|JOB TITLE:||Process Engineer|
|BUSINESS GROUP/DEPT:||COE for MFG|
|FLSA:||Hourly Grade D|
|REPORTS TO:||Dir, Manufacturing Engineer|
|DATE:||Jan 9, 2017|
Purpose of the Job
Provides technical expertise and troubleshooting support to the manufacturing teams. Works closely with the toolroom and production to resolve processing issues. Supports engineering in product development.
Key Initiatives and 90 Day Top 5
Essential Job Responsibilities
Provides support to die setters, press operators or other production personnel whenever quality or production problems occur.
Participates in continuous improvement processes.
- Participates in continuous improvement processes individually and with teams, and champions projects to improve cost, quality, throughput and delivery.
Assists in maintaining and enhancing lean manufacturing practices.
- Seeks to advance lean manufacturing practices through ongoing support of continuous improvement activities.
- Reduces cycle time, down time, change over time, scrap; improves processes, and/or tooling.
Assists in providing costing information.
- Develops pre and post production cost estimates, cost effects of design changes, new product manufacturing processes, cost quotes and document control and future technology roadmap and pricing.
- Establishing accurate set up times and run rates updating routers with accurate information.
Troubleshoots, identifies, and implements systems and/or process needs and improvements.
- Implements changes to work layout, process flow, work standards, etc.
Assist manufacturing & engineering on new projects, insuring the process is correct and documented.
Acts as liaison between production and tool room to support the goals and objectives of the team.
Participates as a member of the Engineering Team.
- Participates in ongoing development, communication and implementation of team concepts, programs and policies.
- Coordinates work to ensure best practices with all team members.
- Attends appropriate team meetings.
- Fosters strong cohesiveness regarding all major issues; e.g., direction, annual plan, budget, policy changes, etc.
- Accepts responsibility to quickly identify any areas of lack of cohesiveness, bringing them to the attention of the team leader and working with the team in a supportive manner to resolve issues affecting cohesiveness.
- Actively look for ways, and reinforce actions needed, to achieve synergy possible within the larger organization.
Performs other duties as necessary in support of business objectives. This position description is intended to guide the activities of the Process Engineer. It is not intended to limit the thinking and creativity of the person to the work of this function, nor is it intended that this describes all the work that may be required of the person in this position.
|Educational Requirements||Experience Requirements|
|High school diploma or equivalent required
Bachelor’s degree preferred
|Industry Experience: Good understanding and working knowledge of lean manufacturing systems, techniques, and tools. At least three years’ experience in a manufacturing environment. Previous deep drawn stamping experience preferred. Previous die setting experience preferred. Previous tool making or design experience preferred.|
Technical Competencies – specifically related to this position
Computer Skills: Working knowledge of computers, application and design software (i.e. SolidWorks)
Systems: Good understanding and working knowledge of integrated manufacturing systems.
Lean Thinking: Learn, discuss, and practice lean principles in all activities.
Mechanical Aptitude: Understanding of electrical, pneumatics, and hydraulic functioning of equipment and uses that knowledge in machine and process design as well as safety. Can analyze an operation and recommend changes to equipment and process based on this understanding.
Tools: Understanding of tools, their capabilities, and use in both the maintenance and design of equipment.
Ergonomics: Knowledge of how a workplace and the equipment used there can best be designed for comfort, safety, efficiency, productivity and ease of use.
Fact Based Problem Solving: Understanding of and practices the process of fact based problem solving and the tools associated with that process.
Process Evaluation/Improvement: Ability to analyze current processes to determine if they need to be changed or if new processes need to be implemented. Ability to identify opportunities to improve processes by making it more efficient and/or effective while achieving superior results.
Project Management: Defines objectives; develops plans that are comprehensive, realistic, and effective in meeting goals; develops contingency plans; provides clear direction; monitors progress; follows up to ensure objectives are met; keeps others informed.
Workflow Analysis: Ability to decompose high level functions into their functional pieces and then analyze the processes to determine how efficient the functions are being performed.
Hudson Operating systems principles and objectives(this competency appears in all job descriptions): Knows all Hudson established operating systems (e.g. quality, environmental). Understands the responsibility to maintain familiarity with the systems and this position’s role in support of these systems – including a consideration of the impact of individual actions on the systems and the responsibility of communicate concerns and improvement ideas.
Our Values – Common to all Hudson Positions
Personally earn the trust of colleagues, customers, suppliers, partners, shareholders, and your community – in every interaction.
- Begin with trust, expecting people to act in good faith.
- Be open, fair and honest
- Honor commitments and be accountable to each other, adult-to adult
Learn by Doing
Have a bias toward action and look at every experience as a learning opportunity.
- Be curious and continuously learn and grow
- Seek out new challenges and take calculated risks
- Lead by example and provide opportunities for others to learn
Be a team player; place our shared fate above personal ambition.
- Embrace a diversity of thinking and respect each person’s unique contribution
- Create an environment free of fear, where healthy conflict leads to better solutions
- Be open to the unknown and the possibility of being uncomfortable
- Recognize others’ contributions to the team’s success
Steward our Legacy
Preserve the legacy of our founders while reinventing the business for the next generation.
- Celebrate our shared heritage
- Make a difference by creating something better than what you begin
- Invest in businesses, people, and communities for the long term
Take personal responsibility for health, safety, and our environment.