Position:  Process Engineer
Location:  Monroe, OH
Job Id:  252
# of Openings:  1

Job Description
 
Title: Process Engineer
Location: Monroe, OH
Department: Quality
FLSA Category:  Exempt
Reports To: Director of Quality Assurance
Supervises: None
 
PRIMARY FUNCTION:
 
Responsibilities across all phases of assigned engineering projects to ensure the objectives of people, quality, service, and cost are met. In addition,  responsible for ensuring assigned operational assets meet  or exceed  identified KPIs through CAPA and Continuous Improvement activities. Will improve value to our customers by eliminating waste in processes. Participates in or directs activities to improve products, processes and/or equipment through application of Kaizen techniques, including Product/Process Preparation events, 5S, standard work, setup reduction, Lean Sigma, and other Lean tools.  Prepares project schedules and reviews cost estimates, compiles required cost and equipment information, and writes appropriation requests.  Responsible for effective communication of engineering information among team members.  Follows the structure of the Deceuninck Project Management, Safety, Continuous Improvement and Quality Systems throughout project execution.  Investigates problems and requirements of projects and develops plans for solutions which align with economic, personnel, and environmental considerations.
                                   
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
  • Complete projects and tasks as assigned by manager. 
  • Evaluate, modify, procure, install, and start up manufacturing processes at Deceuninck and suppliers.
  • Collaborate with others when prioritizing, planning and implementing projects. 
  • Present information, defend a position, and address concerns during project execution.
  • Understand and apply safe practices that are aligned with Deceuninck’s safety policies.
  • Direct the creation and facilitation of multiple improvement teams in applying recommended tools and techniques to achieve results.
  • Commit to ongoing development of technical and leadership competencies.
  • The scope of influence of this position spans manufacturing, engineering, product development, sales and material vendors.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
 
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
Education and/or Experience
 
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering.  Master degree is preferred.
  • Lean Sigma Green Belt certification preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in manufacturing continuous improvement.
  • Experience with extrusion, lamination, or pultrusion manufacturing a plus.
  • Proven analytical/technical aptitude.
  • Excellent communication, presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Experience working on teams and collaborating with others.
  • Demonstrated Project Management skills on group projects.
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and handle multiple/detail-oriented tasks and changing priorities.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel.  Microsoft Project and AutoCAD experience preferred.
  • Change agent with the ability to influence people at all levels of the organization.
  • Process orientation and customer focus.
  • Experience with quality tools.
  • Experience with the identification, selection, procurement and set up of automation equipment.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
 
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
  • Stand, walk, and sit throughout the course of the day.
  • Occasional lifting of materials up to 30 lbs. is required.
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT:
 
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
  • Moderate noise level in the office area.
  • Periodically exposed to machinery where safe operating procedures must be followed.  
  • Work environment is noisy.  Required to wear hearing protection, safety shoes and eye protection while on the manufacturing floor.
 
WORK SCHEDULES:
 
  • Normal work hours are 8 am to 5 pm.
  • Normal work days are Monday through Friday.
  • Lunch period is one hour per day and unpaid.
  • Some domestic and/or international travel may be required.

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