Dielectrics, Inc. (a UFP Technologies company)
Located in Chicopee, MA
Maximize production efficiencies – manage and implement improvements to work processes, layouts, assembly methods and other aspects of the work flow.
Analyze, assess and recommend changes to support efficient and continuous improvement with any aspect of production including, but not limited to process performance, equipment layout, work flow, compliance with GMPs, production rates, MOS, & product set up.
Assist in Lean manufacturing Initiatives, 5S and Standardization
Tracking critical manufacturing performances to standards
Perform product/process analysis for cost reduction, quality, safety and efficiency improvements. Make recommendations and participate in the implementation of improvement measures.
Evaluate routings, specs, SOPs, training materials and other documents related to the production of existing and new products.
Analyze problems and develop creative viable solutions.
Support and engage plant operations and personnel in 5S, Lean Manufacturing concepts, and other concepts with a focus on continuous improvement.
Create floor layouts (Auto Cad).
Participate in new product launches and validation process.
Assist in training operators in proper manufacturing practices
Participate with other supervisors in coordinating plant operations.
Collaborate with engineering and quality staff to accomplish goals.
Collect data and report on various manufacturing metrics.
Attend meetings and make presentations as needed – with internal staff and with customers.
Stay abreast of manufacturing and engineering industry trends
Follow all company policies and procedures.
Other related duties as requested or required of position.
A.S or B.S. in Industrial Engineering / Mechanical Eng or technical field
2 years hands-on engineering experience in a manufacturing environment
Experience with lean manufacturing, Auto CAD, and mechanical desk top software.
Strong analytical and communications needed to interface with internal team and customers.
Proven to be proactive and autonomous, with collaborative team working skills.
This position includes the design, development, validation, and innovation for sealed plastic film products in an ISO9001 environment serving the medical device industry.
Collaborate with technical team to develop timelines, action items, and budgets for various medical device projects.
Write and process validation protocols for new and existing products to include timelines and deliverables.
Manage projects to ensure they are on schedule, tracking to hit deadlines and are fully documented.
Assist with customer contacts site visits, conference calls, and daily customer communications.
Internally coordinate and communicate validation and documentation of new and existing products, including requirements, timelines, and deliverables to the product management, quality, manufacturing, and R&D functions.
Monitor the performance of assigned projects to budget and schedule to identify trends or project challenges that may impact budget and timeline. Provide project status updates - recommend and implement corrective actions as appropriate.
Assist business development with definition of project scope, timeline, and budget to support preparation of proposals and quotations for customers.
Oversee the process of preparing new or modified products ensuring compliance to internal and customer requirements.
Provide backup to development engineers on assigned projects as needed.
Stay up to date with industry trends and advances.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent.
3-5 years’ experience in a technical environment with Quality, Manufacturing, Project Management, and R&D functions.
Experience with Solidworks, Auto CAD, and mechanical desk top software required.
Strong analytical and communications skills both verbal and written needed to interface with internal technical team and customer base.
Ability to design tooling for new products and product modifications.
The Quality Engineer has the responsibility for the development and implementation of quality systems for sealed plastic film products in an ISO9001 environment involving multiple industries.
Oversee PPAP activities and produce PPAP submittal packages
Participate as a member of the FMEA team
Develop and document control plans
Conduct statistical capability studies and set up SPC control charts
Document inspection procedures and test methods
Perform regular audits of processes and materials to ensure that:
Inspections, tests, and operations are being conducted and documented according to applicable specifications and standard operating procedures
The results of inspections and tests are in compliance with all applicable requirements
Final release of finished product based on above audits
Monitoring and interpreting of SPC charts to assure that processes remain in control
Directly interface with production in the operator training process for quality issues
Review reject reports and initiate corrective action as required
Directly interface with other support departments as required
Special testing when required for failure analysis, validations, etc.
Set up inspection/test equipment
Perform regularly scheduled calibration of measuring and test equipment
3-5 years experience in quality assurance/control
4 year college degree or equivalent combination of experience and education
ASQC Certified Quality Engineer preferred
Experience with and good working knowledge of ISO9000, PPAP, FMEA, AIAG Control Plan Methodology, and SPC
Strong computer skills
Ability to interact with all levels of the organization and with suppliers
Strong written and oral communication skills
Strong analytical skills in problem analysis and problem solving
Competitive compensation and benefits package. Applicants will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply please forward your resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
UFP Technologies, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer