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Sr. Principal Process Engineer

Sr. Principal Process Engineer

Job ID 
567891
Company/Location (search) 
US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 
1/17/2018
Company 
Amazon Web Services, Inc.
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Job Description

We are building a new group that will change the way manufacturing is performed in one of Amazon’s market segments. This will be an industry shaping group that will lead significant cost and cycle time reduction. We are looking for a senior Process Engineer, who is a hands-on individual to design, scale up, and continuously optimize manufacturing processes using lean manufacturing concepts. This is a great career opportunity getting in on the ground floor of an initiative that can grow worldwide. This position will be influential in how the facilities, processes, and operations are designed and executed. The person in this position will lead cross functional projects with internal groups and upstream vendors looking at the entire value stream to optimize cost and cycle time for our customers.


Roles and responsibilities include:
  • Apply technical knowledge and statistical tools to develop, characterize, and optimize processes
  • Design or provide input to design tooling fixtures and semi-automated systems to aid in manufacturability at lowest cost and shortest cycle time
  • Develop systems and metrics to monitor progress and highlight opportunities of improvement in cost and cycle time
  • Continuously assess process capabilities and innovate to simplify processes, reduce cost, and shorten cycle time
  • Train production teams on new processes and techniques
  • Conducts Kaizen activities for continuous improvement of cost and cycle time
  • Collaborates with cross functional team members to gain knowledge and improve product design, processes, and quality.
  • Work with upstream vendors and downstream customers to optimize the entire value stream and put together joint processes that will lead better cost and cycle time

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree in manufacturing, industrial or mechanical engineering or other related technical degree
  • 15+ years of experience in manufacturing process engineering
  • Hands-on experience in lean manufacturing implementation
  • History of success to conceptualize, design, assemble and debug tooling and fixtures; Optimize existing and new manufacturing processes
  • Proven results in reducing cycle time and improving labor efficiency
  • Proficiency in problem solving and troubleshooting manufacturing process and cycle time issues
  • Ability to work across many internal teams and drive processes and process improvements across groups
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in electronics manufacturing
  • Six Sigma black belt
  • Experience in datacenter Operations
  • Experience in supply chain for electronics manufacturing