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Process Engineer - RA

Absolute Opportunities
Deerfield, Massachusetts, United States
February 14, 2018

Process Engineer - RA

South Deerfield, MA

This position is responsible for the sustainability, continuous improvement, and/or development of the extrusion and auxiliary equipment processes for the Polycarbonate and Thermoplastic Polyurethane Blown Film and Flat Die Business.

Position Responsibilities:

• Responsible to plan for and monitor daily production and use information to determine and implement corrective actions, process and quality improvements, Capital Investments/etc.

• Investigates production problems recommends and implements solutions including but not limited to issues with raw material quality, formulation and equipment / tooling. Meets customer expectations and continuously improves efficiency working with internal departments and external resources.

• Directs the necessary resources and sui technology to provide information in a timely manner to support business goals and objectives.

• Makes decisions based on available information considering both short and long term results from the decision making process.

• Responsible for troubleshooting process, product, and equipment performance issues.

• Interacts with Middle Management, Operations Personnel, Maintenance and Vendors within and external to Covestro

• Initiates continuous improvement efforts that ensure root-cause analysis of known, repetitive processing, product and maintenance issue’s leading to product non-conformances and machine/Infrastructure failure.

• Plans, schedules, and conducts assigned engineered work, monitors work for compliance, and coordinates assigned work amongst different divisions.

• Ensures technical accuracy of project design details.

• Assists in preparation of project proposals and regularly communicate with clients to ensure timeliness of project completion.

• Develops and maintains process condition reports that give operators a valid starting point for production allowing operators to quickly get into production and achieve optimum process conditions.

• Develops and documents Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), seeks input from production personnel on improvements, and trains production personnel on SOPs

• Ability to learn and effectively use a variety of tools including SAP production and maintenance modules, purchasing/ invoicing of parts/ services to maintain/ address production processes.

• Ability to identify/ scope capital projects.

• Use Manage of Change process to document changes to processes and equipment.

• Participate in customer visits/ audits.

• Available to do limited travel to visit material and equipment suppliers, other Covestro sites for technology exchanges, training, trade shows and conferences

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: (Submission Summary)

Bachelor degree in Engineering (mechanical or chemical preferred) with at least 5 years progressive job experience, preferably in the Plastics industry and within a manufacturing /maintenance /engineering environment

Graduate degree is desirable

Professional registrations and/or certifications are desirable

Working knowledge of computers and proficiency with software applications including: Microsoft Office, Lotus Notes, SAP is desirable

Working knowledge of CAD and other engineering software is desirable

Relates well to people at all levels in the organization and possesses a balanced sensitivity to employee concerns and business needs

Elicits cooperation and influences others to drive business strategies, goals and objectives

Possesses excellent communication and organization skills.

Present Salary?

10. Salary Expectation? (Salary range: Target $97k)

11. Must be a US Citizen or Green Card holder?

12. Current Address?