POSITION SUMMARY: Develop, identify, and implement machine settings, systems, and procedures that optimizemachine safety, performance, and product quality. Identify & execute projects for continuousimprovement. Will coordinate efforts with Production, Maintenance, Engineering, QualityAssurance, & R&D.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Identify, document, and maintain machine settings and systems. Assist manufacturing & maintenance in equipment troubleshooting and improvements. Lead/execute minor continuous improvement projects (equipment design improvements, manufacturing systems, machine documentation & settings).
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES: Works with production to identify and document machine settings and procedures. Audits equipment for proper function, performance, and quality. Monitors statistical data and makes sound decisions based on the data (SPC). Assists in troubleshooting and mechanical repairs for machines and ancillary equipment. Initiates machine modifications to improve machine performance, and safety, or reduce quality issues. Performs design work as needed. Assists production & R&D during machine trials, collects data, makes observations, and reports. Performs/initiates machine capability studies by doing trials, collecting data and analyzing data. Works with raw material vendors in efforts to improve quality and uptime. Demonstrates solid understanding of all manufacturing equipment, their components, function and interaction within the machine. Identifies, initiates, and leads continuous improvement projects.
Must embody PBE core values – Customer-Focus, Continuous Improvement, Teamwork, Commitment, Engagement, Growth & Development and Excellence.
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree in a related engineering field (manufacturing, mechanical, industrial, etc.) or Associate’s degree with 4 years of related engineering experience. Experience using statistics and SPC. Proficient in the use of AutoCAD, Solidworks a plus. Experience with high-speed vision systems (line scan cameras and related software for parts inspection) is a plus but not required. Strong technical skills in manufacturing, machinery and quality. Basic understanding of pneumatics, hydraulics, and fluid dynamics (industrial process vacuum). The ability to troubleshoot using mechanical, pneumatics, hydraulic and general machine repair skills, and to determine and follow a plan to solve an issue. Ability to build accurate project costing and timeliness. Ability to manage multiple projects. Ability to complete routine reports and communicate effectively. Ability to read and interpret documents (e.g., safety, work instructions, OEM manuals, operating /maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, blueprints, etc.) Microsoft Word and Excel skills PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to stand for long periods; use hands to handle objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, and/or crouch. Must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Must have close, distance, color, & peripheral vision abilities along with depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. Able to work flexible hours during equipment installations or direct support needs.