Main Responsibilities and Duties:
The Process Engineer conducts the product industrialization according to standards and specifications in compliance with Quality, Costs and Delivery objectives in the manufacture of rubber hoses at our facility in Cadillac, Michigan.
Product Design and Industrialization Process
- Is member of the Project team from launch,
- Takes part in product design to ensure the product’s feasibility (FMEA product, plan review,…),
- Leads the industrialization plant, he/she conducts the tasks provided for in the project Quality Plan based on the current standards (Synoptic of manufacturing, FMEA process, control plan, specifications, manufacturing file, process validation, probationary series,…)
- Ensures the industrialization planning, the allocated budget, the coherence of process design compared to the specifications; this is performed in cooperation with the Project Manager, and/or Product Line Industrialization Manager,
- Participates in the technical meetings and the project reviews,
- May be required to participate in the FMEA tools,
- Leads the action plan of product/process development and validates the technical choices,
- Responsible for maintaining the technical data of the process,
- Takes an active part in the suppliers’ choices of production resources, in the monitoring of their execution and validates their approval, May be required to support improvements or changes on a process during the product’s series production,
- Takes an active role in building on technical knowledge and developing expertise within the assigned area of responsibility,
- Reports to the Process Engineering Manager and his/her direct line manager.
Qualifications and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or other technical discipline strengthened by 3-5 years of experience in Engineering, Production or Development field gained within the industrial environment, or will consider Associates Degree in a technical discipline coupled with 5 to 7 years experience as a process engineer experienced with rubber extrusion.
- Organizational skills, ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team, decision-making ability, analytical and synthetic thinking, rigor, respect for confidentiality, sense of initiative,
- Communication skills, ability to coordinate project meetings, decisive regarding the targets (QCD), ability to lead feedback plans in case of a drift,
- Command of office automation systems and MS Office (Portal, PDM, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and SAP,
- Command of English.
- Familiarity automotive industrialization and quality systems required;
- Familiarity with rubber milling, extrusion, and vulcanization technology a plus
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