Process Engineer (2)
The Burke Group - Welland, ON

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The Process Engineer is responsible for the development, industrialisation, validation and continuous improvement of the process means and methods.

He/she must adapt the process to changes in the product/new products, going through all the stages, from feasibility analysis and industrialisation through to series production.

He/she is also responsible for improving and supervising process productivity actions, and for continually updating the standards of work, PFMEA and flows.

Furthermore, he/she is responsible for defining, validating and maintaining the ideal parameterisation of key methods for the process, in order to ensure the product requirements and productivity of the process.

  • Degree in Chemical Engineering or Mechanics
  • Experience preferably in the Chemical or Mechanical industry, or proven professional experience in a similar role.
  • Knowledge of Times and Methods
  • Planning Industrialisation projects up until the validation phase
  • Knowledge of Lean Thinking (Lean tools)
  • Analysis and interpretation of technical design and isostatism.
  • Ability to work under pressure and towards targets.
  • Assertiveness
  • Pro-activeness
  • Ability to work as a team

Key tasks

1) Definition of the Process

a) Defining and/or monitoring and validating process means/equipment

b) Analysing the feasibility of Product/Process alterations

c) Defining the Requirements Specification for Equipment/Key means (preparing for infrastructure limitations)

d) Preparing a PFMEA for each process (pre-series)

e) Managing the preparation of SW, calculating times (movement of operator/technological times), as well as details of layouts and investments, defining the cycle time in line with the takt time and the SW (pre-series)Validating the alterations made in series mode

f) Verifying the integration of the ergonomic principles and safety principles in the process definition, validating them with the HSE

g) Issuing the GAT Layout (pre-production) and validating their alteration in series phase.

2) Implementation of the Process

a) Implementing the production means, turning to external entities when necessary

b) Ensuring fulfilment of the delivery plan for production/control equipment, and its installation and validation

c) Receiving the production and control equipment (validating them with the support functions of HSE, Quality, Production and Maintenance)

d) Capitalising on lessons learned, transferring the best practices and problems to other similar processes (GATs)

3) Change management

a) Participating in launch meetings held by the ProductEngineer periodically

b) Supervising the production ofprototypes at the request of the Product and/or Quality Engineer

c) Supervising the production of AI with the support of Quality and Production, at the request of the Product and/or Quality Engineer

d) Collaborating in the updating of production documentation (guaranteeing SW, PFMEA and Layout).

4) Process change management (flow, layout, etc.)

a) Revising SW, with time calculation (movement of operator/technological times), as well as layout and investment details

b) Planning and managing changes to the process (equipment and/or method)

c) Collaborating in the preparation of MIFAs under the guidance of the person responsible from Engineering

d) Managing the PFMEA

e) Revising SW/flows (pre-production)

Note: The owner of the SW in series mode is the area Supervisor, but it is the Process Engineer who ensures it is kept up to date and validated

f) Supervising the production changes (check on the shop floor).

5) Process changes - continuous improvement (GATs)

a) Analysing the improvement proposals of the GATs

b) Accepting or rejecting the proposed changes according to the applicable principles

c) Providing the means (internal or external) to implement the actions

d) Controlling the SW times inherent in each change

e) Guaranteeing the fulfilment of the principles and standardisation in the changes and putting them into practice

f) Validating changes with the GAT supervisor(s)

6) Centralisation of the Factory’s Process Productivity

a) Driving and implementing process productivity initiatives

b) Monitoring and consolidating results, carrying out monthly monitoring updates)

c) Managing annual work groups to define initiatives to be implemented during the current year and include in the budget

d) Guaranteeing the formation of operations identified as Critical in the areas for which he/she is responsible.


Respecting the rules regarding the environment and separation of residues (using the different containers for placing the residues correctly), as well as the hygiene and safety rules defined and implemented by the organisation.