Process Engineer

Griffin, GA 30224

Post Date: 04/06/2018 Job ID: 481131 Industry: Engineering
GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY: Performs (30 %) Research and Development, (40%) Process Engineering, and (30 %) Technical support to internal and external customers. Identifies product improvements and leads product changes from concept to commercial implementation. Will initiate new product design concepts, provide technical evaluation of product and raw materials, understand the accompanying process and necessary equipment, and generate product costing for new product designs

SUPERVISED BY:
Process Engineering Manager

GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
To support the vision, mission and guiding principles of Company.
While performing any procedure, all associates must observe applicable Safety, Health, and Environmental rules and guidelines. The use of appropriate personal protective equipment is required.
Attend and participate in training opportunities and seminars relevant to this position.
Adhere to appropriate Company operating procedures, benefit rules, employment, and safety policies/practices.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Research and Development: 30 %
Manage products through all phases of the process including establishing critical paths, collaborating with departments and suppliers to accomplish project goals, manage and evaluate costs, and ensure product is evaluated and tested to meet quality guidelines and customer requirements.
Develop raw material and finished product specifications based on customer needs and statistical evaluation of product performance measurements.
Identify and evaluate new raw materials and raw material suppliers.
Carry out market, technical and competitive research to stay abreast of leading edge developments in the industry.
Design, formulate and develop new and/or substantially improved products.
Review new product plans and make recommendations for material selection based on design objectives, such as strength, weight, heat resistance, chemical resistance.
Prepares, plans, and conducts product development trials to qualify new product concepts.
Analyzes machine trial results, present findings, and recommends next steps.
Conducts in-depth product evaluation (bench evaluation, simulations, and panel testing).
Conducts ongoing competitive analysis.
Works with material suppliers to understand new technologies and materials.
Develop raw material specifications.
Understands the impact on processes and finished good specifications.
Actively participate in supplier quality initiatives.
Process Engineering 40%
Work with vendors to improve products and alter processes to provide products with superior performance to the market.
Prepare and implement written procedures and specifications related to new or existing products and processes.
Work with new and existing suppliers to source raw materials that meet technical requirements and cost targets.
Evaluate, analyze, and make recommendations on process changes, machine conditions, products, designs, and cost improvements to improve the competitive position of the company
Collaborate with Production group to improve quality performance and customer satisfaction, including reducing complaints, and process variation.
Technical Support/Quality Control 30 %
Provide technical support to the sales team, manufacturing team, suppliers, and customers as needed.
Coordinate the resolution of product quality concerns (internal process or customer) and facilitate responsiveness to customers, production group, or sales group.
Analyze test data to determine if designs meet functional and performance specifications.
Train and assist production staff with new products and improved production processes.
Capable of performing routine physical tests (heat-seal, tensile, COF, chemical resistance, etc) and interpreting results.
Conduct or supervise tests on raw materials or finished products.
Evaluate material performance to ensure their fit for use or quality.
Analyze product failure data and laboratory test results in order to determine causes of problems and develop solutions.
Generate necessary data and reports for customers, vendors, and internal departments.
Participate in and/or lead Root Cause Analysis focus teams.
Produce written material and product specifications and procedures related to the manufacturing process.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Any other duties as assigned.

JOB SCOPE

Job has recurring work but involves high degrees of discretion. The need for accuracy and effective utilization of resources is high. Errors in judgment will waste resources and adversely impact Organization performance. Incumbent operates independently but work is verified. Content of work priorities are determined by supervision.

COMPETENCIES/SPECIFIC EXPERIENCE OR TRAINING PREFERRED:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and Experience
BS or MS in an engineering or science related discipline, Chemical Engineering preferred.
Or
Industrial technical degree or related science/technology discipline, or relevant work. experience and background. 5 years experience working in a manufacturing environment with 3-5 years experience in a direct new product development role.
Experience with statistical quality control and quality improvement methods required
Ability to travel 10 15% (domestic and/or international) to visit customers and suppliers.
Experience with structured problem solving methodologies.
Lean manufacturing experience.
Proven ability to work with minimal direction, analytical thinking, and problem solving ability
Experience in quality systems and mechanical systems preferred


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Skilled at managing multiple tasks within time constraints
Broad and in-depth knowledge of quality control techniques
Ability to drive results across multi-departmental areas
Strong interpersonal skills, highly organized, self-motivated and detail-oriented
Understanding of process improvement concepts in team-oriented environment, such as Root Cause Analysis, SPC, and other analytical problem-solving/continuous improvement tools
Basic material knowledge, in particular converting substrates, printing inks, resins, adhesives, and coatings
Excellent project management with analytical, problem-solving, decision-making skills

Equipment and Applications
Standard office equipment such as word processors, phones, fax, etc.
Manufacturing equipment associated with Plan operations as required
A valid driver s license compliant with Company motor vehicle policy and subject to annual MVR checks

JOB CONDITIONS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job the associate is:
Frequently required to perform administrative and professional work using writing tools and electronic media
Required to be ambulatory to move around freely between buildings, and between levels within buildings
Occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds
While performing the duties of this job, the associate may be occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals associated with office work
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus
The noise level in the work environment is usually low


If interested please send a resume to smadden@trnstaffing.com



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