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Process Engineer – Lafayette, IN (Posted 3/21/14)
Responsible for designing and implementing manufacturing, equipment and technical processes to achieve the production goals of the organization. Identifies and develops process and equipment to produce specific products. Has knowledge of commonly-used engineering and Six-Sigma concepts, practices and procedures within the wire industry.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
1.     Provides engineering support by troubleshooting problems and providing timely solution to maintain the continuity of production flow.
2.     Designs manufacturing processes within schedule and budgetary parameters.
3.     Monitors and debugs new methods and procedures to ensure system efficiencies.
4.     Prepares design concept drawings and cost estimates.
5.     Review and recommends changes to process documentation.
6.     Monitors existing processes for compliance with ISO9002 documentation.
7.     Works as a liaison with shift safety reps. Facilitates monthly meetings and engagement of reps with employees and supervisors.   
8.     Interfaces with other manufacturing departments to address and resolve engineering issues.
9.     Interfaces with vendors and outside sales personnel to evaluate, cost estimate and select pruchases.
10. Performs other work-related duties as assigned.
Qualifications Required:
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field.
2 to 3 years of Process engineering in a manufacturing environment.
Six-Sigma training.
Excellent analytical, planning and project management skills.
Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) 
Ability to utilize statistical software, analyze data and present results.
Qualifications Desired:
Green or Black Belt in Six Sigma
Knowledge of motor industry and application of coating materials.
Quality Manager/Operational Excellence Leader – Osceola, AR (Posted 3/21/14)
Champion operational excellence initiatives including Planning Tool utilization (VSM, OpEx Assessment, PD); Six Sigma / Lean training and projects. Prioritize project selection to ensure bottom line results are achieved.  Assist engineering and operations with ongoing facility initiatives that improve both productivity and quality related to manufactured products. Develop, manage and maintain the quality system. Ensure appropriate resolution and implementation of corrective action for customer quality issues. 
Duties and Responsibilities
1.     Oversee continuous improvement initiatives/project selection and implementation. Lead plant staff, supervisors, and technical support in operational excellence initiatives.
2.     Lead, maintain, and improve the quality system (ISO9001) and ensure timely follow up of actions related to internal and external audit findings.
3.     Address customer quality complaints and issues, ensuring proper root cause analysis and follow up on implementation of corrective actions. Interpret customer product specifications and ensure compliance. Maintain product specification standards.
4.     Provide leadership and direction to quality personnel. Develop analytical skill of department and identify training needs. 
5.     Develop and maintain ownership to in-line detections systems data bases and interpretation ofquality control initiatives identified from data analysis.
6.     Maintain a high level of department safety and housekeeping. Participate as a member of the plant Safety & Environmental team.
7.     All other duties as required
Position Specifications
Bachelor’s degree in Operations or Engineering or related field.
Six Sigma Green or Black Belt Certification
3-5 years of quality control or systems experience and 3-5 years operational excellence experience.
Experience in leading, maintaining and improving ISO-9001
Strong knowledge of OpEx tools including Six Sigma statistical process control, SMED, Kaizen events, MBF methodology, project management, lean methodology, standardized work, 5S.
Strong computer skills including Excel, Powerpoint, Minitab, Word, Outlook.
Skills including Organizational, Planning, Analytical, Problem Solving, Interpersonal/Coaching/Mentoring, Communication, Change Leadership, Initiative, Assertiveness, Adaptability, Team Building
Corporate Internal Auditor – Fort Wayne, IN (Posted 2/3/14)
Conducts audit projects for the Company. Reviews, tests, and evaluates internal controls and accounting procedures. Verifies accuracy of accounts to protect Company from losses caused by inefficiency or fraud. Provides recommendations for improvements. Ensures compliance to Company policies and procedures and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). 
Duties and Responsibilities
1.     Working with Audit Committee, design and implement comprehensive risk-based audit plan to evaluate effectiveness of controls, insure the integrity of and reliability of financial and non-financial information, safeguard Company assets, and comply with laws and regulations. 
2.     Evaluate the Company’s system of internal controls to ensure it is functioning as planned and that it is updated as necessary to meet changes in operating conditions. Proactively promote effective internal controls to mitigate the risk of fraud and error. 
3.     Plan, coordinate and carryout audit plan to include all areas and locations of the Company in accordance with professional standards. 
4.     Report the results of audits to senior management and the Audit Committee. Reports to include recommendations for corrective actions and ways to improve controls and procedures. Review and record actions taken by management to correct conditions reported as audit findings and determine that such actions are appropriate. 
5.     Perform special audits or investigations at the request of CEO or Audit Committee. 
6.     Ensure compliance with policies and procedures and GAAP.
7.     Participate in all Audit Committee meetings. 
8.     Coordinate internal audit efforts with those of the Company’s external auditors. 
Position Specifications
Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance. CPA or CIA preferred.
Three to five years experience in public accounting or internal auditing of manufacturing companies.
Knowledge of COSO Internal Control Framework and Institute of Internal Auditors’ Standards.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Superior analytical and critical thinking skills.
Exceptional project management skills.
Able to work well under pressure.
Travel 30% to North American and/or China operations
Metallurgical Engineer – Lafayette, IN (Re-Posted 10/28/13)
Provides technical and engineering expertise for drawing, rolling, annealing, metal recovery, and liquid metal processes. Provides leadership in developing and maintaining copper and aluminum rod quality. Leads project teams and conducts tests on copper and aluminum rod and analyzes quality data. Leads project teams to evaluate, develop, implement, and oversee operations of new metal forming processes, including conform, continuous casting, and upcast. Leads teams to develop and validate cost saving opportunities on copper and aluminum rod. Works with suppliers to ensure the highest quality and most economical copper and aluminum rod for the magnet wire production process. Assists plants in solving quality and manufacturing problems associated with conductor metals. 
Duties and Responsibilities
1.     Develops, implements, and ensures utilization of metallurgical methods, procedures and specifications for raw materials, processing materials, finished products and equipment operation in manufacturing operations. Leads and participates in the development, design, and selection of process and control equipment. 
2.     Develops and executes metallurgical projects to control scrap, improve the manufacturing process, improve product quality, and reduce costs.  
3.     Provides technical and engineering leadership for copper and aluminum rod quality and vendor approval to North American magnet wire plants.
4.     Provides process development and design leadership for new metal drawing/forming methods, including conform, continuous casting, and upcast along with metal recovery methods. 
5.     Works with suppliers on improving the quality of copper and aluminum bare rod in support of the magnet wire production process. Identifies and analyzes other potential sources of copper and aluminum bare rod.   
6.     Tests and evaluates core properties of copper and aluminum rod to ensure raw materials are suitable for the magnet wire production process.
7.     Provides process engineering expertise for the improvement of drawing, rolling, conforming, continuous casting, and upcasting processes in an effort to attain highest quality conductor product for customers.
8.     Provides leadership and expertise for product testing on metals to North American and International plant locations.
9.     Supports and implements various tasks, projects, and actions in support of the Company Strategic Plan. 
10. Leads and participates in Safety, Six Sigma and Lean team activities.
Position Specifications
Master’s degree in Metallurgy or Material Sciences. PhD degree preferred.
Six Sigma Green Belt training. Lean Manufacturing training.
Three (3)+ years of metallurgy experience with an emphasis in copper and aluminum rod drawing, forming, rolling, continuous casting, etc and/or magnet wire experience.
Knowledge of core metal properties of copper/aluminum along with liquid metal chemistry/processing.
Ability to use statistical software (i.e. Minitab, etc.) and MicroSoft Office.
Domestic Travel (25%) and International Travel (10%)