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Senior Process Engineer - Life Sciences, Filtration Manufacturing Project

Company: Saint-Gobain
Location: Portage
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Position description If you want to reshape the world and discover your greatest potential, Saint-Gobain provides one-of-a-kind opportunities for innovative problem solvers.We're one of only two companies in the world that is consistently recognized as both a top Global Employer and a Top 100 Global Innovator, but Saint-Gobain's remarkable story and culture of innovation begins with a team of nearly 200,000 creative, diverse and passionate team members collaborating across the globe. We are committed to our mission to improve lives because, every day, we witness the enormous impact of our efforts on the world around us. The Senior Process Engineer, Filtration is a driven, talented, experienced Engineer with strong filter background, and Process Control & Efficiency Improvement capability and experience, to join our Life Science business. The main responsibility of the position is to develop & implement the required manufacturing of our new filter production unit. This cover the manufacturing process from the principle flow & layout to the detailed machines design and URLs in close cooperation with suppliers. The Senior Process Engineer, Filtration will lead at the beginning the cross functional sub-project team "process & machines" to development and implement a brand new state of the art manufacturing process delivering the product quality at production cost required. This includes as well the development and implementation of inline test equipment and methodologies in cooperation with our quality experts. The role is split into four parts:Design and implementation of the state of the art new machine technology to produce filter in our location in Portage During the ramp up phase constant monitoring & improvement of manufacturing line performance with the goal to achieve constantly defined process capabilities & machine technology driven efficiency performance targets. After the ramp up, supporting global AE with design for manufacturing input & support the Focus Factory Manufacturing Eng. in CIP to further push the performance up beyond the initially planned level Global responsibility to improve Filter Manufacturing Technology, define global standard and support sites in development / improvement of manufacturing technology for filter productionSupporting future growth, by providing machine & process technology standards for any new filtration production site coming up in the next years. After the successful implementation, ramp up and hand over to the local Focus Factory team in Portage, WI, the Senior Process Engineer, Filtration will bring the global role to life. This will include close cooperation with the Design engineering to develop fit for manufacturing product designs. Also, the individual will be the manager for our global filtration manufacturing technology, keep pushing the boundaries, define the latest machine standards and provides guidance and machine technology standards for any future filtration expansion project globally. Design and implementation if the new machine technology to produce filter in our location in Portage, WI:Lead the cross functional sub-team manufacturing process & equipmentApply good practice Project Management and follow the Life Science Early Equipment Management process Act as the filter manufacturing expert Close cooperation with Tech transfer & product design group, Capturing the product requirements from the as a design input & providing feedback to design to manufacturing (adjust the part design to ease the production process) Developing full line layout and manufacturing steps and flow of productionDetailed design of machines and in-line test equipment to deliver the required and defined performance in quality, reliability and output, to the defined cost levelClose cooperation with machine and equipment supplier providing high level of expertise of filter producing equipment and modulesWriting of URS (User Requirements Specification) as a base for our machine & equipment orders Design, create and use the needed Validation protocols to approve the equipment from supplier FAT to customer approval. (IQ, OQ, PQ,)Support and or entertain needed proof of concept testsDefine the level of automation need and design the automation elements in close cooperation with the Portage automation team and external expertsEnsure that all needed legal and Life Science market regulatory requirements for machine design are followed Check and consider for the machine design sustainability aspects to reduce our Carbon food print to achieve the Saint-Gobain Carbon goals.Plan for Total preventive maintenance to reduce unplanned machine down time to < 10% Ensure smooth and safe machine Installation and a rapid ramp up with as short as possible learning curveEnsure OEE of full line out put off 80% after ramp up and 60-65% during ramp up CIP during and after the ramp up phase:Tracking/Trending of Quality issues and oversight of Quality metrics within the Focus Factory Lead / mentor / conduct quality improvement projects through continuous improvement initiatives, including process design for error-proofingsupports the investigation of customer complaints in respect to machine technology, utilizing root cause analyses, ensuring the depth and validity of the investigation. IQ/OQ/PQ for validation activity related to Focus Factory (e.g. Cleaning, process, software, etc.); Identification and development of process specifications; employee training and coaching of Quality Control concerns regarding Process specifications. Statistical Process Control and Gauge R&RAs a part of developing the new technology, Management of Equipment Calibration for measuring, inspection and process equipment. Develop programs for the maintenance, replacement, and improvement of inspection gauging. Administer the verification/calibration process for all process monitoring and product inspection equipment. Monitor the performance of assigned product lines about product quality levels, waste, and rejection rates.Oversight and management of process changes related to the manufacturing process, identifying, prioritizing and mitigating risks related to planned changes. Supporting global AE with design for manufacturing input & support the Focus Factory Manufacturing Eng. in CIPClose cooperation with global Application Eng. to improve our part design towards fit for manufacturingTransferring the machine technology needs into the part designShares parts / design based analyses on how the design influences manufacturability with AESupport the AE to develop part design standard to support 0 complaints, 0 scrap and max. machine output.Global responsibilities to improve Filter Manufacturing Technology & support future growthDefine global standard and support sites in development / improvement of manufacturing technology for filter productionBeing the global expert for LS filter manufacturing technology ensuring the cont. development and improvement of our manufacturing technology and global implementation of improvements Developing a global team of machine technology experts in the different the sites by training, sharing knowledge and being coach and sparring partnerBring the global experts together to work as a team on global challenges and developments REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Requirements/Qualifications: Education:Bachelor's Degree - Engineering (i.e. Process, Mechanical, Industrial) or Related Discipline; Required.Master's Degree - Engineering (i.e. Process, Mechanical, Industrial) or Related DisciplineMust possess a body of technical work commensurate with their years of experience including but not limited to: Minimum 7 years in filtration product manufacturing in Life Sciences or similar regulated market area1. Specific experience with membrane handling (unwinding, pleating, trimming)2. Experience with plastics joining technologies (thermal, ultrasonic, laser, spin)3. Experience in conceptualizing custom manufacturing equipment and working with inside or outside resources to design, build and validate the equipment4. New Product introduction experience5. Interfacing with injection molding component suppliers to develop a new mold and validate the component part into the product.Preferred Scope of Experience/Knowledge:automation / semi automation of filtrationStrong theoretical and practical experience in lean Management / WCM or Operations Excellence approachesHas successfully demonstrated in multiple low and high projects the application of lean Management / WCM or Operations Excellence approachesRequired Scope of Experience: Demonstration of familiarity with statistical tools, data analysis, and drawing conclusions based on a collection of basic data and interpretation. Strong practical experience and theoretical knowledge in structured Process Control and Process Efficiency improvements based on strong employee engagement Strong Project Management / Ability to train, share knowledge / experience and coach in an engaging motivating wayAbility to influence and manage multiple stakeholder and align different interests Demonstrated ability to give and receive constructive feedback. Demonstrated ability to flex style to match needs of a team (possesses more than one way to communicate to get things done).Demonstrate ability to network within and out of group. Respectful communication and ability to collaborate in a team environment required. Demonstrate understanding of corporate structure. Ability to engage and speak to all levels of management.Seen as a leader in the Company by attitude and actions and demonstrate ability to educate team members on company policies.Demonstrate the ability to organize a group and focus on problem solving, when required. Ability to gain consensus on difficult issues which need to be absorbed or handled. Ability to manage distractions personally and for the group and focus on the task(s) at hand. Ability to alter a plan and insert a contingency if circumstances dictate.

Keywords: Saint-Gobain, Portage , Senior Process Engineer - Life Sciences, Filtration Manufacturing Project, Other , Portage, Michigan

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