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Manufacturing Process Engineer

Company: Vitesco Technologies
Location: Seguin
Posted on: July 1, 2024

Job Description:

Manufacturing Process Engineer

Job ID:36780


Salary Classification:SG 9/10

Process Engineer

Seguin, TX


Vitesco Technologies is a leading international developer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art powertrain technologies for sustainable mobility. With smart system solutions and components for electric, hybrid and internal combustion drivetrains, Vitesco Technologies makes mobility clean, efficient, and affordable. Our Seguin, Texas location is seeking a highly self-motivated and detail-oriented Entry Level Process Engineer to join our team. T he ideal candidate has excellent problem-solving skills and experience with industrial automation equipment and processes.

Are you ready to shape tomorrow with us?


  • Vitesco is looking for skilled and talented engineersto supportassembly lines for ourvehicle products.
  • The Process Engineer is focused on serial life equipment improvements, on eliminating waste from the production processes. Using statistical means, they increase process efficiency by better integrating operator activity with machines, materials, information, and energy in the shopfloor area. Research and test design ideas to determine feasibility, utilizing Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen, Six Sigma, and root cause analysis to formulate/support innovation, corrective actions, and continuous improvement activities. Create and maintain required manufacturing process documentation, including process flow charts, capacity and utilization studies, time and motion studies, standard work, cycle time analysis and line balancing. Performance is measured in e.g. labor time reduction, NCC1 improvements.
  • The Process Engineer is responsible for multiple pieces of manufacturing equipment and their respective process. In this role the individual will:
    • Monitor equipment performance based on KPIs like: cycle time, downtime, MTBF, yield and scrap and identify opportunities for improvement and implement.
    • Respond to production equipment breakdowns, help diagnose faults, determine root causes and repair.
    • Support day-to-day solving of manufacturing process issues.
    • Give direction to maintenance technicians on troubleshooting and repairing machinery
    • Data capturing and processing: cycle times, line stoppages, etc.
    • Prepare and maintain process documentation: setup matrix / parameter cards / work instructions / process guides.
    • Prepare and maintain equipment documentation: setup, schematics, operating guides, spare parts lists, troubleshooting guides, and maintenance procedures.
    • Select components for industrial automation with the purpose of repairing, modifying, and improving equipment.
    • Plan and conduct process characterizations
    • Lead and drive activities and projects to improve OEE, MTBF, MTTR, scrap and FPY via problem-solving and process optimization
    • Identifies, implement and documents projects in 5-Why and 8D formats for review with engineering and management.
    • Plan and support scheduled equipment maintenance
    • Perform equipment and process setup and validation
    • Work with cross-functional teams (Production, Maintenance, Quality, New Product Launch, IT)
    • Participate in meetings (daily & weekly)
    • Provide updates on actions
    • Provide feedback on equipment and process-related topics
    • Design & implement equipment modifications (mechanical, electrical & software)
    • Work with suppliers (automation, machine shops, component vendors, reps)
    • Collect, record, process, analyze and transcribe data and show results in reports.
    • Support the introduction of new models and products into the assembly line:
      • Develop and procure tooling
      • Equipment modifications and setup
      • Process setup and validation
      • Documentation update
      • Support TPM program by providing mentoring and training to peers, technicians, and operator personnel.


        • Growth and development opportunities:
        • Become a process specialist: dispensing, riveting, screwdriving, forming, laser etching, soldering, welding.
        • Become a specialist in technical fields like: robotics, PLC programming, mechanical design, vision systems.
        • Develop data analytics skills.
        • Become knowledgeable of Lean Manufacturing principles and practices.
        • Self-manage professional development and training, by identifying and setting up trainings with equipment suppliers and automation vendors.
          • Immediate Benefits
          • Paid Time Off
          • Tuition & Employee Discounts
          • Annual Bonus
          • 401K with Employer Match
          • And more benefits that come with working for a global industry leader!

            Job Requirements

            • Bachelor's degree in Engineering: Mechatronics, Mechanical, Electrical, Manufacturing or related field
            • Basic knowledge of 3D CAD modeling (AutoCAD / Solidworks/ Inventor)
            • Basic knowledge of programming languages (C++, visual basic, python, ladder logic)
            • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams)
            • Manufacturing related internship.
            • Zero to Five years experience in automotive manufacturing environment and similar role
            • Available and willing to assist and support after hours equipment and process issues remotely or, if needed, in person
            • Flexible schedule to work night shift or weekends if needed.
            • An ability to work well under pressure
            • Excellent teamwork and collaboration capabilities

              PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS (for non-associate level)
              • Knowledge of structured problem-solving tools: 5 why, 8D, Ishikawa diagram, DMAIC
              • Knowledge of Lean manufacturing practices (Kaizen, one-piece-flow, takt time, Kanban, Poke-Yoke, JIT, Value Stream Mapping, A3)
              • Experience with tooling and fixture design
              • Design and application knowledge of ergonomics and machine safety standards
              • Knowledge of process setup, validation and release procedures
              • Experience with equipment installation, setup, validation and hand off to production.
              • Basic knowledge of statistical process control (SPC) tools
              • Knowledge of manufacturing process documents & tools: process flow chart, PFMEA, control plan, line layout design, material flow, YAMAZUMI chart,
              • Knowledge of data analytics software packages (MS Excel / Power BI / Knime)
              • Knowledge of Rockwell Studio 5000 and Factory Talk packages
              • Familiar with interpretation of mechanical drawings and pneumatic and electrical schematics
              • Use of mechanical and electrical power tools and measurement devices & tools.
              • Understanding and knowledge of industrial machinery & electromechanical systems: machine elements, electro-pneumatics, sensors, PLC's, low voltage controls, three phase power distribution, vision systems, hydraulics, and robotics.
              • Experience in the operation and maintenance of industrial manufacturing equipment.
              • Experience and strong knowledge on any of the following is strongly preferred:
                • Six axis robotics (FANUC, Staubli, Motoman, UR)
                • PLC and HMI Programming (Allen Bradley)
                • Vision systems equipment and process (COGNEX, Keyence 2D Camera and 3D profilometer)
                • Point to point soldering process and equipment
                • Conformal Coating equipment and process
                • Laser welding process and equipment
                • Chemical Dispensing processes and equipment

                  Working Time:Full time

                  Business Unit:2-Wheeler & Powersports and Commercial Vehicles Communication


                  Your Contact Partner:Kenneth R Cummings

                  EEO Statement

                  Vitesco Technologies is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We welcome and encourage all qualified candidates to apply, including but not limited to people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, people from all ethnicities and creeds, working parents, or people with long unemployment periods. All qualified individuals will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. To be considered, an application must be submitted to a specific position for which Vitesco Technologies has a current posted job opening. Qualified applicants will be considered only for the specific opening(s) to which they apply. Further, Vitesco Technologies provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to careers_usa& This email address is reserved solely for job seekers with disabilities requesting accessibility assistance or an accommodation in the job application process.

                  Vitesco Technologies is a leading international developer and manufacturer of cutting-edge drive systems for sustainable mobility. With intelligent system solutions and components for electric, hybrid, and internal combustion drive systems, Vitesco Technologies is making mobility clean, efficient, and affordable. The product portfolio includes electric drives, electronic controls, sensors and actuators, and exhaust gas treatment solutions. In 2022, Vitesco Technologies generated sales of around ---9.07 billion and employs a workforce of around 38,000 employees at 50 locations. Vitesco Technologies is headquartered in Regensburg, Germany.

Keywords: Vitesco Technologies, New Braunfels , Manufacturing Process Engineer, Engineering , Seguin, Texas

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