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Senior Process/Manufacturing Engineer

Metamaterial Technologies • Hanover, NH
3 months ago

Senior Process, Manufacturing Engineer

Quality · Dartmouth, Nova Scotia Minimum Experience Experienced Senior Process/Manufacturing Engineer

About Metamaterial Inc. (META)

META delivers previously unachievable performance, across a range of applications, by inventing, designing, developing, and manufacturing sustainable, highly-functional materials. Our extensive technology platform enables leading global brands to deliver breakthrough products to their customers in consumer electronics, 5G communications, health and wellness, aerospace, automotive, and clean energy. META’s achievements have been widely recognized, including being named a Global Cleantech 100 company. Learn more at .

About the role

META is hiring manufacturing engineers who are highly motivated to accelerate our next-generation film automated and semi-automated manufacturing programs. We are seeking Senior Process/Manufacturing Engineers for our facility in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia .

This role will be involved in the development, commissioning and ramping of high-throughput R2R equipment, while working with cross-functional teams to test, validate, and roll-out process and product design changes. Senior Process/Manufacturing Engineers will have the opportunity to make meaningful contributions to our products. The work environment is deadline based, demanding, fast paced, and incredibly exciting. The ideal candidates should be ready to push their limits, as they join a highly-motivated and capable team to make unbelievable things into reality.

Key Responsibilities

  • Commission and ramp of complex roll to roll (R2R) manufacturing equipment;
  • Work collaboratively, as the equipment expert, to ensure production lines run in a safe and efficient manner, producing high-quality parts;
  • Become owner/subject-matter expert to drive equipment-related process improvement, including detailed troubleshooting and root-cause analysis;
  • Troubleshoot and recover processes by PLC, control panel, or tool management software, and implement changes/improvements;
  • Debug and optimize automated processes to maximize cycle time and uptime;
  • Create, document, develop, and implement procedures required for automated and semi-automated manufacturing processes;
  • Review of daily scrap, creating plans to reduce downtime and scrap;
  • Develop, evaluate, improve, and document new manufacturing processes;
  • Build training material, maintenance routines, and related documentation for equipment lifecycle management;
  • Develop, coordinate, and implement technical training for manufacturing employees;
  • Lead safety and ergonomic improvements to production equipment that meets or exceeds regulations and/or best practices;
  • Analyze manufacturing process flows continually for the enhancement of quality, cost reduction, and throughput;
  • Identify equipment-critical spare parts and ensure sufficient coverage to prevent related extended downtime situations;
  • Develop and improve manufacturing processes for enhancements, product changes, and new products, and related fixtures and tooling that are consistent with zero-defect level and low product cost;
  • Participate in supplier/internal equipment buyoffs;
  • Develop and manage FMEA risk assessments to prioritize equipment improvement projects and ensure sufficient repair strategies;
  • Provide hands-on support to production team to troubleshoot and resolve extended downtime situations.

Essential qualifications

  • Engineering Degree or Diploma with 10+ years of high-volume manufacturing;
  • Authorized to work in Canada;
  • Controlled Goods qualified;
  • Criminal record check required.

Essential experience

  • Demonstrated experience ramping equipment into manufacturing - automation equipment, web handling, programming of electromechanical systems, PLCs, motion controls, and data capture.
  • Structured thinking and problem-solving abilities, proven through several root-cause analyses, following a data-driven approach, using statistical software.

Desired relevant experience and qualifications

  • 2D & 3D CAD experience in creating/validating layouts, tooling drawings FMEA and MES experience;
  • Experience working with an ERP in an engineering and manufacturing environment;
  • Experience in high-volume manufacturing, chemical and optical processes, and vacuum systems;
  • Active membership in, or eligible to join Engineering society and/or Quality society;
  • Project management certificate.

Technical competencies/ skills required

  • Creative, analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills required to effectively convey ideas, plans, and results to team members;
  • Ability to communicate comfortably in English, both verbally and written;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Visio, Excel, SharePoint, PowerPoint;
  • Creation and management of Gantt charts.

Behavioural Competencies

  • Strong engineering foundations, with an aptitude to learn;
  • Ability to work to project milestones and deadlines;
  • Ability to work as a team player, with a positive attitude, regularly communicating progress and challenges to management and outside parties;
  • Talent for preparing technical reports and other documents.

Professional Standards and Performance Review

As an experienced professionals, the Senior Process/Manufacturing Engineers will maintain high professional standards and act in accordance with best practice. They will support the development of the professional standards of the team and take a continuous approach to improvement and their own personal development. As representatives of the Company, the Senior Process/Manufacturing Engineers will act in line with the Company Code of Conduct and will participate in the performance review process.

Location Dartmouth, Nova Scotia Minimum Experience Experienced