Process Engineer

Process Engineer
(Direct Hire)

Welcome, NC

Job Requisition: 6372

Description for Process Engineer:
The Process Engineer* / Specialist will apply technical knowledge and expertise in the development and/or implementation of new and improved manufacturing processes, procedures, and equipment; and will ensure that the design specifications and procurement of equipment, tooling, fixtures, etc meet company requirements and objectives. This role is for a major North American Leader in the Fabrication/Manufacturing industry with operations across US and Canada.

Responsibilities for Process Engineer:
  • Analyzes and plans work force utilization, space requirements, workflow, and designs layout of equipment and workspace for maximum efficiency.
  • Develops, evaluates and improves manufacturing methods.
  • Apply statistical methods to estimate future manufacturing requirements.
  • Ensure all processes are documented and have SOP’s and standard work.
  • Estimates production times, staffing requirements, and related costs to provide information for management decisions.
  • Coordinate activities to resolve production problems, maximize product reliability, and minimize cost.
  • Assist with day to day troubleshooting processes in order to maximize the output of on-grade product.
  • Take corrective action to address process deviations and find the root cause to prevent
  • reoccurrences.
  • Assist in the development of new prototypes and transitioning into full scale production.
  • Investigate customer complaints where required.
  • Utilize lean manufacturing principles to establish optimal assembly and fabrication methods.
  • Analyze statistical data and product specifications to determine standards and establish quality and reliability objectives of finished product.
  • Lead area improvement team, applying Six Sigma, Lean, 5S and other operational excellence techniques to achieve improvements.
  • Lead the development and execution of incremental capital and process improvements.
  • Obtain detailed quotations or designs and estimates for the cost of fixtures, tools and engineering requirements to be used in developing a formal proposal to upper management.
  • Identify and lead/facilitate Kaizen events as needed.
  • Confers with management, engineering, and other staff regarding manufacturing capabilities, production schedules, and other considerations to facilitate production processes.
  • Oversee installation and tests to ensure machines, facilities and equipment are installed and functioning according to specifications.
  • Develop models of alternate processing to test the feasibility of new applications of systems and recommends methods of implementing of improved procedures.
  • Follows and comply with all Operational Procedures and policies as outlined in the Employee Handbook, Quality and Environment programs (i.e. IATF, ISO 14001)
Requirements for Process Engineer
  • Bachelors degree in Engineering required.
  • Experience in metal fabrication and / or manufacturing environment.
  • In depth professional knowledge and expertise regarding metal-cutting operations, grinding and tooling manufacturing.
  • Strong skills in manufacturing and processing engineering with knowledge of CNC machining, metal forming and welding.
  • Extensive knowledge of general machining practices.
  • Ability to specify processes to manufacture components, correct machining problems by tooling, gauging, machining or fixturing.
  • Ability to estimate machining cycle, perform method analysis; plan, project and perform project analysis.
  • Strong knowledge of AutoCAD, Pro-E and MasterCAM will be an asset.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite also required.
  • Characteristics
  • Capable of managing multiple challenging assignments concurrently; moving swiftly and
  • decisively, but collaboratively and effectively with others.
  • Personal commitment to high quality standards. Strong communication skills and an ability to formulate positive interpersonal relationships.
  • Strategic thinker and effective problem solver.
  • Perceptive, responsible and accountable.
  • Team player.
*Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. Will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening

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