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TITLEProcess or Design Engineer (High Pressure Die Casting)

ENVIRONMENT:   Aluminum and Zinc High Pressure Die Casting production cells (hot & cold chamber) With secondary machining, finishing, powder coating, and assembly capabilities. 

LOCATION: Spirt Lake, Iowa

REPORTS TO:  President/ Engineering Manager

COMPENSATION PACKAGE:  Negotiable

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS:  Bachelors or equivalent in work experience

CITIZENSHIP:  Must be a U.S. Citizen or Green Card Holder and able to work for any U.S. Employer.  Employer will consider a current H1B candidate if authorization is transferable and not about to expire.

RELOCATION ALLOWANCE:  Yes

BENEFIT PACKAGE: Yes

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE LEVEL:  10+ years

LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE 3+ Years

QUALITY EXPERIENCE:  Experience with Lean, Six Sigma, Kaizan/5S  or similar continuous improvement programs

NUMBER OF POSITIONS AVAILABLE:  One

POSITION SUMMARY

We are seeking an experienced High Pressure Die Casting Process Engineer with tool and die experience to become a part of our team!  You will be required to perform a variety of engineering tasks, as well as identify areas of improvement to increase operational process efficiency.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop, configure, optimize and document the die casting processes from inception, through start up, and mass production
  • Assess processes, take measurements, interpret data and document conclusions
  • Design, run, test and upgrade systems and processes
  • Develop best practices, routines, and innovative solutions to improve production rates and quality of output
  • Perform and document process FMEA’s, design of experiments, design reviews, risk assessments & engineering analysis
  • Provide process documentation and operator instructions
  • Educates, instructs and supports the production operators
  • Manage die casting perishable tooling
  • Track production tooling health and wear and develop programs to maximize tooling life and production uptime and throughput.
  • Provide input for new and replacement tooling design to incorporate best practices into future tooling.
  • Oversee the installation and operation of various mechanical systems
  • Support preventive maintenance, de-bugging and repair of machine and equipment defects
  • Identify, specify and implement technologies to improve operations

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Previous experience as die casting process technician, tooling engineer or other related fields
  • Familiarity with Lean, Kaizen/5S, 6 Sigma or similar continuous improvement programs
  • Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask

MUST HAVE:

  • Ability to provide direction for High Pressure Die Casting and peripheral processes activities.
  • Ability to direct difficult die changes that will be performed by experienced mechanical technicians Ability to direct & perform die changes with help from experienced personnel.
  • Read, interpret, alter and create complicated drawings and blueprints.
  • Read, understand, and use precision measuring instruments.
  • Judgment required to correct trouble spots in machinery and equipment.
  • Ability to follow and work from verbal instructions.
  • Some knowledge of metal alloys, their physical properties and heat treating.
  • Judgement necessary to troubleshoot die casting equipment and processes.
  • Ability to review and document multiple manufacturing processes.
  • Process Automation experience
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well in a team environment

NICE TO HAVE:

  • Die Casting Simulation Software experience
  • Ability to lay out and perform work on Tool Room equipment, as required.
  • Make new parts, jigs, and/or fixtures using drawings, patterns, old or broken parts.
  • Review, adjust and approve die cast tool designs and drawings.
  • SolidWorks experience
  • CNC Fixture design experience

Bilingual (English and Spanish)



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