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Process Engineer in Kankakee, IL at Synerfac

Date Posted: 12/3/2018

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Job Description

Process Engineer

Reports directly to: Plant Manager

The main objective of the role is to provide technical leadership to optimize cost, quality, productivity and reliability. This would include leading teams of hourly employees and staff in continuous improvement activities to achieve and sustain results in the areas of waste elimination and variation reduction. The candidate should have practical experience in continuous improvement.

Typical work activities include, but are not limited to:

•Defining and resolving process problems through individual and team-based continuous improvement activities and structured problem solving methods.
•Developing standard work and ensuring operators and supervisors are engaged and trained in running plant processes consistently.
•Commissioning new production equipment and processes, monitoring modifications, upgrades, and troubleshooting existing processes.
•Working closely with the plant engineer to monitor and improve the efficiency, output and safety of the plant;
•Making observations and taking measurements directly, as well as collecting and interpreting data from the other technical and operating staff involved in order to develop and implement process improvement.
•Provides technical leadership for environmental monitoring and ongoing performance of plant environmental controls and processes;
•Working closely with the operators and staff who oversee quality control of raw materials, finished products, plant maintenance, product specifications and production schedules;
•Identifying root causes and recommending the appropriate corrective actions proactively.

Job Requirements


•Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering
•Minimum of 5 years hands-on work experience in a manufacturing environment with a proven track record of measurable results
•Experience in roofing and/or building materials manufacturing is a plus
•Strong understanding of Total Quality Management (TQM) and Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) and its practical implementation
•Basic knowledge of AutoCAD and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) is preferred (ControlLogix/ RS logic)
•Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
•Basic detail and conceptual design skills
•Experience with project management and implementation from the initial planning stages to completion
•Lean six sigma skills and experience preferred
•Advanced analytical skills, and creativity in solving problems/trouble shooting
•Strong organizational skills in order to manage multiple short and long-term projects
•Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written, verbal and presentation), with the ability to effectively work with others in a team environment
•Demonstrated initiative and the ability to handle complex assignments with a proactive attitude
•Strong Attention to detail and accuracy

•**All Qualified Candidates, please contact: AJ Tagliaferro ***

Phone: 302-324-9400