Senior Project Engineer

Senior Project Engineer (Direct Hire)

Hebron, IL

Job Requisition: 6631

Description for Sr. Project Engineer:
The Senior Project Engineer will be responsible for leading manufacturing automation projects to aid in the design transfer process for a global medical device company.

Responsibilities for Sr. Project Engineer:
  • Management of assigned projects, including responsibility for budget and timeline
  • Coordination of all activities on assigned projects, ensuring on-time completion
  • Work closely with customers, vendors and internal stakeholders during project execution
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Lead the design, selection, commissioning and qualification of new equipment and automation. Assist outside contractors to ensure quality and function of electrical systems.
  • Participate in the design, development, and validation of new products
  • Develop documentation required for product manufacture and conduct associated training
  • Lead continuous improvement projects related to existing products, processes and equipment
  • Develop long and short-term capital plans, ensuring that all projects are planned properly, and the results are achievable
  • Develop and implement processes that improve manufacturing production and deliver quality outputs by securing and managing engineering service providers, inspectors, and other technical resources that may be needed to develop the project
  • Work within project planning timelines and constraints, communicating identified risks and issues to management accordingly
  • Support existing processes and implement change requirements as part of a structured change control process
  • Analyze and evaluate existing systems and processes, identifying value-added and non-value-added activities to solve design challenges
  • Conceive, design, test, and develop innovative solutions based on analysis and organizational objectives
  • Evaluate and explore new and existing processes, equipment, and materials as an input to scheduling methods, performance metrics and financial standards
  • Develop and design robust manufacturing concepts to simplify and improve processes and ensure best practice
  • Create and maintain required manufacturing process documentation, including process flow charts, capacity and utilization studies, time and motion studies, standard work, cycle time analysis and line balancing
  • Research and test design ideas to determine feasibility, utilizing Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen, Six Sigma, and root cause analysis to formulate and support innovation, corrective actions, and continuous improvement activities
Requirements for Sr. Project Engineer:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field of study
  • Minimum of 5 years or equivalent engineering experience
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Engineering principles and its application in solving complex problems
  • Solid software and hardware troubleshooting skills is preferred
  • Experience with automation design, troubleshooting, working with vendors. 
  • Works independently and with teams (technical teams and cross-functional teams)
  • Independently tests, analyzes and solves technical problems
  • Strong knowledge of Design of Experiments 
  • Minitab is a plus
  • Experience with Manufacturing Process development is required
  • In-depth understanding of lean manufacturing principles
  • Experience in Injection Molding, Automation, and high-volume manufacturing preferred
  • Experience in Ultrasonic welding, heat staking, bonding, robotics is preferred  
  • Ability to work autonomously, with minimal supervision
  • Personally driven to excel
  • Excellent time management and prioritization skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to generate respect and trust from staff and external constituencies along with the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues to create a results driven, team-oriented environment
  • Up to 15% travel

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