Are you looking to join a pioneering team working in the evolving world of heavy trucks? Do you experience with Sheet Molding Compound (SMC) Processes?
If yes, then apply to be the Process Engineer with STS North America and launch our 1st brand new facility in the US!
The STS Group is a stock listed, globally leading supplier of components and systems for the commercial vehicle and automotive industries headquartered in France. The Adler Pelzer Group, a global Tier 1 supplies recently acquired STS group to expand its target market. STS is pioneering operations of Class A surface components for the heavy trucks in the USA. We are seeking an experienced Process Engineer for the bonding process in the opening of the brand new STS facility near Salem, Virginia in the Roanoke, VA area.
The Process Engineer – Bonding will work closely with a launch team from our France, Mexico and Michigan locations to assure a successful process in the manufacturing of class A surfaces for heavy trucks. The person in this role will have previous SMC (Sheet Molding Compound) specifically the bonding process that is part of the manufacturing for the sleeper roof part on heavy trucks.
The Process Engineer will be based out of the Virginia facility. This role will require some initial travel for pre-launch activities. Relocation to Virginia is available.
Responsibilities of the Process Engineer - Bonding:
Follow the installation and setting of bonding equipment and peripherals in the newly STS Salem plant to get full equipment knowledge
Welcome, train and support new operators while making good quality products
Ensure daily the proper functioning of the bonding equipment (2 bonders, adhesive dispenser, drilling station, paint repair section) and the proper use of this by the operators
Analyze defects & problems (quality, safety, environment, OEE inefficiencies) and propose action plan with possible solutions to manager
Provide feedback through lessons learned and participates in machinery / equipment / product continuous improvement activities.
Note: This section is not inclusive. Other duties as assigned as necessary to support team goals.
Ideal Candidate Profile for the Process Engineer - Bonding:
Engineering degree or equivalent. Education may be substituted with equivalent experience
Professional experience of 5 years min. in the Engineering area within Automotive Supplier industry or similar
Able to understand in detail functioning of the bonding equipment (2 bonders, adhesive dispenser) and surrounding areas (drilling station and paint repair station)
Experience and knowledge with plastics, polymers, paint, class A / exterior surfaces
Experience and knowledge of thermoset or thermoplastic is a plus
Problem solver and solutions provider with a capacity for innovation - Outside the box thinker
Well organized, reliable & participate in other workshop when required
Clearly report problems, failures while providing possible solutions
Adaptable to a new environment (new plant, new people, new processes)
Benefits for the Process Engineer - Bonding:
Competitive pay and benefits package, including relocation if needed
Opportunity to be a part of a brand new launch pioneering STS North American class A surfaces and grow one’s career
Specific salary is commensurate with experience and factors such as relevant experience, education, certifications and licenses, skills, and training.
Excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance options from day 1
Generous and flexible paid time off
401(K) match, fully vested
Company provided life insurance, short term and long term disability insurance, employee assistance program
Variety of automobile purchase discounts (BMW, Ford, GM, Subaru-many others)
Tuition reimbursement and professional development