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Process Engineer

Process Engineer
by Admin on 03-17-2023 at 3:05 pm

Website Altair

Job Summary:

Our client in Sterling Heights, MI is looking for a Process Engineer. This is a Direct Hire position.

What You Will Do:

  • Evaluate efficiencies by comparing process standards such as labour hours, machine cycle time to actual production values and report proposed improvement recommendations with timing to Process Engineering Manager.
  • Initiate continuous improvement activities for cycle time reduction, direct labour reduction, alternative materials and scrap reduction for products assigned.
  • Analyze SPC, FMEA’s, DOE, and process parameters and co-ordinate the necessary improvements to achieve capable processes.
  • Improve the quality of the end product by developing and implementing error-proofing methods to prevent the manufacture of defects.
  • Notify the General Manager/Process Engineering Manager of incapable processes/products.
  • Co-ordinate the implementation of new production equipment until PSO. Initiate the production part approval process as per the APQP requirements.
  • Prepare capital justifications for new production equipment, and on-going improvements.
  • Investigate and implement production method changes to improve productivity on a continuing basis.
  • Act as technical contact for vendors.
  • Prepare weekly updates for process capability/performance.
  • Actively participate in advanced product quality planning with regards to manufacturing processes i.e. workcell layout, KCC/KPC selection, preventable maintenance schedules.
  • Initiate 8D problem solving for control/capability non-conformances. Lead the team in mistake proofing of potential process concerns. Ensure customer notification/authorization, and documentation of all process changes. Initiate Engineering change request for all proposed process changes. File all process related documentation.
  • Assist with in-house training programs for assembly personnel to learn new production parts and processes.
  • Develop plans/schedules for preventative and predictive maintenance of process equipment.
  • Ensure the implementation of new production processes and follow up until process capability is achieved.
  • Maintain and update operator instructions, process specifications, process flow charts , process control plans, machine set-up instructions , and process FMEA’s. Develop and review work procedures for all process related functions, i.e. operators, set-up, material handling, and maintenance.
  • Arrange with the involvement of Project Engineering sourcing of replacement production tooling, testing equipment, check fixtures and prototypes when required, and follow-up with same.
  • Participate in DFA/DFM reviews.
  • Responsible for keeping plant personnel informed of quality, process and general product related issues for products assigned through plant information boards.
  • Ensure that all processing methods and equipment meet all health and safety requirements. Identify all resins, paints, and raw material to human resources for safety data sheets.
  • Any other duty as assigned by the Process Engineering Manager.


  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in engineering
  • Minimum of two years (2) of manufacturing experience (preferably automotive plastics).
  • Good analytical and reasoning abilities.
  • Good communication and organizational skills.
  • Good computer literacy required.
  • Basic mathematics with emphasis on statistical calculations and applications in manufacturing processes.
  • Understanding of injection moulding and tooling.
  • Understanding of fixturing and assembly machines.
  • Understanding of assembly methods.
  • Understanding of key Quality & Environmental Management Systems procedures related to job function.
  • Complete understanding related forms.

How You Will Be Successful:

  • Envision the Future
  • Communicate Honestly and Broadly
  • Seek Technology and Business “First”
  • Embrace Diversity and Take Risks
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