$80K — $100K *
The process engineer works with operations, maintenance, quality, corporate engineering and sales to deliver a lowest cost product that meets quality and engineering specifications. The process engineer drives training and development of key technicians, ferrets out machine and process issues, takes ownership of PSM, leads teams to drive solutions, develops new products and optimizes product lines by reducing variability in the production processes that will improve quality to meet customer expectations.
This position will be located in our Marysville, MI Manufacturing Plant.
Responsibilities & duties include, but are not limited to:
Train and develop plant production and maintenance staff.
Lead implementation of projects through technical expertise and influencing capability.
Execute and reinforce improvements with strong change management skills.
Keep Safety in the forefront of team’s thinking and approach to work.
Ownership of PSM
Train Operators on the covered process procedures; Maintain the logs and binders for the PSM program, Communicate to the employees of the PSM program
Assist with team to comply with RMP regulations from a PSM perspective
Ensure compliance with all relevant Federal, State and Local laws and regulations.
Lead or conduct risk assessments of equipment to help drive safety improvements using best engineering practices.
Actively participate in all Plant safety initiatives.
Lead, coach, and develop QC Coordinator and QC Technician(s)
Own and update run conditions for all processes in the plant and keep database up to date at all times for traceability.
Coordinate with Quality group to understand needs to make a product that meets customer commitments and expectations.
Conduct trials as needed.
Identify machine issues and drive maintenance team to repair quickly.
Identify process opportunities and drive capital and plant investment to repair.
Work with Plant Manager and Corporate Engineering to develop CapEx plans. Construct payback models for capital projects and verify achievement of financial benefits after completion of project.
Collaborate with Quality and Operations to manage process changes in a controlled manner.
Conduct GC studies as needed to optimize cure time and conditions.
Communicate with plant teams regarding projects, trials, engineering functions, etc.
Attend and participate in day to day plant operations meetings, lead Kaizen events, perform Gemba walks, etc.
Identify process issues and resolve them quickly using DOE (design of experiments) or other like tools to drive improvements.
Use lean concepts to lead Kaizen events focused on cost reduction and process optimization.
Other duties as assigned
Required Education, Experience & Skills
Bachelor of Science in Engineering. Prefer Chemical, Polymer, or Mechanical Engineering background
5 or more years’ experience in process engineering. 3 or more years’ experience in polymers
Hands on, tenacious, determined personality. Knowledge of hand tools and power tools is a must. Position requires use of a multimeter, thermography equipment, gas detection equipment, gas chromatograph, air flow meters, etc.
Must be able to climb ladders, lift 50 lbs, stand on feet all day, and communicate well in a noisy environment.
Proficient in CAD (AutoCAD and Solid Works), MS Office, MS Access.
Excellent Communication and Mentoring Skills.
Travel up to 25%
Valid through: 11/2/2021