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Lead Die Cast Process Engineer / Die Cast Process Engineering Supervisor

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General Motors Bedford , IN 47421

Posted 2 months ago


This lead process engineer will be responsible for developing manufacturing processes, equipment/tooling alternatives, sequence and flow of operations for the effective utilization of personnel, material, machines and facilities necessary for the production of castings. Work is performed in a centralized manufacturing engineering activity or casting plant activity where a considerable amount of creativity and initiative is exercised as well as a high level of independent judgment.


  • Lead HPDC and HIDC-HPDC castings launches through by following a systematic engineering process of evaluation, development, validation, and technology transfer to manufacturing.

  • Lead and develop Process Flow Diagrams, Process Control Plans and Process Failure Mode Effects Analyses for new HPDC and HIDC-HPDC products.

  • Leverage/utilize Magma, Flow-3D and Arena Flow casting simulation software

  • Analyze first time quality data and optimize processes using statistical tools such as Red X and Design of Experiments

  • Oversee and help coordinate PPAP and GP-12 activities

  • Lead the development and implementation of program specific manufacturing processes

  • Manage day to day activities of a team of engineers; including setting objectives, managing results, and evaluating/coaching individual performance

  • Provide technical and leadership direction to less experienced process engineers

  • Manufacturing process definition

  • Sequence of operations

  • Human factors consideration

  • Efficient material flow

  • Providing technical direction to and oversight of outside vendor sources

  • Support Launch Wall process - through Manufacturing Validation Build Plan

  • Interface with plant site personnel, Central ME personnel, and select Product Engineers on new programs/projects

  • Interface with plant site personnel in supporting Continuous Improvement projects at the plant to improve plant metrics in the Safety, People, Quality, Reliability, Cost (SPQRC) arena. Emphasize working on the chronic problems versus the sporadic issues that arise within the plant

  • Develop the Process Flow Diagram, Process Control Plan and Process Failure Mode Effects Analysis for new products/processes

  • Oversee and help coordinate PPAP and GP-12 activities

  • Develop Product Quality Standards, Task Instruction Sheets, Safe Job Procedures and Audit Sheets for new products

  • Support Business Plan Deployment (BPD) initiatives and coordinate engineering activities to achieve Business Plan objectives

  • Stay abreast of new casting technologies being developed

Basic required:

  • Strong technical knowledge and ability in process engineering disciplines

  • Demonstrated technical knowledge of die casting process and ability to apply these concepts within a manufacturing environment

  • 10 yrs of experience in casting processes used by General Motors or other automotive processes

  • Demonstrates excellent level of analytical ability, communication and interpersonal skills required to build relationships with team members and customers to solve problems and resolve issues.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple and difficult projects and assignments with high level of autonomy and accountability for results

  • Demonstrates initiative by reaching beyond work assigned to improve output and/or help others

  • Proven ability in project management skills

  • Effective working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Project and Word

  • Effective in using Design of Experiments and Red X problem solving techniques

  • Strong knowledge and ability to implement Global Manufacturing Systems (GMS) principles

  • Demonstrated basic understanding of mechanical concepts involving machine designs, process requirements involved in the manufacturing process.

  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills

  • Practical experience with new product launches.

Basic Preferred:

  • Training in aluminum metallurgy preferred

  • Proficient in using Q-Stat, Stature and Vismock-up or UG

  • Functional knowledge of Magma, Flow-3D and Arena Flow software

  • Previous international service (ISP) experience

Education and Training:

  • College degree with major in engineering
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Lead Die Cast Process Engineer / Die Cast Process Engineering Supervisor

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General Motors