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Manufacturing Engineer - R&D Tower

Company: Superior Essex
Location: Fort Wayne
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

Essential Functions/Duties: --- Interface with global Innovation Team to provide knowledge, skills and develop equipment which supports magnet wire products --- Apply sound engineering principles and methods to produce state of the art magnet wire products with objective to improve quality, efficiency and cost --- Hands-on technical leadership of R&D process. Technical project planning and direction to R&D production process staff. --- Develop, optimize, improve and lead training program for new hires working as R&D process staff. --- Interpret internal specifications (MWSS) and lead design of process setup, tooling selection, and key parameters to produce critical customer samples --- Develop simulation models for tooling optimization --- Responsible for data collection, synthesis, and analysis from R&D production process; with emphasis on practical digital automation. --- Assist with project management, planning and support, communicate project milestones and critical paths regularly to ensure functional and timely results --- Work and communicate well with team members and other departments --- Provide technical support for new equipment evaluation, assist with the assembly, installation, startup, training, and product launch phases --- Operate and assist with the evaluation of prototype equipment, document performance, and recommend modifications --- Maintain records and files of versions and revisions --- Creates and maintains operating instructions for all processes in R&D production process. --- Promote safety, maintain a clean and well-organized workspace following 5S principles --- Works closely with equipment, process and material teams to ensure functional design and operation REQUIRED knowledge/skills/abilities and other minimum qualifications: --- Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or equivalent. --- 3+ years previous engineering experience required. --- Confident and experienced in using Solidworks or comparable 3D modelling software. --- Experience with 3D printing or strong willingness to learn --- Ability to mechanically assemble prototypes --- Possess demonstrated ability with analytical skills: methodically investigate problems, organize logical experimental trials, document data, and present results. --- Possess "hands-on" experience with equipment operation and optimization. --- Practical experience sufficient to create and modify tooling for sample production, relying on practical mathematics proficiency and engineering comprehension --- Possess ability to document and create standard work procedures, instructions, BOMs and other documentation. --- Strong PC skills required --- Willingness and ability to travel 10 to 20%, mostly day trips to other Essex sites, occasional overnight Additional Qualifications --- Highly developed written and oral communication --- Experience with FEA/CFD preferred --- Experience with solution polymer coating processes. --- Experience with implementing automated statistical process control (SPC) tools for reporting and analysis; eg. Ignition, JMP, Minitab Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Keywords: Superior Essex, Fort Wayne , Manufacturing Engineer - R&D Tower, Engineering , Fort Wayne, Indiana

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