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Process Engineer of Machining

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St. Marys, OH

Process Engineer of Machining


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Supports the design, development, testing, assessment, and continuous improvement of machinery, equipment, tooling, production processes and systems to meet or exceed objectives for safety, product quality, productivity, and cost efficiency. Collaborates with production management, quality assurance, safety/environmental, product development, and other personnel to achieve customer satisfaction and Company objectives.


1) Supports the design, development, testing, assessment, and continuous improvement of machinery, equipment, tooling, production processes and systems for CNC machining, de-burring/leak testing, and robotic handling operations.
2) Collects and analyzes data from trials, tests and actual production. Develops and implements actions as necessary to achieve targets for: a) first-time-through (FTT) and production yield; b) machine utilization and efficiency; and c) cost control.
3) Promotes use of structured problem-solving tools, such as failure mode and effects analyses (FMEA), design of experiments (DOE), and root cause analysis (RCAR) to improve production processes/methods, reduce scrap/rework, and improve efficiency/output.
4) Evaluates new product specifications, customer requirements, and results of production trials/tests and supports Advance Product Quality Planning (APQP) & Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) to help ensure effective/timely launch of new products.
5) Anticipates future engineering/production issues and leads ongoing investigation of industry 'best practices' that might be useful to help resolve these issues.


1) At least five (5) years of progressive and related manufacturing/process engineering experience is required--including high-volume CNC cutting of cast aluminum parts, cutting simulations, innovative and cost-effective tooling/fixtures, and CNC programming. Working knowledge of typical machining defects and 'appearance standards as well as cost reduction initiatives is strongly preferred.
2) Experience should include:
" Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (FMEA), Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)
" Statistical Process Control (SPC), Root Cause Analysis, 5 Why's, Design of Experiments (DOE), etc.
" Gauging, inspection processes, blueprint reading, geometric dimensioning/tolerancing
" ISO/TS 16949 standards for quality management systems
" Well-developed computer knowledge/skills (e.g., MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Project, etc.)
3) Related Associate degree, or equivalent, is required; Bachelor degree is preferred.

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