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Regional Process Engineer

United States - MI - Holland

Job Description

The Regional Support Process Engineer will work  closely will the NA operations team to
understand top issues and top projects.  They
will align with the plants to understand top needs that will help the plants
meet their financial commitments.  The
Regional Process Engineer will provide assistance and leadership to the NA
operations team. The Process Engineer
will help plants resolve top scrap and efficiency issues, drive process
methodology change, evaluate technical talent. 
The Regional Process Engineer will
travel extensively (75%) to support all NA facilities. They
will work to support the injection molding facilities through hands on floor
support activities.  At the same time
they will work towards developing the people, processes, and procedures used in
our operations as it relates to the injection molding process.  In addition the Regional Process Engineer
will help develop and implement best business
practices  and training for the injection
molding operations.

Training;

  • The Regional PE will be responsible
    for working closely with the Lead Process Engineer and corporate trainer to
    develop appropriate training material for the injection molding operations.

Processing :

  • The PE will be expected to
    work closely with the technical development 
    team to implement  and sustain a
    common processing strategy.  The PE will
    need to be fluent  with scientific
    molding principles, eDART, pressure transfer, and 2 /3 stage molding
    techniques.
  • The
    Process Engineer will work with the plants to evaluate processing issues,
    determine appropriate corrective action, advise on the action plan, and execute
    when necessary.  The Process Engineer
    will be able to setup experiments and analyze the results of the DOE's in order
    to resolve issues at their root.
  • The
    PE will also be responsible for issue resolution at the plant level.  Specific projects will be assigned at a plant
    level with the expectation that the PE will manage the plant contacts, collect
    appropriate data, spend time on the floor with the processes to understand the
    issue, and ultimately come to a resolution.
  • The
    PE will be responsible to be a root cause problem solver.  When solving processing issues the PE will
    apply a logical methodology and will use data where possible to make the best
    decisions.
  • The
    PE will be required to develop, implement, and roll out YFAI best business
    practices to all NA facilities.
  • The
    PE must have strong documentation and communication skills.  Upon completion of a regional level project
    the PE will be expected to document project findings and prepare a report that
    will share lessons learned with the plant technical staff and when applicable
    share these findings with all NA plants.

Automation:

  • The PE will have extensive experience
    with a wide range of robotic part handling systems. The PE will be required to perform robot
    optimization through hands on programming. The PE will also be responsible for assessing the NA operations and make
    recommendations for process improvements and training requirements as it
    relates to automation. 
  • Training
    will be provided to the Process Engineer in this area as needed.

Tooling / Capital:

  • The Regional PE will have a working
    knowledge
    of tooling and the requirements of a successful tool / process
    combination. They will also be
    expected to understand the YFAI tool prove out process. 
  • The
    Regional PE will need to work with the plants to identify capital improvement
    opportunities and develop justification.  When applicable the Regional PE will need to write an appropriations
    request, follow the request through the approval process, and help the plant
    implement.

Your Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Plastics
    or Mechanical Engineering and / or 10 - 15 years process engineering and plant
    operations experience.  
  • Seven to ten years experience specifically in injection molding  process engineering with solid tooling
    experience.
  • Six
    Sigma Green or Black Belt preferred.
  • Analytical problem solving
    skills.
  • Ability
    to work together as part of a team and the ability to gain respect of the
    plant operations teams.
  • Ability to communicate to all levels of management.
  • Desire to be very involved on the plant floor. 
    Must have demonstrated "hands on" problem solving
    skills.
  • Ability to work long hours and weekends when needed.
  • Exceptional
    understanding of injection molding processes.
  • Exceptional
    understand of mold change requirements. 
    Experience performing mold changes and the use of SMED methods.
  • Extensive
    hands on experience with injection molding equipment, robotics, and auxiliary
    equipment.
  • Proven
    mechanical aptitude for problem solving.
  • Proven
    process and tooling engineering excellence in the automotive industry.

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Published: 07/10/2018
Job Field: Engineering
Location: United States - MI - Holland
REQ. NO.: 18002240
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Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) is the global leader in automotive interiors. Yanfeng Automotive Interiors is redefining how people relax, work and play in their vehicle interiors – today and decades from now. Headquartered in Shanghai, the company has approximately 110 manufacturing plants and technical centers in 18 countries and more than 33,000 employees globally. They design, develop and manufacture automotive interior components for all automakers. LEARN MORE

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