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Process Engineer

Company: Louis Vuitton
Location: Placentia
Posted on: September 8, 2018

Job Description:

Job Title: Process EngineerDepartment:--Technical--Job SummaryUnder the supervision of the Technical Manager this position ensures that performance and quality of products comply with the company established standards. Works closely with the European facilities to share best practices during the industrialization of new products. Provides support to the production floor in technical matters related to processes for existing products. Promotes innovation by developing partnerships with local vendors and by implementing the newest manufacturing standards deployed in Europe. Coordinates new product development projects to ensure the time to market the product in retail.--Essential FunctionsNEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT Handles process implementation and management to ensure a robust and cost-effective product -- Provides technical assistance to Product Developers to define the most efficient process flow and support to Production when launching the process validation phase and the first production run Work as a team with Product Developer, Production, and Maintenance Implements lean organization by applying lean principles Conducts time studies and quotations of new products necessary for pricing Analyzes product development feasibility, taking into consideration production cost optimization requirements, existing and/or additional technology and resources needed Evaluates and coordinates staffing and technical resource requirements Defines the right workstation organization/layout taking into consideration ergonomics, safety, quality, and productivity objectives Guarantees that all critical processes regarding quality are fully under control to ensure the highest customer satisfactionPRODUCTION PROCESS IMPROVEMENT Evaluates current processes, identifies areas for improvement Defines action plans to implement these improvements based on quality, safety, efficiency, and -- Conducts profitability analysis Is involved directly in the recommendation and decision-making regarding equipment needs/selection and asset investment, calculates return on investment (ROI) Provides direct technical support to production and assists with all manufacturing and quality related issues Assists effectively the production floor associates in resolving technical issues with troubleshooting methodologies (i.e. 5 Whys, Fishbone Analysis, etc.)NEW TECHNOLOGY Maintains abreast of all new processes and technology developments, tools, machines, and equipment Requests vendor quotes when new equipment is needed and selects suppliers in collaboration with other departments involved Assures the new technology meets product specifications and ensures adherence to quality and cost Defines and follows the implementation schedule when employing new equipment and communicates potential delays Ensures that safety, environment and quality standards are applied and followedCONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT Participates in cross functional improvement projects (organizations, workflows, change management, etc.) Performs other duties as assigned and deemed necessary based on business needsMINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS (Education, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)-- Bachelor's Degree in Manufacturing Engineering or Industrial Engineering Minimum 3-5 years of relevant manufacturing experience with similar responsibilities in a lean manufacturing environment Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, across all levels of the organization Detail oriented and possess excellent organizational skills Ability to multi-task and handle multiple projects varying in complexity Ability to work autonomously and as a member of a team Familiarity with capability analysis of manufacturing processes Must take initiative and be innovative to contribute to unique ideas and be viewed as value-added in brainstorming settings Possesses sound judgment on the utilization of creative ideas and has a sense of managing the creative process Ability to work in a fast-paced, results-oriented, and continually changing environment Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); MS Project is preferred Bilingual skills in English/Spanish (written and oral), French is a plus Project Management (PM) Certificate is preferred, PM skills in the industrialization of new products, including Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM) is a plus ------Knowledge of ProChain Software is a plusFINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND AUTHORITY: Equipment: Reasonable care and operation of standard equipment used in Production and Development. -- Financial:-- Negotiates and orders tools and machines at the best price compatible with our technical requirements. Responsible for the follow-up of the corresponding delivery times and for declaring on time the receipt of the corresponding orders in our ERP system to avoid late payment fees. Internal and External Business Contacts: Responsible for maintaining good relations internally and externally. Generally interacts with the Production department, Technical department, Quality department and the Continuous Improvement department. Is in contact with external vendors supplying tools and machines. Supervisory: None

Keywords: Louis Vuitton, Placentia, Process Engineer, Engineering, Placentia, California

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