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Process Engineer

Company: Glatfelter
Location: Mount Holly
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

Located in Mount Holly, NC the Process Engineer is responsible for the frontline implementation of Lean Manufacturing and 6-- Principles in order to continuously improve environmental, health and safety, quality, cost, and time-based activities related to personnel, operations, and equipment associated with the Airlaid paper machines at the Mt Holly facility. The Process Engineer will identify and evaluate the feasibility of new technological developments and best practices and recommend solutions for application in operations inclusive of recommending, justifying, and leading Capital Budget projects. There will be times when the Process Engineer will serve on committees, task forces, teams as assigned and conduct special assignments. This position will assume the responsibilities of the Line Managers as required during vacations or sickness. Duties/Responsibilities:
Structures work and activities based upon:
Safety metrics
Environmental metrics
Quality metrics
Cost metrics
Time metrics
Safety:
Leads for safety compliance by following Glatfelter's Safety Policy
Promotes and fosters a workplace culture of continuous improvement of safety practices
Ensures and is accountable for personal compliance with Plant safety and Departmental safety rules
Completes necessary reporting for near miss accidents, first aid cases, and OSHA recordable injuries
Completes assigned action items for near miss accidents, first aid cases, and OSHA recordable injuries
Investigates and completes assigned action items from safety suggestions as practical
Trains and coaches employees, as needed, in developing safe work habits
Performs necessary Lock Out Tag Out and Confined Space entry activities
Develops, improves and implements safety procedures and initiatives as required
Completes and provides feedback to employees on Job Safety Observation Cards
Ensures completion of personal monthly safety training by assigned due date
Applies 6S Workplace Organization Principles
Environmental:
Leads for environmental compliance by following Glatfelter's Environmental Policy
Ensures that all Mt Holly processes are operated in accordance with all environmental permits
Promotes and fosters a workplace culture of continuous improvement of environmental practices
Ensures and is accountable for personal compliance with established Environmental Management Operating
Completes necessary reporting for near miss incidents, public complaints, and environmental incidents
Completes assigned action items for near miss incidents, public complaints, and environmental incidents
Investigates and completes assigned action items from environmental suggestions as practical
Trains and coaches employees, as needed, in developing environmentally sound work habits
Participates in DEP and EPA audits as required
Completes required environmental documentation accurately, and in a timely fashion
Quality:
Leverages the use of Lean Manufacturing and 6-- Principles to:
Determine sources of process variation and impact on quality specifications
Define and document the problem to be solved and the desired outcome
Measure statistical performance of process
Analyze process performance using graphical analysis and inferential statistics
Improve process performance by investigating and implementing ideas where practical
Control process performance by creating, training on, implementing, and auditing Standard Work Procedures and Control and Reaction Plans
Cost:
Understands cost implications related to raw material purchases and usage
Works with the Maintenance department to ensure that maintenance activities are completed in a cost-effective manner
Identifies the need for capital projects, and develops the business case for such projects
Coordinates the planning and implementation of capital projects in a cost effective manner with the Engineering and Maintenance departments
Time:
Strives to understand deviations from daily, monthly, quarterly, and yearly production budget and works with operations leadership to determine root cause and corrective actions
Assists with preparation and execution of biannual shutdowns to meet established time schedule
Coordinates the planning and implementation of capital projects in a timely manner with the Engineering and Maintenance departments
Other Responsibilities:
Provides process and technical expertise for Airlaid operations
Provides troubleshooting expertise for all areas production areas, particularly in the absence of Line Managers
Assumes departmental and mill call out responsibilities as scheduled. In the absence of operations Line Managers and Production Manager, provides meeting coverage and assists in directing operations, as needed, according to the call out schedule.
Assists operations leadership with establishing and maintaining operational and training protocols
Assists with verifying new employees' competence prior to being placed on the job
Provides written and verbal guidance when the process needs to be operated outside of normal parameters for safety or operational reasons
Participates in the selection and training of backup shift supervisors and hourly working leads
Fosters a continuous learning environment
Leads and participates in Kaizen events
Attends technical seminars and meetings for the purpose of continuing technical training
Evaluates and recommends process improvement projects, and supports related trials
Serves on committees, task forces, teams as assigned and conducts special assignments as directed
Provides process and technical support during maintenance outages that may require working night shift, weekends, and holidays
Qualifications/Experience: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily as agreed by incumbent and supervisory manager. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability necessary to perform the duties and responsibilities. Education and/or Experience: Bachelor's degree (B.S.) from four-year college or university in Chemical Engineering or Paper Science, and at least 2 semesters of industrial manufacturing internship and/or co-op experience. Lean Manufacturing certification and 6-- Green Belt certification desired but not necessary. Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, and technical procedures. Ability to write operational and safety procedures. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, engineers and hourly workers. Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in verbal, mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. If you are interested in this role, please apply on Glatfelter's website to be considered. Please do not reach out to executives or individuals directly. Thank you." EOE/Vet/Disability/AA Employer"

Keywords: Glatfelter, Gastonia , Process Engineer, Engineering , Mount Holly, North Carolina

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