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Process Engineer – Adhesives & Sealants #5405

Nationwide Technical & Executive Search
Jackson, MI


Jackson, MI

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Process Engineer – Adhesives & Sealants

Jackson, MI


Responsible for driving manufacturing productivity by improving process efficiencies, reducing wastes, and increasing capacities as well as ensuring profitable growth through successful new product commercializations. Key processes in this adhesives and sealants manufacturing facility include solids conveying, drying, mixing, compounding, extruding, laminating, winding, slitting, chemical reactions, and packaging. Specific responsibilities include:

Applying Six Sigma tools and techniques to achieve breakthroughs in waste reduction, yield improvements, capacity gains, and productivity improvements

Strengthening teamwork within operations and across functions using appropriate tools

Leading continuous process improvement activities

Improving process control via improved instrumentation and statistical tools

Identifying and implementing automation and packaging improvements

Utilizing lean enterprise techniques to improve activities

Leading technical troubleshooting activities and continuously improving the technical skills of the work force

Ensuring compliance with regulatory and TS16949 requirements

Addressing customer concerns and driving down product defects

Providing financial analysis support of plant activities to identify opportunities

Leading process and equipment design activities

Representing operations on product launch teams and leading new product commercialization activities within operations

Development of standardized work procedures and operator training

Identify and lead safety improvement in assigned process area

Key Success Factors (First 6 – 12 Months):

Develop six sigma metrics and identify process improvement opportunities and goals

Establish and lead teams to address cost of poor quality

Enhance employee involvement through improved communication of activities and results

Identify and implement key process improvements to drive efficiencies, capacities, and productivity aligned to business objectives

Identify and implement changes needed to support new product scale-up and successful commercialization

Implement engineering controls to improve safety and environmental performance

Attributes Sought:

Highly motivated self starter with a high energy level and track record of success

Ability to build, lead, and participate on teams - strong facilitation skills

Excellent people and communications skills

Practical background in statistical techniques as well as process measurement and improvement techniques

Knowledge of Lean and six sigma Black Belt principles preferred

Process design and problem solving skills and experience utilizing computer tools

Ability to coach, lead, and motivate others

Goal oriented with strong organizational skills and ability to focus on the big picture

Works well in a manufacturing environment and works well with manufacturing personnel

Education / Experience Requirements:
BS Degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering

5+ years of experience in a manufacturing or design environment

Experience with Packaging or automation a plus

Six sigma green or black belt certification

If you are interested in this position, please email your resume to sberi at nwexs dot com. You may also call my cell at 248.890.6231 or text me anytime until midnight PST (weekends are okay as well) if you have any questions.