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Process Engineer

Lansing, Michigan 48917 | Contract to Direct

Post Date: 05/31/2018 Job ID: 76567 Category: Manufacturing Engineer

DEPARTMENT:  Maintenance

 

DESCRIPTION:
  • Responsible for supporting existing equipment on the floor, defining specifications for process changes and managing changes with equipment suppliers. 
  • Provide input on new equipment development and support validation of new equipment and processes, new product launches and new plant startups. 
  • Improve operational efficiency through hardware and software changes, layout improvements and engineering techniques. 

 

DUTIES:
  • Support existing equipment on the floor from a hardware, software and mechanical perspective.
  • Troubleshoot any problems with specified function of machinery.
  • Propose and implement improvements to existing processes.
  • Create manufacturing equipment and fixture specifications based on program requirements
  • Create and maintain project plans including product and equipment requirements, budgets, manpower, technical objectives, schedules, project and product cost estimates.
  • Validate new equipment, fixtures and modifications adhering to Woodbridge Group procedure guidelines
  • Improve processes in quality and cost according to best standard practice. 
  • Responsible for the daily process operations.
  • Equipment selection and optimization.
  • Liaison with maintenance to solve process equipment problems.
  • Liaison with production to address production concerns.
  • Plan and execute process improvement experiments.
  • Optimize raw material usage and minimize waste.
  • Participate in health and safety and quality audit processes.
  • Write and update work instructions/SOTs, JSAs, procedures etc.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor’ s degree in Mechanical, Manufacturing Engineering or equivalent combination of education plus experience. 
  • 2-5 years + in an engineering role.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude.
  • Good verbal and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of SPC and automotive quality standards, statistical experiments, hydraulics, pneumatics, etc.
  • Computer skills such as AutoCAD, Windows, spreadsheets, databases, etc.
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing, continuous improvement, 5S and Kaizen.

 

MUST HAVES:
  • OEM Experience.
  • Mechanical & Manufacturing background.
  • Continuous Process Improvements.
  • Poka Yoke – Error proofing (six sigma) such as lean manufacturing.
  • strong communication skills.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:
  • Majority of time in plant environment. Travel occasionally.
  • The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 
  • Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
  • While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to sit and use hand to fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. 
  • The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. 
  • The employee is occasionally required to bend, walk, balance, talk and hear. 
  • The employee must occasionally lift, push and pull up to 40 pounds. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

 

WORKING SCHEDULE: 
  • Standard work hours will consist of 10 hours per day, 4 days a week on an assigned shift. 
  • Schedule hours may be altered as required by the training needs of employees. 
  • Ability to work overtime or irregular hours to include Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays as requested.

 

REASONING ABILITY: 
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. 
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
  • Client will consider local or non-local candidates.  But individuals must be willing to relocate.
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