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Process Engineer

Company: Novolex
Location: North Vernon
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

Why Choose Us?
Novolex is a leader in packaging innovation, choice and sustainability. We manufacture products in paper, plastic and sustainable materials for the food, retail, health and industrial markets.

Our Sustainability Commitment
The Novolex sustainability vision is built upon three pillars: our products, our operations and our people. Each is critically important to our growth and future as a business. These pillars form the foundation of our company-wide commitment to sustainability, helping us achieve our ambitious goals through our wide-ranging initiatives.

How You'll Perform the Role
The primary purpose of this role is to support improvement of existing processes, design, install, configure and maintain manufacturing systems to reduce cost, improve equipment reliability, and develop best practices with in the production process. The main focus of the process engineer's work is on maintaining reliable and safe manufacturing systems, while improving quality, overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), production rates, efficiencies, yields, costs and changeovers. The process engineer is a part of the plant staff driven to identify, develop and deliver innovative solutions that improve process capability and production volume while maintaining and improving safety and quality standards.

Essential Functions & Key Responsibilities:

  • Support production and maintenance in improving process reliability and performance. Key success factors include reducing equipment downtime and scrap, improving line performance and quality throughput, reducing changeover times, and improving the plant's overall approach to preventive and predictive maintenance.
  • Support and develop production and/or maintenance projects for the plant in Extrusion and Converting Departments.
  • Provide guidance to maintenance team on assigned tasks and projects.
  • Facilitate process/continuous improvement. Identify cost-savings and process improvement projects and move them from concept to implementation. Drive continuous improvement by developing and implementing systems and process improvements that optimize all phases of the production process; be actively involved in the development and implementation of long term improvement plans.
  • Create and maintain process flow, PFMEA, Standard Operating Procedures and line capability and performance documentation
  • Develop and maintain error proofing methodologies.
  • Support, cost, estimate and document all engineering changes.
  • Initiate actions to prevent the occurrence of any quality non-conformances related to product, process and systems.
  • Provide technical inputs for incident investigation, root cause analysis and corrective action.

    What We Need From You

    • Bachelor's Degree (Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related Technical Discipline).
    • At least five (5) years of relevant experience in manufacturing environment preferred.
    • Strong mechanical, electrical and manufacturing process skills/experience.
    • Must have working knowledge of PLC's, automation, and high speed manufacturing equipment.
    • Analytical skills and understanding of problem solving techniques/tools.
    • Data-driven, disciplined, objective and detail oriented.
    • Strong communication skills. Demonstrated ability to act as a business partner, "see the big picture," and work through ambiguity and change.
    • Advanced computer knowledge with MS Office applications (Excel, Access, etc) and other computer tools and software.
    • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without Company sponsorship.
    • Successful completion of pre-employment background and drug screen

      What You'll Get From Us
      With safety as our top priority and a commitment to employee well-being an important focus, we offer comprehensive and competitive benefits that include medical, dental and vision insurance (including Telehealth options) as well as a variety of other well-being resources focused on mental, physical and financial health. Specific benefits and well-being programs may vary depending on where you work.

      Community Engagement
      At Novolex, giving back to the local communities that support us is important. Our Focused Giving Program prioritizes support for organizations whose missions promote sustainability initiatives or address food and hunger needs. We also encourage facility level support of activities in the communities where our employees live and work.

      Training and Development
      We offer constant opportunities for advancement. From skills development to advanced education programs, training and development programs and courses are available through Novolex University. Programs include company and industry training curricula, support for formal education through the Tuition Reimbursement Program, and a Learning Management System that supports and enhances employee skills at all levels of the organization.

Keywords: Novolex, Bloomington , Process Engineer, Other , North Vernon, Indiana

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