Process Technician

Date: Sep 12, 2023

Location: HOWELL, US, 48843

Company: NOVARES


Together, let’s create the car systems of the future: With 12 000 employees in 23 countries and a $ 1.4Bn turnover, we are a global plastic solutions provider which designs and produces cutting edge parts and complex systems for virtually every OEMs in the world.


Our innovation strategy drives us to invent unique solutions that shift the way cars interact with passengers and are powered for greener mobility.


Do you want to join a diverse, dynamic and international group, powered by a strong team spirit? Join Us!


Novares is looking for its Manufacturing department his/her future Process Technician (M/F), located in HOWELL HW-PL.


Monitor the reliability and productivity of APU with improved performance Safety/ Quality/ Cost/ Time/ Environment

Main Missions

1- Ensure the day-to-day control of the process
Contribute to improving production efficiency, scrap rate and technical productivity of processes
- Provide technical support for the APU by creating and developing technical standards, reference standards for settings and business operating procedures
- Participate in the equipment maintenance plan
- Develop the skills of setter technicians or equipment
- Analyze scrap (analysis of red bins) and waste from the process
- Technically solve quality problems in order to eliminate ' quality walls'
- Create and update configuration tracking sheets (settings sheets) for processes and their devices
- Ensure production equipment reliability to improve quality and safety of existing equipment
- Recommend innovative technical solutions for manufacturing processes to achieve productivity, quality improvement or safety targets
- Define and develop technical solutions with external service providers
2- Provide training for process participants and ensure the deployment and capitalization of technical skills within the APU
- Train and support Setter technicians or equipment operators on working methodologies, settings sheets, and tools
- Make the necessary decisions to optimize results, in line with initial data, and give reasons for choices
- Monitor indicators
- Coordinate their activities with other support services
3 - Control the update of processes
- Improve production efficiency, scrap rate, reliability, cycle and process productivity
- Optimize material consumption, reduce waste and scrap associated with processes and materials
- Lead process optimization, perform tests and trials, draft test reports
- Conduct PDCA cycles for the process in the APU (mass production changes, scrap, cycle time, process, tools, etc.)
- Capitalize on the feedback
- Oversee SMED projects
4 - Implement new processes
- Guide and validate tool design
- Develop new equipment related to their field
- Prepare new product/process launch projects
- Participate in the technical aspects of process transfer
- Receive processing means (tools, processes) in the APU with Methods, Maintenance and QHSE departments
- Perform product/process testing in the development phase and keep teams and specialized departments informed
- Guarantee the ramp-up of processes and define the production standard
- Implement 5S after testing or maintenance

Candidate Profile :

Level of Experience: Entry-Level 

Type of Contract: ATW - At will contract 

Required Travel: 0 - 10% 


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, political orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Detroit