2018-03-28

Advanced Ops Engineer
Job Opportunity at LoneStar Executive Consulting

Posted on Mar 28

http://www.lonestarrecruits.com    817-658-7560

Location: Kalamazoo, MI
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4156297

Sr. Staff Level Advanced Operations Engineer (welding expertise)

Job Description

The individual will be responsible for providing weld knowledge to the organization/team which results in efficient, high quality and cost-effective designs for the welding process. Define equipment and process for projects and execute the implementation of the defined process through the completion of validation.

-      Determines the technical objectives of engineering assignments and makes decisions regarding the direction and the results of the assignment.

-      Will monitor and control progress of work ensuring sound application of engineering principles and the appropriate use of policies and procedures.

-      Lead capital acquisition activity from specifying equipment, contract negotiation, Installation and validation.

-      Will analyze equipment to establish operating data, conduct experimental test and result analysis. May lead or act as independent reviewer in process review meetings.

-      Will coach and mentor others on functionally related topics.

-      Provide engineering support for new product and process introductions, ensuring that all activities are completed and documented in accordance with the Client?s new product development procedures.

-      Ensure quality of process and product as defined in the appropriate operation and material specifications.

-      Will select components and equipment based on analysis of specifications, reliability and regulatory requirements. Work with quality engineers to develop component specific testing and inspection protocols.

-      Participate in PFMEA, Control Plan, SOP and PPAP generation associated with product transfers and launches.

-      Ensure adherence to GMP and safety procedures.

-      Review and approval of validation documentation.

-      Responsible for "Design for Welding" input for new product development

-      Define and develop welding processes for new product-  Provide equipment/tooling requirements to outside contractors

-     Provide capital costing information on new product development projects

-      Write work instructions for welding process

-      Communicating status of equipment/processes during development cycle

-      Work closely with Product Development, Quality Assurance, AME?s and Operations

-      Provide new technologies/innovations and implement where feasible

-      Ensure processes are efficient and robust through weld validation and testing standards

-      All other responsibilities as assigned.

Job Requirements

-      Bachelor's degree in the fields of Engineering or Material Science; Welding or Welding Technology discipline required

-     7 or more years experience; Related masters degree with 2 or more years of experience or PhD may be desirable.

      Proven track record of working in a team-based environment.

-      Excellent Interpersonal Skills - able to express ideas and collaborate effectively with multidisciplinary teams. Be open-minded with the ability to recognize good ideas.

      Innovative thinker - should be able to envisage new and better ways of doing things.

-     Experience in executing complex problem-solving techniques related to manufacturing/design technical issues. Good instincts and sound judgment for mechanical and structural design.

      Good understanding of Design for Manufacturing (DFM), related statistical tools and validation/verification techniques.

-      Excellent analytical skills, ability to plan, organize and implement concurrent tasks.

-      Good knowledge of manufacturing processes, materials, product and process design.

-      Must be able to read and interpret complex engineering drawings and have the ability to understand geometrical dimensioning and tolerance.

-      Certified in validation activities.

-      Experience in an FDA regulated or regulated industry beneficial.

-      High level of PC Skills required.

-      Excellent attention to detail.

      Experience with Metrology techniques and CMM function

-      AWS certified, knowledge of AISC

-      Advanced Robot Programming Certificate preferred

-      Full knowledge of welding theory with strong materials background (Ferrous and nonferrous materials)

-      Detailed understanding/experiences with multiple welding processes (GMAW, GTAW, Laser, Resistance, spin)

-      Understanding of the methods to verify/validate weld integrity through related weld standards

-      Capable of writing proper WPS?s per standards

-      Knowledge of available welding technologies and their appropriate applications

-      Experiences with programing of robot welders and associated welding equipment

-      Experienced with multiple weld tooling applications for a variety of welding processes

-      Experienced in GD & T tolerance

-      Understanding of data analysis, statistical methods and statistical process control

      Experience with Design for Manufacturing (DFM), Design for Weldments

-      High level of CAD experience

-      Ability to work/communicate with multiple teams and projects simultaneously

-      Capable  of designing/specifying equipment needed for weld cells and surrounding work environment

-      Able to communicate clearly with design engineers, provide guidance in a constructive manner

-      Able to communicate clear expectations to tooling houses

-      Ability to estimate capital equipment costs, equipment/tooling lead times and processing times for projects

-      Experienced in welding process improvements both at a manual and automated level

-      Ability to demonstrate process ownership with associated equipment/tooling from concept to production

     ** Familiar with Robot Safety Regulations ANSI/RIA R15.06

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