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Process Engineer

Company Name:
Tredegar Film Products
The Process Engineer II will ensure process control and implement improvements in the operations processes. This person will coordinate the commercialization of new products, processes, and innovations within the plant. Effective interaction with customers, Product Development Engineers,suppliers, and fellow employees will be key to success. Will lead the continuous improvement (variability & cost reduction) initiatives of the site. Will perform other duties as required to promote overall plant effectivenes
Essential Role Responsibilities
Individual Leadership: Using appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to guide individuals or groups and to gain acceptance of an idea, plan, activity or product; Evaluate situations and identify existing problems or opportunities. Gather and analyze the facts needed to determine the critical issues relative to problems and the most likely causes of and possible solutions to them.
Continuous Improvement: Will lead the continuous improvement (variability & cost reduction) initiatives of the site.
Analysis (problem identification) - Secure relevant information and identifying key issues and relationships from a base of information. Relate and compare data from different sources. Identify cause and effect relationships. Evaluate situations and identifying existing problems or opportunities - or visualize potential problems or opportunities. Gather and analyze the facts needed to determine the critical issues relative to problems and the most likely causes of and possible solutions.
Commit to an action after developing alternative courses that are based on logical assumptions and factual information and that take into consideration resources, constraints, and organizational values.
Set-up ongoing procedures for collection and review of information necessary for project management.
Customer Focus: Anticipate customer needs; give high priority to customer satisfaction.
External Customers: Direct customer visits
Analyze customer complaint issues
Monitor customer return rates
Maintain library of customer specifications
Participate in creating specs
Accumulate and supply data to customer on product quality
Provide the date for customer requested certifications.
Internal Customers: Provide leadership in transitioning new products from R&D to manufacturing; working closely with Product Development Engineers.
-Design and conduct experiments for process improvements in manufacturing and other administrative areas.
-Participate on equipment selection committee for process capability input.
-Be alert and vigilant for recommendations in the areas of safety and housekeeping.
-Assist manufacturing in writing operational procedures.
-Advise plant management of improvement or deterioration of overall plant quality.
-Cooperate with other process engineers/analysts in exchange of ideas, experiments and improvements.
Statistical Knowledge and Application:
Thorough knowledge of statistical variation.
Continual use of statistical tools (ie -Six Sigma)
Set-up, run, and analyze trial using design of experiment (DOE) methods.
Conduct capability studies.
Implement systems that assure continuous improvement strategies are achieved.
Design sampling plans for effective data analysis, process improvements and satisfaction of customer needs.
Measure and Audit:
Establish baselines and systems for measuring improvements in quality.
Conduct periodic quality audits.
Educational Requirements and Work Experience
Technical Degree (Required)
B.S. Engineering (Preferred)
1-2 yrs Film Products experience
3-5 yrs Engineering/Manufactuing experience
Critical Dimensions/Skills
Process knowledge of Film technology (cast / blown), relationships between product characteristics and process parameters, fundamentals of resin rheology, and control systems
Core Competencies
Focus on Results - Able to plan and organize work to achieve goals; achieves targeted results with minimal supervision; is accountable for own actions.
Communications - Possess excellent verbal & written communications skills; Provides timely, well organized verbal and written information that is audience appropriate; listens attentively to others and retains/processes information.
Teamwork - Builds alliances, partnerships and collaboration with others including those different from him/her; deals tactfully with others; assumes helps with a variety of team roles.
Strategic Planning & Decision-Making - Develops strategic short and long term plans; arranges priorities, distinguishing urgent, important and unimportant in order to meet goals and deadlines; consults and collaborates with appropriate people.
Initiative & Innovation - Generates new ideas personally and encourage team to do the same; stays up-to-date on technology and approaches to work; provides creative solutions and input when faced with challenges.
Interpersonal Relationships - Builds effective relationships with internal and external customers; ability to work independently and coordinate work with others; resolves conflicts in a professional manner.
Quality & Safety - Adheres to all safety and security policies and regulations; demonstrates quality work that is accurate, thorough and efficient.
Continuous Improvement - Examines personal and organizational processes, promotes opportunities for improvement; analyzes successes and failures to learn and improve.
Training & Development - Completes required and suggested training; shows eagerness and capacity to learn; receptive to coaching and feedback.
Integrity - Committed to passionately and consistently promoting a professional culture that is trustworthy, honest, socially responsible, and where differences are respected and valued.
Performance Management - Sets clear expectations and direction for staff; achieves team results consistently; coaches staff to improve; is a positive role model
Expense Management - Plans budget appropriately, uses sound judgment; analyzes operation for improving expense efficiency; demonstrates knowledge of financial process and results.
Leadership - Builds commitment to team, company, mission and customer through effective and frequent communications; promotes an environment of trust; fosters a respectful, energetic and positive work culture.

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