Process Development Engineer

Job Location(s) US-NC-Hickory
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2/7/2018 12:42 PM)
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Process Development Engineer 


Will the candidate be required to work at an international location ? Yes

List any international travel or work locations: Poland, Mexico 

Work Schedule 
• Monday to Friday, 8-5 

Scope of Position: 
• Intermediate level process development engineer focused on advancing connectivity innovation. 
• Responsible for technical development of new products/processes under some guidance from senior level engineers. 
• Improving processes and solving problems based on fundamental understanding gained through the use of the scientific method and DOE. 
• Reducing defects by eliminating root causes. 
• Application of DMAIC and advanced statistical tools. 
• Improving manufacturing cost, quality, uptime, yields, cycle time, and safety. 
• Evaluating new raw materials, defining process parameters, and developing new processing equipment. 
• Documenting experiment planning and process changes. 


Day to Day Responsibilities: 
• Design and develop new processes or improve existing processes at company facilities worldwide. 
• Create operational ranges for parameters defined as a result of experimental development. 
• Assist in the development of project plans and execute schedules to meet promised deliverables. 
• Establish process development technical guideline. 
• Work with local plant process experts and global SMEs on new processes innovation. 
• Solve problems and improve processes based on fundamental understanding. 
• Ensure that manufacturing requirements are properly developed and documented in conjunction with appropriate manufacturing, production, and engineering personnel. 
• Provide information and technical assistance to manufacturing, engineering, and production personnel as required. 
• Develop documentation for each project and work with associated plant personnel to implement it. 
• Structured problem solving methods such as KT, Designed Experimentation, and Six Sigma. 
• Implement Process Control and Process Discipline systems into manufacturing operations. 
• Analyze process data using statistical tools (e.g. pareto, regression, time charting, analysis of variance, gauge R&R, etc.). 
• Review and interpret data to make recommendations on immediate actions, long term corrective actions, follow-up experiments, etc. 
• Troubleshoot equipment and processes. 
• Document all new ideas for possible patent submission


Required Skills 
1. 3-5 years experienced in process development. 
2. Proficient project management skills, including managing multiple projects simultaneously. 
3. Advanced use of MS Office (Excel, Word, Project, PowerPoint) 

Desired Skills 
• Design products or manufacturing processes using CAD (Pro Engineer a PLUS) 
• Problem solving – some level of experience in the use of DOE, SPC, Six Sigma and other process control/ analysis techniques. 
• Capable of performing complex data analysis using MS excel (SPC), JMP, or Minitab software 
• Familiar with fiber optic theory (a PLUS) 
• Fluent in foreign languages: Spanish, Chinese, and Polish (a PLUS) 

Education and Experience 
• BS in an applicable engineering discipline. 

Soft Skills 
• Strong written and oral communication skills. 
• Personal initiative and commitment. 
• Organized with good planning and time management skills. 
• Ability to build relationships within cross functional groups; team building skills, positive attitude, flexible and good work ethic


Will the candidate be required to work at an international location ? Yes

List any international travel or work locations: Poland, Mexico


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