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Lead Process Engineer

Company Name:
INFICON
BROAD FUNCTION:
The Lead Process Engineer will lead the engineering, production, and verification testing effort of the Analytical Mass Spectrometer (AMS) product line. Responsibilities will include the technical support (electrical and mechanical) of the existing AMS products currently in production and driving both process and product improvements using Continuous Improvement (CI) principals. Initial responsibilities will focus on finalizing the transition from engineering into production. This will include implementation and accuracy of production metrics including productivity, First Pass Yield (FPY), On Time Delivery (OTD), and Rework as well as leading improvements in material flow, labor cross training and streamlined production systems. In addition the qualified candidate will provide leadership to a team of approximately 10 people by promoting team concepts, coaching, retaining, mentoring, training, talent management, and individual development. Applicants must also demonstrate the ability to drive a culture of accountability and results through effective performance management.
INITIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Work with Operations personnel to leverage existing production systems including Kanban, Bar Coding, and capacity planning.
Implement production metrics and verify data integrity.
Identify and prioritize high value process improvement projects.
Work with engineering to identify and resolve design issues.
ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Maximize product yields, productivity, and efficiencies, while minimizing operational costs and exceeding customer expectations.
Develop, evaluate, and improve operational methods, utilizing knowledge of product design, materials, fabrication processes, tool and equipment capabilities, assembly methods, and quality standards.
Analyze space requirements and workflow to design and implement new and improved work areas.
Confer with suppliers to maximize the utilization of delivered materials per quality standards. Initiate required corrective actions within the supply chain to minimize waste and reduce costs.
Work with engineering and other departments to produce new products and product changes.
Participate in a cross functional team to source selected parts domestically in order to drive improvements in key operational metrics.
Develop, maintain, and provide training to personnel for new products and processes.
Investigate and resolve operational problems in a systematic methodical manner with the use of statistical data and other process performance data.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, or related technical field is required.
Must have 5+ years of experience in related high technology production and/or process engineering.
Capability to lead and coordinate project efforts and effectively manage engineering and production staff.
Develop and maintain production processes, procedures, and work instructions.
Demonstrated ability to handle/organize multiple complex technical projects simultaneously, while providing guidance to other supporting personnel.
Ability to analyze problems, identify root causes and provide efficient solutions
Good communication skills including verbal, written, and presentation.
Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.
Highly motivated to meet personal, team, and corporate goals.
Travel, including international, is required ( 10%).
Must be excellent using Microsoft Office applications such as Word and Excel.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Masters degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, or related technical field.
A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred.
Familiarity with mass spectrometer applications for research, semiconductor, and related processes.
Experience in a Six Sigma environment and/or certification Black Belt level preferred.
Knowledge of ISO 9001 and/or 14001 in a lean manufacturing environment.
Working knowledge of SAP.
Knowledge and use of Automated Optical Gauging products.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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