Troubleshoot and repair electrical and electronic controls equipment, manufacturing equipment, communication equipment, and support systems. Perform technical evaluations of vendors, software, and equipment. Supervise technical service contractors as assigned during routine maintenance for the weight control system, defect detection system, barcode printing and scanning system, machine control system, and electronic drives. Update and manage spare parts inventory for controls equipment.
Progressively improve the status of all equipment on a prioritized basis using WCM techniques and practices. Continuously simplify and improve the operator control systems. Assess new and emerging technologies for potential in-house applications to support improvements and cost reductions. Establish methods and processes to minimize cost while maximizing productivity and quality. Translate Design Engineering data into applicable processes. Review and implement special customer requirements and generate appropriate processes and methods. Utilize Lean Manufacturing Principles (Kaizen, 5S, Pilot Projects). Participate in and support continuous improvement as it relates to WCM initiatives.
Assess new and emerging technologies for potential in-house applications to support improvements and cost reductions. Establish methods and processes to minimize cost while maximizing productivity and quality. Translate Design Engineering data into applicable processes. Review and implement customer special requirements and generate appropriate processes and methods.
Improve and expand Machine Safety Interlocks and Process Control Interlocks with employee safety as a primary concern.
The incumbent is required to serve on committees, i.e. WCM, plant safety, continuous improvement, LiveWell, Recognition.
This position requires the utilization of a seasoned knowledge of engineering principles and theories and their application. The incumbent pursues continuous process improvement as well as new automation projects, which require experience and judgment to deal with a variety of variables including integrating new and updating existing controls.
The incumbent is responsible for recommending and purchasing equipment and equipment upgrades designed to assist the plant/ departments with efforts to increase production, improve quality, and/or reduce costs through process, product, equipment, materials and/or methods development and improvement. Projects frequently involve interaction with other disciplines and occasionally with customers.
Projects are typically significant assignments within the annual objectives and may involve new products or processes and/or expansion of capabilities. Considerable ingenuity would be expected. The incumbent may provide technical direction to less experienced technicians, line supervisors and operators.
The incumbent works closely with Production Supervisors, R&D, Process Engineer, the hourly Production workforce, Buyers, and Vendors in the research and implementation of new products & processes. The incumbent will ensure the proper functioning of the system that has been established to convey customer quality requirements to production. ISO 9001 & 14001 knowledge and exchange Buyers with purchasing department.
Statistical Process Control (SPC), analytical skills, mechanical aptitude, and communication skills are a necessity, as well as a familiarity with Six Sigma and lean manufacturing concepts and leadership and facilitation of problem solving group activities.
Machine Design experience, Microsoft office, Excel and AutoCAD or Solid works required.
On team projects, the incumbent may formulate independent evaluation or propose changes. This may involve gathering inspection data on finished products, analytical data and determining statistically significant shifts that may have occurred with final product. The incumbent may design production tests, including the gathering of process data to determine causes of specific quality/manufacturing issues.
Job Type: Full-time