Industralization Engineer - Senior
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Industrial or Manufacturing Engineer for Assembly Line Development

This new position reporting to Power Business Unit will be responsible for all aspects of industrializing new assembly processes as part of the Schneider Electric Offer Creation Process (OCP). Individual responsibility covers from assembly conception to full qualified process hand off to Operations partners after the new product development project close.

• Participate as a team of assembly engineering specialists to industrialize assembly processes for new product development
• Acts as safety and health champion for New Product Development assembly outputs (peer review, ergononmics, environmental, quality…)
• Ensure assembly process deliverables are aligned with global assembly process practices
• Builds personal competency as assembly specialist for low volume high mix as well as high volume low mix assembly processes
• Work directly with Designers and Engineers to optimize part design for design for assembly (DFA)
• Conduct DFA risk study / Process Failure Mode Effects Analysis (PFMEA) assessing critical characteristics, risks, and developing mitigation plans
• Completes assembly drawings inside new product development environment
• Determine need or applicability for specialized analysis techniques (Simulation, Best Available Techniques, Environmental, etc…)
• Determines and realizes all actions necessary for prototype assembly fixturing
• Provides input into the supply base and conduct risk assessment on Capital Equipment suppliers and provide inputs into the assembly make or buy studies
• Conduct financial assessment on the assembly process design based on unit volumes and maximizing return on capital employed
• Document the technical and generic specifications of the assembly process design including line layouts, station layouts, information management, capacity and workload balancing, preferred component usage, etc…
• Estimating and managing Operating and Capital Expense requirements from project inception to final asset transfer
• Prepare an assembly value add target cost estimate based on costing models and use this to optimize the total cost and Industrial strategy decisions
• Responsible to protect Schneider Electric by reviewing and approving terms and conditions for assembly process assets
• Participate in the supplier selection and contract review process with Purchasing for outsourced assemblies
• Launch request for quote for assembly assets working with Purchasing
• Ensure the availability of assembly processes / scheduling is aligned with master project schedule through direct work with Industrial Project Leader
• Monitor assembly process equipment completion with suppliers and actively participate / lead the process qualification process while optimizing the performance
• Obtain plant acceptance and provide the final sign-off on tool and process for project deliverables
• Stays current on developing trends in industry regarding assembly processes, methods, and competencies
• Prepares all necessary documents in Product Data Management repository (Symphony) for assembly
• Ensure compliance of all documentation in alignment with the global Schneider Production System (SPS) processes
• Works closely with operations plants as well as participates in periodic Global Supply Chain SPS audits to stay current on best practices and expectations of internal operations customers
• This position is for a Senior Engineer level team contributor will report to the Assembly Process Industrialization Skill Leader inside the Power Business
• Position will have varying project responsibility new product development projects covering products from high volume low mix miniature circuit breakers / low voltage control products to physically large, low volume configurable Engineered to Order equipment products
• 4 year Mechanical or Industrial Engineering or appropriate technical degree required
• 3+ years experience in similar assembly and production environment
• 3+ years in a new product development environment actively developing new industrial processes (preferred)
• Experience in a broad range of sub and final assembly process
• Experience in implementing assembly processes in both high volume and low volume production environments
• Experience in a new product development environment or related stage gate process awareness
• Lean Expert certification or demonstrated competence in Lean Manufacturing (strongly preferred)
• Six Sigma Black Belt or demonstrated competence in Quality Engineering skills (strongly preferred)
• Maximizing return on capital employed while minimizing capex investment
• Assembly process cost actual vs cost forecast
• Actual cycle time to qualify processes vs forecast
• Actual assembly value add time vs forecasted time
• Resulting process quality vs project targets
• Teamwork and communication skills in working with other functions
• Very strong communication skills in English (written and verbal) are mandatory
• Proven ability to work successfully in a multicultural, multinational virtual environment
• Proven ability to influence and convince through negotiation
• Open mindedness about international sourcing and ability to help research and validate global equipment supplier strategies
• Self motivated to work in a semi-autonomous environment and be accountable for work outputs on schedule and on budget at the right quality level
• 30% travel could be required including some international travel (varies by project assignment)
• This opportunity is equally accessible to candidates from both genders and all minorities and to disabled candidates as long as travel and communication ability is consistent with job requirements.
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