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Senior Staff Manufacturing Engineer in Sumter, SC at Continental

Date Posted: 9/24/2018

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Sr. Staff Manufacturing Engineer. Continental Tire the Americas, LLC. Sumter, SC. Develop, test and upgrade the tread cutting unit of tire build machine. Supervise the Tire Building Setup Group consisting of 19 Employees (1 Process Technician and 18 Production Technicians), including performance review, disciplinary actions, coverage for PTO, overtime and 24/7 support. Introduce new work instruction standard to meet new customer’s requirements, including the generation of over 20 documents, minimum 30 pages each, describing the full process followed by each operator of the area, including a cycle time and nomenclature. Re-train and re-organize the Setup Technician Group based on a model of a sister plant. Responsible for recipe management administration for new tire production, including trial phases of ETO, ISD, SOP and production, to meet performance standards. Upgrade machine shaft to improve quality of tires on older FastLane machines (before FastLane 7). Support sequencing in the weekly schedule and adjustment of production plan based on weekly market demand and tooling availability. Must be available 24/7 for emergency contact calls and interventions to the plant for trouble shooting, and to cover a technician on shift in case of emergency.

Requires at least a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Manufacturing, Mechatronics, or Software Computing, or equivalent. Requires three (3) years experience PLT tire building process and production methods in a tire manufacturing environment to include three (3) years: using standard problem solving tools (4D, 8D and 6 sigma); PLT tire building process improvement with a focus on improving consistency, quality and efficiency of tire building machines, such as process and method modification, mechanical or software improvement; supervising at least 10 PLT tire building process and setup technicians, including reviews, salary increase, disciplinary action (including dismiss) and time administration; operating a 2 stage tire building machine; two (2) years with Function Block Programming. Requires up to 5% US travel to sister plants in Mount Vernon, IL and Clinton, MS to support start of new plant, and 10% international travel for yearly workshops at unanticipated company plants. Apply: Job ID 101747BR.