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Principal Value Add Process Engineer/Analyst

TIMKENSTEEL Canton Full-Time
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How do you manufacture the world’s cleanest alloy steel? How do you help your customers push the bounds of what’s possible? With a smart and passionate team of people who are focused on a strong set of core values, on giving their best every day, and who are proud of the contributions they’re making to our company and community. People who want to make a difference.

This position provides engineering leadership to create, support and improve supply chain solutions to meet external customer needs, develop product cost models, support supplier quoting activities, and provide process engineering expertise for those solutions. The supply chain solutions should maximize production capacity, minimize manufacturing costs, improve customer delivery, improve product quality, institute robust process inspection techniques and drive down safety concerns.

Responsibilities include:

  • Determine and document cost components for Value Add Supply Chain (VASC) applications, especially for complex multi-part, multi-year programs. Function as a project team leader for inquires to ensure effective and timely completion of related tasks. This will include part manufacture costing, material costing, make vs. buy analysis, and recommendation of optimal process paths. The associate will have direct contact with suppliers as well as with customers when needed to establish product and process specifications.
  • Create, improve and maintain product costing models. Develop best practice costing procedures.
  • Identify and assess manufacturing suppliers to meet product processing requirements, especially with respect to complex multipart programs. Independently recognize, identify and assess manufacturing processes that may lead to a competitive advantage. Lead continuous improvement efforts at suppliers.
  • Plan, execute and document major capital equipment programs (up to $10M). This includes creation of equipment specifications, selecting suppliers, negotiating capital purchase, monitoring status of equipment build, running off equipment, coordinating installations, debugging and coordinating operator training.
  • Act as an internal part manufacturing expert and consultant for a broad range of manufacturing processes. This person establishes a network of technical contacts through customer interactions, supplier interactions, publications, technical consortia and society interactions. Apply expertise to train and mentor Value Add Process Engineers and other team members.
  • Assist VASC Gauge Engineering with design, procurement, fabrication, validation and inspection activities to meet internal and external customer needs. Document, plan and participate in developing inspection equipment specifications, selecting suppliers, monitoring equipment builds, running off equipment, coordinating installations, debugging and problem-solving activities.  Perform process and gauge validation and conduct training as needed.
  • Lead and/or support Tooling and Gauge Management activities. Activities include, but are not limited to, identification and disposition of tooling / gauging, asset management, preparation and submission of documentation required for tracking and cost reimbursement, and auditing / verification, etc.
  • Prepare supplier Request For Quote (RFQ) documentation, provide guidance to suppliers, and support cross functional team with evaluation of supplier quote responses.  
  • Provide packaging design, optimization analysis, and cost evaluation to insure cost effective solutions are implemented to adequately protect product during handling, storage, and transport.  

Minimum qualifications:

  • Associate's degree in business or engineering with at least 9 years of experience with machining, process equipment and inspection OR
  • Bachelor's degree business or engineering with at least 7 years of experience with machining, process equipment and inspection.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. #CB


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