Process Engineer
Little Rapids Corporation
Shawano, WI

About $71,000 - $95,000 a year

Basic Position Objective Statement:
Provide real-time expertise on assigned manufacturing processes. A Process Engineer optimizes manufacturing processes to maximize efficiency and quality though creativity in design, development, optimization and problem solving for manufacturing. Strive to control the variability within manufacturing processes.

Safety Philosophy:
Little Rapids Corporation will manufacture products in a manner that respects the safety and health of our associates, the environment, and the communities in which we operate. We believe that every Associate plays critical role in creating a safe work environment by exhibiting personal safe behaviors. To be successful as a company, we will have exemplary safety performance.

Principal Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
Responsible for continuously optimizing the production process in a sustainable way through root cause problem solving and standardization.

Provide process engineering support on resolution of process and equipment problems.

Maintain product specifications that reflect customer requirements as well as LRC’s process

Utilize continuous improvement techniques to design and develop improvements to the manufacturing process.

Interface with operations personnel to improve consistency and reliability of LRC manufacturing processes.

Evaluate materials as requested by LRC sales and marketing or manufacturing.

Coordinate trials for material changes, process optimization, product qualification and specification changes. Development of a trial plan, coordinating the appropriate personnel to be present during trials.

Partner with machine operators to set standards and procedures for manufacturing processes ensuring sustainability of standards. Closes the skill matrix gaps of operations teams by ensuring the knowledge transfer of specified area.

Other assignments as made by management.

This is not an exhaustive list of duties or functions and may not necessarily comprise all of the “essential functions” for purposes of the ADA.

Knowledge, Education and Training Qualifications and Certifications:
B.S. in mechanical, industrial engineering, or other engineering science discipline required.

3-5 years of paper making manufacturing process development experience required.

Experience using manufacturing tools such as statistical process control, data mining methods, Six sigma / lean manufacturing training preferred.

Key Functional Competencies:
Process and technology expert for the process area.

Familiarity with high-speed manufacturing equipment, installations, and machine start-ups.

Key Performance Competencies:
Role model for safe work practices, behaviors, and working conditions.

Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a culture defined by LRC’s core values.

Demonstrated ability to lead cross-functional teams to achieve project results within required timeframes.

Demonstrates ownership of and ability to manage project assignments with a broad scope and high level of complexity and able to prioritize and complete work in a timely manner.

Demonstrates advanced problem-solving skills using quality and statistical tools.

Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to effectively interact with others.

Regular attendance at work is required. Ability to work additional hours during the week or on weekends may be required.

Minimal travel may be required to meet the needs of the business (estimated 0-5%).

Physical Requirements:
The ability to work in a normal office environment to include: sitting or standing for long periods of time, operating various standard office equipment, carrying paper documents/files, reaching and bending, speaking on the telephone, walking through our manufacturing plant, and wearing required personal protection gear (i.e. hearing, eye and foot protection).

EOE M/W/Vet/Disabled

EEO/AA Employer