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Controls Engineer
Ref No.: 17-27287
Location: Hamptonville, North Carolina
Job Summary:
A "Hands-on” Engineer to provide Technical Assistance and Support to Operations, Quality, Design Engineering and Maintenance, in order to resolve Manufacturing Issues and to drive Continuous Process Improvements. This engineer has sufficient experience and training to also train, and mentor others. Integral part of production team of the Lydall Automotive heat shield stamping operation.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • To be one of the Process Experts regarding equipment and process issues, including (but not limited to) equipment downtime and production of nonconforming product.
  • Identify, Implement and Maintain opportunities for technical improvement with existing Process Engineers and Technical Support Team members
  • Project Management. Take responsibility for large-scale projects including design, supplier identification, fabrication, budget and timing to insure a successful launch within the required scope of the project as it relates to Electrical and Control aspects.
  • Continuous Improvement Driver: Improve profitability and efficiencies of Business Unit(s) through implementation of process improvements affecting scrap, labor and downtime. Drive continuous improvement initiatives and cost savings through application of Lean and Six Sigma Manufacturing techniques such as 5S, SMED and Error-proofing.
  • Participate in product launches to ensure a smooth transition from design and launch phases into manufacturing. Develop process failure mode effects analysis (PFMEA's) to identify and minimize any potential issues.
  • Responsible for equipment purchases, as necessary, including presenting justification for capital expenses on new equipment or process improvements, as well as design, specification, and standardization of equipment,
  • Design and manage new equipment process development, timing, budget, setup, debug and training.
  • Work with Operations, Engineering, and Quality departments to setup SPC files for new products/processes or executes changes to existing ones. Work with existing DCS and SCADA systems, as well as develop new ones to ensure accurate process data is available at all levels of manufacturing.
  • Create update, and maintain manufacturing work instructions (S.O.P.'s). Train operators on manufacturing processes.
  • Must be knowledgeable in the effective use of Lean Six Sigma (LSS) tools and concepts to assist in process improvements, both within Lydall, and externally at our customers/suppliers. Serve as an active participant in LSS programs that promote continuous improvement

  • Serve as an active participant in LSS programs that promote continuous improvement
  • Must adhere to all company and location policies and safety rules
  • Must be able to work extended hours when required
  • All other duties as assigned
Education, Experience, Skills and Abilities Required for Consideration as a Candidate:
(If a degree is required it must be from an accredited institution)
  • A 4-year technical degree (Electrical, Mechanical or Industrial Engineering preferred)
  • Technical experience with Vision system integration, programming and Maintenance.
  • Technical knowledge of Industrial Networking including but not limited to Ethernet, RS 232 /485, and CANBUS protocols (i.e., DEVICENET, PROFIBUS, etc.,)
  • Competent PC Programming skills including but not limited to VB, VBA, C++, and JAVA
  • Experience with Database integrations including but not limited to SQL, Oracle and Crystal
  • Experience Designing and Integrating DCS and SCADA systems for "Real-Time” Data access
  • Understanding of various types of tooling and standards (Metal stamping, steel rule dies, etc...)
  • Functional knowledge of the APQP process and requirements for automotive PPAP
  • Functional knowledge of Lean, Six-Sigma and TPM doctrines
More Information About the Job
Is Relocation Available?
Yes, regional
Is there a bonus structure?
Are you open to sponsorship?
This position is:
Is there a possibility to work remote?
Is there equity?
Are there flexible work hours?
Does this position have direct reports?
Who does this position report to?
Engineering Manager
What are the 3-4 non-negotiable requirements on this position?
Controls background has worked in manufacturing - preferably Stamping must be able to work some overtime
What are the nice-to-have skills?
stamping PLC
What is exciting about this opportunity? Please use this section to describe team and company culture.
We are a growing business with many opportunities to make things better for everyone.