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Composite Manufacturing Engineer W-M

DATE2020-10-02
JOB FAMILYINDUSTRIAL
COUNTRYBelgium
LOCATIONZONHOVEN
CONTRACT TYPELong Term-At will
DIVISION Clean Energy Systems

MISSION

In one or two sentences, outline the primary purpose(s) of this position within the organization

Define and implement composite manufacturing equipment in order to support the industrialization of high-pressure vessels according to the CES New Energies business plan.

Support the plants WW regarding equipment installation & improvements, raw material handling, new constructions & extensions, utilities, TPM & maintenance, relative to high pressure vessel industrialization.

 

Primary Responsibilities

Outline the key areas of responsibility for this position, including all related activities under each area

 

Activity 1 : Define, specify, follow up and commission equipment related to composite vessel manufacturing

  • Collect relevant information (Industrial department, Customer Centre, Development team, Plant) leading to the definition of the required equipment
  • Provide CAPEX estimation to be included in the industrial quotations, yearly budget and 5 years Business Plan, in cooperation with the purchasing department
  • Prepare the specifications of the needed equipment
  • Participate to the choice of suppliers
  • Organize follow up and commissioning of new equipment on site
  • Include lessons learned & safety audit conclusions in equipment specifications

 

Activity 2 : Support plants with new capacity requirements, process improvements, training

  • When needed, give specific plant support (installation of additional equipment, capacity increase, process issues and troubleshooting)
  • Define & organize training on process and equipment topics

 

Activity 3 : React to crisis situations requiring dedicated support :

  • Provide expertise support to sites in critical operational situation such as serious quality problems, potential field actions, machine efficiency issues threatening launch readiness or production capacity, and others as needed
  • Contribute to efficiency improvement action plans as needed
  • Provide hands-on help in order to solve most urgent issues

 

Activity 4: Adapt and develop industrial engineering tools to the composite manufacturing processes

  • Adapt the PFMEA, DFM&A to the composite manufacturing processes (filament winding, material mixing and others)
  • Develop training support documents for plants and development teams

 

 

Activity 5: Drive technical innovation, cost reduction and performance improvement

  • Propose and implement innovative solutions in order to reduce equipment cost, operational costs while ensuring the quality of the composite manufacturing processes
  • Ensure permanent tech watch in order to get state-of-the-art equipment
  • Audit equipment suppliers ; manage the supplier panel in cooperation with the purchasing department
  • Support the purchasing department in make or buy analysis

 

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