Continental Corporation Manufacturing SMD Process Engineer in Seguin, Texas

About Continental With sales of €40.5 billion in 2016, Continental is among the leading automotive suppliers worldwide and currently employs more than 230,000 employees in 56 countries. Information management in and beyond the vehicle is at the very heart of the Interior division. The product portfolio for different types of vehicles includes: instrument clusters, multifunctional and head-up displays, control units, access control and tire-information systems, radios, infotainment systems, input devices, control panels, climate control units, software, cockpits as well as services and solutions for telematics and Intelligent Transportation Systems. The Interior division employs more than 43,000 people worldwide and generated sales of approximately €8.3 billion in 2016.

Auto req ID 89771BR

Job Title Manufacturing SMD Process Engineer

Country United States

Posting Location Seguin, TX

Job Description


Introduce and maintain backend assembly and automation processes and activities to ensure the requested requirements from manufacturing and quality are achieved. Contribution to reach Continental Automotive, Division, BU and Seguin operational targets to optimize the efficiency of the manufacturing and quality processes.

Core Responsibilities:

  1. Responsible for supporting process development of backend automation process technologies in automotive manufacturing applications.

  2. Works with cross functional teams to determine application specific process requirements.

  3. Provides lessons learned input to design / development through DFM, Design for Manufacturing, reviews.

  4. Provides new product build support through tooling development and procurement.

  5. Introduces and maintains process programs and process parameters to support manufacturing operations.

  6. Responsible for process documentation, Setup Matrix / Parameter Cards / Work Instructions / Process Guides.

  7. Plans and conducts process characterization for manufacturing equipment and processes.

  8. Responsible for Process Characterization On­Time Percentage Performance.

  9. Responsible for Equipment Efficiency improvement projects

  10. Drives activities for OEE, Scrap, Yield and DPMO improvement to support plant performance metrics.

  11. Supports Scrap reduction efforts through problem solving and process optimization.

  12. Advanced manufacturing line problem solving related to manufacturing process related defects.

  13. Drives Lean Manufacturing Initiatives through basic TPM, Kaizen and Lean methods.

  14. Supports Customer Audits and Visits through knowledge and process sharing.

  15. Supports TPM program by providing mentoring and training to peers, technicians and operator personnel.

Identifies and documents projects in CBS, 8D, and 5­Why formats for review with engineering and management.

Additional Functions:

  1. Supports Continental Technology group through Tech.Net participation and projects.

  2. Supports Competence Center for Manufacturing through advanced process project work.

Creation and presentation of reports and presentations.

Job Requirements

Basic Qualifications:

  1. Minimum BS Engineering Degree or similar discipline

  2. Experience in process development or engineering projects

  3. Must have experience in a high volume electronics manufacturing environment.

  4. Good verbal and written communication skills.

EEO Statement

EEO / AA / Disabled / Protected Veteran Employer. Continental offers equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals, without regard to unlawful consideration to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. In addition, as a federal contractor, Continental complies with government regulations, including affirmative action responsibilities, where they apply. To be considered, you must apply for a specific position for which Continental has a current posted job opening. Qualifying applications will be considered only for the specific opening(s) to which you apply. If you would like to be considered for additional or future job openings, we encourage you to reapply for other opportunities as they become available. Further, Continental provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance in the application process, please reply to or contact US Recruiting at 248.209.4000.

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