The Process Engineer is responsible for developing, implementing, reviewing, and improving the production process for the extrusion of fiber optic undersea cables. In this position, you will be designing, verifying, validating, and troubleshooting the processes.
The successful candidate is a creative problem solver who can effectively collaborate with other engineering disciplines and stakeholders (Quality, Operations, Program Management, etc.)
Duties and Responsibilities (*Indicates an Essential Function)
*Develop, write, and maintain manufacturing process & equipment procedures, technical specifications, and user work instructions
*Establish engineering labor and material standards for manufacturing operations; monitor performance to the standards and address any variations.
*Perform feasibility and trade studies, cost analyses, and return on investment (ROI) and cost-to-benefit evaluations.
*Complete assigned engineering tasks on time and within budget.
*Organize, prepare, and/or conduct technical design reviews to ensure conformance with engineering design and performance specifications
*Perform failure mode and effects analyses (FMEA, pFMEA, dDFMEA) to establish and maintain stable processes
*Establish and verify new product/process capabilities and new process parameters prior to release to production
*Perform capability and variability studies on new and existing processes, equipment, and tools
*Provide technical support and clear communications to all users of the process.
*Monitor and evaluate quality data and develop methods to improve quality levels.
*Troubleshoot manufacturing processes, techniques and quality issues; develop corrective actions to maintain acceptable levels of productivity and quality
Collaborate with engineering, quality, manufacturing, operations, and internal and external supply chain personnel to diagnose issues and support continuous improvements.
Drive continuous improvements in the areas of safety, quality, delivery, and cost
Support root cause corrective action activities using structured practices such as DMAIC or 8D.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering related science required
3 to 5 years of Plastics Extrusion Processing experience
Experience with controls, PLC, and data management
Lean / Six Sigma Certification and application of Lean / Six Sigma Body of Knowledge is a plus
Must be highly motivated and able to work independently.
Proven track record of evaluating existing manufacturing processes and ability to re-engineer those processes to increase throughput, reduce downtime, improve safety and enhance quality.
Proven ability to problem solve, execute, deliver on commitments and drive projects to on time completion.
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office tools.
Ability to energize, develop and build relationships with co-workers and cross-functional team members.
Strong ability to influence people without direct authority and ability to adapt to a dynamic environment.
Excellent analytical skills with the ability to manage projects and develop manufacturing processes for production handoff.
Ability and willingness to engage with the manufacturing floor and associated personnel to implement processes, solve problems and insure flow of material within work centers.
Physical DemandsAbility to pass a Fit for Duty physical exam.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to:
Wear the proper personal protective equipment for each task, including, but not limited to, safety boots, safety glasses, hearing protection, gloves, hard hat, dust mask, etc.
Regularly lift and/or move 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move 40 pounds.
Ability to reach with hands and arms and use hands to finger, or handle objects, tools and controls.
Ability to stand, walk and climb stairs regularly.
Ability to bend, squat, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl frequently.
Ability to talk and/or hear frequently.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Ability to work both indoors and outdoors regularly in all elements.
Ability to enter into and work within confined space.