Process Specialist

Job Function:

CA, ON, Brampton

Why G&W?

We have established a long lived reputation for product quality and innovation. We believe our greatest asset is our employees and look for highly motivated, self-driven individuals who thrive in a fast-paced challenging environment. Our business is growing and if you are looking to grow and continue your development and reach success, you’ll find it at G&W Electric.  Be a part of keeping the lights on for critical infrastructure needs; hospitals, manufacturing, schools, retail spaces and much more.

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G&W offers the following benefits:

  • Generous Profit Sharing with RRSP Program paid quarterly
  • 17 paid days including Christmas shutdown and vacation
  • Annual performance increases
  • Comprehensive Benefit Package including life insurance, health, dental and paramedical services (all paid by employer)
  • Education Tuition Assistance
  • Job Security
  • Succession Planning
  • Air-conditioned/heated state-of-the-art manufacturing facility
  • Wellness and Gym Reimbursement Programs
  • Training and Developmental Opportunities
  • Continuous Performance Feedback
  • Fun social events, holiday party, bowling nights, and many more.
  • And many more…….

Position Summary: 

Reporting to the Director of Operations this position is responsible for the continuous improvement of our safety, reliability, quality, delivery, cost, and the elimination of waste from our processes. Also responsible for the Research and Development (R&D) of the relevant manufacturing processes and applicable automation in eliminating waste. 

Primary/Essential Responsibilities: 

  • Understand current data collection and documentation methods in EPOX department. Actively participate in projects in advancing the data collection/monitoring technology. Participate in creating the process control methods such as SPC and train appropriate personnel for the optimum use of it.
  • Manages engineering changes and new product development as it is released to manufacturing
  • Interacts directly with all levels of Manufacturing, Maintenance, Quality Control, and Engineering teams in Canada, and remotely with USA facility.
  • Establish critical characteristics for all processes and systems for monitoring those variables
  • Support process development and process validation to ensure the defect free products to our customers.
  • Able to sort through conflicting data and evidence to determine root cause of a condition or issue.
  • Review and institute storage and handling requirements for incoming and in-process materials.
  • Perform different experiments such as DOE and record results of work performed, conclusions and recommendations in clear, concise and timely reports.
  • Conduct process audits in association with Quality department and Operations Team.   
  • Support process development and process validation to ensure the defect free products to our customers
  • A strong sense of urgency to drive tasks and projects to completion.
  • Develop appropriate processes to ensure consistent product quality and yield for all molded assemblies/parts in the EPOX department.
  • Establish process controls for each of the above processes for proper monitoring and control of production activities.
  • Establish and maintain appropriate metrics for process monitoring and management review.
  • Develop and maintain tooling maintenance and documentation for molds and routinely refurbished or replaced components in the molding process.
  • Propose tool design improvements/changes using CAD.
  • Participate in continual improvement events, and follow-up activities.
  • Results-oriented, self-motivated individual with a strong sense of initiative
  • Possess drive and motivation to continuously learn on the job
  • Manage change and/or conflict within any project in an effective, timely, and appropriate manner
  • Superior organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player while solving problems and multitasking in a deadline-driven environment

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Industrial/Manufacturing/Mechanical Engineering/Science with 3-5 years of experience in process improvement
  • 3-5 years of experience “hands on” low to medium volume assembly process improvements and practical quality improvement implementation.
  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing tools and techniques
  • Six Sigma Green Belt certification or experience in LSS Problem Solving and Statistical Process Control experience preferred
  • Strong analytical abilities to be able to sort through conflicting data and evidence to determine the root cause of a condition or issue.
  • Strong Knowledge of CAD skills.
  • Must be familiar with ISO standards. 
  • Strong problem solving and communication skills are required.
  • Strong project management skills
  • Knowledge of Change Management

Preferred Qualifications:  

  • Master’s degree in Plastics/Polymers, Materials, Manufacturing, Mechanical, or related Engineering field
  • Black belt – Six sigma, Red X, or other problem-solving certification
  • Familiar with the use of statistical software (MINITAB preferred) as well as SPC methods.
  • Working experience of Enterprise Resource Planning tools (J.D Edwards or similar)
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills with VBA scripting for report automation

Physical Demands / Working Conditions: 

  • General Office Environment, PC use
  • Light Lifting (occasional 25 lbs or less)    
  • Stooping         
  • Standing         
  • Heavy Lifting (frequent 25 lbs +)
  • Manufacturing Shop Floor, as required

G&W Canada Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, G&W Canada Corporation will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform G&W Canada Corporation’s Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.


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