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Senior Process Engineer

The Senior Process Engineer will lead in depth multiple programs, develop, implement, and improve processes using Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma techniques, as well as create process control documents to support all production functions.  You must also deploy established documents to ensure consistent, reliable and high-quality level product within economic constraints. Must apply "hands on", "roll up your sleeves" on the floor experience to deploy efficient and capable processes to various processes such as high model mix electronic repair and assembly, forward/reverse logistic and liquidation processes in response to business requirements.  

New product introduction, new automated equipment specification creation, ROI justification, equipment procurement, debug, and installation.  

Primary Job Accountabilities / Responsibilities:

Process Development – 50%, Process Improvement / Review – 50%

On Operations Floor – 20% minimum on a typical day.

  • Evaluate processes to drive down cost, increase capacity and reduce process time.  Affected processes to include but not limited to cosmetics assessment, device reconditioning, device programming, component level testing, and final assembly functional, RF testing, device receipt and shipping.
  • Utilize Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, & Excel) for purpose of editing, revising, and creating production documentation and process analysis.
  • Perform time studies to establish process baselines to balance workloads
  • Lead / participate in lean/six sigma process improvement initiatives, Kaizen events, and Value Stream Mapping.
  • Support manufacturing operations with regards to device failure validation, root cause analysis, corrective action implementation.
  • Coordinate with Assurant QA and Materials associates to address line impacting component escalations and determine alternate source components.
  • Analyze production data and interpret results to direct Lean improvement initiatives.
  • Design and develop fixturing / tooling to drive process efficiencies.
  • Process / manufacturing facility layout designs to maximize throughput, yields, and quality
  • Perform root cause failure analysis on field failures (returns) and repair process failures.
  • Identify and report deficiencies and potential improvements to the department Supervisor
  • Actively identify & pursue Lean process improvement initiatives
  • Facilitate Lean Six Sigma (LSS) project management throughout the plant
  • Lead analytical troubleshooting & problem solving. Coach and train others on these as well
  • Collaborate with plant and leadership team, customers, suppliers, and production floor personnel to identify and facilitate projects to improve key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Testing Responsibilities, setting up of parameters with SPC (Statistical Process Control)

Responsibility for Work of Others:

The Senior Process Engineer will play a leadership role within Technical Services and supervise a team of direct reports.

Basic Qualifications Required - Experience, Skills, and Knowledge:

  • Associates/Technical Degree with a minimum of 6+ years of experience or 8+ years of direct experience in Process Engineering activities described job responsibilities section.
  • Environment/Physical Demands : This position requires incumbents to regularly sit at a desk and operate standard office equipment such as a computer and phone.  Employee is occasionally required to stand and walk, lift, carry and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.  Must be able to talk and hear.  Required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • 5% Travel

Preferred Experience, Skills, and Knowledge:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial/Manufacturing/ Mechanical/Mechatronics Engineering or equivalent or 7+ years of active experience in Process Engineering activities described in job responsibilities section.
  • Six Sigma Black belt
  • Automation and equipment line balancing & sustainment experience.
  • Simulation experience with a simulation program.
  • Work from complex Schematic, layouts, and diagrams.
  • Work with Customers and other Organization Groups to document / develop process requirements.
  • Interpret ISB’s, CSB’s, and FSB’s and other product specific documentation to determine relevance to daily responsibilities.
  • Experience with Minitab, Visio, Adobe Pro, AutoCAD, and / or LabView are preferred but not required.
  • Actively identify & pursue process improvement initiatives resulting in decreased CPU.
  • Identify and report deficiencies and potential improvements to the department Supervisor.
  • Strong focus with continuous process improvement (CPI)
  • Experience in a reverse logistics environment
  • Perform root cause failure analysis on field failures (returns) and repair process failures.
  • Ability to multitask in a fast paced, dynamic assembly and logistics environment

Company Overview
Assurant, Inc. is a global leader in business services for the connected world. Our lifestyle and housing solutions help leading brands grow revenue, manage risk and deliver a great experience for their customers. We support, connect and service over 300 million consumers worldwide, helping people get more value from their connected devices, vehicles and homes. Assurant is a proud member of the Fortune 500, with decades of experience in the industries we serve.

For more information, please visit assurant.com.

For U.S. benefit information, visit myassurantbenefits.com. For benefit information outside the U.S., please speak with your recruiter.

Equal Opportunity Statement
Assurant is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All aspects of consideration for employment and employment with the company are governed based on merit, competence and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.

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