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Line Engineer at Portescap

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Location: West Chester, Pennsylvania

Job Description:
The Line Engineer will be responsible for leading process improvements in the manufacturing cells associated with the Machine Shop and Assembly production lines. This person will maintain reliable and safe manufacturing processes to ensure maximized product throughput and yield. They will be responsible for the process flow and documentation of standard work as well as the design & validation of new tools, fixtures and machines. The Line Engineer will have full ownership for specific manufacturing process(es). In addition, they will lead and supervise lean initiatives governed by the Altra Business System (ABS).

This position is located in West Chester, PA.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Acts as PRIMARY OWNER for technical questions and challenges from operators
    • Answers process related questions promptly
    • Reacts quickly to initial quality, tooling, and equipment issues to keep cells running
  • Lead DAILY MANAGEMENT to drive Safety, Quality, Delivery, Inventory and Productivity performance in area of responsibility
    • Collects and compiles data for cell level SQDIP (Safety, Quality, Delivery, Inventory, Productivity)
    • Establishes regular communication of data to associates and affected persons
    • Create action plan and executes to drives action to successfully meet goals
  • Performs ROOT CAUSE & COUNTERMEASURE analysis (RCCM's) of internal quality issues
    • Collects and receives first signals of potential defective product in area of ownership, troubleshoots, and provides feedback to operators on initial disposition
    • Performs MRB (Material Review Board) daily. Identify plan for disposition/rework/salvage of defective parts originating in area of ownership
    • Submits deviation and Engineering Change Order requests as needed
    • Works closely with Quality Team on external returns (RMA's) including analysis related to defects originating in area of ownership, both determination of root cause and implementation of countermeasures
  • Performs basic TROUBLESHOOTING / REPAIRS of EQUIPMENT in area of ownership
    • Perform initial mechanical and electrical troubleshooting to determine root cause of equipment failures
    • Assists Maintenance with minor repairs and troubleshooting of equipment. Escalate to Maintenance staff as required
    • Ensure Equipment Preventative Maintenance is performed in a timely manner
    • Ensure calibration/validation are completed
  • Conducts PROCESS IMPROVEMENT activities
    • Ensure repeatability and reproducibility of processes, testing, and measurement and analytical equipment
    • Specifies manufacturing methods and part routings
    • Performs time studies or observe/capture standard work
    • Participate and conduct standard work (SW), Variation Reduction Kaizen (VRK), as well as other Kaizen activities to improve stability of processes
    • Specifies and orders tooling and equipment
    • Designs and documents fixturing and tools using Solidwork software
    • Focus on sustainable, long-term success of processes
  • Maintains DOCUMENTATION related to part routings, work instructions and inspection
    • Creates/updates Process Documentation for areas of ownership - Routers, OMS, MP, QSB
    • Compiles and write training material and conduct training/coaching sessions on quality control and manufacturing activities
  • Supports NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT as needed

Job Requirements
Critical Competencies
  • High sense of urgency and results driven
  • A strong understanding of quality systems and other process improvement tools
  • Familiarity with various manufacturing equipment and processes (laser welding, transfer molding)
  • Working knowledge of inspection and measurement tools (CMM, Caliper, Micrometer, Gages)
  • Familiarity with documentation and process control
  • Demonstrated proficiency in time and project management
  • Ability to work in a cross functional environment
  • Strong written, verbal and computer skills

Education and Experience Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical/ Industrial Engineering or related field, or equivalent experience
  • At least one year of Manufacturing Engineering experience required
  • Previous experience with Lean Manufacturing / Problem Solving tools is preferred
  • Previous Experience with QS and ISO requirements is preferred

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