Manufacturing Process Engineer - Screenprint Electronics/Graphics

Manufacturing Engineering-MF4000 · Coeur d Alene, Idaho
Department Manufacturing Engineering-MF4000
Employment Type Full-Time EE
Minimum Experience Experienced

Advanced Input Systems, AIS, located in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, is a leading designer and manufacturer of Human Machine eXperience (HMX) Products and Solutions for a broad range of markets and applications. Our culture values winning through empowered, innovative, teams that solve problems together to delight our customers. We seek engaged and motivated employees with an entrepreneurial spirit to support the ‘startup-like’ mindset of our mid-sized company. AIS designs and manufactures Standard Products and OEM Custom Solutions consisting of electro-mechanical assemblies and immersive products, including virtual reality & electronic wearables, infection control products, medical and industrial display interfaces & control panels, and touchscreen displays.

 

The role of Process Engineer is specifically focused on Screen-Printing equipment and processes for Printable Electronics and Graphics. The processes support development and manufacturing for the production of graphic overlays, membrane switch components, conductive printed circuits used in final assembly of HMI products. This Process Engineer role ensure that the processes and equipment can achieve design requirements, and ensures production staff can produce quality parts to meet customer quality and delivery expectations. AIS develops Standard Products and OEM Custom Solutions consisting of electro-mechanical HMI/X assemblies and immersive products, including virtual/augmented reality & electronic wearables, telerobotic controls and systems, night-vision systems, electric vehicle and marine interfaces, infection control products, medical and industrial display interfaces & control panels, and touchscreen displays. Our Coeur d’Alene factory has numerous vertically integrated manufacturing processes, including Final Assembly, SMT, Screen Print, Compression Molding, and Plasma Bonding.

 

This position is ideal for hands-on candidates that thrive with being a subject matter expert in a manufacturing process. Projects and tasks will vary in scope and complexity, require good design of experiment methodologies, and attention to detail. You will help our teams with raw material conversion processes by using Screen-Printing to turn polymer sheet stock into parts for final assembly.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Subject matter expert for printing process technology
  • Support development and manufacturing readiness for the production of graphic overlays, membrane switch components, and conductive printed circuits used in final assembly of HMI products
  • Qualify screen-printing equipment and processes
  • Identify solvent and UV inks and associated processing, formulations, and coloring
  • Advise on polymer sheet material and texture for specific end use applications
  • Influence design for manufacturing attributes into the new product design process
  • Develop and implement process control parameters and monitor process metrics/KPIs
  • Perform root cause analysis and corrective actions for nonconformances
  • Champion continuous improvement initiatives to reduce waste, improve quality and efficiency
  • Support related processes of lamination and die cutting
  • Establish and maintain preventive maintenance for Screen-Printing equipment
  • Work closely with Manufacturing Engineering on various initiatives including capacity planning and operator training

 

Qualifications:

Essential:

  • BSME, BSMfgE, BSIE, or equivalent, plus at least 3 years of applicable work experience
  • Hands-on experience in Screen-Printing (preferably graphic overlay Screen-Printing)
  • Problem solving/analytical ability, understanding of lean initiatives
  • Excellent written and oral communications, good employee relation skills
  • Understanding of process capability, statistical analysis and design of experiments
  • Process validation and tool design experience
  • Experience with CAD Software (i.e. SolidWorks, AutoCAD, Illustrator)
  • Self-starter, highly motivated, exceptional character, and extremely collaborative
  • Comfortable with fast pace, constant change, and supporting multiple projects

 

Desired:

  • Experience with Design for Automation, Manufacturability, Assembly, and Cost
  • Experience with Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
  • Experience with Root Cause/Corrective Action methods
  • Experience in an ESD controlled environment
  • Familiar with TQM, Six Sigma, TPS, etc.
  • Experience in automated processes using cobots, pneumatics, PLCs, fixtures, etc.

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  • Location
    Coeur d Alene, Idaho
  • Department
    Manufacturing Engineering-MF4000
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time EE
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced