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Process Engineer I

Company: Ottobock
Location: Salt Lake City
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

For over a century Ottobock has helped people stay in motion by offering the world's best prosthetic, orthotic and medical products. From the world's most popular prosthetic knee, the computer-controlled C-Leg prosthetic leg, to microprocessor myoelectric hands to wheelchairs and seating products, we help people with limb loss or other mobility challenges get back to a full life. We're about 8,000 employees worldwide with about 1,100 here in the States. Come join our Operations team in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Process Engineer I Job Description

Performs process engineering assignments of a basic degree of complexity under direction and supervision with a limited latitude for independent action and decision. Works with development and manufacturing groups to establish world-class processes throughout the organization. Accountable for manufacturing/production work flows and processes and ensuring they are technically proficient, quality-driven, effective and efficient. Understands and implements balance between attaining optimum precision while maintaining lowest cost efficiency. Works with higher level engineers as the resource on all technical issues within the production area.


  • Works with production leadership to establish and ensure production goals and standards are met for the work group/facility.
  • Provides status of production metrics to leadership, on a regular basis, to keep them informed of progress toward established objectives.
  • Develops, evaluates and implements improved production process and related activities to improve efficiency, productivity (increase throughput), and to enhance qualify of product.
  • Responsible for sustaining engineering and stability of current product lines to ensure consistent production capabilities and to address minor product changes related to product function and quality.
  • Designs and develops tooling/fixtures to provide best possible work flow/handling of parts/product.
  • Develops test methods and performs required testing to troubleshoot and validate processes.
  • Creates and maintains work instructions (written and graphic).
  • Continuously fosters an environment which ensures signature customer service and employee satisfaction resulting in a world-class manufacturing facility.
  • Typically works with higher level engineers to provide leadership to manufacturing/production personnel to find solutions to technical questions/customer issues.
  • Stays informed of technical advances through education, training, and technical periodicals.
  • Models the Ottobock vision, guiding principles and leadership attributes consistently in word, attitude and actions. Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree in Technical Engineering or similar field.
    • Work experience in a manufacturing environment (design orientation a plus) with up to 5 years experience.
    • Ability to design/develop tooling, molds, advanced fixtures, job aides, etc. for various parts.
    • Ability to create and maintain work instructions (written and graphic).
    • Ability to test methods and perform required tests to troubleshoot and validate processes.
    • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing concepts.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office software programs; experience using CAD software, training/experience in SAP software a plus.
    • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
    • Exceptional organizational skills.
    • Demonstrated adaptability to handle changing priorities in a high volume, fast-paced work environment.

Keywords: Ottobock, Salt Lake City , Process Engineer I, Engineering , Salt Lake City, Utah

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