This position is for Integram Windsor Seating a division of Magna Seating. Magna Seating is an innovative leader in the development and manufacture of high quality complete seating systems, seat structure and mechanism solutions as well as foam & trim products for the global automotive industry. Our capabilities range from market and consumer research, full concept development, design and engineering, testing and validation to world-class manufacturing.
Develop, implement and support efficient and capable manufacturing processes and associated systems, controls and procedures for all new or revised products within assigned areas of responsibility.
Determine the sequence of operations and distribution of work content for effective line balance and labour loading per work cell. Rebalance labour allocation and process layout as required for production volume/mix changes or safety/ergonomic concerns. Identify any bottle-neck operations. Determine the labour requirements for each new or revised process, preparing labour standards for each manned operation using the EASE or lowest repeatable methods. On an ongoing basis, audit the actual build process to ensure the labour standards are accurate. Provide ongoing technical support to continuously improve process performance while reducing manufacturing cost. Streamline and simplify existing processes, work methods, material delivery and sequencing systems to eliminate non-value added (NVAA) activity. Provide ongoing technical support to continuously improve change management process. (Process Change Control (RFC, Cn's, PCN, Process Flow Chart, ODS, PFMEA, NPPC, Plant Layout, etc) Prepare Operation Description Sheets (ODS) for the sequence of operations defined for each process and assist in training the production personnel accordingly. On an ongoing basis, audit the actual build process to ensure the proper methods are followed per the ODS. Conduct Process Failure Modes and Effects Analyses (PFMEA) and design into each process, provisions which prevent the potential for manufacturing problems. Evaluate the manufacturability of new or revised product designs. Assist with the completion of Production Trial Runs (PTR's) to evaluate each proposed engineering change. Provide Manufacturing Engineering support to the Process Sign-Off (PSO) and PPAP (Production Part Approval Process) activities to ensure each process and associated documentation is ready for full production. Prepare Capital Investment Proposals for new equipment, tooling or construction as required for new programs or facility upgrades. Assist with the development of and adherence to QMS and EMS procedures and documentation. Participate in plant safety, Mafact, WCM , MPS & health and environmental programs. Keep current in world-class manufacturing technology, processes and alternative techniques in order to identify feasible applications for Integram. Adhere strictly to all company safety procedures and to the Occupational Health & Safety Act Actively participate in all Cost Reduction activities (Scrap, FTC, Continuous Improvements) and lead craftsmanship improvement. As required participate in plant safety, health and environmental programs.
Knowledge and Education
5 years prior industrial/manufacturing engineering experience or equivalent, preferably acquired in the automotive industry. Experience preferred in the areas of high volume assembly, fixture design, torque monitoring and control, foam-in-place moulding, PLC's and conveyor systems. University degree in Industrial Engineering Engineering, Team approach to problem solving. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Proven project and time management skills. Computer literate, including proficiency in AutoCad, Word, Project and Excel. Good knowledge of JIT, QMS, Process Flow, PFMEA, SPC and Continuous Improvement