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Process Engineer

Grand Rapids, MI
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Job Description Summary: 
Support for manufacturing and internal and external customers by participating in product development, product life cycle management, continuous improvement and VA/VE projects, product and process flow improvements, project management, and corrective and preventive actions. Responsible for providing technical experience in troubleshooting converting equipment and process issues with focus on material, tooling, mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Communicate production and maintenance needs to appropriate departments as necessary.

Essential Duties Include: 
• Provide support to manufacturing by evaluating equipment and processes and designing, developing and implementing improvements. Identification of process/product quality improvement opportunities and implementation.
• Technical and engineering support to manufacturing operations and customers.
• Process support/project management for continuous improvement of critical processes to drive process capability.
• Assist in new product launches, from quote to production, for successful launch and long term production.
• Communicate effectively with suppliers, manufacturing personnel and customers, providing technical and engineering support.
• Support lean manufacturing initiatives by participating in events, assisting wherever possible, and following up to ensure that gains are maintained.
• Assist QA in root cause investigations and implementing corrective actions.
• Create and conduct DOE, perform root cause analysis and process characterization through the use of FMEA’s, risk analysis, and data analysis using statistical techniques.
• Assist in customer and supplier product specification review.
• Assist in maintenance of tooling and machinery including performing routine maintenance activities.
• Continually research new machinery/methods of production to better the organizations manufacturing processes.
Skills & Requirements Qualifications:
• Experience in industrial or automotive converting manufacturing desired
• 2D CAD proficiency required; 3D CAD experience desired
• Knowledge and experience in controls, PLC programming, process automation desired 
• Project management experience required
• Lean Manufacturing experience desired

BS in engineering discipline required.

Core Competencies:
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• Ability to Lead a team towards a common goal.
• Critical thinking, problem-solving and analytical ability.
• Attention to detail and excellent follow up.
• Willingness to work overtime, as necessary, as workload dictates. 
• Excellent time management skills.

 Physical Demands:
• This position requires being on the production floor for extended periods of time.
• Lifting capability of up to 40 lb. at times.