimize processes on them is a must. • A working knowledge of rubber-to-metal adhesive systems is a plus. • Good technical problem solving/analytical skills and mechanical aptitude are required. • Experience in advanced engineering/statistical problem solving methods including Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing methods. Ability to create and maintain accurate Process Failure Modes and Effects Analyses (PFMEA). • A working knowledge of Value Analysis/Value Engineering (VA/VE) is a plus. • Ability to understand engineering drawings tool designs tool maintenance compound characteristics as well as transfer/injection press mechanics. • Experience in the use of personal computers is required. • Must exhibit good communication project management and interpersonal skills and an ability to manage his/her own priorities and workload while working in a team environment.