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Process Engineer at Cooper Standard Automotive Inc.

Posted in Engineering 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: West Branch, Michigan





Job Description:

Position Summary:
Responsible for special projects and related engineering assistance in support of manufacturing operations.


Primary Responsibilities:



  • Utilize engineering disciplines to trouble shoot shop floor activities and improve shop floor through put to reduce costs.



  • Interacts with Divisional Engineering on new jobs related to PPAP and process items.



  • Communicates foreseen issues with Technical Manager for discussion and possible resolution.



  • Initiates job specifications for new jobs and provides this information to the New Job Specification Coordinator for entry into the Electronic Specification System.



  • Obtains and fashions samples for Boundary Boards and other process documentation.



  • Coordinates and performs initial trial runs on new processes and equipment. Notes and tracks issues for resolution.



  • Initiates improvements to existing systems. Processes machinery and equipment to support manufacturing functions and operations.



  • Creates or constructs bill of materials, process flows and process failure mode effective analysis (PFMEA)



  • Estimates production times, staffing requirements and related costs to provide information for management decision



  • May make customer visitations for job product related involvement.



  •  Interacts with plant engineer, industrial engineering, quality manager and plant chemist on job related functions.



  • May work with raw material suppliers on quality oriented problems.



  • Keeps abreast of technology improvements, recommends and justifies implementation of equipment and process establishing cost reduction improvements.



  • Works on continuous improvement programs and cost reduction projects.



  • Maintains job records as required.



  • Statistically analyzes gathered data in test runs and makes recommendations based upon analysis.



  • May work with laboratory in conducting material and product test and evaluations.



  • Works closely with shift supervisors and department managers to insure proper quality operations of materials and equipment on new job start-up.



  • Provides assistance to plant technical manager on assigned projects.



  • May, on occasion, be required to perform duties other than those specified in this description.


Education and Qualifications:



  • Bachelors Degree in an engineering discipline with 4 years of process engineering experience, or equivalent combination of less education and more related process engineering experience of 5-7 years of rubber manufacturing preferred.



  •  Ability to focus and lead multi-disciplinary task teams and have previous experience in supervision in manufacturing.



  •  Excellent knowledge of manufacturing parts and processes.



  •  Will interact with all levels of management and must be able to communicate effectively.