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Senior Extrusion Process Engineer at Cooper Standard Automotive Inc. in Spartanburg, South Carolina

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Position Summary:

Responsible for maintaining all production extrusion and processing equipment, troubleshooting all extrusion processes, as well as designing and implementing process improvements.

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

  • Works together with Engineering, Quality, Maintenance, Tooling, and Production Teams and on job related functions

  • Works closely with operators, shift supervisors and department managers to ensure proper quality operations of materials and equipment

  • Communicates foreseen issues with department managers for discussion and resolution

  • Coordinates and performs initial trial runs on new processes and equipment. Document and track issues until 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)

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

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

  • May work with material suppliers on quality-oriented problems

  • Keeps up to date with technology improvements, and recommends implementation of equipment and process establishing cost reduction improvements with justification

  • Works on continuous improvement programs and cost reduction projects

  • Participates in and performs Layered Process Audits (LPA)

  • Maintains process documentation and job records as required

  • Creates Work Instructions for training production operators on new processes

  • 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

  • Provides assistance to department managers on assigned projects

  • May make customer visitations for job product related involvement

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

Education and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline with process engineering experience, or equivalent combination of less education and more related plastics manufacturing experience of 5 years

  • Experience using 3-Dimensional CAD Software (SolidWorks Preferred)

  • Ability to be part of and lead multi-disciplinary task teams

  • Excellent knowledge of manufacturing parts and processes

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

  • Willingness and ability to travel, as necessary

Work Environment/Work Conditions:

  • Safety First - Lack of attention and carelessness may result in personal injury to self or others

  • Professional office environment with manufacturing plant exposure

  • Must wear proper personal protection equipment while on manufacturing floor

  • Temperature and noise may vary depending on external environmental conditions

Cooper Standard is proud of its diverse workforce and committed to providing equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, physical or mental disability, age, veteran or military status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We are dedicated to creating an environment at work that not only values diversity but also encourages inclusion and a sense of belonging. We firmly believe that a diverse workplace fosters an environment where our employees can flourish and provide superior service to our customers.

Because we recognize and value the range of ways in which people acquire experiences, whether via personal, professional, education, or volunteerism, we invite interested applicants to evaluate the key duties and requirements and apply for any opportunities that fit your experience and qualifications.

Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as certain state and/or local laws. If you believe you require such assistance to complete our online application or to participate in an interview, you (or someone on your behalf) may request assistance by emailing with a description of the accommodation you seek. Application materials submitted to this email address will not be considered.

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