Process Control Engineer
at SGL Carbon

Date Posted: 2/12/2020

Job Description

Support the Operation Department’s Process Control Team organizational structure and improvement objectives with regard to the complete understanding and documentation of select processes/value streams, including development of metrics/measurements that target and prioritize areas for improvement and track process capability over time. The successful candidate will utilize the principles and tools of Six Sigma DMAIC and/or Lean Manufacturing to develop process solutions in a team environment. Coordinate work efforts with a Process Control Team regarding the implementation of operational improvement ideas and pilots into full manufacturing. Support of production team members in making their own data-driven decisions toward the efficient running of their respective operations as well as the associated monitoring and reporting of operational results of manufacturing processes.

Key Accountabilities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
•Assist Program Managers and Director of Operations leading projects for HITCO Carbon Composites, including Racing, Molding/Brakes, Hi-Temp Operations, Refrasil and CVD.
•Assist Sales Managers with projects associated with HITCO Carbon Composites (i.e. research, design, develop or coordinating improvements).
•Assist in developing and conducting team-based process improvement and cost reduction initiatives.
•Research, design, develop, improve, and implement continuous process improvement in selected processes while focusing on the needs of the production workers and promoting a strong teamwork atmosphere. Utilize the principles of Six Sigma DMAIC and/or Lean Manufacturing toward developing process solutions in a team environment.
•Assist production personnel through new manufacturing processes and help in developing measurements/metrics for evaluating progress.
•Perform statistical analysis of production trends to anticipate process variability and develop mitigation plans.
•Assist in developing illustrations, product flow diagrams and other visual cues for use by team members and support personnel in a Visual Factory environment.
•Assist in developing poke-yoke (fool-proof) strategies for the production processes.
•Analyze the value stream, including capability, capacity, throughput, work flow and logistics to recommend integrated solutions.
•Recommend methods, such as restructuring job duties, reorganizing work flow, relocating work stations and equipment, and purchase of equipment, to improve worker efficiency and reduce waste of materials and utilities.
•Assist with the preparation of labor, material and overall cost performance data and analyses for existing processes.
•In equipment-intensive processes, maximize utilization of key capital equipment and personnel by optimizing the production process, developing lot-sizing strategies, minimizing equipment setup times, and establishing appropriate Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) strategies.
•Identify waste in processes in the form of unnecessary transportation/movement, inventory, motion, waiting, over-production, over-processing, defects, and Lean strategies for mitigation.
•Work with Process Control Team and production workers to conceptualize
customized work station designs, handling fixtures and other engineering solutions to potentially problematic ergonomic and motion-wasting issues.
•Synthesize input from Engineering, Quality Assurance Engineering, product management, customer support, systems engineers and customers.
•Any other duties as required and assigned by Production Manager

Job Requirements

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or/Experience: Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Industrial Engineering and 1-2 years of practical work experience in a manufacturing environment. Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt training and certification or Lean certification preferred.
Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have working knowledge of MS Office and current engineering and business software (e.g. CAD, CATIA, and ERP systems).

Preferred Qualifications
Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the position may require standing, sitting, walking, climbing, reaching, touching, crouching, and some lifting of items up to 20 lbs.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The work environment may contain work hazards such as moving mechanical parts, working in high or low places, working with toxic fumes and/or chemicals, working with electrical equipment.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Gardena, CA
  • Job Type: Engineering
  • Experience: 1 to 2 years
  • Date Posted: 2/12/2020

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