Johns Manville is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Process Engineer. The purpose of the Process Engineer's role will be to provide technical leadership to operate manufacturing assets at target regarding output and usage of material while meeting finished product specifications. This position will lead continuous improvements within the Spartanburg facility in areas of customer resolution, product quality, process capability, product cost reduction, and new technology identification and implementation.
The Spartanburg, South Carolina plant produces a variety of polyester reinforcement, filtration and specialty fabrics using JM-proprietary Spunbond technology. As an internal supplier to JM's Roofing Systems Group and several other commercial roofing manufacturers, Spartanburg's Evalith product lines can be found as a reinforcement in modified bitumen roofing applications worldwide. Other fabrics produced in Spartanburg are used in high performance composites, air/liquid filtration, geotextile and other specialty applications. The plant has three active production lines, is registered under the ISO-14001 and ISO-9001:2015 quality standards and operates on a 24/7 schedule.
Lead manufacturing initiatives including, but not limited to:
Optimize and troubleshoot manufacturing processes.
Evaluate processes and programs to improve product quality, process capability, reduce cost, and ensure employee safety.
Work with the Process Engineering/Technical and Innovation and Commercialization teams to implement process changes, conduct trials, and provide new product scale-up support.
Evaluate new technology to improve process capability and to develop new products.
Work with the manufacturing/engineering team to transfer new technology, develop and commercialize new products, and initiate best practices.
Conduct formal root cause and corrective actions on quality complaints and process issues by translating customer issues to the manufacturing process team. Creates quality alerts to create awareness of customer issues.
Lead the Management of Change (MOC) Program for the Spartanburg site.
Create and maintain knowledge of latest technologies and evaluate for use in current and future processes.
Assist in the development and implementation of the site's quality management system.
Train and develop employees to provide operational responsiveness and increase operator technical knowledge.
Provide technical support to a 24/7 continuous process operation.
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or equivalent technical field (Industrial, Systems, Mechanical, Chemical).
3+ years of engineering experience in an industrial process.
Candidate should have a desire to grow and develop towards operations, superintendent or other management roles within a manufacturing plant.
Exposure to manufacturing facility safety and quality programs.
Experience in data analysis and computer applications systems
Proven ability to identify opportunities and execute improvements.
Solid communication skills, both written and verbal.
Proficient in computer applications and data analysis.
Ability to meet aggressive program deliverables and work in a cross-functional team environment.
Ability to occasionally travel (domestic and international) for training and business support.
Strong technical and administrative skills
Ability to pass a pre-employment physical exam
Ability to work with extended hours as necessary to complete work assignments
Six Sigma/Lean/SPC experience, Greenbelt/Blackbelt certification.
Experience in polymer science or textile manufacturing.
ISO 9001 certified internal auditor
Must be able to climb stairs and safely access process machinery and controls on a multi-level manufacturing line.
Must be able to safely lift equipment/material of moderate weight (50 lbs.).
Must be able to wear plant required Personal Protective Equipment. (respirator, hearing protection, safety shoes, safety glasses, etc.)