Casting Process Engineer
Supports the design, development, testing, assessment, and continuous improvement of machinery, equipment, tooling, production processes and systems to meet or exceed objectives for safety, product quality, productivity, and cost efficiency. Collaborates with production management, quality assurance, safety/environmental, product development, and other personnel to achieve customer satisfaction and Company objectives.
- Supports the design, development, testing, assessment, and continuous improvement of machinery, equipment, tooling, production processes and operating parameters for low pressure, permanent mold aluminum die casting.
- Collects and analyzes data from trials, tests and actual production. Develops and implements actions as necessary to achieve targets for: a) first-time-through (FTT) and production yield; b) machine utilization and efficiency; and c) cost control.
- Promotes use of structured problem-solving tools, such as failure mode and effects analyses (FMEA), design of experiments (DOE), and root cause analysis (RCAR) to improve production processes/methods, reduce scrap/rework, and improve efficiency/output.
- Evaluates new product specifications, customer requirements, and results of production trials/tests and supports Advance Product Quality Planning (APQP) & Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) to help ensure effective/timely launch of new products.
- Anticipates future engineering/production issues and leads ongoing investigation of industry 'best practices' that might be useful to help resolve these issues.
- At least five (5) years of progressive and related manufacturing/process engineering experience is required--including basic metallurgy, high-volume low-pressure/permanent mold aluminum die casting. Working knowledge of typical casting defects and 'appearance' standards, as well as cost reduction initiatives is strongly preferred.
- Experience should also include:
- Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (FMEA), Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)
- Statistical Process Control (SPC), Root Cause Analysis, 5 Whys', Design of Experiments (DOE), etc.
- Gauging, inspection processes, blueprint reading, geometric dimensioning/tolerancing
- ISO/TS 16949 standards for quality management systems
- Well-developed computer knowledge/skills (e.g., MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Project, etc.)
- Related Associate degree, or equivalent, is required; Bachelor degree is preferred.
AAP was founded in 1988, on the principle that quality must be inherent in every aspect of the operation to guarantee the production of the finest automotive wheels. From the initial design concept to final delivery, we have set exceptional standards of quality.
As a company, AAP has flexibility, which allows fast turnaround on special orders and focused attention to our customers' needs. This adaptability, along with more than 40 years experience of our parent company, Hitachi Metals, Ltd., in the worldwide automotive wheel market, makes AAP a unique supplier. Our facility, located in St. Marys, OH, is equipped with the most sophisticated design and production equipment.
Over the years, AAP has relied heavily upon a close partnership with our associates. Since 1988, our growth has resulted in six expansions and a production capacity of over 3 million wheels per year. Aside from our growth, we are most proud of maintaining steady work for our employees throughout our 28-year history.
St. Marys, OH
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:43:41 PDT