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Product Engineer

Company: Plexus Malaysia Sdn Bhd
Location: Buffalo Grove
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Our people create our best Plexus. -WHO WE ARE -We're a global team of over 19,000 engineering, manufacturing, supply chain and aftermarket service experts who partner with customers to bring their products to life through inspired innovation and world-class customer service. -We are passionate about innovating, creating and delivering products that change people's lives. From surgical devices and health monitors to warehouse robotics and space products, we partner with our customers to help create the products that build a better world.Whether you're looking to start, make a change or advance your career, find your path at Plexus Corp. and leave your mark on the world. -WHY WE LOVE IT -Engaging and challenging projects that fulfill and develop you. People that inspire and empower you to realize your full potential. Leadership and development programs to support your career goals. -A workplace centered on inclusion and collaboration. - At Plexus, we're at our best when opportunities are met with passion, open communication and teamwork. -HOW YOU WILL DO ITPurpose Statement: -The Product Engineer leads customer technical communications, product initiation, product-level continuous improvement and sustainment. - They demonstrate technical expertise to our customers.Key Job Accountabilities:

  • Continuous improvement: - Conduct continuous improvement efforts at the product level to reduce defects, improve yields, and improve productivity in order to deliver customer excellence and achieve Plexus' enduring goals. - Conduct analysis of product metric data to assess efficiency and effectiveness. - Support efforts to identify root causes of failures and sub-standard performance, and improve efficiency. - Support development of short- and long-term action plans to remedy root causes and improve efficiency. - - - Lead actions required and execution of short- and long-term action plans for CAPA. - Coordinate Failure Analysis, as required. -
  • Technical Customer Support: - Serve as the technical expert on Plexus site manufacturing as it relates to the customer's product. - Lead response and actions to address customer technical inquiries and concerns. - Lead design for manufacturability discussions with the customer to improve manufacturability, profitability, quality, throughput, and resolve documentation errors. - Assist the customer in resolving problems as they pertain to Plexus Manufacturing. - Coordinate SME support, as required.
  • Manufacturing Readiness: - Lead capture of customer requirements and translate requirements into a manufacturing solution. - Lead the determination of BOM structure, BOM levels, and build-through strategies as needed. - Lead manufacturing readiness using the PPQP process. - Lead the creation of the Product FMEA. - Lead the development, execution and maintenance of the Product Control Plan. - Define route, product ABI's, and a tooling strategy.
  • Sustain production: - Support on-going production activities to ensure we continue to meet customer needs and achieve Plexus' goals. - Lead review and approval of changes associated with ECO's and deviations; support ECO Cost Impact analysis. - Lead required changes to operator-facing communications (assembly build instructions, deviations, rework instructions, etc.) - Support review and execution of changes to customer specifications, industry standards, and Plexus standards. - Lead review of customer returns to establish the routing for necessary for rework, repair, upgrade, etc. - Provide labor estimates for non-warranty returns. - Lead labor reviews when requested by the costing team or finance.
  • Operations support: - Provide routine technical support and expertise to manufacturing personnel. - Answer technical questions and provide clarification regarding product specifications. - Lead real-time analysis and resolution of customer/product related problems; develop a recovery plan to resume production as quickly as possible. - Lead rework versus scrap decisions, as needed by operations; lead scrap disposition determination. - - -Additional Accountabilities:
    • Lead validation efforts for product as required. - Support process and documentation changes.
    • Lead non-BOM materials procurement plan. - Establish minimum/maximum levels for MRO items. - Ensure MSDS and required supporting information is provided to Environmental Health and Safety team.
    • Lead custom packaging design and implementation as needed.
    • Other duties as assigned by management.
    • Minimal travel may be required to meet the needs of the business (estimated 10%).
    • Additional duties as assigned.Education/Experience Qualifications:
      • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree is required; a Bachelor's degree in Engineering is preferred. -
      • Five (5) years of related experience is required; Two (2) or more years of related experience is preferred.An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the key job accountabilities may be considered.Other Qualifications: -
        • Ability to work well in fast-paced manufacturing environment.
        • Strong ability to identify and solve problems proactively using structured problem solving tools, including making timely and effective decisions. -
        • Apply systemic data analysis and problem solving to address a full range of technical and organizational problems with creativity, imagination, confidence and responsibility.
        • Ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze, interpret, validate, and communicate data to key stakeholders.
        • Ability to seek out best practices and apply them within their assigned area.
        • Ability to apply knowledge, logic and reasoning using mathematics, statistics, science, and engineering applications.
        • Ability to design a system or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, efficiency, repeatability, environmental, health and safety. Includes documentation and controls to ensure long term sustainability.
        • Ability to become a Subject Matter Expert for an assigned system or process.
        • Ability to coach and mentor technicians and other support staff within assigned areas of expertise.
        • Ability to operate effectively in a cross-functional team environment.
        • Ability to effectively lead projects involving cross-functional team members.
        • Ability to learn and utilize a variety of computer programs such as CAD, Visio, Solidworks, and other applicable Plexus programs. -
        • Strong attention to detail, time management skills, and organizational skills.
        • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to effectively interact with others. Must have strong presentation skills and the ability to represent Plexus Corp. in a professional manner.
        • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of all customer and company information.
        • General office equipment and materials.Work Environment:
          • The work setting should consist of a manufacturing environment with suitable lighting, comfortable temperatures, and a moderate noise level.This document does not represent a contract of employment and is not intended to capture every possible assignment the incumbent could be asked to perform.Some offers of employment are contingent upon successfully passing a drug screen and upon completion of a confidentiality agreement.Our Values and How We Lead behaviors guide our processes. Plexus does not make employment decisions based on race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and encourage all to apply today!Globally, our policy is to recruit people from wide and diverse backgrounds. However, our company does not typically undertake sponsorship, including for H-1B, TN, and other nonimmigrant visas. Additionally, certain positions require access to controlled goods and technologies subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Applicants for these positions may need to be "U.S. persons." "U.S. persons" are generally defined as U.S. citizens, nationals, lawful permanent residents (or, green card holders), individuals granted asylum, and individuals admitted as refugees.

Keywords: Plexus Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Buffalo Grove , Product Engineer, Engineering , Buffalo Grove, Illinois

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