Process Engineer I

Position Summary:  Responsible for maintaining all Welding and Quality systems in the welding department.  This includes machine set up and modifications along with all associated training and documentation for the changes.  The Process Engineer I will also perform in depth trouble shooting of equipment in the welding department and possibly other areas of the plant after the maintenance department has exhausted their abilities. The Process Engineer I may be assigned to any Engineering department function as needed.

TOA USA Expectation of Employee:

  • Adhere to TOA (USA) Policies and Safety Practices
  • Mutual respect and strong teamwork
  • Maintain a good attendance record
  • Follow Stop, Call, Wait policy

Qualifications Required:

  • Associates Degree in related area of study
  • 3 Years of work related experience with no post high school education

Qualifications Desired:

  • Associates Degree

Essential functions and responsibilities:

  • Good Attendance
  • Maintain all welding department quality. This includes failure analysis of all weld department quality concern and making the appropriate repairs
  • Continuously improve line efficiency and part quality through kaizen activity
  • Assist the maintenance department with difficult repairs
  • Setup equipment including documentation and training on all new or modified welding product lines
  • Implement Engineering changes
  • Lift up to 75 pounds with assistance when repairing parts

Success factors/job competencies:

  • Proficient in Auto CAD Programs
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Experience with welding applications in a manufacturing setting
  • Proficient with PLC troubleshooting and programming (Omron PLC preferred)
  • Ability to analyze a manufacturing process to determine areas for improvement
  • Language Skills – Ability to read, analyzes, and interprets general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Reasoning Ability – Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Ability to communicate effectively

Physical Demands and Work Environment:  The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Physical Demands:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to see, talk, hear, and  use hands to finger while working on the computer.  Occasionally, the employee is required to  handle, feel, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl , and lift up to 75 pounds.  Upon occasion, the employee may be required to lift over 100 pounds and will have assistance if needed.

Work Environment/Conditions: The engineering office noise environment is moderate.  The plant environment noise level is loud.  Although the plant is climate controlled, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.  PPE consisting of a hard hat, safety glasses, steel toe shoes, long sleeves, and ear plugs, must be worn at all times when entering and working in the plant.  Special PPE will be provided to the employee such as respirators and must be worn when working in certain areas of the plant. When performing job duties in the plant, the employee is exposed to moving equipment, moving mechanical parts, fumes, airborne particles, sharp metal parts, dust, vibration, weld sparks/flash, chemicals when working on the Ecoating system/tanks, sharp metal parts, and smoke.  The Process Engineer I is assigned a fire resistant (FR) shirt that must be worn at all times when entering and working in the welding department. Gloves must be worn while handling parts. There will be exposure to heights when using scissor lift, walking on mezzanines, climbing stairs, using ladders, and accessing control panels.

Performance Standards:

  • Annual performance appraisal
  • Attainment of annual goals established between manager and employee
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