As a member of the Finishing Department reporting to the Department Manager, the Process Engineer is responsible for improving the efficiency of the manufacturing process and managing small capital projects.
Understand the waste, speed, and delay design for each product on each machine, then meets or exceeds design by: (70%)
- Developing and implementing plans that reduces scrap, improves paint yield, and improves laminate yield;
- Creating and updating process maps for each machine; i.e. identifying and removing bottle necks in process;
- Identifying all delay and developing and implementing plans that close the delay gaps;
- Driving collaboration between respective departments that ensures all issues are addressed and resolved;
- Communicating on the production floor with all associated operators to ensure continuous improvement in the manufacturing process; and
- Networking with other Process engineers in all plants to freely share best practices.
Routinely verifies conformance of material being produced to meet or exceed the quality standard by: (10%)
Actively leads and supports the plant safety program by:
- Monitoring lab results; and
- Participating in quality audits and meetings.
Develops and manages capital projects by:
- Identifying and reducing hazards related to plant equipment;
- Monitoring and addressing safety conditions and behaviors; and
- Participating in safety audits.
- Identifying improvement opportunities;
- Organizing teams to help in research efforts;
- Writing Capital Expenditure Requests (CER); and
- Coordinating and implementing projects.
The position responsibilities outlined above are in no way to be construed as all encompassing. Other duties, responsibilities, and qualifications may be required and/or assigned as necessary.
The Process Engineer uses professional experience and accepted best practices to design and implement process improvements.
The incumbent may be responsible for leading various teams associated to improving the efficiency of the manufacturing process.
Scope of Position:
The Process Engineer, working closely with the Department Manager, Maintenance Manager, Mechanical and Electrical Technicians, and Machine Operators, evaluates operations effectiveness and efficiency. Assesses effectiveness of process improvements and determines additional opportunities regarding waste, speed, and delay.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Demonstrated ability to effectively take action to solve problems while exhibiting sound judgment and successful stress tolerance.
- Demonstrated ability to act independently upon information and make decisions that achieve optimal results.
- Strong interpersonal and written/oral communication skills with the ability to relate well and cooperate with others to effectively coordinate activities and accomplish goals.
- Demonstrated intermediate skills with the standard features of various personal computer word processing and spreadsheet software (Microsoft Word and Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet, and other proprietary software).
- Demonstrated ability to think ahead and plan over a 30-day time span and prepare action plans to achieve results.
- Ability to balance and achieve positive results in the areas of quality, productivity and cost.
- Ability to successfully manage multiple tasks and prioritize workload while paying attention to detail.
- Demonstrated ability to function as a strong team player.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (mechanical, chemical, industrial, paper science).
- 1 Internship or coop in a high-speed manufacturing environment.
- Experience in troubleshooting electrical control systems on continuous production lines including programmable logic control (PLC) and variable frequency drive systems (VFD).
- Decision Making: Identifying and understanding issues; problems, and opportunities; comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.
- Initiating Action: Taking prompt action to accomplish objectives; taking action to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive.
- Building Partnerships: Identifying opportunities and taking action to build strategic relationships between one’s area and other areas, teams, departments, units, or organizations to help achieve business goals.
- Stress Tolerance: Maintaining stable performance under pressure or opposition (such as time pressure, or job ambiguity); handling stress in a manner that is acceptable to others and to the organization.
- Continuous Learning: Actively identifying new areas for learning; regularly creating and taking advantage of learning opportunities; using newly gained knowledge and skill on the job and learning through their application.
- Adaptability: Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work tasks or the work environment; adjusting effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures
- Gaining Commitment: Using appropriate interpersonal styles and techniques to gain acceptance of ideas or plans; modifying one’s own behavior to accommodate tasks, situations, and individuals involved.
- Information Monitoring: Setting up ongoing procedures to collect and review information needed to manage an organization or ongoing activities within it.
- Managing Conflict: Dealing effectively with others in an antagonistic situation; using appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to reduce tension or conflict between two or more people.
James Hardie is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, among other things, or as a qualified individual with a disability. Equal Employment Opportunity is the law.