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Product Engineer

Company: Howmet Aerospace
Location: Waterloo
Posted on: September 13, 2022

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY
This position will support manufacturing through process control and improvement initiatives, and assume direct responsibility for integrity of assigned products. This position will also establish and maintain external and internal customer interaction to understand technical requirements and resolve issues; prepare part specific work instructions, maintain knowledge of job cost and develop / implement appropriate plans to improve profitability and reduce cost through process improvement activity.
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SAFETY RESPONSIBILITIES
Expected to assist in the implementation of Howmet's value and policy statement and its accompanying principles.

Comply with all department, facility, Corporate and Regulatory EH&S regulations.

Wear all required personal protective equipment.
Report all job-related illness and injuries. (Per employee handbook).
Report all Safety, Health & Environmental concerns to your supervisor in a timely manner.
Attend all EH&S training.
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Part specific job responsibility of a portfolio of assigned products and understanding of technical requirements. Develops a metallurgically sound process via the use of DOE/statistical methods for each part. Prepares new and/or updates appropriate waxing, dipping, foundry service, and casting process instructions.

Communication with the customer on a regular basis.

Conceives, evaluates and implements process engineering experiments, new product introduction part qualifications, cost reduction initiatives, capacity initiatives, and part/process improvement activities.
Utilize NDT and destructive testing methods to reduce labor and material costs, improve yields and develop new process techniques. Issue technical reports on all evaluations and development activity.
Communicate/interface with all levels of management and manufacturing and establish both internal and external customer and supplier contacts.
Utilize basic engineering skills to approach problems analytically and derive sound conclusions.
Works with Product Engineer to develop dimensionally stable process which meets metallurgical requirements for yield and customer supplied requirements. Review customer blueprints for detail involving alloy, non-destructive testing and other process related information.
Review daily and weekly reject reports and initiates actions to reduce scrap and rework. Have part ownership and participate in cross-functional plant cost reduction initiatives.
Compile and submit process approval data to customer and obtain customer approval.
Responsible for the disposition of the MRB castings.
Perform other miscellaneous assignments or directed by supervision.
JOB SPECIFICATIONS
Part specific process engineering job responsibility
Concurrent engineering with the customer and developing process control plans & PFMEA's

Technical responsibility for compiling process approval packages and submitting them to the customer; technical support relative to customer disposition

Addressing yield and labor variances relative to quote
Support manufacturing through yield improvement activity
Ensuring proper operations sequence and work instructions are provided to the manufacturing floor

Participating/leading customer conference calls/communication

Compiling data for concessions/prod permits as required
Developing new work instructions on continuous improvement of current work instructions
Evaluating process modeling prior to new process implementation or process improvement
Development, build & implementation of new fixture designs and support tool builds

DISCLAIMER
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.
QUALIFICATIONS
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
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')
Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
B.S. degree in Engineering, Metallurgical or Materials Science Engineering
3 years work experience in engineering or technical field

Keywords: Howmet Aerospace, Waterloo , Product Engineer, Engineering , Waterloo, Iowa

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