Stryker Process Specialist - Welding in Portage, Michigan
Actively participate in cleanliness and 6S standards team (includes desks, work benches, tooling and equipment, machines, etc.)
Documents safety and 6S concerns within immediate area and plant-wide production area
Ensuring compliance with established regulatory and quality, legal, corporate, and human resources policies and procedures.
Work with minimal direct supervision to accomplish technical production support tasks and troubleshooting
Execute tasks on transformational projects for cost, quality, process improvements within operations, maintenance and engineering as it pertains to welding equipment and robotics
Work closely with engineering and operation teams to recommend and specify upgrades, replacements and new equipment purchases for welding machinery
Documents results of all projects, improvements and opportunities and communicates to team leader and team members as needed
Consults and acts as liaison of operations and engineering team with advanced operations to design and plan solutions for implementing new technology on production floor
Partner with advanced operations as needed to complete one-off requests in regard to prototypes, fixtures, tooling and process development
Work directly with vendors on tooling, process improvements for existing or new applications
Assist in material flow layouts and part/fixture/tooling racking solutions within the plant
Specify tooling for new or existing processes, work closely with MPLs to guide orders and tooling sustainment
Provides training on existing processes as well as new equipment/processes within plant
Trains employees on fabrication processes and inspects/tests results and applicants, as needed
Assists in developing training structure and programs for fabrication and manufacturing processes
Provides line of defense, partnering with MPLs as needed, to address line-down issues regarding equipment and process issues and non-conformances
Supports Day-to-day production in operations via technical troubleshooting, problem solving and advising on equipment tooling, operation
In-depth technical troubleshooting of problems regarding component issues, quality problems, and equipment maintenance/performance
Assists and owns smaller-scale projects as it relates to equipment capacity, part transfers, cost reduction projects
Program or assist in programming numerous pieces of NC and/or PLC controlled metal fabrication/welding equipment
Assist in validation activities within engineering team, including periodic reviews, equipment qualifications, process validations, PPAPs
Complete various day-to-day tasks, as assigned
High School Education or Equivalent
Technical knowledge and understanding of metal fabricating processes (machining, welding, sheet metal forming, etc.)
5+ years of relevant fabrication experience, manufacturing experience, process development experience, programming experience
CWI preferred, but not required
Signficant experience with welding process including MIG, TIG and technologies such as Miller, Lincoln, Fronius
In-depth knowledge of robotic programming (Fanuc preferred), ability to create, modify and edit robotic code
Specialized skill set in on or more of the following: machining, tube forming, sheet metal processing, automation, robotics, or welding
Must be proficient in the use of calibrated devices and in the reading of detailed mechanical prints.
Competent with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, etc.)
Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills
Possess attention to detail
Must be able to observe and note minute inconsistencies
Must be able to follow and explain detailed instructions and inspection procedures
Must be able to explain detailed documentation accurately
Must be able to communicate extraordinarily to many stakeholders and facets of the business including production, engineering, quality and upper-management
PHYSICAL SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
May involve prolonged periods of stooping, kneeling, crouching, bending, sitting, standing, and/or crawling as appropriate.
May be required to move equipment up to 50 pounds, reach, push, or pull in order to accomplish job accountabilities.
Coordination of eye, hand, and/or foot movement with an ability to grasp by hand and meet cognitive demands to include visual and auditory discrimination/memory, reading ability, and memory retention ability.
Requires use of safety glasses, hearing protection, safety footwear and other PPE in designated areas.
- Stryker Jobs