Process Engineer/Senior Process Engineer

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Process Engineer/Senior Process Engineer

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Scope of Position:
The primary scope is new product & process development lead for forming but will also provide process engineering skill in other green end processes, including batching, drying and cutting. In all areas, use the scientific method to drive to fundamental understanding and deliver step change improvements in process capability, product attributes/quality, and improved process understanding.

Day to Day Responsibilities:
• Provide process engineering skills for process improvements of existing manufacturing products and processes, process development for new products, and root cause understanding for production issues
• Use rigorous tools to deliver results including situation, potential problem, and decision analyses, risk assessments, DMAIC, LEAN, and/or Innovation methodologies.
• Work in a cross-functional environment: link between development, quality, commercial, and manufacturing to deliver the best results.
• Experimental design to determine main effects as well as interactions and optimize important processes and/or reduce variability
• Effective communications: translate work, solutions, and directions into presentations to leadership that can be understood and are actionable
• Support individual or multiple plants within CET
• Use the scientific method to drive for fundamental understanding
• Use engineering principles and data to solve problems, including production issues

Projects Involved with:
• Process development for new products
• Process improvements for existing products
• Root cause understanding for production issues

Role within Group:
• New product & process development forming leader
• Technical project leadership in areas mentioned above
• Technical liaison between development, engineering and manufacturing
• Promote and develop technical growth and responsibility among department technicians
• Influence division wide process initiatives

Travel Requirements: 10-25%, some international is possible

Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: Typically 8-5, but some off hours support required

Required Education and Experience: Minimum: B.S. in Materials related field + 3-5 years’ experience, Ceramic, Materials or Chemical Engineering

Preferred Education and Experience:
• B.S. in Ceramics, Glass, Materials, or Chemical Engineering with 5+ years’ project experience in ceramic forming roles
• M.S. + 3-5 years’ related experience

Required Skills:
• Broad process engineering background
• Knowledge of materials processing
• Working knowledge of basic statistics and process engineering principles
• Communication skills, both written and oral
• Ability to use data to drive to solutions
• Strong drive to succeed and implement solutions

Desired Skills:
• Proven track record leading projects
• Forming experience in ceramics
• Product owner experience
• Experience with new product introductions
• Formal problem solving leadership skills
• Experience with Six Sigma DMAIC principles
• Teamwork in a multicultural environment
• Experience in the stages of innovation, transferring technology and processes from development to production
• Experience in a manufacturing environment

Soft Skills:
• Open and engaging to effectively interface with others
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Technical curiosity
• Team player
• Flexibility
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