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Process Engineer 1

Company: Westlake Plastics Co
Location: Middletown
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:


Fulltime - Onsite/Partial Remote - Engineering
- Work with manufacturing to help maintain/update database of process and run parameters for all polymers and extruders used in commercial production
- Analysis of the data collected from historical and current runs to help drive improvements targeting operational efficiency
- Collaborate with sales and manufacturing to lead R&D trails, coordinate with labs for physical and other analytical testing of materials, document, analyze and interpret the results
- Work with, or as the project manager, document, track and report on milestones and performance of development projects
- Provide key operational/manufacturing metrics for the quarterly quality management review process and present the results to the management team as needed
- Establish Standard Operating Conditions (SOC's) for new/existing processes and identify process control parameters and control limits for key process variables
- Occasionally prepare presentations to executive management on project status, equipment related matters, and new product development
- Ability to apply engineering principles, techniques, and procedures to tooling design and plastic processing
- Knowledge of polymer extrusion processes and materials, and ability to analyze and implement solutions to processing issues
- Statistics in a manufacturing environment including, but not limited to, interpretation of data, extraction of trends, and establishment of process targets and limits
- Manage projects with cross-departmental teams with thorough documentation, consistent monitoring, precise communication, and detailed reporting
- Ability to work independently on DOEs and analytical projects, troubleshoot production issues in a team-based environment and lead/participate in continuous improvement/5S projects
- Ability to read and interpret technical documents such as SOPs, maintenance instructions, engineering drawings, change management documents, and safety related documentation
- There will likely be some short travel assignments (up to 20%) to the plant in Mayfield, PA or to partner sites as required by the project
- Excellent time management, communication, presentation, and organizational skills required
- Follow and comply with all OSHA and company safety procedures
- Bachelor's degree in Polymer or Material Science, Plastics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
- 1-2 years of functional and hands on process engineering experience, preferably within profile/ rod/sheet extrusion (internship/co-op experience will be considered)
- Proficient in MS Office, JMP/Minitab, and good working knowledge of engineering design toolsPI177766191

Keywords: Westlake Plastics Co, Reading , Process Engineer 1, Engineering , Middletown, Pennsylvania

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