Flex-N-Gate is a leading manufacturer and supplier of components for the automotive industry, recently ranked 10th of the 150 Top North American Suppliers in "Automotive News." A growing and vital company, Flex-N-Gate provides a great opportunity for hard-working and skilled individuals.
Scope of the Position
The Process Technician is responsible for setting up and maintaining process controls on presses, molds and equipment to customer specifications. He or She is responsible for resolving manufacturing processes. The Process Technician is responsible troubleshooting, repairing and performing preventative maintenance on the equipment. Additionally, he or she will maintain equipment and prevent failures by suggesting and implementing improvement plans. Incumbent would coordinate manufacturing activities to ensure good production and quality through problem solving and continuous improvement activities.
Optimizes all machine processes by reducing scrap, cycle times; tool change times;
Assists with launches of new programs by building a new process to ensure quality products of parts and attends launch meetings prior to production start-up as needed;
Oversees in-house tooling and material evaluations to ensure optimum performance;
Describes system, components, and parts operating characteristics and malfunctions by writing technical reports;
Sets-up assembly equipment and performs start-up and shut-down of assembly equipment;
Verifies systems performance by testing functioning of installed equipment;
Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements, troubleshooting malfunctions, calling for repairs, and evaluating new equipment and techniques;
Responsible for setting up and maintaining process controls of assembly equipment.
Must be experienced with Robotics and Programming, with End of Arm Set-up and troubleshooting, develop and modify robot programs to handle parts without causing damage to the equipment or parts
Monitor production for accuracy and efficiency and work with quality inspectors to ensure part quality/performance
Make minor electrical and mechanical repairs and adjustments to machines/tools and notify supervisors when major service is required
Provide ownership and analysis of assembly processes and equipment for the reduction in defects, overall process improvement and/or the reduction of downtime and continue improvements
Compiles, stores and receives production data
Completes all paperwork as required.
Perform additional assignments per supervisor's direction.
Advise on improvements in tracking and reporting procedures.
Promote safety by abiding to all related policies and procedures
The incumbent is responsible for the awareness, understanding, specific responsibilities and management of the Environmental Management System (EMS) as stated in EMS policy CEVPL.00005.
Minimum of a high school diploma or its equivalent. Ability to read, write and speak English effectively.
5-7 Years Injection Molding Processing Experience
Possess basic mathematical skills.
Possess basic office skills such as Excel, Microsoft Word and AS400 systems.
Safety and environmental training and experience
Must be able to work afternoons or night shift
Previous experience in manufacturing.
Ability to work effectively alone and prioritize.
Must be a highly motivated, service and team-oriented individual with an attention to detail.
Troubleshooting ability is required.
Must have strong decision making, problem solving skills and mechanical ability.
Demonstrated good internal customer service skills.
Ability to manage multiple projects.