Production Engineer

Photon Control Inc. - Richmond, BC (6 months ago)

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Position Summary

The Production Engineer will report to the Manager, Production Engineering and will be responsible for offering technical and operational support to the Photon Control Production team. The Production Engineer will work in close co-operation with cross-functional teams to ensure production processes and systems are efficient and effective to enable the organization to meet delivery, lead time and quality objectives.

Key Responsibilities:
Assist in failure and root cause analysis investigations (NC/CA, FA, etc.) and, when required, execute effective, practical, controlled corrective action to eliminate future re-occurrence on the production floor.
Apply advanced problem-solving methodology such as DMAIC/DMADV, 8D analysis etc. to identify effective solutions to complex issues with unknown root causes.
Design jigs, fixtures and tooling using CAD (SolidWorks) to provide solutions to the production floor.
Implement and manage continuous improvement by highlighting deficiencies and recommending changes in training, working practices, business processes and ERP systems to eliminate waste and enhance value. Assist and train operators in improvement methods such as lean six sigma, 5S, visual management etc.
Support the Production Engineering team with equipment maintenance, verification and calibration requirements as required.
Write and edit technical documentation to enable controlled implementation of any changes to released products following the established validation.
Assist in development of technical specifications and ‘build-in quality’ documentation in the NPI stage including PFMEA, Control Plans, Process Flow and product/process requirements.
Support Design for Manufacture (DFM) reviews on relevant NPI programs with the product development team and feedback best practice for product design and assembly.
Able and willing to carry out any other duties and projects as required by the company.

Qualifications and Skills Required

Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Engineering in Mechanical, Manufacturing or Industrial Engineering or related area of applied science.
Minimum 5 years of progressive experience in a similar manufacturing or industrial engineering role.
Experience in the use and application of ‘build-in quality’ tools such as FMEA, QCP, MSA, etc.
Competent in the use of CAD software (preferably SolidWorks) to create models and drawings.
Excellent analytical, problem-solving skills, with strong attention to details.
Excellent communication and good technical written skills.
Flexible and willing to work in very fast-paced environment where tasks and priorities may change often.
Experience in lean six sigma or other continuous improvement methodology.
Experience of operating in a Copy Exact! environment an asset but not mandatory.
PEng or other related professional designation an asset.