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Senior Process Engineer


Jacksonville, IL

Posted 8 months ago

​​​​​​​​​Seeking a Senior Process Engineer for a direct hire opportunity in Jacksonville, IL (near Springfield)  

Job Summary:

  • New Product Integration (NPI) transitions to the manufacturing floor – ensure all products have a seamless transition from customer/engineering development to the production floor.
  • Provide support to all existing products – develop tooling to enhance quality/efficiency, corrective action development, and initiate print/process changes.
  • Provide engineering support to operations as a technical subject matter expert – contribute to a manufacturing environment of continuous improvement in safety, quality, cost, and delivery.
  • Control/Supervise all new product launch processes and ensure all new products have a seamless transition from customer/engineering development to the production floor. Concurrently provide support to new and existing products. Utilize CAD software to develop tooling and initiate print/process changes.
  • The candidate needs to have the ability to thrive in an environment of ambiguity, have strong attention to detail, and have strong problem-solving skills. The candidate will also need to have experience in advanced analytical tools and expertise in one or more of the following: electrical engineering, materials, product testing, and research & development.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Work with the Engineering Department to schedule design for manufacturing (DFM) and pre-production meetings to improve product design prior to the transition of products to the manufacturing floor.
  • Designs methods for maintaining or increasing production levels while improving production costs, yields, quality, and safety.
  • Provide direction to the Operations Support Administrator for the development of visual work instructions. Upon completion, review, present any changes and approve.
  • Provides direction and planning to assist in process improvements. Suggests changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase the efficiency of the shop, department, or work crew.
  • Provide training and support to production floor employees during a new product launch to ensure stability.
  • Assist with setup of all tools, tables, chairs, lighting, and other equipment necessary to fabricate items.
  • Implement plans to enhance manufacturing productivity, quality, and ergonomics.
  • Maintain familiarity with new manufacturing techniques and industry practices and make recommendations to continually improve internal manufacturing processes.
  • Initiate and/or approve engineering change orders through the Engineering Change Order Management database.
  • Develop and optimize production and manufacturing processes to achieve the output, quality, and cost goals of the organization.
  • Identify bottlenecks and devise solutions to resolve them.
  • Recommend changes or upgrades to equipment, work methods, or other aspects of the process to improve efficiency and utilization of resources.
  • Examine and recommend alternate sources for process materials to realize cost reductions.
  • Provide 2D & 3D CAD support pertaining to drawing creation and revisions.
  • Lead investigations of corrective actions and root cause analysis initiatives (internal and external).
  • Troubleshoots process problems and identifies solutions that reduce downtime and conserve maintenance costs.
  • Supports Lean Manufacturing and continuous improvement initiatives companywide.
  • Analyzes all scrapped material and then identify the root cause and determine methods to minimize scrap.
  • Monitors process equipment to identify potential errors and develops solutions to eliminate the reoccurrence of those problems. Analyzes internal quality data to develop a plan of action to mitigate future issues.
  • Designs and conducts plant trials to determine performance capabilities.
  • Proactively seek ways to reduce the use of natural resources, trash, and overall company waste.
  • Determines the test methods, procedures, parts, and equipment needed to implement engineering changes.
  • Must be able to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Oversees repairs, calibrates, and maintenance of testers.
  • Other duties may be assigned as delegated by the Operations Manager.
Contact the Recruiter:
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John Dewar
Sr Talent Advisor
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John Dewar
Sr Talent Advisor
(847) 692-0624
(847) 692-0624
From the initial phone call up to the first day on the job and after, John was there guiding and coaching me throughout the process. I could not ask anything more from a professional recruiter. He was courteous, polite, and very knowledgeable.
– Victor B.
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