Staff Eng

in Mebane, NC

Staff Eng Job

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    Mebane, NC 27302, US

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CASNC: FS Kidde Safety 1016 Corporate Park Drive, Mebane, NC, 27302 USAJob Summary
-Under the guidance of the Engineering Suppression Leader, the Design Engineer delivers a best practice commercially focused product engineering service to WKPE and as appropriate, other UTC operating companies within the Fire Protection Systems (FPS), USA region.

Key Relationships
- Key relationships internally include strong working relationships with employees at all levels across the Fire businesses including quality, engineering, supply chain, manufacturing, customer service and product management.
- External third party relationships with outsourced suppliers, certification authorities, customers
- Specifically the Kidde Matamoros extinguisher factory based in Mexico.

Key Responsibilities

Major Job Functions
- Design engineer for fire suppression and security products.
- New product development, value engineering/cost savings, improved engineering and /or better performance of existing products and sustaining activities to help WKPE maintain strong market position.
- Experience with coating processes, powder coating, painting, cleaning processes for cylinders or other metallic parts is required
- Strong new ideas development, project budgeting, project planning, development and implementation of robust test plans / design of experiments.
- Application of robust engineering practices e.g. DFMEA, identification of critical characteristics and similar engineering methods.
- Reporting in accordance with company ACE Engineering requirements
- Proactive support for Kidde Matamoros fire extinguisher manufacturing site.
- Certification authorities for product standards and legislation e.g. UL/ULC

Other Key Activities
- Assist on site quality clinics and defect reporting within set timescale.
- Understanding of FEA using solid works or similar FEA packages for stress related analysis of plastic components
- Project management skills working as part of a cross functional team
- Assist and facilitate with process improvement workshops e.g. Kaizen events, VSM.
- Contribute to UTC ACE and EH and S goals
- Proactively promotes continuous improvement to improve product quality.
- Will maintain own personal development and area of professional competency.
- Knowledge of PLM/PDM systems e.g. Windchill or Enovia would be beneficial| Time served quality individual with related manufacturing experience and practices.| Experience and Qualifications/knowledge requirements
- This role requires good English and good level of interpersonal skills.
- Good engineering qualification, preferably mechanical engineering degree or equivalent level of experience.
- Experience of materials and processes related to forgings, machining, pressed components.
- Experience with plastics materials, components and manufacturing processes
- Mind-set for Design for manufacture
- Engineering CAD experience, preferably Solid works 2016
- Strong verbal, written skills and presentation skills
- Time served quality individual with related manufacturing experience and practices.
- Experience dealing with Product and Quality Management Systems
- Knowledge of good engineering practices e.g. Design and Process FMEA.
- TS 16949, ISO9001, engineering standards, automotive quality standards and similar quality systems and processes.
- Experience of quality tools e.g. Six Sigma, 5S, Kaizen and similar would be beneficial.
- Competent with MS Office software
- Understanding of statistical software
Person Criteria
- Familiar with root cause analysis (RRCA), FMEA and statistical analysis tools.
- A self-motivated individual focused on delivering to deadlines.
- Strong communication skills in all disciplines including written, oral, email, presentation and project management.
- Ability to work on own initiative and recognize when a specific issue needs to be
Escalated to a more senior level.
- Good time management, planning and organisational skills with a high level of attention to detail.
- Hands on approach, quick learner, problem solving, team member, and co-ordinator.
- Quickly absorbs product knowledge / proactive self-learner of fire safety and security standards
- Capable of working independently and as part of the team.
- Flexible working approach.
- Able to regularly travel within and outside USA including travel to Kidde Matamoros facility and suppliers in China.

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