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Cable Process Engineer

Cable Process Engineer
by Daniel Nenni on 08-02-2020 at 5:10 pm

Website Samtec

Samtec is currently seeking a Cable Process Engineer for our Wilsonville, OR facility. The Cable Process Engineer develops new processes, evaluates existing processes, and configures manufacturing systems to reduce cost, improve sustainability, and develop best practices within the production process. The main focus of the Process Engineer’s work is on maintaining reliable and safe manufacturing systems while improving production rates, efficiencies, yields, costs, and changeovers.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

Work collaboratively with Product Engineering in the design, development and improvement of processes.
Ensure processes function at optimum cost, quality, and capacity including scrap tracking and scrap analysis. Assess, identify and address process capability performance gaps for core cable manufacturing processes.
Drive continuous improvement by developing and implementing systems that optimize all phases of the production process; be actively involved in the development and implementation of the long-term improvement programs. Managing the cost and time constraints of projects.
Drive process capability to required levels by specifying requirements for key cable materials and working with vendors to assure requirements are achievable and are met.
Drive process capability to required levels by specifying equipment capability requirements and work with MEG and equipment suppliers to assure equipment development and improvement projects achieve target capability requirements.
Lead cross-functional teams in the creation of Process Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (PFMEA). Update these when internal or external Quality Problems expose additional failure modes or insufficient detection.
Perform process capability studies.
Create and maintain Process Control Plans for internal and external customers.
Collect and interpret production and engineering data.
Perform engineering calculations applying the principles of physics and mathematics for process or equipment, including conceptual, scheme, and detail design.
Execute all phases of DMAIC philosophy, Six Sigma, design of experiments, and problem-solving tools to assure root causes of variation are identified and controlled.
Provide technical inputs for incident investigation considering an integral perspective (manpower, method, machines, materials, and measurement), documenting problem, root cause analysis and corrective action.
New product DFM reviews with all key stakeholders to understand required manufacturing capability.
Develop and execute process and equipment qualification plans.
*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:

Minimum 5 years process engineering or similar experience.
Wire and cable processing experience preferred.
Polymer processing experience preferred.
Experience with continuous manufacturing processes preferred.
Project management proficiency.
Strong computer skills, data mining, reporting. Proficient in use of Microsoft Office, Matlab and, Minitab to analyze data, develop and validate process models.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, creative mindset.
Strong leadership skills.
Capital equipment procurement.
Lifting Requirements:
Light Work – must be able to lift up to 20 pounds regularly from floor to waist.
Must be willing to work with and around chemicals, machines and high-temperature tooling and equipment. Must also be willing to follow all safety regulations and wear required protective gear (PPE).
Preferred Education:

S. or B.A. in Engineering (Chemical, Industrial, Manufacturing, Mechanical, etc.) required.
Six Sigma problem solving background, certification is highly desirable.
Training Required:

On the job training as appropriate.

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