Automation and Continuous Improvement Engineer

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Job Details

Summary: 

  • The Molding Automation and Continuous Improvement Engineer will provide a strategic role in increasing the effectiveness and profitability of the Molding Department by quoting, implementing, and maintaining industry leading production solutions.

 

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support Molding and Secondary in the recommendation of specifying and purchasing of process related equipment as it applies to expanding production and improving production requirements
  • Responsible for administration as it applies to meetings, discussions, goals, and results
  • Drive technology solutions and innovation by frequent discussions and visits with others in the industry (i.e- customer visits, vendor visits, and industry association participation)
  • Implement and maintain effective methods for cost accounting on a job by job basis in an effort to achieve and maintain productivity and profitability
  • Identify and implement cost savings mechanisms as they apply to the above
  • Maintain and operate within budgetary confinements
  • Support with solving production-related problems, machinery, and/or related processes
  • Provide technical training to staff as applicable
  • Meet ISO-9001 and ISO13485 requirements relating to the above teams
  • Performance with be judged on:
    1. Ability to maintain training, where applicable, to shift leaders and technicians
    2. Ability to maintain harmonious relations with other employees and departments
    3. Ability to identify and follow through on opportunities for improvement in all production related processes
    4. Support and adhere to corporate mission, vision, and policies
    5. Keep a clean, neat, and safe work area
  • Occasional travel required, up to 10%
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Organizational Relationships:

  • The Process Engineer I reports directly to the Director of Operations. The Process Engineer I should look to the Process Engineer levels II and III for training and mentorship in the pursuit of knowledge and experience.

Experience and/or Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a mechanical or technical field, or relatable experience required
  • General understanding of Lean Manufacturing principles or 6-Sigma concepts preferred
  • Basic computer knowledge required
  • Basic knowledge and commitment to the elements of ISO-9001, ISO-13485, and thorough knowledge of the elements applicable to their department

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to work a standard 40 hour work week with occasional off-shifts and weekends as a possibility.
  • Sitting and/or standing for an extended period of time as well as some walking within the facility.
  • Must be able to see with or without corrective lenses and distinguish color differences and depth perception for product and safety issues.
  • Hearing ability should be sufficient to hear and react to audible alarms from distances up to 100 feet.
  • The ability to lift and carry various items up to 60 pounds.
  • Pass drug and physical screenings.

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