An opening exists for a Product Engineering Technician with Carestream Health’s Product Engineering Group, White City, Oregon. The successful candidate for this position will work with a variety of individuals both internal and external to the White City facility to ensure timely scale-up of Carestream Advanced Materials (CAMS) products. Scale-up activities include process development, manufacturing development and commercialization of new products.
• Execute trials/experiments in mixing, coating, and finishing to develop a manufacturing process for CAMS products.
• Execute statistically designed experiments.
• Make quality and manufacturing process decisions.
• Troubleshoot product issues and provide direction to operations for how to move forward with production. This may include implementing special testing, special run rules, escalation processes or the decision to shut down production until further understanding can be gained.
• Support safe manufacturing practices: participate in safety reviews for new processes.
• Resolve process problems by identifying root cause and implementing process controls and/or procedure changes.
• Assist in utilizing various methods and analytical tools to determine solution delivery, coating application, drying, and other processes needed to manufacture CAMS products.
• Assist in modifying manufacturing processes based on analysis of statistically designed experiments.
• Work with process engineering team to assure product manufacturability.
• Participate in root cause analysis, process improvement workshops, and Kaizen events to reduce waste and improve quality and productivity.
• Assist with initial product assessment by performing rheology studies, solubility studies, hand spreads and microscope analytical assessments.
• Assist with set up and assembly of Mixing, SDS, QC, Coating and Finishing equipment.
• Assist with required documentation to support products and processes.
• Assist with the design, development, and improvement of chemical delivery processes and procedures for the coating process.
• Understand information contained in the chemical MSDS and how to locate.
• Complete all required training.
• Manage hazardous waste and satellite accumulation locations/containers following plant Standard Operating Procedures during non-emergencies and EHS contingency plan procedures during emergencies. Complete assigned training to comply with state and federal regulations.
• Up-to-date certification for respirator use (fit test and medical evaluation).
• Safely operate equipment.
• Complete end product testing per Make Orders and standards.
Essential Skills and Knowledge:
• Professional and effective communication skills within crew, other departments, and customer interface.
• Adapts to changing work conditions without loss of efficiency or effectiveness.
• Independently recognizes problems and applies product/process knowledge to make decisions on corrective action or escalation.
• Independently manages daily workload.
• Able to organize work and effectively manage use of time.
• Self starter and self motivated.
• Detail oriented.
• Lean Manufacturing principles.
• Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
• Ability to read and follow written instructions for standard processes, change documents and experimental trials.
• Computer skills such as Lotus Notes, Excel and Word.
• Proficient with manufacturing business systems (e.g., SAP)
• A desire to do “hands on” work.
• Willingness to work with hazardous chemicals.
• Willingness to work off shifts
• Analytical troubleshooting and problem solving skills.
• Able to troubleshoot issues in a complex and fast-paced environment.
• Strong mathematical skills preferred.
• Sound knowledge of fluid dynamics with an emphasis in mixing, pumping, and filtration preferred.
• Ability to contribute and work in a team environment (lead and interact with operations, maintenance, technical/engineering and management)
• Ability to work during swing or night shift at times to support trials (Product Engineering group supports trials 24 hr/day, 4 – 5 days/week).
Carestream Health is a dynamic global company with over 100 years of leadership in radiology and healthcare IT. We are passionately committed to helping our customers do their jobs better, faster and more cost effectively. By applying our insights and experience, we create inventive, elegant solutions that offer a smarter way forward.
Headquartered in Rochester, NY, Carestream has over 7000 employees operating in 150 countries. Our customers range from large enterprises to small private practices, including: large health systems, hospitals, imaging centers, medical groups and dental practices. In addition to our innovative radiology products, Carestream also sells solutions for information management, non-destructive testing, molecular imaging, thin-film coating & nano materials.