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Senior Process/Operations Engineer

Zeeland, MI 49464

Posted: 09/14/2018 Employment Type: Direct Placement Category: Manufacturing Engineer Job Number: 78141

The Senior Operations Engineer  reports to Technical Leadership  whose focus is performing design and support of moderate to high complexity manufacturing systems and equipment.You may also have  project-specific relationship building with Customers, Suppliers, individuals or organizations.

Essential Functions:
  • Provides advanced technical solutions and leads team through process.
  • Devises new approaches to problems encountered.
  • Initiates, justifies, and implements new  advanced capital equipment purchase.s
  • Creates cell layouts and leads process improvement initiatives of high complexity.
  • Uses solid Six Sigma and lean tools to improve processes.
  • Uses  solid  concepts  of Design for Manufacturability and Assembly (DFMA) and implements them into new product introduction.
  • Represents the company with our customers.
  • Leads updates to management on operations status.
  • Participates in and promotes process improvements within assigned areas; assists with the development of department and organization procedures.
  • Supports the manufacturing floor for any process related questions.
  • Lends lessons learned and leads training efforts for process understanding.
  • Creates, maintains and develops new  process documentation and updates work order documentation.
  • Creates new systems that support this effort.
  • Implements complex engineering changes. Leads and acts as a change agent for complex engineering changes.
  • Adheres to applicable Quality System requirements and supports process audits
  • Leads Process Flow Charts, PFMEA, and Control Plan Reviews
  • Mentors Level 1 and 2  Operations Engineers and/or Manufacturing Specialists.

Other Functions:
  • Solid understanding of design for complex tools and fixturings.
  • Solid  understanding of all applicable software.
  • May participate in multi-site projects.
  • Solid  knowledge of vendors, manufacturing processes, and procurement methods.
  • Trains other members of the team on theory and design of existing/new equipment.
  • Manufacturing  Engineering Specific Functions
    • Solid  knowledge of manufacturing processes and/or  solid design and implementation of Computer Numeric Controls (CNC) programming.
  • Industrial  Engineer Specific Functions
    • Solid  design of process and plant layouts and  leads ergonomic studies, time studies and implementation.
  • Controls Engineer Specific Functions
    • Solid  understanding of PLC' s and Automation.
    • Supports plant wide controls related issues and corrective actions.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
  • Solid  written/verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Solid Six Sigma knowledge; Advanced understanding of Lean Manufacturing concepts.
  • Solid  Project planning tools.
  • Solid  troubleshooting and problem solving skills;  Solid understanding of Root Cause Analysis.
  • Strong  computer skills  and  solid technical writing skills.
  • Uses solid concepts of Design for Manufacturability and Assembly (DFMA) and implements them into new product development.
  • Solid  understanding of electrical and/or mechanical machine drawings, including industry specifications.
  • Manufacturing Engineering
    • Solid understanding of applicable manufacturing processes including Computer Numeric Controls (CNC) programming; Ability to apply advanced knowledge of capabilities studies, Gage R&R, and machine capability; Solid understanding of machinery related to electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, etc. in order to specify equipment and procure capital; Solid understanding of product drawings, including GD&T and specification flow down.
  • Industrial Engineering
    • Solid understanding of applicable manufacturing processes; Ability to apply advanced knowledge of capabilities studies, Gage R&R, and machine capability; Solid understanding of machinery related to electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, etc. in order to specify equipment and procure capital; Solid understanding of cell and plant layout drawings, including HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing, and other Utility needs/layouts
  • Controls Engineering
    • Solid knowledge on database management software skills; Solid programming knowledge of applicable software (i.e. G Code, CNC, PLC, etc.)

Education or Formal Training:
  • Bachelor' s degree in technical/science or International equivalent required.
  • Certificate or degree in a special process preferred.
  • Six Sigma Green Belt preferred.
  • Professional certifications preferred (i.e. AWS, SME, CWE, CWI,  etc.).

 
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