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Sr. Chemical Engineer - Metal Finishing

Requisition ID:  20035
Job Location(s): 

Van Wert, OH, US

Job Description

Responsible for process compliance of current state and driving improvement of the future state within Metal Finishing operations which includes plating, passivation, anodizing, degreasing, annealing, and waste treatment. Responsible for leading/supporting in a teaming environment. Engineering responsibilities include the following activities: safety, cost reduction/cost out projects, product cost estimating, developing and maintaining production standards, standard work, assist in the coordination of the capital spending program, ensuring the accuracy of routings within ERP system, and assisting in new product launch during and after implementation.

Job Responsibilities

Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to, the following. 

  • Leading current chemical process and process improvements within Metal Finishing.
  • Lead cost reduction projects, value analysis, and economic programs in order to reduce labor and burden costs.
  • Own, prepare and maintain all production standard work and production documentation, conduct regular standard work checks.
  • Use Lean System / Continuous Improvement Framework Tool in order to drive continuous improvements.
  • Develop, maintain, and improve plant/work cell layouts.
  • Ensure that process improvements are accurately reflected in product costs and labor and material standards.  Participate in ergonomics team meetings with the goal of identifying and eliminating ergonomics risks.
  • Evaluate customer returns for root cause and corrective actions, utilizing formal problem-solving tools such as 8D analysis, PFMEA's, Control plans, etc., and being able to tie this analysis back to operations standard work and product documentation.
  • Mentor technicians.
  • Ensure processes meet Environmental, Safety, and Health (MESH) & regulatory requirements.
  • Analyzes manufacturing data, identifying adverse conditions, and makes recommendations for improvement.
  • Research, recommend, and execute capital equipment projects.

Background & Skills

Required (basic) qualifications:

  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering discipline
  • 5+ years of engineering work experience in a manufacturing environment.

 

Preferred qualifications:

  • Knowledge involving plating, anodize, powder coating, chemical cleaning operations, or similar chemical experience
  • Knowledge and application of problem-solving tools and methodologies
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, excellent written and oral communication skills, lean tools, organizational skills, project management, and attention to detail.

 

Job Criteria:

  • Proficiency with various computer software and applications such as CAD/CAM, Excel, Word, MS Project, Minitab
  • Ability to lead teams in a matrixed organization.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, process reliability experience, process improvement, large capital project work.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and attention to detail

 

Must be able to work in the US without sponsorship, both now and in the future. 

Danfoss – Engineering Tomorrow

At Danfoss, we are engineering solutions that allow the world to use resources in smarter ways – driving the sustainable transformation of tomorrow. No transformation has ever been started without a group of passionate, dedicated and empowered people. We believe that innovation and great results are driven by the right mix of people with diverse backgrounds, personalities, skills, and perspectives, reflecting the world in which we do business. To make sure the mix of people works, we strive to create an inclusive work environment where people of all backgrounds are treated equally, respected, and valued for who they are. It is a strong priority within Danfoss to improve the health, working environment and safety of our employees.


Following our founder’s mindset ‘action speaks louder than words’, we set ourselves ambitious targets to protect the environment by embarking on a plan to become CO2 neutral latest by 2030.


Danfoss is an EO employer and VEVRAA Federal Contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected category.

Danfoss engineers advanced technologies that enable us to build a better, smarter, and more efficient tomorrow. In the world’s growing cities, we ensure the supply of fresh food and optimal comfort in our homes and offices, while meeting the need for energy-efficient infrastructure, connected systems, and integrated renewable energy.

Our solutions are used in such areas as refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, motor control, and mobile and industrial machinery.

Our innovative engineering dates back to 1933. Today, Danfoss holds market-leading positions, serving customers in more than 100 countries. We are privately held by the founding family.

 

Danfoss engineers advanced technologies that enable us to build a better, smarter, and more efficient tomorrow. In the world’s growing cities, we ensure the supply of fresh food and optimal comfort in our homes and offices, while meeting the need for energy-efficient infrastructure, connected systems, and integrated renewable energy.

Our solutions are used in such areas as refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, motor control, and mobile and industrial machinery.

Our innovative engineering dates back to 1933. Today, Danfoss holds market-leading positions, serving customers in more than 100 countries. We are privately held by the founding family.

 


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