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Process Engineer, Extrusion

Company: Gables Search Group
Location: Cleveland
Posted on: October 13, 2021

Job Description:


PAY:  80-120K depending on experience level and breadth of experience

SUMMARY:  Our client is a growing and profitable extruder of polymer products.  In this role, you will work on a wide variety of process engineering products, including new product and material trials, setting up full-scale production, and process improvement on the extrusion lines. 


Process Engineer Responsibilities: 

  • Optimizing the extrusion process from design to product launch and continual improvement
  • Optimize polymer formulations to better suit requirements of established and new extruded products. 
  • Successfully introducing new extruded products, including heavy involvement in design, extrusion and fabrication tooling, materials and material development. 
  • Document process requirements, setup and process parameters to assure equipment and plant team are capable of producing quality products.  
  • Implementation of SOP’s (standard operating procedures) including standard work, workplace organization, quality and packaging specifications.
  • Complete time studies to identify opportunities for efficiency improvements.
  • Coordinate continuous improvement and production process refinement efforts.
  • Coordinate all applicable product testing verification and ongoing validation to meet product specifications as well as comply with applicable local and governmental regulations. 



  • BSChem-E, BS Polymer Science, BS Chemistry, BS Plastics Engineering, or similar. M Will consider non-degreed people with vast extrusion experience.
  • 3 years of functional and HANDS-ON process engineering experience within polymer extrusion processes, with experience running extruders in trials.  
  • 3 years of experience testing polymer materials to ensure they meet specifications. 
  • 2 years experience with Continuous Improvement tools such as lean manufacturing, Kaizen, 6 sigma.  
  • Very strong experience with SOP’s and WI’s, as well as SPC.
  • Experience establishing testing criteria and setting up tests for operations.

Keywords: Gables Search Group, Cleveland , Process Engineer, Extrusion, Other , Cleveland, Ohio

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