Process Engineer

  • location: Des Moines, IA
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $75,000 - $85,000 per year

job description

Process Engineer

job summary:
Relocation provided: Growing manufacturer Northeast of Kansas City, MO is seeking a Manufacturing Process Engineer to add to their team. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in Manufacturing, Industrial or Process Engineering as well as solid experience in plastic/rubber injection molding. Six Sigma lean background highly preferred as well as ISO certification experience.

All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. 
location: Des Moines, Iowa
job type: Permanent
salary: $75,000 - 85,000 per year
work hours: 8am to 4pm
education: Bachelors
  • Reduce the Production and QA cost (rejects, material, cycle time, labor,..)
  • Interface with Production, Engineering, Quality, and customers and suppliers to achieve program objectives
  • Interface with customers and suppliers to resolve quality issues. Work with the Quality department to identify nonconformities, recommend and implement solutions, and halt processing until corrections are made to prevent further occurrence.
  • Develop, recommend, and implement corrective action to improve scrap and efficiencies
  • Study job setups on presses and auxiliary equipment, and recommend improvements
  • Troubleshoot current process for potential improvements
  • Determine and establish robust parameters for processing of all tools and jobs and meet quality standards at quoted cost
  • Plan trials or sequence of trials (scheduling, manpower, materials, and process changes) for equipment changes.
  • Coordinate equipment changes and recommend improvements
  • Analyze trial and designed experiment results to solve problems and reduce defects
  • Issue process standards to Production department and ensure adherence
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of Statistical Process Control techniques.
  • Recommend and justify budget recommendations for capital equipment related to the process
  • Make recommendations during new product design to optimize production efficiency
  • Audit processing paperwork
  • Conduct special projects as assigned, serve on project teams as needed
  • Assist with cross-training within production and other departments
  • Bachelor's degree in Manufacturing, Industrial, Process Engineering or other manufacturing-related degree
  • Experienced in troubleshooting injection molding machines which requires thorough knowledge in electrical, hydraulic and mechanical systems
  • Possess a detailed and methodical approach to problem solving
  • Ability to work with associates at all levels including directors, managers, engineers, machine operators, quality technicians, line supervisors, and maintenance technicians
  • strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with staff, partners, the public and external agencies
  • Knowledge of rubber molding
  • Have at least 5 years of experience in injection molding processing and process optimization
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work
  • Well organized with excellent administrative skills
  • Demonstrated ability to think critically and provide analysis to solve problems
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • High level attention to detail
  • Proven ability to work independently with only general direction from leadership
  • At least 2-5 years of U.S. based experience
  • Maintain the highest quality work to continuously ensure customer satisfaction
  • Previous experience operating industrial equipment associated with rubber molding
  • 5S/Six Sigma experience highly preferred
  • ISO Certification experience

  • Experience level: Experienced
  • Minimum 3 years of experience
  • Education: Bachelors (required)
  • Process Control
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Manufacturing
  • Lean
  • Six Sigma
  • Process Improvement
  • Injection Molding
  • Rubber molding
  • Troubleshooting
  • ISO Certification experience
  • Robotics

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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