Process Engineer

175 Pioneer Dr, Leominster, MA 01453, USA

Full Time

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.

Responsibilities


  • 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.


Requirements


  • 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.