Injection Molding and Assembly Engineer (Wax Process Owner) in LaPorte, IN at Arconic

Date Posted: 4/5/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    LaPorte, IN
  • Job Type:
    Engineering
  • Experience:
    At least 1 year(s)
  • Date Posted:
    4/5/2018

Job Description

As part of Arconic Power and Propulsion and our new plant expansion in LaPorte, this position is responsible for ensuring that the Wax processes (e.g. injection, pattern assembly, and pattern inspection) are performed in compliance with the methods, materials, and equipment specifications as detailed in the business unit process manual and/or plant-specific requirements. The Process Owner is accountable for process improvement, control and standardization in the assigned area, and works closely with Operations, Engineering, Quality, and other stakeholders.

Job responsibilities and duties include but are not limited to the following:
  • Monitor key variables of the manufacturing sub-processes (e.g. injection molding, wax pattern assembly and pattern visual inspection) to determine process stability
  • Drive process stability and improvements through structured Process Management and by promoting best practice methodologies and new technologies
  • Perform/ lead and report on monthly process reviews
  • Ensure the timely and effective resolution of issues resulting from internal, peer, and external audits
  • Assume responsibility for integrity of assigned process requirements.
  • Interact with internal and external customers to understand technical requirements and resolve issues.
  • Responsible for determination of the root cause of any deviation from critical process specifications and provide technical support to Process and Product Engineering to resolve wax process related issues.
  • Contribute to Business Unit new technology adaptation and validation efforts
  • Responsible for reporting the critical process status on daily and monthly basis to plant management and the Business Unit Wax Process Owner.
  • Support location Production Control Manager and Supplier Quality Engineer in regard to wax outsource vendors
  • Responsible for control and approval of all generic Wax process Work Instructions (i.e. Activity Instructions).
  • Responsible for daily interface and communication of issues with manufacturing, maintenance, facilities personnel responsible for the Wax equipment areas
  • Responsible for understanding downstream product quality as it relates to the wax process and react appropriately to observed conditions
  • Institute proper project monitoring, follow up and feedback system to ensure financial and contract targets are met. (Example: Yields and Rework)
  • Foster continuous improvement utilizing process management, designed experiments, Six Sigma, and statistical process control
  • As a recognized expert in the wax process technology area, provide technical guidance to management and peers in areas of current or potential needs of the plant.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum 1 year of engineering experience within a manufacturing environment.
This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status. ITAR defines U.S. person as an U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Plastics Engineering, Materials Science, Metallurgical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or Manufacturing Engineering preferred
  • Six Sigma green belt and/or black belt preferred
  • Experience in plastics injection molding (including common industry certifications), assembly, and/ or decorating is preferred
  • Experience in tooling use or design is preferred
  • Investment casting experience