Concordia Fibers, a world class convertor of synthetic yarns and carbon fiber for use in high end textile applications and advanced composites, is looking for a Senior Process Engineer to join our technical support team to support challenging new business opportunities within our composite fibers business. Concordia Fibers, founded in 1920 as a manufacturer of silk yarns, has reengineered its textile capabilities over the past 99 years to expand into synthetic yarns and yarns for advanced composites in the aerospace, automotive, filtration media, power transmission belts, and many other industries. We have developed new proprietary fiber processes to support the growing requirement for weight-saving carbon and glass composites in numerous market segments. We are currently working with several OEM’s, Tier 1 suppliers and academic institutions to develop optimal solutions for use of our commingled fiber in leading edge thermoplastic composites.
The Senior Process Engineer will report to the CEO and be responsible for process improvement and development projects as well as for the qualification of new products and materials.
Develop and document new processing methods to support new products or process improvements.
Lead new product builds on the floor; providing proper documentation, training of operators, ordering and tracking of raw materials, scheduling of prototype build and ensuring process capability to meet customer requirements.
Interact with customers to ensure product requirements are understood and documented, to convey process capabilities and the ability to meet product requirements, dictate a schedule and provide final build results.
Specify, order and qualify new manufacturing equipment.
Perform process experimentation and capability studies using applicable six sigma tools for experiment setup and analysis.
Apply problem solving techniques and comprehensive root cause analysis to resolve corrective actions.
Review process flow and equipment setup methods and identify and implement improvements to streamline and eliminate waste.
Create and maintain process and equipment documentation
Interact with manufacturing personnel to get input and conduct training on new equipment and processes.
Write and execute appropriate test methods and validation protocols
Develop and implement custom fixturing to support new products or improve existing processes.
Perform qualification on new fibers and other materials to determine optimal processing conditions and generate final product parameters
Develop or modify processes to work with new materials.
Prepare formal reports for assigned tasks outlining all test methods, data, results and conclusions.
The ideal candidate must have demonstrated experience and success in the following areas:
Problem Solving Skills: Ability to use DMAIC or other structured approach to problem solving and process improvement.
Analytical Skills: Proven experience in the use of six sigma concepts for troubleshooting, understanding and improving process capabilities including proficiency in Gauge R&R, SPC and DOE.
Lean Manufacturing: Demonstrated success implementing lean techniques and streamlining process flow and eliminating waste.
Ability to work proficiently with all MS Office Applications and familiarity with statistical software; Minitab or other.
5 years of experience in a production manufacturing environment applying the concepts listed above.
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