Manufacturing Engineer - Dye Operations
Solutia Inc. - Fieldale, VA

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Solutia is committed to promoting personal responsibility and excellence and embracing a diverse global workforce. When you join our team, you become an essential part of our high-performance culture. Because we strive to be the best at what we do, we set high expectations for ourselves and our colleagues and we work to create a work environment that enables all of us to succeed, personally and professionally.

Solutia's Performance Films division has transformed the way people think about the glass in the cars we drive and the buildings where we live, work and play. High-performance aftermarket window films can provide comfort, aesthetics, energy savings and heightened safety and security when applied to glass. The same components that are laminated to make window films are engineered for use in high end devices such as: touch screens, electronic displays, energy products and medical devices. Plus, our conductive and highly reflective films are an integral component in solar modules, including next generation building-integrated photovoltaics.

Solutia has immediate opening for a Manufacturing Engineer at its Performance Films plant, Martinsville, VA location.

Support day-to-day dyed film manufacturing operations at Fieldale and Axton plants. Responsibilities include troubleshooting, process optimization/improvement and improving product quality.

Coordinate technical and continuous improvement activities within the dyed film manufacturing operations and interface with the plant ESH, Maintenance, R&T, and Engineering organizations.

Provide technical support for machine operators, minimize changeover time, reduce waste and process variations, and ensure budgeted rates and yields are achieved

Drive capacity, cost and quality improvement projects in the Performance Film’s operation via process optimization using AEM, SPC methodologies, and other Lean Manufacturing Methods

Support new product, process or technology improvements

Serve as manufacturing representative on capital expenditure project development, implementation and start-up teams

Lead activities to reduce both internal and external customer returns

Work closely with the Manufacturing Supervisor

Provide technical support in process safety management

Provide on call coverage as necessary

Required Skills

Required Experience

BS in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering

2+ years professional experience working in an industrial manufacturing environment

Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office and familiarity with database software

Skills in statistical software is a plus (Minitab or SAS JMP)

Be able to understand and create piping and instrumentation diagrams

AutoCAD knowledge is a plus

Working level knowledge of SPC and Lean/Six Sigma methods

Ability to contribute effectively as an individual and within a team

Must have excellent written and oral communication, problem solving, leadership and technical skills

Must be results-oriented, and able to focus on achieving the capacity, cost and quality targets of the business

High degree of initiative and ability to plan, prioritize, and work with minimal supervision

Excellent commitment to task