General Cable Industries

  • Engineering Process Technician

    Job Locations US-IL-Du Quoin
    Posted Date 6 months ago(12/17/2018 2:07 PM)
    Requisition ID
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  • Overview

    This position performs tasks associated with establishing and maintaining systems to improve the overall process and manufacturing flow.  Primary/routine tasks are to provide process and problem solving support. This includes, but is not limited to, process development, equipment problem solving, waste/scrap reduction initiatives, improvement of standards & monitoring/enhancement of existing processes/procedures required for manufacture of energy cable. Focused & detailed attention provided to bottleneck operations in the process flow.  Position requires utilization of problems solving tools identified in a Lean Sigma culture.


    • Scheduling / Product Flow
      • Understand the flow of product through the plant, identification and elimination of bottle necks
      • Provide insight in to the product schedule in order to optimize machine efficiency and reduce waste
      • Follow the leadership standard work format for daily audits
    • Training
      • Work within the engineering department on basic training and understanding of safety programs related to shop floor activities
      • Develop training programs and participate in required training of all team members
    • Quality/Waste Reduction
      • Perform daily audits of scrap and non-conforming material to help determine root cause and corrective actions
    • Process
      • Capture accuracy of run sheet information provided to the floor including daily audits
      • Understand and participate in the tracking of various materials (plastics, metals, tapes or other materials) and drive a reduction in material usage
      • Audit of existing process tooling availability versus requirement for CV’s, serve and tape
      • Assist in the planning and execution of experiments on the shop floor
    • Project Management
      • Oversee small dollar value capital improvement projects from development of project plan through execution of the project
      • Work with various supplier and contractors to meet expected project outcomes
      • Work with various plant departments to ensure seamless execution of project plan
    • Lean Sigma
      • Participate in various lean sigma projects being conducted in the plant from Lean Tech to Black Belt level
      • Complete Introduction to Lean and Lean Technician courses
    • Safety
      • Identify, lead and implement action items as required to improve the overall safety of the plant
    • MRO
      • Issue purchase requisitions to ensure proper supplies and equipment are available to operations



    • Good communication skills
      • Required to deal with a diverse group of General Cable employees on a daily basis
    • Strong organizational skills
      • Responsible for a large amount of information and must be well prepared for all demands on his/her resources
    • Computer skills
      • Database management, spreadsheets, power point and word processing
    • Willingness to work 12 hour shifts and weekends to support the plants continuous operation (current position is working a 3-2-2-3 schedule)
    • Self-driven results orientated individual.



    • 5+ years of manufacturing experience preferred
    • Associates degree or greater preferred




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