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Process Engineer

Location: Multimatic Manufacturing, Concord, Ontario, Canada

Posted: June 1st, 2021

Company Overview:

Multimatic Manufacturing is the original production facility of Multimatic Inc. and is a leading supplier of hinges, door checks and innovative user-convenience products (such as Multimatic’s StepGate™ and BoxSideStep™ ) to the North American automotive industry. Multimatic Mfg. uses flexible production systems that allow rapid product changeovers, helping drive manufacturing efficiency.

Position Overview:

Multimatic Mfg. is looking for a  Process Engineer in the Process Engineering Department. 

Plant Address:

Multimatic Manufacturing
301 Jacob Keffer Parkway 
Concord, ON L4K 4V6

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for retrieving and monitoring assigned work centre performance, maintaining, updating and presenting monthly open issues, participating in continuous improvement opportunities on new/existing equipment, using data to support findings
  • Responsible for the ordering of new equipment to the Mechanisms Group Machine, Tooling and Programming specifications, coordinating the development, delivery and integration while working with internal stakeholders to ensure equipment complies with all financial and manufacturing/layout requirements. Travel locally and internationally (as required) to participate in onsite meetings and acceptance trials
  • Attend quote meetings and/or develop internal detailed costed equipment quotes, review/revise with management and distribute approved copies, speak to and support costing provided, quotes may be based on existing data or budgetary costs provided
  • Issue RFQ’s to vendors conveying requirements, assembly process steps, adequate specifications and requirements, etc. to ensure a robust detailed quote response, while addressing/pursuing responses to vendor questions. Develop with the Packaging Engineer internal and external packaging required
  • Thoroughly review vendors quotes and ensure they meet the RFQ requirements, request clarification as required and challenge/justify cost
  • Hold and champion open issues meetings internal and external, schedule, document meeting minutes, assign and follow-up on tasks in various departments
  • Support customer visits during run at rate and assembly plants (as required) in a highly professional manner always understanding your audience and being an ambassador of the department, division and corporation
  • Develop capital approval packages and follow-up on approval, issue/pursue approval of purchase orders, seek approval of invoices and work within an established program or divisional budget
  • Support the development of in-line plastics processing technologies such as vibratory welding and injection/comolding, assist in the creation of lineside documentation to establish a turnkey stabile process would be an asset and if applicable to a project
  • Work in a safe professional manner at all times, adhering to Multimatic’s Employee Handbook, Provincial and Federal requirements
  • Ensure that a PHSR, ergonomic and environmental assessment (if applicable) is completed and is documented on new equipment
  • Investigate potential vendors for new processes, parts handling technologies and equipment, pursue nondisclosure agreements and work with the Mechanisms Group to ensure vendors are reviewed and are viable
  • Work with equipment vendors to coordinate training sessions of involved departments and personnel
  • Participate in/lead various program related meetings, GEAR Program, Continuous Improvement initiatives, KAIZEN and Gemba’s, perform LPA’s, be involved with TPM’s and support J.H.S.C. activities
  • Work closely with various departments (Maintenance, Toolroom, Production, Materials, Warehouse, Quality Assurance) to line issues are addressed to ensure shipments are met, and AQP and Test Lab for new business opportunities, part/process qualification of current changes and future opportunities
  • Work with the Mechanisms Group on divisional goals and directives
  • Complete tasks as assigned by ECN’s, DMN’s, Launch Open Issues, Quality Open Issues, Flawless Launch, etc. providing evidence and acknowledge their closure
  • Responsible for developing process related documentation, such as setup and changeover instructions, operator instructions, process flow diagrams, safety and lockout, dummy parts, process parameters and assisting in developing PFMEA’s
  • Responsible for developing/maintaining/investigating process capability with supporting departments, time studies on manual processes and equipment and investigate bottlenecks
  • Ability to review and revise prepared materials for correctness to minimize errors and ensure clarity
  • Adherence to Departmental, Divisional and Group Job Instructions and forms, IATF and ISO14001, WHMIS and Customer Specific standards and their development
  • Support and back-up fellow team members as required, become knowledgeable in the packaging cost development process
  • Attend training as required by the division or customer locally or internationally
  • Participate in GP-12/Containment activities assessing parts manufactured for defects in order to address those issues upstream in the assembly process until a clean point is achieved
  • Support Design for Manufacturing meetings, Milestone Reviews, prototype builds and open issues meetings with MTC to help steer product design
  • Hands on approach when dealing with front line supervisors, lead hands and operators
  • Knowledge of Core Tools in used in the Automotive Industry would be an asset
  • Responsible for saving, filing and archiving of departmental documentation
  • Adopt and practice Kaizen Principles and Concepts
  • Participate in Kaizen and GEAR activities
  • Perform other duties as required (i.e. special projects)
  • Work in compliance and conform to IATF16949 and ISO14001 standards.
  • Work in a safe manner at all times
  • Work in compliance with the provisions of OHSA and the regulations
  • Use or wear the equipment, protective devices or clothing that Multimatic requires to be used or worn
  • Report to manager or supervisor the absence of or defect in any equipment or protective device of which you are aware and which may endanger yourself or another worker
  • Report to manager  or supervisor any contravention of OHSA or the regulations or the existence of any hazard of which you know
  • Not remove or make ineffective any protective device required by the regulations or by Multimatic, without providing an adequate temporary protective device and when the need for removing or making ineffective the protective device has ceased, the protective device shall be replaced immediately
  • Not use or operate any equipment, machine, device or thing or work in a manner that may endanger yourself or any other worker
  • Not engage in any prank, contest, feat of strength, unnecessary running or rough and boisterous conduct

Basic Requirements and Competencies:
The following would be an asset but not necessarily a requirement:

  • Canadian issued or recognized for equivalency University Degree or College Diploma in Industrial, Manufacturing or Mechanical Engineering/Technologist
  • Mechatronics Minor/experience
  • Eng. or PMP designation
  • Three to Five years working experience in a related field or discipline
  • Knowledge and experience with plastics in the area of vibratory welding and injection/comolding would be an asset
  • Willingness and ability to travel as necessary
  • Self-motivated, able to make sound judgements and work independently towards successful task completion
  • Well organized, detail oriented and able to independently plan day-to-day and future work activities
  • Hands-on job style, being involved and helping fellow Multimatic team members investigate and resolve issues
  • Ability to read drawings and specifications, understand GD&T, research requirements for clarity and correctness would be an asset
  • Shall be responsible for ensuring equipment and processes meet regulatory and corporate Health and Safety, ergonomic and environmental requirements
  • Good technical report writing abilities, excellent understanding of email writing/audience etiquette
  • Excellent problem solving techniques and methods, ability to collect and analyze data, document open issues, prepare action plans and follow-up through to completion
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project and Outlook) and CAD programs
  • Good knowledge of production reporting systems in an automotive/manufacturing environment
  • Ability to manage tasks in fast paced, dynamic, timing critical work environment while being a team player within the department and division
  • Ability to successfully interact with all levels of employees in a multicultural environment
  • Excellent communication skills, ability to read, write and speak English fluently
  • Computer literacy and a sound knowledge in MS Office, Excel and Outlook is an asset.



If you are interested in this position, apply by sending us your cover letter and resume.
We thank all interested candidates in advance; however, only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
As part of our commitment to ensuring our employment practices are fair, accessible, and inclusive of persons with disabilities, recruitment-related accommodations for disabilities, are available upon request throughout the recruitment and assessment process for applicants with disabilities.
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