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Process Engineer

Company: Lucas Milhaupt, Inc
Location: Cudahy
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Job DescriptionEntry Professional within the Manufacturing Engineering Quality Improvement job family. Learns to use professional concepts. Applies knowledge and basic problem solving techniques to define and resolve problems. Determines a course of action based on guidelines. Complexity & Problem Solving: Works on problems of limited scope. Follows standard practices and procedures in analyzing situations or data from which answers can be readily obtained. Work is reviewed periodically based on a set of defined procedures or precedence. Normally receives general instruction on work and new assignments. Collaboration & Interaction: Develops stable working relationships internally. Exchanges standard/basic information with colleagues and immediate supervisor, project leaders and other professionals in the team./group.Entry Professional (Salaried-Individual Contributor)RequirementsLucas-Milhaupt, Inc is a progressive joining solutions company that fully engages our people, passionately embraces new ideas and proactively pursues transforming technologies. Lucas-Milhaupt is a global provider and leading producer of metal joining products and services for thousands of companies worldwide.Steel Partners Diversified Industrial Group
Lucas Milhaupt, Inc. is part of the Steel Partners Holdings L.P. ("Steel Partners") Diversified Industrial Group, which is a diversified global holding company that engages in multiple businesses through consolidated subsidiaries, associated companies and other interests. Steel Partners owns and operates businesses and has significant interests in leading companies in various industries, including diversified industrial products, energy, defense, supply chain management and logistics, banking and youth sports.Steel Business System
Lucas Milhaupt, Inc. utilizes the Steel Partners Business System (SBS) to maximize its productivity and eliminate waste. Using Lean thinking, Strategy Deployment and other operational efficiency initiatives that form the foundation of this program, Lucas Milhaupt, Inc. is committed to embedding continuous improvement within its organization as a means of achieving profitable growth.JOB SUMMARY:
The process engineer will primarily be involved in the design of new manufacturing processes / equipment and the validation of existing manufacturing processes / equipment by utilizing sound engineering and Lean fundamentals. Process engineer will propose, launch & manage projects in order to improve manufacturing with a focus on proper process documentation and change control. Assignments will include daily shop floor support as well as manufacturing projects. DUTIES INCLUDE:


  • Project Management

    • Risk identification & mitigation
    • Ensure projects are technically fit for purpose
    • Work independently to manage internal and external resources


    • Drive lean and productivity improvement initiatives plant-wide through the development and implementation of new processes, equipment and processes.
    • Participate in Lean activities including Kaizen events, 5S, 8D, Preventative Maintenance programs, root cause analysis, 5 Why and other Lean tools to enhance productivity.
    • Assists Global Product Line Managers with new product in the development to meet the demand of our customers in a cost-effective manner.
    • Assist in the transfer of new product development into production ramp-up including capital expenditures, project ownership transition and structured hand-off to manufacturing
    • Research and write Capital Expenditure Requests for new equipment purchases designed to enhance productivity and quality.
    • Assists Plant Manager with cell design and ensuring compliance safety, quality and productivity, while complying with QMS and OSHA requirements.
    • Provides technical support and assistance in problem solving by use of statistical analysis, DOEs and other root cause analytical tools.
    • Drives continuous improvement activities in support of customer corrective actions, internal corrective/preventive actions, error-proofing & general process improvement.
    • Develop and maintain schedules for all projects assigned.
    • Preparation of PPAP's for new product and customer qualifications.

      QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

      • Communication skills - above average written and verbal communication skills. Engineer will regularly interface with shop floor personnel, technical peers, management and senior leadership.
      • Project Management - write detailed project plans using 3S and 5S techniques and planning in project software such as Microsoft Project.
      • Cooperation & Teamwork - must be a strong individual contributor but be able to aid others as needed. Understands the impact of their words and behavior on others.
      • Strong technical & troubleshooting abilities in a variety of manufacturing disciplines including demonstrated expertise in a production environment
      • High energy level, comfortable performing multifaceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day activities.
      • Able to define issues, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
      • Preparation of manufacturing process routings which are mapped to engineering science and data supporting material breakdown-based alloy composition.
      • Understanding of non-ferrous metallurgy and the impact of metalworking processes on material properties, especially as it relates to wire and strip manufacture
      • Machine design / rebuild experience desired
      • Process simulation experience desired

        EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

        • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering - Materials, Mechanical or Industrial preferred.
        • 4 - 10 years of practical, hands on experience in a manufacturing setting.
        • Project management skills and experience required.
        • Exposure to LEAN and SIX SIGMA principles preferred.

          Position Also Available InEntry Professional within the Manufacturing Engineering Quality Improvement job family. Learns to use professional concepts. Applies knowledge and basic problem solving techniques to define and resolve problems. Determines a course of action based on guidelines. Complexity & Problem Solving: Works on problems of limited scope. Follows standard practices and procedures in analyzing situations or data from which answers can be readily obtained. Work is reviewed periodically based on a set of defined procedures or precedence. Normally receives general instruction on work and new assignments. Collaboration & Interaction: Develops stable working relationships internally. Exchanges standard/basic information with colleagues and immediate supervisor, project leaders and other professionals in the team./group.Entry Professional (Salaried-Individual Contributor)Salary RangeTBD

Keywords: Lucas Milhaupt, Inc, Milwaukee , Process Engineer, Engineering , Cudahy, Wisconsin

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