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Development Engineer

Posting date: 04/03/2016
Salary: 80 000 - 90 000 USD
Job Location: USA
Industry: Plastics/ Rubber
Contact Phone Number: +31 20 4919874

Responsibilities:

  • ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Identifies and serves as the primary driver for cost improvement projects to reduce operational costs.
  • Works independently or with others to develop improved methods for delivering flatter, and down gauged materials.
  • Interacts with customers and other Process Engineering functions; identifies new or improved products or methods for delivering value-added products to customer
  • Identifies opportunities to remove costs from current and new converting operations.
  • Stays abreast of new equipment / process developments in thePlastics Extrusion field.
  • Communicates regularly to share combined knowledge with process engineers in other locations.
  • As needed, serves as independent expert to troubleshoot manufacturing problems and identify solutions with data based decision making.
  • Identifies and implements new/improved methods of manufacturing to improve profitability
  • Serves as an expert in troubleshooting manufacturing problems and identifying solutions with data based decision making.
  • Ability to train and coach others.
  • Lean manufacturing experience and application includingKaizen.
  • Value stream mapping understanding and application.

Requirements:

  • BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
  • BS/MS Mechanical, Chemical, or Electrical Engineering
  • ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Statistics knowledge
  • Prior use of designed experiments, Lean Six Sigma, SPC,DMAIC process or equivalent
  • Self-starter capable of working independently with minimal supervision
  • Works effectively within a matrix managed organization
  • Six Sigma Black Belt training and/or certification and/or equivalent experience
  • TPM and predictive maintenance tool knowledge and application
  • Results oriented
  • Able to operate with considerable latitude
  • Able to work both independently and within a team,generating results with general/minimal guidance from management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills along with professional presentation and negotiation skills.
  • Must be flexible, innovative and comfortable in setting own priorities
  • Polished presentation, business acumen and facilitation skills
  • Comfortable with operating in an environment of multiple conflicting priorities
  • Ability to work nonstandard hours

Job conditions:

  • Under the direction the Technical Manager, this position works independently or in conjunction with other engineers, plant managers,production superintendents, and / or production and maintenance personnel bothin-house and at customer level as a Process Engineer to support Films extrusion and converting processes. Main responsibilities will include supporting the polymer Extrusion process first, followed by the converting department. Plant support will include continuous improvement activities aimed at process engineering, process control enhancements and process understanding. Improving key performance metrics (i.e. rate, yield, OEE, etc.) via process verification application will be required. Implementation of lean manufacturing techniques and Six Sigma methodologies will be expected. Day-to-day production support,including methodical troubleshooting, will be required while working in a matrix environment.
  • Included is also a thorough understanding of the materials,technology, equipment design, process, and science behind polymer extrusion processes. The engineer in this position will make recommendations for scaleup, design modifications and process, procedural, or equipment improvements that will enhance the processing window to improve tape or film flatness. The position will also work closely with functional areas to leverage internally developed ideas and trade secrets.


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