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Senior Process Engineer - Metrology and Process Rule Automation

North Canton, OH, US, 44720


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If you're ready for a challenging career that provides you with the ability to advance personally and professionally, look to Timken.  Our associates make the world more productive by improving the efficiency and reliability of the machinery that keeps industry in motion.

 

PURPOSE

This position exists within the Corporate Manufacturing Engineering Team to develop and deploy bearing component gauging, inspection processes, and automate process rules for our global bearing manufacturing facilities. 

The Precision Engineering skilled candidate will be involved in developing and supporting new metrology and gauging processes for all aspects of roller bearing component and assembly inspection.  They will work closely with global manufacturing plants and other internal departments, such as Corporate Product Design, Quality, and Technology (R&D) teams.

The candidate will also work with corporate asset leaders and plant process engineers to capture process models in Timken’s Knowledge Based Engineering (KBE) application, and provide KBE troubleshooting support for the plants.  KBE software application is an automated Timken developed system/platform, fully integrated real-time with product geometrical and tooling databases, and used to automate the process models and manufacturing instructions, for our bearing components and assemblies.  KBE process models are required to create effective manufacturing instructions and computer programs for a variety of metalworking processes, including turning, machining, heat treatment, grinding, and gauging/inspection processes

 

 ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • GAUGING SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT (SME) - Become the Corporate SME for electronic bearing inspection processes such as Roundness, Form, Optical, and Surface Finish gauging.  Provides training and mechanical/electrical troubleshooting assistance to global manufacturing engineering and plant teams.
  • GAUGING STRATEGY - Participates in developing the corporate gauging strategy and cost reduction (CI) efforts.  Stays abreast of new gauging, inspection, and metrology technology and is involved in providing recommendations for quality or cost reduction opportunities.
  • MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS - Applies mathematical and statistical skills for analysis in evaluating gauging system performance including Gauge R&R studies.
  • NEW PRODUCTS - Develops solutions for inspection methodologies in support of new product launches.
  • PROCESS EQUIPMENT AND ROUTING RULES - Load equipment information and capabilities into the KBE system and develop process routing rules in collaboration with process engineers, driven by product configuration.  Ensure alignment with the production order scheduling system (SAP).
  • COMPUTER PROGRAMMING - Transform manufacturing process models by coding into the KBE platform.  Create manufacturing instructions and part programs which will be used by the equipment operator (setup/operating instructions), machine tool or gauging system (CNC programs), or quality organization (process control plans).
  • CAPITAL PROJECTS - Ability to specify, procure, evaluate, develop, optimize, and deploy gauging inspection solutions for our global manufacturing locations to assure product quality.
  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT - Leads, plans, controls budget, and provides regular project updates.  Ability to formally summarize accomplishments, status, and issues in presentation and report formats, and work in a team environment.
  • TRAVEL - willingness to travel both domestically and internationally to Timken manufacturing plants and/or supplier locations - required periodically (occasionally for extended durations) at approximately 25%, depending on active projects.

 

TECHNICAL/FUNCTIONAL SKILLS 

  • Bearing component measurement systems and methods – electrical and mechanical preferred.
  • Basic machine control systems (both software and hardware), troubleshooting, and system integration knowledge.
  • Manufacturing background - bearing technology preferred.
  • New commercial gauging/metrology technology awareness.
  • Proven deployment experience of gauging systems.
  • Ability to read basic electrical schematics.
  • Microsoft Office Suite (EXCEL/ACCESS/POWERPOINT/WORD) applications.
  • Strong Microsoft Excel capabilities – Visual Basic Language would be a benefit, but not required
  • Technical/analytical software applications such as MATLAB, LABVIEW, JMP (statistical analysis).
  • Familiarization with ISO Inspection Standards.

 

 MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical/Controls (preferred) or Mechanical Engineering with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience, or master’s degree with a minimum of 1-2 years relevant experience.
  • USA Citizen or Green Card Holder.

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PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS

Precision engineering/metrology experience.

 

 

All qualified applicants shall be treated equally according to their individual qualifications, abilities, experiences and other employment standards. There will be no discrimination due to gender or gender identity, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran/military status or any other basis protected by applicable law.


Join one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® – an honor we’ve received ten times.


 


The Timken Company designs a growing portfolio of engineered bearings and power transmission products that improve the reliability and efficiency of global machinery and equipment to move the world forward. Timken posted $3.8 billion in sales in 2019 and employs more than 17,000 people globally, operating from 42 countries.

Why Choose Timken?

  • Over a century of knowledge and innovation
  • A culture of top performance
  • A global, diverse environment
  • Products that contribute to a sustainable world
  • A conviction to improve communities around us
  • Competitive salary and benefits

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