Process Engineer

Job Post Index 2335F6-Sy##
Location Shakopee, MN
Description: Description
  • Responsible for providing direction in Design for Manufacturability, methods, tooling, and equipment required to manufacture new product designs.
  • Manage and implement the activities required to introduce these products into Operations or External Suppliers.
  • The primary responsibility of this position will be to support new product development product needs.
  • Process: Develop the manufacturing plans which include the Capital requirements, component/tooling, assembly methods, test plans and/or manufacturing requirements to introduce new or enhanced product designs.
  • Develop cost effective methods to produce the components required on New Product Introduction (NPI) and Profit Improvement Plan (PIP) projects
  • Implementation: Implementation of manufacturing plans established
  • Coordinating the procurement, design, build and debug of component tooling, assembly tooling/machinery, and/or manufacturing test equipment required to produce defined product.
  • Verify manufacturing processes, methods, tooling capabilities and capacity.
  • Implement manufacturing processes and/or part qualifications into manufacturing system.
  • Development: Review product designs as well as manufacturing plans with New Product Introduction (NPI) Project Teams at the strategic points of the product development cycle
  • Design review prior to "Limited Availability".
  • CAR (Capital Authorization Request) preparation and procurement.
  • Tool sampling and/or preproduction runs
  • Assure all documentation and Operations systems are in place prior to "General Availability".
  • Project Management: Manage and track all internal/external production tooling and capital expenditures from approved CAR through final product release.
  • Makes recommendations to the Design Engineers on the best way to create the component so it will be successfully produced when Injection Molded.
  • Technical Assistance: Provide Design Engineering, Supplier Quality, and Operations technical support to resolve manufacturing related issues and enhance product processing techniques and technologies.
  • Special Projects: Execute special projects and duties as requested by Engineering Management.
  • Contribute to the improvement of department processes and operating procedures.
  • Self-Development: Improve personal competencies.
  • Maintain an understanding of the functions and applications of Fiber Optic products.
  • Develop and maintain an awareness of state of the art design and manufacturing technologies
Skills: Requirements
  • 2-5 years with Bachelors degree; OR
  • 0-3 with Masters degree
  • Knowledgeable on Molding Resins, Tooling, and the Molding process
  • Requires demonstrated knowledge of injection molding manufacturing processes and Mold Design concepts.
  • Moldflow Analysis Software and understanding of CREO or similar Design Software experience required.
  • Project Management: Previous experience required.
  • Teamwork: Effective at working in team situations, promotes teamwork, and supports actions developed by other team members.
  • Initiative/Results Orientation: Originates action. Finds ways to get things done.
  • Quality: Promotes continuous improvement. Effectively utilizes data.
  • Must be able to explain experience in injection molding
  • Possible backgrounds useful for role: Mold Designer; Manufacturing Engineer (supporting a Molding operation); Tool and Die Maker
  • Fiber Optic product and assembly methods experience desired
  • Basic knowledge of Engineering tools, such as Lean Sigma, DoE, and FMEA.
  • Customer Responsiveness: responds well to internal and external customers.
  • Technical Knowledge: maintains the technical knowledge to successfully achieve major accountability's.
  • Top must haves:
    • Tooling background, injection molding setting or environment.
    • Software knowledge and processing side.
    • Communication client and vendor relationships

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