Our client a well known manufacturer of electronic connectors for the automotive industry has an immediate need for a seasoned process engineer to conceive, plan, coordinate, develop, qualify and implement progressive die stamping process technology (Reel to Reel and lose piece) for the manufacture of close tolerance terminals for the electronic industry. Meeting the companies cost and capacity objectives against customer requirements. Responsibilities include but are not limited to all aspects related to the implementation (materials, tooling, equipment, etc.), operability and performance of new or existing Stamping processes, their modifications and related documentation. Also work closely with the plating department to assure stamp parts can be efficiently plated.
Coordinate tasks and deadlines in maintaining project schedules and budgets. Solicit internal and external resource support to meet project timelines. Participate in definition of overall project plan and schedules for development projects in meeting time to market (TTM) objectives. Act as a consultant to management in assessing project aspects, feasibility, and risks and in making technical recommendations for alternatives to achieve objectives against delivery schedule. Interface with vendors, quality, product engineering and manufacturing to assure capability and/or compliance in meeting process, product, delivery, and safety/environmental objectives. Discovery & Definition focuses on early involvement with the product/process conceptualization to determine characteristics/requirements that meet product, manufacturing, and customer objectives. Define processes inclusive of process specifications, setup sheets, control charts, operating procedures, spare parts lists and preventative maintenance plans. Provide input to define siting (facilities), area layout and infrastructure requirements. Define the process steps and sequence of operations, material handling and process control needs and to the extent possible, the preliminary process layout. Define process flexibility requirements based on proposed product configurations. Define the supply chain from raw material to customer application. Define the process step cycle times, efficiencies, yields and step relationships to include dynamic modeling as required for process and line balance assumptions. (Arrangement, Rates, Balance, Yield, Utility, Capacity). Product cost estimates inputs for each level of approach. Product/Process FMEA and risk assessment activities. Define critical product/process parameters. 3D Cad product manipulation to simulate design variations in support of design for manufacturability (DFM) and High-Volume Manufacturing (HVM)
Bachelor’s degree (B. S.) from four-year college or university and minimum 5 years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Ability to develop prototype tools and processes to execute (and validate) a defined technique that would ultimately support manufacturing requirements and provide an understanding of material processing behavior within a specified process or when subjected to a given technique. Ability to characterize process and the behavior of materials for the purpose of identifying and eliminating variability (natural & special) so that process limits can be clearly identified and controls established through statistical practices. Ability to qualify process criticals to required levels through product/process correction actions driven by root cause analysis that incorporate statistical practices. Should have knowledge and skills usingInternet software, Project Management software (Microsoft Project), Spreadsheet software (Microsoft Excel), Word Processing software (Microsoft Word), Presentation software (Microsoft PowerPoint), Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing, Statistical analysis software (example JMP), Measurement System Analysis, 3D Cad proficient. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, vendors, team members, and manufacturing site representatives. Demonstrated ability to operate with minimal supervision and provide updates on project status where issues or problems can be reviewed discussed and resolved. Ability to communicate and relate well with engineers in other regions of the world.
Type of Positionmanufacturing
Education LevelBachelor Degree