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Ballard Power Systems Inc.

Industrial Engineer

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
3 hours ago
Ballard's Manufacturing Engineering Team has two positions available for an Industrial Engineer in our Burnaby facility. Our ideal candidate should have a track record completing continuous improvement projects, tracking improvement projects across cross functional teams, and proven Lean six sigma abilities. You will require a keen eye for identifying waste (Muda, Mura, and Muri) on the factory floor and in administrative processes and should possess a track record of creating new layouts for New Product Introductions, sourcing and optimizing equipment, including manufacturing documentation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure processes are optimized by utilizing Lean six sigma tools such as process flow maps, 5 Why analysis, design of experiment, measurement system analysis, capability studies, and statistical process control charts
  • Support the production team to maximize daily Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) targets
  • Analyze and communicate technical information, including process capability, yield, and cycle time analysis etc. to cross functional management team on a regular basis
  • Execute on parallel continuous improvement projects and process changes
  • Lead and participate in Kaizen events
  • Review plant & equipment layout drawings, assembly drawings, test specifications, training plans and provide feedback to engineering/production teams including documentation
  • Identify design improvements for DFMA and communicate effectively back to design teams
  • Develop new and/or improve measurement methods for process and component validation
  • Interface with product development and tooling designers to improving process capability and support the standardization of tooling measurement
  • Create industrial engineering layouts for New Product Integration (NPI) with product, equipment requirements, and material location
  • Review and manage the production equipment asset list
  • Support to develop and create assembly manufacturing documentation (Build control plan, Process Flow Diagram, PFMEA, Work Instructions, etc.)

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Industrial, or Manufacturing Engineering or equivalent
  • Minimum 3-5 years of manufacturing or process development experience in high volume manufacturing company
  • Professional Engineering designation/EIT is an asset
  • Experience in automotive sector is desirable
  • Ability to work hands-on with machinery is considered an asset
  • Strong observation and analytical skills to troubleshoot process and quality-related issues
  • Knowledge and experience with Operational Excellence practices such as Lean Six Sigma, MSA, GR&R, Value Stream Mapping, FMEA, Design of Experiments, SPC, root cause analysis, Kaizen, 5S, SMED
  • Demonstrated ability to teach, present, and coach process performance improvement
  • Knowledge of technical documentation related to manufacturing, including use of control plan, FMEA, process flow diagram, SOP, setup checklists, and equipment requirements
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, supported by strong data analysis skill (using Excel or other statistical software, such as Minitab), AutoCAD experience
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, results-oriented team environment

Our Values

Listen & Deliver | Quality. Always. | Inspire Excellent | Row Together | Own It

Ballard values diversity in the workplace and is committed to Employment Equity. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates.
Manufacturing and Production