Sr. Process Engineer
Summary: This position will serve as the subject matter expert for co-rotating twin screw extrusion in a 24/7 operation. Senior Process Engineer will lead development of processing standards & methods for all products, as well as manage projects to improve safety, quality, yields, and increase capacity.
Best qualified applicant will be someone who is comfortable in a highly technical manufacturing environment, a very good observer, hands on, and is willing to work flexible hours. Mentoring and training of production and support personnel in processes and control systems is a key part of this job. This person will also perform other duties as required to support the business.
Responsibilities include, but will not be limited to:
•Develop extrusion processing standards & methods and oversee training to ensure best practices are followed on all production shifts.
•Analyze, and interpret Wonderware process historical data to correctly focus improvement activities.
•Conduct statistical analysis and DOE’s to determine critical processing parameters and optimize them.
•Lead or participate in multifunctional teams including EH&S, manufacturing, quality control, maintenance, and R&D to drive improvements.
•Develop economic justification for Capex projects and manage programs to improve safety, quality, increase capacity, reduce waste, and improve profitability.
•Interact with vendors to develop concepts and establish equipment specifications in order to design, purchase, install, and qualify new equipment within established timelines.
•Responsible for creating, updating and maintaining process documentation for the plant’s ISO system.
Requirements and Experience:
•10 years previous Process Engineering experience in co-rotating twin screw polymer extrusion involving multiple material feed streams. Experience in handling and blending liquid and dry chemicals. Experience with sheet extrusion and flexible continuous web systems preferred.
•B.S. in Polymer Engineering, Chemical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering with an M.S. preferred. Equivalent experience will be considered.
•Knowledge of statistical process control, root cause analysis, data historians, process control, operation principles, ISO 14000 and ISO 9000 systems.
•ASQ certification as a Six Sigma Green Belt, Six Sigma Black Belt, or Quality Engineer preferred.
•Excellent negotiation and interpersonal skills. Must be able to effectively communicate from the shop floor operator to the VP.
•Must have the ability to stay organized while handling multiple priorities.
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