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Senior Process Engineer
United States - SC - Fountain Inn
Process Engineer -Drives activities of technical team to
achieve continuous improvement of injection molding processes. Works with
production management production, quality control, and maintenance reports and
statistics to plan and modify process activities to support customer
requirements. Implements new methods and procedures designed to improve
operations, minimize operating costs, and effect greater utilization of labor
and materials. Responsible for
participating in the development of new injection molding tools and processes
that are received by the plant. Receives
hand-off from the launch TE and transfers teams and owns production processes.
Responsible for injection molding related continuous improvement (e.g.
cycle times, scrap, quality, material cost reduction, regrind implementation,
etc.) Develops plans for injection
molding process improvement and will have specific areas of accountability in
its execution. Provides support on new
product launch tooling, providing the manufacturing input for development of new
process and improvements to existing processes and tooling. Takes hand-off of tools/processes from launch
team and ensure smooth execution in operations. Follows established action plans for
processes out of range. Specifies
project requirements and buy off of new equipment. Work with Tooling Manager for all tool
repairs and maintenance. Maintains
documentation closely following necessary timeliness on specific projects. Enforce safety rules daily. Noncompliance of
safety rules require support with HR on disciplinary action and/or termination. Actively intervene to correct recognized
unsafe actions and conditions. Conduct
daily observations of PPE use and safe work practices adherence and coach
employees as needed. Ensure that all
accidents including first aid are reported.
Build credibility through continuous demonstration of safety as a value
through their personal actions. Ability
to complete employee development plans, organize, communicate, and motivate
employees. Must be able to prioritize
own work -day schedule. A Lead Process Engineer meets with his team regularly and
gives them updates on plant key measures improvement plan, and, project status.
He may also meet with his counterparts, technical partners and customers. Completes daily audit on his process
department to insure process compliance.
He conducts regular meetings with his teams, whether as a whole or
through one-on-one discussions. They provide each team member an objective or
goal that they will monitor progress or status on throughout the year. They
then conduct performance reviews of team members and gives them feedback, as
well as makes promotion recommendations or salary increases if and when
applicable. The Lead Process Engineer also posts job openings, conducts interviews and hires and fires employees. This job description in no way states
or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this
employee. The employee is expected to
perform other duties necessary for the effective operation of the department
Bachelor's Degree in Plastics Processing or
Mechanical Engineering preferred.. Three
to Five years or more
experience in injection molding processing required. Six Sigma Green or Black Belt. Superior injection molding processing skills. Thorough understanding of scientific molding
concepts (e.g. RJG Master Molder).
Aptitude for problem solving and ability to demonstrate. Experience with various injection molding
technologies (e.g. mold behind, two shot, gas assist, insert molding, robot
programming, etc.). Mental Effort, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Eight to ten years of experience,
including three years in plastics processing and two years in supervision. Ability to plan, organize, communicate, and
motivate employees. Must be able to
prioritize own workday schedule. Strong
communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to understand necessary safety procedures and precautions