Provides engineering analysis, evaluation and coordination on the installation, start up, and operation of Batch & Cullet projects which will allow the plant to maximize yields, product quality and meet budgeted costs.
Forecasts raw material requirements based on production requirements and works closely with purchasing, vendors and railroad as needed.
Performs checks vendor COA’s to assure compliant raw materials.
Monitors SPC of raw material weigh-ups and facilitates PM’s on scales, feeders and other bulk handling equipment
Performs XRF’s of base glass and cullet piles to assure optimal glass quality, color and light transmission.
Incumbent will coordinate and integrate all activities in order that plant equipment and systems are efficiently utilized/maintained. Also includes monitoring and reviewing safety/housekeeping requirements for Hot End.
Occasionally provides relief for shift supervisors as a result of vacations, illness, etc.
Continuously works with plant and corporate engineering group to improve existing process designs to reduce production costs. Assures that new production models are made and evaluated where processes are significantly changed.
Provides consultation, analysis evaluation and review on problems of automation, advanced methods and equipment, material handling, etc. Develops and implements appropriate computer applications in process engineering.
Constantly alert for technological developments in the glass batch and bulk material handling industries. Pursues appropriate developments through tests/analysis and communicates the results to interested personnel.
Maintains strong working relationship with other process engineers in the factory, and jointly implements hot end and coating application and developments.
Maintains cognizance of design and development trends as applied to safety code or other regulatory body or agency trends, and modifies and pursues long-term plans accordingly.
Ensures tonnage requirements do not exceed permit limits. Compliance with this will enable the plant to comply with its Environmental Program as well as with Regulatory obligations. Failure to comply will result in environmental permit violations which may in turn result in fines and plant closures which would impact the plant’s performance negatively.
Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering (or equivalent technical experience) is required.
Minimum of five years of experience in Batch plant operations in a continuous manufacturing environment.
Practical experience in Furnace operations, Pollution Control Plant, Float Glass Forming and/or Annealing is desired.
Excellent interpersonal, coaching and communication skills
Ability to facilitate groups in an employee involvement environment
Basic computer skills-Excel, Word, PowerPoint