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Process Technician

Location:Wheeling, IL
Benefits:Comprehensive benefits package with matched 401(k)
Employment Type:Full Time
Facility:Inland Die Casting Wheeling IL
Duties: Report directly to the Director of Process Control for die casting process control concerns.

Work with Production, Engineering, and Quality to control the die casting process, produce high quality castings and resolve quality and/or die cast machine operation problems.

Check that all encoders / transducers are transmitting information to the Shotscope System at the beginning and end of each shift.

Constantly monitor the die cast process (through the Shotscope system) and die cast machine performance to ensure a stable die casting process.

Verify that the die cast machine is set according the Die Cast Machine Set Up Sheet.

Prepare and update Die Cast Set Up Sheets by part number, sleeve number and machine.

Complete the Process Control Evaluation Sheet to determine the ideal parameters for a specific process.

Monitor the die cast spray concentration on a daily basis.

Respond to immediate Die Casting concerns as necessary.

Trouble shoot the die casting process to reduce and/or eliminate quality problems.

Document any problems/occurrences related to die cast process control on the Running History Problems Report.

Communicate any die casting problems to the following shift.

Initiates Change to Process Request(s) as needed.

Develop processes to manufacture new products and adapt existing processes to improve and/or reduce the cost of producing die castings.

Conduct machine capability studies on a semiannual frequency and generate graphs to compare against previous data.

Assist in D.O.Es to generate continuous improvement in manufacturing and quality of die cast product.

Report needs for Corrective / Preventive Action to the Director of Process Control and/or the Director of Quality Assurance.
Qualifications:Minimum Qualifications

Education Minimum: High School Diploma, with concentration in math and science curriculum.

One year experience in die casting / production industry in production or process areas.

Strong mechanical aptitude

Preferred Qualifications

Training in the use of the Shotscope System.

Certification in various NADCA die cast process courses, including Die Casting Defects, Process control and Thermal Aspects of Process Control.

Training in Statistical Process Control.

Ability to read & understand blueprints.

Mechanical and troubleshooting skills.

Experience with die cast machine set ups.

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