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Process Engineer

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Date: Sep 9, 2021

Location: Franklin, WI, US, 53132

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Lubrizol Franklin, part of Lubrizol Life Science, Inc., offers custom medical manufacturing services, including precision thermoplastic and silicone extrusion fabrication from its ISO 13485 certified facilities. Lubrizol Franklin capitalizes on more than 40 years’ experience, leveraging expertise in design assistance, material selection and quality compliance to enable our customer’s success.
Lubrizol Franklin has served as a trusted medical device outsourcing partner for four decades, delivering innovative solutions in molding, extrusion and assembly. Our Franklin, Wisconsin location includes ISO 7 certified clean room, ISO 8 controlled environment, 116,000 ft2 (10,700 m2), 17 extruders with 12 lines, 75 molding presses and a dedicated R&D laboratory. Every one of our medical device manufacturing, assembly and support services has quality at its core. Our highly collaborative, end-to-end, medical device process validation ensures quality without sacrificing product performance.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Process Engineer is primarily responsible to provide technical assistance and engineering support to the manufacturing group.  Additionally, improve existing processes, develop new and cost effective manufacturing concepts as well as train production operators, mentor process technicians and engage maintenance personnel in resolving process, material, mold, tooling and equipment problems using systematic methods of troubleshooting, root cause analysis, and irreversible corrective action implementation. Process Engineers are assigned to support a specific area such as molding, extrusion or assembly.

 

DESCRIPTION OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Improve existing processes, develop new and cost-effective manufacturing concepts, lead scrap reduction teams through lean methodologies, and actively participate in value improvement projects.
  • Provide technical assistance, process development and engineering support to the manufacturing floor to include extruding, molding, assembly, and packaging areas to ensure timely delivery of product while meeting customer expectations on cost and quality.
  • Train production operators, mentor process technicians and engage maintenance personnel in resolving process, material, mold, tooling and equipment problems using systematic methods of troubleshooting, root cause analysis, and irreversible corrective action implementation.
  • Support flawless launch activities through active participation in FMEA, PFD, part and tool design reviews, Kaisen and other cross-functional team events.
  • Execute validation and qualification (IQ/OQ/PQ) protocols for new product, equipment, tooling and processes.  Follow SOP on re-validation of existing equipment, tooling and processes.
  • Work closely with Project Engineers in developing processes that meet customer expectations on cost, quality and delivery of new product development.
  • Document lessons learned and report status of all projects and assignments in a timely manner.
  • Generate, update and implement process documentation, to include PCO’s, operator work instructions, manufacturing procedures, sample requests, process, inspection and troubleshooting guides.
  • Close assigned CAPA’s in a timely manner.
  • Complete project and report status in a timely manner. Utilize project management tools in establishing timelines, building action item list and completing milestones.
  • Understand and follow the SOP’s pertaining to the specific area.
  • Understand and follow the Work Instructions pertaining to the specific area
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

DESCRIPTION OF MARGINAL DUTIES:

  • Observe and promote Company standards and policies on safety, quality and productivity

 

DIRECT REPORTS:   N/A

 

HIRING GUIDELINES: (To perform job successfully, and individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required/preferred).

  • Successful completion of four-years of high school, or equivalent, plus completion of four years of college with a bachelor’s degree, preferably with a bachelor of Science in Engineering with a focus on engineering or polymer science.
  • Experience, or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Experience in thermoset or thermoplastics extrusion, molding and/or assembly process is strongly preferred.
  • Experience with root cause analysis
  • Six Sigma Green or Black Belt (strongly preferred)
  • Lean Manufacturing (strongly preferred)

 

OTHER GUIDELINES:

  • Excellent (written and verbal) communication and effective human interaction skills.
  • Flexible to change, and possess a high degree level of integrity and “can do attitude”.
  • Willing to work in a team environment and contribute to group goals
  • Ability to receive and provide instructions in a positive manner.
  • Able to comprehend college algebra, college physics, basic chemistry, statistics and unit conversion.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (The physical demands described here are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.  The phrases “occasionally”, “frequently” and “constantly” correspond to the following definitions: “occasionally” means up to 33% of working time, “frequently” means between 34%-66% of working time, and “constantly” means 67% and more of working time.  Additionally vision requirement definitions are as follows: close vision-clear vision at 20 inches or less, distance vision—clear vision at 20 feet or more, color vision-ability to identify and distinguish colors, peripheral vision-ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point, depth perception-three-dimensional vision-ability to judge distances and spatial  relationships and ability to focus—ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus ).

 

This physical demand level for this job is considered medium with frequently lifting between 10-25 pounds and occasionally lifting 50 pounds.  Exposure to lifting more than 50 pounds is rare (if ever).

 

The employee may frequently be subject to sustained bending, using hands to finger or handle or touch, use foot/feet to operate machine with constant exposure to dynamic standing/sitting.  The employee will occasionally be exposed to static standing/sitting, pushing/pulling(less than 50lb of force), floor to knuckle lift/lower (less than 50lbs), knuckle to shoulder lift/lower(less than 50lbs), shoulder to overhead lift/lower(less than 50lbs),climb/balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, reach above shoulders and repetitive bending or squatting. 

 

The following vision requirements apply: close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT: (The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities).

The employee will constantly be exposed to working near moving mechanical parts with frequent exposure to risk of electrical shock.  The employee will occasionally be exposed to wet humid conditions, working in high precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, extreme cold or heat, outdoor weather conditions or travel on company business. The employee will rarely (if ever) be subject to toxic or caustic chemicals.  The noise level is considered loud if near operating production equipment.

 

The employee will be required to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment such as: safety glasses in the designated areas, hairnet/beard net, gloves when handling hot objects or solvents, jumpsuit, earplugs (when needed) on production floor.

 

TOOLS/EQUIPMENT/COMPUTER SOFTWARE:

The employee will constantly use hand/power tools and machine equipment, with frequent use of maintenance shop tools.  Occasionally the employee will use a PC with Microsoft Office products, manlift/elevator, forklift and pallet/hydraulic jacks.

 

The above statements reflect the general details necessary to describe the principle functions of the occupation described and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the occupation.

Lubrizol is located in Franklin WI, a growing community of 35,000 people that is located in the Southeastern portion of Wisconsin, approximately 15 miles south of Milwaukee, WI and about 60 miles north of Chicago, Il.  The Southeastern portion of Wisconsin is bordered on the east by Lake Michigan, a Great Lake that has fantastic fishing and boating opportunities.  The City of Milwaukee is a diverse community with many ethnic festivals that occur almost every weekend from June until September.  Starting with the last week in June until the second weekend in July, the Henry Maier Festival Park, hosts Summerfest, one of the largest outdoor music festivals, highlighted by the Marcus Amphitheater, which hosts Main Stage concerts every evening.  Milwaukee is also the home to Harley Davidson, the Harley Museum and Harley Davidson Bike fest every 5 years.  If you are into professional sports, Milwaukee is home to the Milwaukee Brewers, who play at American Family Field, the Milwaukee Bucks who play at Fiserv Forum and the Green Bay Packers are within 2 hours driving distance from Milwaukee. 
 
Lubrizol is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, citizenship, age, religion, marital status, military service, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or any other characteristic or trait protected by federal, state, or local law.


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