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Manufacturing Engineer

Company: AstenJohnson
Location: Appleton
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Be Part of Something Bigger.Founded in 1790, AstenJohnson is a worldwide manufacturer of products that help to create many kinds of paper: from fine writing paper and brown paper bags to cardboard boxes and newsprint, in addition to being known as a leading global supplier of innovative products and technical solutions.At AstenJohnson, we know our longevity is dependent on attracting the best and brightest to the papermaking industry, and we want to see our associates succeed. Not only is our benefits package competitive, but we also work to ensure the long-term health, financial security and wellbeing of all our employees.Here, open communication, honesty and collaboration are celebrated, and every voice has equal value. We invite you to become part of our team.Manufacturing Engineer is responsible to initiate, plan, carry out and integrate new technology or practices into new product development and/or existing processes to improve product quality and manufacturing process efficiency. This role will also support and drive the site execution of the AstenJohnson Digital Transformation Team's digital manufacturing strategies.Job Duties:

  • Provide input and technical support to product or process development project teams, or manufacturing teams across the forming group
  • Lead productivity and quality improvement projects to ensure project goals are met within established timelines
  • Utilize advanced statistical tools and problem-solving skills to investigate, analyze and resolve difficult process or improvement issues
  • Develop and execute a project plan for transition of new products, processes, and equipment through commercialization
  • Utilize design for manufacturing tools such as value stream mapping and standard work
  • Monitor industry trends and new technology, create innovative solutions to shape the site manufacturing operations
  • Help plan digital manufacturing system strategy & roadmap to incorporate Industry 4.0 principles to rethink manufacturing systems
  • Lead the development, implementation and maintenance of site digital manufacturing systems and visual operations management program
  • Occasionally travelRequired Skills:
    • Excellent written and verbal skills
    • Ability to communicate effectively in a world-wide environment with both technical and non-technical audiences
    • Self-starter capable of working with minimum supervision
    • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
    • Good project management skills with experience in new product and process development
    • Able to multitask and progress on multiple projects simultaneously
    • Excellent analytical and quantitative problem-solving skills
    • Ability to evaluate and access process control-related computer hardware and softwarePhysical Skills:Ability to work in a typical office environment involving exposure to fluorescent lighting, potential ink fumes, contact with synthetic materials and air conditioning. Ability to sit and/or stand for 8 hours per day. Ability to type at a computer for 8 hours per day.Education/Experience/Certification:
      • College Graduate, BS degree in engineering or related science or manufacturing technology field from an accredited college or university
      • Minimum of five years of relevant manufacturing experience preferred
      • Six sigma Green/Black belt certification and/or CI/Lean experience preferredAstenJohnson is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Keywords: AstenJohnson, Appleton , Manufacturing Engineer, Engineering , Appleton, Wisconsin

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