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Process Engineer - Blown Film

Company: The Judge Group
Location: Eau Claire
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Job Description:

Our plastic products manufacturing client is currently seeking a Process Engineer for their facility in the Eau Claire, WI area. They would like someone who has a solid understanding of plastics manufacturing and they highly prefer someone has blown film/MDO process experience. Full relocation is being offered and this is a significant chance to work for a fortune 500 company that offers extensive growth opportunities.
This job will have the following responsibilities:Plant champion/expert for a new in line process designed to enhance film properties.
Own the process and be the plant resource to understand the operation and train all involved in the safe efficient operation of the equipment.Standardize plant operations with the goal of minimizing process yield loss and providing exceptional quality products and services Develop and maintain manufacturing specifications Led effort to identify potential step changes to improve overall operations Train and develop employees to assure operational flexibility and responsiveness, and increase technical knowledge Support the Product Development group with product improvement projects, includes managing the commercial trial process Identify, prioritize, coordinate and monitor process improvements for the plant with waste reduction, throughput improvement, and quality enhancement as prioritiesTake lead for documenting process improvements and new operating directivesManage expenditures related to project assignments Maintain safety, product quality, and manufacturing effectiveness through daily troubleshooting and resolution of Process difficulties Provide business case for process improvement Obtain and advise estimated scope of proposed projects Ensure that all improvement projects meet Company/OSHA safety requirements including careful attention to management of change process Work closely with division quality group to ensure that all quality policies and procedures are followed Ensure that products leaving the plant meet customer specificationsSupervise three direct reportsManage Process On-Call rotation
Safety Responsibilities:Accountable for the safety of all employees for whom they are responsible through active engagement in safety activities and provides clear, consistent communication of safe work expectations.Supports and investigates situations in which line/equipment stoppage occurs due to perceived, imminent safety risk.Completes responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and procedures, and applicable lawsActively leads risk assessment activities for their area of responsibility by driving prioritized corrective and preventive actions to eliminate/reduce environmental, health or safety risks.Lead all required meetings with safety (i.e. Pre-shift, Department, Change Management, General communication, Town Hall, etc.)Completes incident investigations, root cause analysis and implements corrective actions accordingly in a timely and thorough manner.
Ensures the proper training and development of all assigned employees for whom they are responsible. Sets goals for their organizational unit; achieves goals and ensures that all employees understand and work toward achieving goals.Motivates and coaches employees through good communication and frequent performance feedback.
Identifies and coordinates additional training as needed.
Qualifications & Requirements:BS Engineering degree or equivalent experienceFive years of progressive engineering experience preferredUnderstanding of resins (PE, PA,EVOH)Experience with MDO/Blown Film processing preferredWeb handling and Plastics extrusion experience Experience in an continuous operation manufacturing facility Working knowledge and troubleshooting PLC's AutoCAD skills Degree in either Plastics or Chemical Engineering Experience in continuous improvement processes (Six Sigma, TPS, Lean) Experience with advanced process controlsAbility to manage several projects and changing prioritiesExposure to manufacturing facilities safety and quality programs Proven ability to plan, organize and execute projects Demonstrated ability to build and achieve results through collaborative relationships Demonstrated ability to analyze data and translate findings for operational improvements - including SPC Demonstrated ability to standardize and document a process Strong computer skills including data collection, analysis, and report writing Strong presentation skills both internally and externallyMust be innovative and adaptable

Keywords: The Judge Group, Eau Claire , Process Engineer - Blown Film, Engineering , Eau Claire, Wisconsin

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