Continuous Improvements/Process Engineer

Martinrea International Inc. (Chatham ON, Canada) 18 days ago

Martinrea is a diversified global automotive supplier, engaged in the design, development and manufacturing of metal parts, assemblies and modules, complex fluid management systems and aluminum products. We employ approximately 15,000 skilled and motivated people at manufacturing, engineering and technical centers in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, Slovakia, Spain and China. Our business strategy leverages world-class technologies, motivated and talented people, and high-quality products.

We make people's lives better by:

  • Delivering outstanding quality products and services to our customers;
  • Providing meaningful opportunity, job satisfaction, and job security for our people;
  • Being positive contributors to our communities; and,
  • Providing superior long-term investment returns to our stakeholders

Our strength is our people

We invite you to follow your dreams and explore a challenging and rewarding career at Martinrea.

Job Summary: Responsible to identify and improve the outcomes of manufacturing and operational processes to improve efficiencies, reduce cost and increase customer service

Required Education and Experience:

  • University or College degree in Manufacturing / Mechanical Engineering
  • Minimum of 5 years of manufacturing / tooling experience in automotive industry
  • Clear and precise understanding of automotive OEMs practices and expectations
  • Ability to grasp modern technology quickly
  • Demonstrated leadership capability with leading organization for leadership and competency
  • Highly proficient with the full Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, Access PowerPoint, Outlook and Visio).
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
  • Working knowledge of automotive customers
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Occasional travel required

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for execution of guidelines in all aspects of manufacturing
  • Direct involvement in all aspects of safe launch regarding new programs
  • Ability to work independently and draw from experience in all aspects of manufacturing and program leadership
  • Plan, coordinate, lead and participate with various multi-disciplined teams addressing objectives associated with the manufacturing and assembly process, productivity, volume outputs, scrap and rework, quality, safety, and delivery commitments to optimize a profitable operation
  • Risk management, ensuring risk is minimized and the corporate reputation is protected
  • Responsible for providing guidance to manufacturing facility to setup documentation in accordance with accepted automotive, corporate and customer standards
  • Involvement in efficient lay-out of the manufacturing process, work flow in accordance with lean methodology with the objective of eliminating waste
  • Develop and Provide guidance with a detailed request for quotation for suppliers for tooling, integration and products of new or potential programs within corporate guide lines
  • Knowledgeable and in constant review of Customer Specific Requirement as applicable
  • Develop and provide guidance for negotiating competitive sourcing of suppliers for all aspects of new programs
  • Develop and provide guidance for a detailed purchase order to suppliers within corporate policy and procedures
  • Develop and provide guidance to the manufacturing facility in selection of a strong team to have the ability to launch flawlessly
  • Responsible for the development of in-house manufacturing processes, equipment, fixtures and tooling
  • Develop and provide guidance to error proof all aspects of the manufacturing and operational process
  • Maintain a current knowledge of the overall aspects of the Manufacturing process, new technology, and processes, attending training courses, trade shows and industry conferences as required
  • Conduct studies and implement project plans to improve production efficiencies, cost reductions and reduce manufacturing costs
  • Conduct detailed studies providing a detailed action plan and execution for cost reduction, quality improvements and optimization of the manufacturing process to increase profitability
  • Ensure manufacturing and assembly processes comply with pertinent health, safety and environmental legislation, practices, and procedures
  • Responsible to protect own health and safety by working in compliance with established safe work practices and procedures
  • Supports in the development of Process flow charts, Control Plans, PFMEA, DFMEA and Proto-type builds
  • Support in the development of Preventative Maintenance Program for all manufacturing process equipment
  • Trouble shoot process/equipment related issues and fine tune process to eliminate process-induced defects
  • Review processing methods and provide continuous development of manufacturing techniques that will improve in-house capabilities
  • Ensure good housekeeping for the department and work area is tidy and organized at all times
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement initiatives on all aspect of the job
  • Abide by all Company polices including, but not limited to the following: Health and Safety, Quality and Environmental Systems, Human Resources policies, and the Martinrea Employee Handbook

Work Environment:

  • Office 70%
  • Plant 30%

Physical Demands:

  • Constant communication with employees, peers and management
  • Overtime as required


Health and Safety:

  • Must work in accordance with Health and Safety regulations, Company and plant rules, policies and procedures
  • Must use or wear Personal Protective Equipment and certain clothing as required by the Company
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