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Injection Molding Industrial Process Specialist

Date:  23-May-2021
Country/Region:  US
City:  AUBURN HILLS HQ R&D
Contract Type:  Unlimited
Requisition ID:  13961

 

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New trends and expectations are reshaping the automotive industry. Inspired by the exciting new challenges associated with this revolution, Faurecia anticipates the future of mobility developing cutting-edge solutions for smart life on board and sustainable mobility. If you’re willing to contribute and create value for tomorrow’s cleaner and smarter mobility, Faurecia is the place to be.

 

 

Position Summary:

The role of IPEX Specialist is to interface between the production unit and the technical services, ensuring the processing of information and providing technical and industrial solutions.

He/she will also be responsible of process definition and implementation in accordance with the state of the art, standards from GTS and Global IPEX.

The IPEX Specialist must also coordinate productivity actions, supporting product modifications within the production unit (engineering change management).

Deploy the best practices of his/her domain within his/her perimeter through an IPEX Network and leading the application and respect of the best technical solutions.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Product Interface:
    • Interface with Product Engineer (R&D) for monitoring the product design during serial life.
  • Injection Process Definition:
    • Define the manufacturing process documents.
    • Perform PFMEA.
    • Participation on the definitions of new tool & equipment and its implementations with the IPM/IPE during program phases.
    • Definition of investment and manpower needs.
    • Release and update the plant/cell lay-out on his/her perimeter
    • Define cycle time in line with tact time and standard operations.
  • Injection Process Implementation:
    • Contribute to the installation and deployment of production means.
    • Supports on the machine reception before transfer to plant.
    • Organize and maintain overall KPI & reporting consolidation & improvement through dashboard of process roadmaps
    • Analyze malfunctions and participate in the implementation of FES processes (QRCI, SW, SMED, Equipment Care, and Control Plan).
    • Must have a working knowledge of processes and materials including injection molding thermoplastics and its processing, 2k Injection and Gas assist injection. Microjet and Back-injection are also a plus.
  • Engineering Change Management (serial life):
    • Carry out the trials and DOE to achieve product requirement when needed.
    • Participate on the ECR committee
  • Continuous improvement:
    • Conduct manufacturing productivity analysis and improvements.
    • Perform and track actions for continuous improvement.
    • Advise and provide technical assistance to supervisors and UAP manager to solve occurring problems in the manufacturing process.
    • Perform process improvements through IPEX Roadmap guidance.
    • Capitalize the feedback and provide the best practices together with IPEX network
  • IPEX Network:
    • Interface with IPEX network (country or region and BG) for problem solving and best practices exchanges.
    • Participate in regional IPEX workshops and meetings.
    • Coach and provide training to Process Technicians and Plant Process Engineers on his/her domain.
    • Lead LLS sharing within his/her perimeter at region or BG levels.
    • Promote & organize cross-regional actions (share place, events, trainings, mobility).
    • Organize and foster relationship between the plants.
    • Identify potentials; support the development of individuals in his/her domain.
    • Contribute to the creation of new standards and guidelines with Global IPEX and GTS
  • Health / Safety / Environment:
    • Meets HSE guidelines and instructions
  • Support the leadership and commitment from top management according to the Group environmental policy and Group Quality Policy
  • Commitment to the highest ethical standards and willingness to adhere to Faurecia’s Code of Ethics and Code of Management.

 

 

Position Specifications

Authorities:

  • Validates technical specifications for all equipment on his field of expertise
  • Ensure technical data accuracy within MacLoad (capacity management software)
  • Performs and track improvement on each Technology Roadmap at least once per semester
  • Co-validate with Engineering the best and right size tooling to meet best optimization on IMM sizing.

 

Knowledge / Skills:

  • Problem Solving.
  • Communication.
  • Technical background.
  • Rigorous and methodical
  • Innovation.
  • Coaching and training
  • Hands on

 

Education / Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering.
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience within a manufacturing environment, preferably in the automotive sector.
  • Knowledge of FES basics.
  • Ability to work on matrix organization.
  • International mindset.
  • Minimum bi-lingual (English required).
  • Knowledge and experience in Project Management process is considered as a plus.

 

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Faurecia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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