- Flexo Press
- Project Management
- Process Engineering
Kodak is Hiring!
We are looking for a Chemical Process Engineer to join our Printed Electronics team in Rochester, NY.
Kodak offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the resurgence of an iconic global company. We combine the strength of a brand that is recognized and beloved around the world with the excitement and entrepreneurial spirit of a start-up. We are focused on the future and looking for professionals with energy, ideas and ambition to help us take next steps in our transformation. We’re building a culture which values creativity in all its forms, having a global perspective, a focus on sustainability, and the trust we’ve earned over decades of building strong relationships. Kodak has a rich heritage of leadership and innovation, but is also, in many ways, reinventing itself. Kodak is truly a place where you can make a difference.
This is a chemical process engineer position in the printed electronics organization, reporting to the General Manager. The printed electronics process utilizes production-scale, roll-to-roll equipment in class 1,000 and 10,000 cleanroom environments. The equipment is used for the development and manufacturing of patterned conductive films using two fundamental process blocks: 1) flexographic printing and 2) electroless copper plating. The scope of this position includes full ownership and oversight of the electroless copper plating process, with strong collaboration across the process steps for full production optimization. The right candidate will be able to drive meaningful improvements to the existing plating processes, while also exploring process alternatives that could better meet the needs of our current product portfolio and future customers. It is expected that the successful candidate will be comfortable leading the implementation of process improvements in any aspects of this wet chemical process – including chemistry, hardware, software and process changes
Hands-on process owner and expert for the plating process; Provide daily decision-making and oversight of all aspects of plating operations.
Work directly with the Operations Manager to lead the plating process staff, and optimize schedules and equipment utilization.
Drive process improvements through systematic exploration of opportunities using R&D best practices – with a focus toward manufacturability and process robustness.
Serve as the primary contact with chemistry suppliers, equipment and hardware vendors, and Kodak’s Analytical and Health & Safety teams.
Serve on Manufacturing and Operations teams addressing current product engineering and design-for-manufacturability improvements.
Serve on New Product Introduction teams addressing product opportunities requiring the verification or development of process capability to achieve customer requirements.
Experience managing a chemical operation including chemical materials handling, solution replenishment, process hardware, chemical analysis methods, and process control strategies and software.
Proven track record of driving continuous improvement in a chemical operation using disciplined management-of-change processes.
Ability to translate customer requirements to process necessary process modifications.
Experience working with vendors to evaluate chemistry and hardware alternatives for process optimization.
Ability to work in a flexible R&D / low-volume manufacturing operation, with experience in volume manufacturing and ability to support rapid ramp-up from pilot scale to production.
Working knowledge of electroless plating processes, chemistry, and hardware is highly desired.
Experience in capital project management is desired.
Minimum Experience Level
3 to 6 years
Minimum B.S. Degree in Chemical Engineering, or related engineering discipline with experience in process engineering.
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