175 Pioneer Dr, Leominster, MA 01453, USA
The Process Engineer will be responsible for the documentation and development of plastics manufacturing processes, equipment/tooling alternatives and flow of operations for the effective utilization of personnel, material, and machines necessary for the production of high-quality parts.
Develop, implement, and optimize production methodologies in the manufacturing operations.
Sustain products with cost reduction, cycle and yield improvements.
Work with appropriate personnel to compile and evaluate data to determine appropriate limits and variables for process or material specifications.
Analyze and optimize production processes while maximizing yield, capacity, and capability in cost effective means while driving to achieve world-class quality levels.
Develop and modify line layouts, including material flow, waste reduction, and ergonomics, utilizing Lean Manufacturing best practices.
Monitor and audit manufacturing processes to ensure product specifications and standards are achieved.
Create and maintain documented Manufacturing Instructions, routings, and associated processes.
Participate in the transition of a product from concept to pilot line production and into mass manufacturing.
Apply technical knowledge to innovate, design and develop processes, tooling, assembly fixtures and procedures.
Monitor and reduce process variation using Statistical Process Control.
Implement and support Lean manufacturing and 5S initiatives.
Analyze, develop, process, and implement Engineering Change Orders.
Responsible for continues process optimization
Lead and assist production in all process related topics and issues.
Support and assist maintenance team in troubleshooting difficult breakdowns and chronic equipment failures.
Set up and documentation of injection molding processes to achieve high quality parts.
B.S. in Plastics Engineering or related field; or the combined equivalent of education and experience.
Minimally 5 years’ experience in an injection molding manufacturing environment preferred.
Must possess process engineering skills (process development/improvement, troubleshooting, data analysis, constraint analysis, flow optimization, root cause analysis, etc.)
Strong team working skills at all levels of an organization, especially skilled at working with direct labor to understand challenges and work on developing optimal solutions using structured methods.
Good understanding of BOMs, manufacturability, process design, process validation, assembly methods, design reviews and cost reduction methodologies.
Experience breaking down high-level (e.g. device level) performance issues into addressable action items.
Capable of identifying critical process parameters and applying statistics to process measurement and control.
Prior robotics and programming experience preferred.