Powder Process Engineer
Michigan, Benton Harbor
Reporting to the Manufacturing System Lead of Advanced Manufacturing and as part of the Global Advanced Manufacturing Engineering team, the Powder handling process engineer will serve as the worldwide Advanced Manufacturing representative working with the Advanced Development and Innovation (ADI) function in developing a manufacturing solution and plan for a New Advanced Home Appliances Project as well as aligning these plans with our manufacturing facilities.
Working primarily with the Engineering and Technology team, Procurement, Global material s, suppliers and key Manufacturing process partners to provide an aligned manufacturable solution for projects from conception and through the development process.
Assist in driving as well as lead in the development and construction of potential process and prototype solutions.
Where the need arises, benchmark, investigate, develop aligned manufacturing solutions that may not presently be utilized in our plants as well as provide hands on help to solving knowledge gaps and issues with process approach.
Align manufacturing processes across plants to produce consistent design intent results from the same design.
Provide the best cost aligned manufacturing approach meeting flexible, Reconfigurable, Scalable and Modular goals for new Technologies and products.
Must Have Skills
Bachelor s degree in Engineering
5+ years of Manufacturing and / or product design knowledge pertaining to multiple aspects of manufacturing.
Must be capable and willing to be in a hands on work environment, not only finding the technical solution, managing the supply base to procure but be capable to debug, tune and problem solve to ensure success.
Must be willing to travel up to 20-30% of the time and be able to work in and travel by all forms of transportation to all of our manufacturing locations and supply base. Majority of travel will be within MI, IL, NJ and PA. International travel may be a possibility.
Proficient in MS Office-Google Tools preferred
Experience in working with innovation tools and development labs is a plus.
In depth experience and knowledge of Manufacturing processes to the extent of understanding the Equipment supply base with ability to create process maps, set direction and estimate capital required for potential projects and Technology implementation.
Self starter, Self-confident and driver of change with strong interpersonal skills.
Consultative, Able to sell in ideas without arrogance.
Fluent in English: ability to lead telecom, workshops, write documents and communication to influence other regions. Multiple language skills are a plus.
Demonstrated ability to lead teams and set deployment direction in conjunction with key departments and individual stakeholders on a global basis.
Ability to work independently and in large multi-disciplinary teams.
Physically capable and mentally willing to be in a hands on pilot factory environment.
Developed strong internal and external technical network as it relates to Material Handling Process in a high volume manufacturing environment, preferably with Global/International work experience