Process Technican

Company Name:
AFL Telecommunications LLC
Process Technican
Job#: 291442
Positions: 1
Posted: 12/19/2014
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Duncan, SC
Department: ACS - Operations
Category: Manufacturing
Salary: Salary
Benefits: Full-time Benefits
Contact: Pam Sheriff
Business Unit: ACS
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Job Description
AFL privides industry-leading products and services to the electric utility, broadband, communications, OEM, enterprise, wireless and transit rail markets as well as the emerging markets of oil and gas, mining, nuclear, avionics, medical, renewable and intelligent grid. The company's diverse product portfolio includes fiber optic cable, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectors, fusion splicers, test equipment and training. AFL's service portfolio includes market-leading positions with the foremost communications companies supporting inside plant central office, EF&I, outside plant, enterprise and wireless areas.
Founded in 1984, AFL is proud to offer engineering expertise, exceptional products and reliable service that help our customers improve their critical and electrical infrastructure. AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Europe, Asia and the South Pacific. The company is headquartered in Spartanburg, SC, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan.
AFL is seeking a Process Technician in Duncan, SC. The Process Technician will be a member of the cable manufacturing team and will be dedicated to supporting, maintaining, and improving the performance of assigned production lines. This person will be capable of applying their technical skills and experience to become a process expert that is able to establish process setup parameters, train operators, conduct new product trials, maintain process tooling, and implement improvements.
Provide daily process and quality support for assigned production lines to include the investigation of issues, the disposition of items with defects, and the initiation of corrective and preventative actions.
Select, design, modify, and maintain tooling, fixtures, and equipment as needed to improve safety, quality, throughput, and productivity.
Administer and maintain process setup documentation to ensure that all products are manufactured in accordance with product design requirements.
Develop and maintain traning documentaiton related to the operation of the process. This would include procedures related ot th execution of setups, tooling maintenance, and in process monitoring.
Provide hands-on technical support for new product industrialization and initial production runs insuring that the process is capable of safely producing high quality product that meets specification, productivity, and cost targets. This would typcially include specifying and documenting process parameters and tooling, and training operators to ensure that process procedures are well comprehended and followed.
Work with internal and external suppliers of materials, equipment, and services to execute projects, resolve problems, and improve processes.
Improve housekeeping and safety by applying the 5S principles and participating in audit programs.
Associate's degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology or equivalent. Those currenlty enrolled will also be considered, but must be willing and able to work full-time while attending school.
Manufacturing experience (1-5 years) as a production operator/team leader or maintenance/process technician is a plus. Those candidates with extensive manufacturing backgrounds will be considered even if they lack the degree requirement; however, they must be willing and able to complete a supplemental education program.
Able to support off-shift and/or weekend operations with minimal notice.
Strong written and oral communication skills with the ability to develop written work instructions and procedures, and present technical information in meetings.
Strong mechanical aptitude with the ability to use precision measurement devices (micrometers, calipers, etc.) and read/comprehend mechanical drawings and understand dimensions, tolerances, surface finishes, and assembly relationships.
Solid understanding of basic electrical circuits and machine controls.
Basic understanding of Environment Health and Safety (EHS) management systems.
Practical understanding of lean manufacturing principles to include: 5S, team improvement and empowerment, SMED, value-added analysis, TPM, waste identification and elimination, and skill versatility/cross training.
Experience with Oracle R12 or similar manufacturing related modules.
Intermediate or higher skills with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
Knowledge of statistical analysis software such as Minitab.
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