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Process Engineer

Company: Momentive Technologies
Location: Willoughby
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

The Process Engineer will report directly to the Operations Manager of the Sand Plant at the Willoughby Quartz Plant. - This position has responsibility in the manufacturing process of quartz products used in a variety of industries. - The position requires technical excellence and the ability to work with a team of engineers and production workers to produce quality quartz products in a safe and cost-effective environment.
Tasks and responsibilities of the position:

  • Provide leadership, engineering expertise, and excellence to the Operations and Maintenance teams in support of Safety, Quality, Productivity and Product Delivery.
  • Lead identification, mitigation, and elimination of safety exposures.
  • Ensure EHS compliance and improvement.
  • Establish, update, and maintain production procedures, maintenance procedures, process/product control, and test data.
  • Assist in the development of new products and processes.
  • Drive continuous improvement in areas of safety, product quality, product delivery, and product cost through the analysis of plant data and collaboration with Operations and Maintenance personnel and collaboration with internal and external resources.
  • Reduce product lead time via the implementation of Lean Manufacturing concepts on the production line.
  • Audit plant activities to ensure compliance while maintaining appropriate documentation.
  • Interact with vendors for project implementation and proposals.
  • Lead and assist in the development and sustainability of 5S.
  • Facilitate problem solving (root cause analysis) with corrective action through collaboration with Operations, Maintenance, and other support organizations.
  • Collect and analyze process and production data to identify trends and ensure process stability.
  • Ensure quality through analysis of incoming raw materials, process reliability, in-process testing, and final product certification.
  • Partner with the organization to drive business success through process and equipment reliability and teamwork.
  • Drive variable cost productivity through process improvements -
  • Development of trial plans and monitoring/execution of trial steps

    Key Metrics Role is Accountable For:

    • Material and conversion variance
    • OEE%
    • Cost analysis
    • VCP (Variable Cost and Productivity) or Lean savings

      Key Relationships:

      • Plant Leadership Team and Shop Floor Employees
      • Site EH&S Leader
      • Functional Leaders including Quality, Technology, Continuous Improvement and Commercial Organization

        Travel Requirements
        Up to 10%
        Basic Qualifications:

        • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Chemical, Industrial or Electrical Engineering
        • Minimum of 3 years of experience in Process Engineering in a manufacturing environment
        • Demonstrated Capital Project Management Skills including engagement and management of internal and external resources
        • Excellent written and oral communication skills
        • Demonstrated team contribution and leadership skills
        • A track record of leading Continuous Improvement efforts with demonstrated sustained outcomes.
        • Strong analytical expertise coupled with excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills to all levels.

          Preferred Qualifications:

          • Prior experience in a Process Engineering role
          • Demonstrated mechanical engineering aptitude
          • Prior experience mentoring and coaching others with demonstrated change management skills
          • Exhibits desire and courage to learn new skills and assume broader roles in the organization
          • Energetic self-starter with strong leadership skills
          • Exhibits a sense of urgency which translates to the floor
          • Deliver on commitments: proven track record of sustainable performance
          • Proficient in SAP and/or equivalent ERP
          • Preferred Green Belt Level or Lean/Six Sigma skills
          • Proficient in:

            • Project Management and Leadership
            • Root Cause Analysis
            • Statistical Analysis and Interpretation
            • Designed Experiments a plus

              We are an Equal Opportunity Employer
              We treat all our associates and candidates as equals. We require all associates and managers to do so too and comply with employment laws and regulations. All personnel actions are conducted in the spirit of equal employment. We are committed to recruit, train, promote and retain associates without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identification and expression, national origin, marital status, age, disability, genetic information, military status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal laws.

Keywords: Momentive Technologies, Cleveland , Process Engineer, Other , Willoughby, Ohio

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