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Process Engineer

Job Title: Process Engineer
Reports to: Plant Manager
Location: Washington, GA
Position Summary:
The Process Engineer is responsible for optimizing our processes to reduce waste, increase productivity and improve quality. The Process Engineer will work closely with operating personnel and our technical group to achieve these results. The position will report directly to the Plant Manager and become an integral part of the plant staff.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible for process improvement efforts aimed at reducing gross and net scrap.
Provides "hands on" process and equipment support.
Develop plant process improvement programs that improve consistency and control of current manufacturing processes (SOP's) (Kaizen).
Develop and foster operational discipline in our processes.
Provide technical training for operating personnel, including training on resins, extrusion, winding etc.
Investigations of new methods to improve plant performance including equipment, statistical tools, troubleshooting methods etc.
Determines priorities with the Plant Manager, implements assigned projects and maintains detailed documentation as required.
Stays informed concerning new manufacturing technology and equipment, and investigates their potential application.
Develops control procedures and trains personnel on the same.
Integrate product quality into process plan.
Responsible for promoting safety awareness and keeping safety as a high priority on a daily basis.
Track and communicate plant performance data to the operator level.
Additional duties as defined by management
Qualifications:
Degree and/or combination of experience and education plus at least five years experience in plastics extrusion operations.
Exceptional leadership and interpersonal skills.
Results oriented and able to handle multiple projects.
Must possess good communications skills, both written and oral.
Demonstrates organizational and team building skills.
Strong analytical, numerical, statistical, computer and reasoning skills.
Excellent Microsoft Excel experience.
Strong presentation skills.
Physical Requirements
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to handle, or feel objects or tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; talk or hear. The employee must periodically lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee will frequently climb up to three levels above floor level.
Work environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time; dust; heat; humidity, odors. The noise level in the work environment varies and hearing protection is required in some work areas. The employee is frequently exposed to extremely high speed machinery with open inward turning rolls, extremely hot surface areas and moving lift truck traffic.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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