Overview

Responsible for production support in maintaining operations in injection molding, coating, processing equipment, finishing operations, tooling, fixtures, and gages. Leads troubleshooting of our manufacturing processes, design and implementation of improvements to current processes. May be assigned special projects and related engineering assistance in support of other manufacturing operations.Coordinates timing of new molds, dies and related processing equipment for the purpose of PPAP support to the Plant Quality function.Interacts with Divisional Engineering on new jobs related to PPAP and process items.Communicates foreseen issues with Engineering Manager for discussion and possible resolution.Initiates job specifications in conjunction with Process Engineering for new jobs and provides this information for entry into the Electronic Specification System. Obtains and fashions samples for Boundary Boards and other process documentation.Coordinates and performs initial trial runs on new processes and equipment. Notes and tracks issues for resolution.Initiates improvements to existing systems. Processes machinery and equipment to support manufacturing functions and operations.May make customer visitations for job product related involvement.Interacts with plant engineer, manager process engineering, manager industrial engineering, quality manager and plant chemist on job related functions.May work with raw material suppliers on quality oriented problems.Keeps abreast of technology improvements, recommends and justifies implementation of equipment and process establishing cost reduction improvements.Works on continuous improvement programs and cost reduction projects.Maintains job records as required.Statistically analyzes gathered data in test runs and makes recommendations based upon analysis.May work with laboratory in conducting material and product test and evaluations.Works closely with shift supervisors and department managers to insure proper quality operations of materials and equipment on new job start-up. Provides assistance to plant technical manager on assigned projects.Qualifications:Two year degree in an engineering discipline preferred, however would accept 4 years of process engineering experience. ME, ME DET Degree is preferred.Must have coating processing experience.Automotive experience is required. Ford experience is preferred.Ability to focus and lead multi-disciplinary task teams and have previous experience in supervision in manufacturing.Excellent knowledge of manufacturing parts and processes.