Process Development Engineer
PLEASE NOTE: This position requires that the candidate be able to work in the U.S. WITHOUT the need for visa sponsorship!
The Process Development Engineer will be primarily responsible for developing robust manufacturing processes to support MRO and OEM product lines specific to Heat Exchangers. The development and production process control will include the application of lean principles and a continuous improvement program resulting in the highest level of sustained quality performance. The candidate will develop, provide and maintain specific technical know-how for heat exchanger design and the related manufacturing processes and equipment, and provide support to general operations and to the development of internal procedures and standards.
Essential Functions/Other Functions:
Primary Functional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Develop and coordinate expertise on thermal design issues involving all forms of heat transfer equipment across the organization.
- Design and development of new products, including prototype development, from concept generation through to product launch.
- Application of both new and existing technologies, materials and processes to deliver the optimum product design ensuring the establishment of excellent standards of performance.
- Understand customer needs in identifying their current pain to fully optimize product functionality and performance.
- Preparation of technical documentation in accordance with regulatory and design control requirements and with the company’s product development process.
- Support the development of new products to support compnay opportunities mapped to strategic business plans, market and growth objectives and customer needs with specific emphasis on; Brazing Alloy forms, various customer applications, flux coating of brazing products, Micro Fabrication of preform parts and non-brazing new product development which support product use.
- Work closely with Project Managers on new products in development to meet the demand of our customers in a cost-effective manner.
- Participate in Lean activities Kaizen events, 5S, 8D, Preventative Maintenance programs, root cause analysis, 5 Why and other Lean tools to enhance productivity.
- Review and provide guidance on non-standard or advanced heat transfer technologies offered by vendors or other parties.
- Troubleshoot heat exchanger issues.
- Support business operations where required and develop internal procedures.
- Understand, adhere, and demonstrate to the company’s commitment to QUALITY and SAFETY!
- Maintain regular and punctual attendance according to shift-times or a pre-arranged work schedule.
- Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time.
Qualified candidates have the following:
- Minimum education required: B.Sc. in Materials Engineering (M.Sc. – advantage)
- Minimum experience required: 3 years’ experience in Process Engineering within a manufacturing company in the aerospace industry.
- Experience with the following: design of heat transfer systems for manufacture using brazing, welding, and mechanically-locking production processes; definition of process parameters for gas metal arc welding and induction brazing of thin gauge stainless steel, aluminum and Inconel; evaluation of structural deformation of components using pressure distribution analysis; training on metal joining and brazing techniques for production processes and product validation of thermal heat transfer systems; analysis of SolidWorks and ANSYS simulations of airflow, heat transfer, and mechanical stress deformations of thermal heat transfer units, and welding fixtures; evaluation of fluid dynamics analysis results, simulation parameters, and validation processes of heat transfer units to guide development of brazing and metal joining technologies for efficient product design (highly preferred).
- Must be familiar with manufacturing methods.
- Experience using Microsoft Excel required (including data manipulation, formulas, charts, etc.)
- Stand or Sit: Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time.
- Walk: Ability to move about inside the building to access assets, file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
- Use Hands/Fingers to Handle or Feel: Constantly operates a computer or other office productivity machinery such as a calculator, copay machine, and computer printer.
- Climb (Stairs/Ladders) or Balance: Ascends/descends ladders to access inventory and other assets in warehouse.
- Stoop, Kneel, Crouch, or Crawl: Occasionally positions set to access inventory in low shelves or on the floor.
- Talk/Hear: Frequently communicates with coworkers, customers, and vendors who have inquiries about work orders, inventory levels, asset orders, and deliveries. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.
- See: Must be ale to perceive, identify, and inspect documents and inventory assets. Must be able to drive.
- Carry Weight/Lift: Frequently moves inventory and completed assets weighing up to 50 pounds.