Process Engineer - Thermoplastics & Extrusion

Americhem - Morrisville, PA3.4

Full-timeEstimated: $67,000 - $87,000 a year
Position Summary:
As a member of the manufacturing team, the Process Engineer integrates manufacturing process, equipment design, product formulations, and procedures to drive efficiencies, product quality, and material yields.

Position Requirements/Qualifications:
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Mechanical/Chemical/Materials Engineering preferred)

Experience: 3-5 years of relevant work experience in the polymer, plastics, color, or master batch industry

Extrusion knowledge required (twin screw preferred)

Lean, Six Sigma Green Belt desirable

Skills: AutoCAD proficiency required

Allen Bradley controls knowledge a plus

Essential Duties: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The duties listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

§ Identifies, develops, and implements innovative, cost-reducing improvements to manufacturing processes;

§ Identifies and implements process and quality improvements in current processes;

§ Manages and implements projects ensuring quality, timeliness, and achievement of cost targets;

§ Provides technical support and troubleshoots problems in the operations processes;

§ Provides employee training on new equipment, processes, or procedures;

§ Supports scale up activities;

§ Communicates effectively with other departments and customers to achieve goals;

§ Troubleshoots and corrects deficiencies and gaps in operations or development efforts;

§ Provides hazard and operability studies to ensure that safety, engineering, and proper ergonomics are designed into new or revised processes and equipment;

§ Assists in the development of product specifications;

§ Executes continuous improvement initiatives ensuring operational excellence utilizing lean techniques.

Additional Position Responsibilities

§ Monitors and seeks to improve equipment effectiveness of all plant processes;

§ Improves job knowledge by attending training and keeping relevant knowledge and skills current;

§ Demonstrates organizational skills by working independently and with a team;

§ Contributes to organization success by meeting team and company goals;

§ Follows all quality system and safety protocols by safely operating equipment, wearing proper protective equipment (PPE), completing safety training, keeping work areas clean and organized, and contributing to established safety goals.

Required Qualities/Attributes

§ Exceptional mechanical and mathematical ability;

§ Ability to read, interpret, and analyze blueprints and schematics;

§ Exceptional organizational skills to include multi-tasking, planning, and time management;

§ Results driven;

§ Capacity to own projects from inception to completion; and

§ Exceptional problem-solving skills.