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Optimization Engineer

Optimization Engineer
by Admin on 03-10-2023 at 7:38 am

Website Samtec

Summary/Objective: The Optimization Engineer evaluates existing processes and configures manufacturing systems to improve scalability and throughput, while reducing costs related to inefficiency and waste. The Optimization Engineer also develops and supports implementation of best practices throughout the organization.

Essential Functions/ Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with Operations, Quality and Engineering to develop and implement solutions to process-related problems.
  • Lead proactive discovery efforts focused on identifying hidden inefficiencies or wastes.
  • Lead or support cross-functional teams that are hyper-focused on solving a critical problem, identifying short-term and long-term corrective actions.
  • Analyze production capacity and scalability through Value Stream Mapping and other modeling techniques.
  • Review process control procedures and Key Performance Indicators to drive improvements upstream and reduce waste and inefficiency.
  • Utilize data to identify top issues/obstacles and be able to calculate Impact and Effort of a proposed solution or analytical comparison of multiple solutions.
  • Provide expertise in engineering tools to evaluate capability of existing processes and investigate recurring issues (Six Sigma, DMAIC, DOE, Root Cause Analysis, Gage R&R, etc.).
  • Collect and analyze data to ensure processes function at optimum cost, quality, and capacity.
  • Drive continuous improvement by developing and implementing systems that optimize all phases of the production process.
  • Manage and execute projects; must be able to plan and lead projects, develop timelines, communicate status to stakeholders and follow through on commitments.

“The responsibilities as defined are intended to serve as a general guideline for this position. Associates may be asked to perform additional tasks depending on strengths and capabilities”

Required Experience:

  • 3 – 5 years of experience as an Industrial Engineer, Process Engineer, or other related role in a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience using data to identify issues.
  • Experience working with or leading cross-functional teams on projects.
  • Experience finding creative solutions to complex problems.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, specifically Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Must be able to handle multiple projects simultaneously as priorities can change very quickly.

Preferred Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial, Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering or equivalent is required.
  • Six Sigma certification or training.
  • Project Management certification or training.

Training required:

  • On the job training as appropriate.
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