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Corporate Engineer

Position: Corporate Engineer
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
Reports to: Director of Corporate Engineering
Department: Technology
Supervises: None
FLSA: Exempt

Function
Technical development lead for transformer, diversified products and process improvement projects facilitating the achievement of Rea’s growth strategy. Works across sales, operations, and other functions on establishing the capability to produce customer product requirements in the most cost-effective manner. Implements other corporate engineering projects supporting Rea’s manufacturing facilities.

Duties and Responsibilities
1. Leads technical activities for transformer, diversified products and process development projects.
a. Plans and organizes project activities from Phase 0 to Phase 5 of Rea’s product development process.
b. Translates customer requirements into specifications and testing activities.
c. Leads FMEAs, identifies risks, and engineers risk mitigation activities for projects.
d. Identifies validation and verification activities needed for internal design and to meet customer requirements.
e. Leads internal/external design reviews following Rea’s design control practices.
f. Practices design for lean and six sigma methodology.
g. Collaborates with laboratory resources to complete testing activities defined in the test plan.
2. Ensures production procedures and controls are developed to efficiently utilize equipment, achieving the desired productivity and capability metrics.
3. Works and collaborates with plant’s members of APQP team to ensure successful completion of Rea’s product development process through “Production Support” – Phase 5.
4. Facilitates frequent communications and provides feedback to internal/external customers, including status reports and formal technical reports.
5. Participates in inter-plant activities to promote the sharing of knowledge and information among multiple production locations.
6. Supports and implements various tasks, projects, and actions in support of the corporate technology team.

Position Specifications
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field.
Experience utilizing Six Sigma data analysis and problem-solving tools.
Six Sigma greenbelt certification preferred.
Five (5) years of experience in manufacturing, production, quality, or technology.
Experience with change management – adapt, motivate, serve for the achievement of goals.
Knowledge of product development practices (APQP).
Excellent creative thinking, communication, planning, organization and P&L skills.
Travel 30-50%

Qualified applicants may submit resume to Susan Boyd (sboyd@reawire.com)