Process Engineer

Plug Power Inc. Latham , IL 62543

Posted 2 months ago

Process Engineer:

Status: Exempt (salaried)

Department: Operations

Position Summary

The Process Engineer is self-sufficient contributing member within the Process Engineering organization. This individual plays a critical role in the development and refinement of manufacturing processes, material flow, and standard operating procedures. The P. E. will lead a culture of continuous improvement through the implementation of Lean-Sigma methodologies, researching leading edge processes and best practices, supporting cross-functional projects focused on achieving the highest possible levels of product quality and operational excellence.

Core Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensures compliance to all Regulatory (Local, Federal), Corporate, and Plant standards.

  • Develops and maintains a detailed understanding of Plug Power products and related manufacturing objectives and engineering constraints.

  • Represents Plug Power in a professional manner at all times.

  • Develops and improves manufacturing processes and material flow by studying product requirements; researching, designing, modifying, and testing manufacturing methods and equipment; soliciting feedback from production technicians; and conferring with equipment vendors.

  • Leads the implementing of process improvement projects, Kaizen and training events using Lean-Sigma tools, including safety, ergonomics, 5S, Kanbans, statistical process control, standard work, and visual controls.

  • Monitors process improvement progress and leads team problem solving projects including root cause analysis, containment, corrective, and preventative action implementation.

  • Develops, maintains, and communicates manufacturing process performance metrics (KPI's).

  • Works within close coordination with production and warehouse staff to support manufacturing process and material flow needs, alleviating production constraints, improving product quality and overall process efficiency.

  • Utilizes and improves business process systems (quality & test data bases, ERP system, project management software, etc.) to support continuous improvement efforts.

  • Develops and maintains standard operating procedures (SOP's).

  • Coordinates with New Product Introduction and Engineering teams to improve design for manufacturability, reliability, and serviceability.

  • Manages cross-functional coordination to develop and maintain a comprehensive equipment management process, in-house fixture and tooling requirements, predictive & preventative maintenance requirements to increase our overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), and fulfillment of the quality measurement system specifications.

  • Supports the quality organization to ensure thorough and timely dispositions of non-conforming material in order to maintain continuity of production and containment of problems before they reach the customer.

  • Contributes to team Operational Excellence efforts by accomplishing related results as needed.

Education and Experience

  • BS degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial, etc.)

  • Minimum of 5 years of related work experience.

  • Lean Sigma green belt/black belt preferred

  • Proficient with solid modeling engineering systems (CREO - preferred)

  • Proficient in Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T)

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office software

  • Dynamic interpersonal skills and the ability to translate complex methodologies to diverse audiences and stakeholders

  • Uncompromising dedication to product quality

  • Demonstrated analytical abilities with strong attention to detail

  • Ability to manage multiple complex projects and multi-task effectively

  • Proven track record of driving continuous improvement projects

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Ability to role model high standards of professionalism

  • Excellent follow-through

  • Must be driven and self-motivated

Plug Power, Inc. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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