IDEX Sustaining Manufacturing Process Engineer in Denver, Colorado
Title: Sustaining Manufacturing Process Engineer
Business Unit: Band-It
4799 Dahlia St.
Denver, Colorado, 80216
BAND-IT is the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of engineered fastening solutions. BAND-IT clamps have been designed and manufactured to attach, clamp, manage cable, identify and insulate for applications worldwide. Paired with the patented tool systems to speed installation and ensure consistent tension for a complete fastening solution. BAND-IT products deliver the robust performance and durability essential to harsh duty, mission critical applications and can be found in rockets, rovers, and satellites in outer space, vehicle airbags and shipyards, and all the way to the bottom of the ocean.
As a sustaining Manufacturing Process Engineer you will help direct, coordinate and actively participate in creating a sustainable culture of continuous improvement across a variety of BAND-IT’s core high volume manufacturing equipment and supporting metrology tools. Your mission will be to engage in BAND-IT’s lean transformation journey, assessing current state manufacturing processes for clamp products reducing safety risks with the equipment and to drive out variation and increasing overall component / machine reliability and uptime. You will partner with machine operators and maintenance in understanding and quantifying process variation throughout the production line.
Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:
Work across functions (maintenance, Tool and die, manufacturing personnel) to develop, document and standardize processes and procedures for current products and equipment (Setup, Change over, Trouble-shooting / Response Flow Checklists (RFC’s))
Trouble-shoot and identify root cause of process upsets using classical RCA tools and statistical based data approaches.
Partner with maintenance as needed to develop and standardize preventative maintenance (PM) procedures.
Assist with training operators on standardized processes and procedures across 3 shifts of operations.
Process and equipment / component design changes targeting safety risk reduction, product variation reduction and reduction of overall die / machine downtime.
Develop and implement process monitoring strategies utilizing SPC methodologies for both supporting metrology equipment and onboard production equipment.
Participate in Manufacturing Change Control Board (MCCB) to document / evaluate process and equipment changes.
Participate in Lean / Kaizen events
Partner with quality department for customer related issues and correction actions.
Role model procedure compliance and data driven decisions across the manufacturing plant.
Background Skills and Job Requirements:
Demonstrated knowledge of mechanical component / system design in Solidworks
Data analysis using basic statistical comparison techniques and Statistical Process Control (SPC)
Basic knowledge of integrated machine controls (PLC logix, RS Logix)
Knowledge of Cognex / Keyence optical metrology equipment and systems a plus
Lean certification a plus
Off-shift / on call required as needed for sustaining escalation down production equipment
Minimum of BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Electronic / Controls Engineering, Materials Science, Physics or related field from an ABET accredited college or university
0 to 10 years of experience working on high volume (more than 300,000 units per day) metal stamping / forming processes
Measurements of Performance:
Achieve aggressive target improvements in Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Cost
Productivity / cost savings related to machine downtime targets
IDEX (NYSE: IEX) is a company that has undoubtedly touched your life in some way. In fact, we make thousands of products that are mission critical components in everyday activities. If you or a family member is battling cancer or another life-threatening disease, your doctor may have tested your DNA in a quest to find the best targeted medicine for you. It’s likely your DNA test was run on equipment that contains components made by our IDEX Health and Science team. You can enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables thanks in part to Banjo, an IDEX company. Banjo valves are used on the agriculture sprayers that apply fertilizer on crops. And if you were ever in a car accident, the Hurst Jaws of Life®/LUKAS® tool may have rescued you.
Founded in 1988 with three small, entrepreneurial manufacturing companies, we’re proud to say that we now call 40 diverse businesses around the world part of the IDEX family. With 7,000 employees and manufacturing operations in more than 20 countries, IDEX is a high-performing, global $2+ billion company committed to making trusted solutions that improve lives. For more information, visit www.idexcorp.com.
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