Process and Manufacturing Engineer in Orange City, IA at Volt

Date Posted: 2/22/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Direct Hire
  • Duration:
  • Date Posted:
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  • Pay Rate
    $132000.0 - $80000.0/Hour
  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
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Job Description

Volt is looking for a Process and Manufacturing Engineer for our client in Orange City, IA

General Position Summary:

Develops and improves composite manufacturing processes by studying product and various manufacturing methods.  Documentation of processes and transfer into production facilities.

Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities:

  • Evaluates composite materials manufacturing processes by designing and conducting research programs; applying knowledge of product design, fabrication, assembly, tooling, and materials; conferring with equipment vendors; soliciting observations from technicians.
  • Develops manufacturing processes for composite materials by studying product requirements; researching, designing, modifying, and testing manufacturing methods and equipment.
  • Perform pilot scale production of new composite products and components.
  • Work with technicians to develop pattern development, process design, prototype fabrication, measuring, process verification, testing and documentation. Lift and position material rolls and tools that weight up to 50lbs.
  • Operate complex machinery including: automated cutting tables, heated platen presses, autoclaves, ovens and test equipment.
  • Follow timelines for individual projects as determined by Program Management.
  • Improves manufacturing efficiency by analyzing and planning work flow, space requirements, and equipment layout.
  • Assures product and process quality by designing testing methods; testing finished- product and process capabilities; establishing standards; confirming manufacturing processes.
  • Provides manufacturing decision-making information by calculating production, labor, and material costs; reviewing production schedules; estimating future requirements.
  • Prepares product and process reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information, costs and trends.
  • Provides manufacturing engineering information by answering questions and requests.
  • Maintains product and company reputation by complying with government regulations.
  • Keeps equipment operational by coordinating maintenance and repair services; following manufacturer's instructions and established procedures; requesting special service.
  • Maintains product and process data base by writing process flow charts; entering data.
  • Completes design and development projects by training and guiding technicians.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Specific Job Skills:

  • Working knowledge of quality systems, quality control, process control, statistical analysis, non-destructive testing
  • Demonstrated ability to perform high level mathematical problem solving, geometry, physics, chemistry, mechanical properties, thermodynamics, metallurgy, etc.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to supervise processes
  • Ability to present technical information
  • Knowledge of Hardware and Processing Specifications
  • Experience using CAD(Solidworks/Catia)
  • Able to follow detailed work instructions
  • Perform Process Planning
  • Work with Bills of materials and Check Sheets.
  • Self-motivated and ability to work well with others
  • Good working knowledge of personal computers and standard office software with ability to develop and maintain spreadsheets
  • Ability to multi-task in fast-paced environment

Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, or related field.

3+ years of experience in direct or related field. 

Supervisory Responsibility: Supervision of processes and projects no specific direct reports.

Job Conditions:

This position will mostly be performed 50% at a desk sitting 4-5 hours a day however will partially have on the job training done out on the operations floor for the other 50% of the time.  While on the operations floor the following conditions would apply:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to moving mechanical parts.  The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and vibration.  The employee is occasionally exposed to precarious places and toxic or caustic chemicals.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate requiring hearing protections in certain areas.  PPE is provided by AIM based on the employee’s position and exposure. 

Volt is an equal opportunity Employer