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Senior Process Engineer

**T** **ITLE:** Senior Process Engineer

**LOCATION:** Mogadore, OH

**REPORTS TO:** Sr. Technical
& Engineering Manager

**SHIFT:** M-F (Day shift)

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**GENERAL RESPONSIBILITY:** The Process Engineer is responsible for
coordinating the molding efforts on new program launches, setting up and/or
revising manufacturing processes and assisting the manufacturing operations in
problem solving and continuous process improvements. This position is responsible for leading the
efforts to reduce costs, improve
efficiencies, reduce quality issues and standardize processes. The position will lead and support material
and color samples, new product mold trials, machine/mold design reviews and
run-offs, and hands-on productivity initiatives. This position will be responsible for
optimizing injection molding and robot processes, developing standard operating
procedures and process specification as well as supporting quality and safety
initiatives.

**KEY ROLES ANDRESPONSIBILITIES:**

+ Participate in new tooling design reviews andprovide recommendations

+ Participate in machine and robot design reviewsand provide direction to the vendors

+ Involved in the selection of all new moldingmachines, robots, tooling and auxiliary equipment

+ Trial and evaluate newmaterials, colorants and additives and provide process recommendations

+ Trial all new,replacement and refurbished tooling and develop recommended process specification

+ Travel to mold andmachine builders to participate in initial trials and run-offs

+ Setup and programmingof robots; troubleshooting EOAT/press interface issues

+ Develop, manage, and update the molding machine processspecification library while monitoring historical cycle time based onprocess and machine capabilities and update accordingly

+ Manage the mold andmachine specifications and compatibility database

+ Recommendcorrect set-up of molds, machines & auxiliary equipment before release toproduction

+ Responsible forperiodic monitoring of product quality and adherence to productspecifications

+ Interact with R&DProduct & Design Engineers, Material Engineers, Tooling Engineer on allnew products, colorant and material development projects

+ Works closely with R& D and quality departments on any new project qualifications and PPAP

+ Provide support to theTechnical Supervisors & Process Technicians as required

+ Develop and implementplans to reduce scrap and improve cycle efficiency

+ Perform DOE in orderto understand and optimize processes and define limitations and tolerances

+ Work on compilingdocumentation for capital projects, cost savings, ROI, justifications

+ Provide support anddevelopment of VAVE (value added value engineer) cost reductioninitiatives

+ On a day to day basiswork with the Planning, Quality, Technical, Maintenance, Mold &Machine shop, and Production departments to coordinate and execute allactivities

+ Performs root causeanalysis on any process changes implemented.

+ Monitors regrindconsumption, virgin materials, and overall blends to ensure consistencyand reports on how it impacts the process capabilities.

+ Provide process, operating instructions and trainingdocumentation and assist with the training of the technicians

**KNOWLEDGE,SKILLS AND ABILITIES:**

+ Hands on InjectionMolding processing expertise in a production

+ Experienceworking with Husky, Milacron, Engel, and Krauss Maffei injection moldingmachines

+ Experienceworking with high speed side & top entry robots and articulated robotics suchas Fanuc, Wittmann, CBW/Mueller is desirable

+ Knowledge& experience working with and designing End of Arm Tools (EOAT)

+ Experienceworking with ancillary equipment including but not limited to hot runnercontrollers, temperature controllers, material blenders, resin handlingequipment, granulators, and conveyors

+ Processingknowledge / experience with resin/materials: PP, HDPE, LLDPE, TPE, COPET, SAN,ABS

+ Knowledgeand experience working with colorant, additives and processing aids

+ Intimatetooling knowledge including core, cavity, ejection, plates, slides, cooling, heating

+ Intimateknowledge of mold hot runner design including but not limited to manifolds,heaters, TC, hot tips, pneumatic & hydraulic valve gates

+ Experienceworking with high cavitation molds

+ Experienceworking with multi-level stack molds desirable

+ Thin wall/ packaging plastic processing experience desirable

+ Experienceworking with automation and packaging equipment

+ Abilityto perform tonnage calculations, review mold and machine specifications anddetermine compatibility, injection unit capacity, cooling / flow requirements

+ General Knowledgeof injection molded part design requirements, constraints and limitations

+ General Knowledgeof injection molded part and processing defects and typical corrective actions

+ Projectmanagement skills including developing action item trackers, timelines & projectscope

+ Understandingof Statistical Process Control (SPC)

+ Understandingof Scientific molding principles and tools

+ Experiencewith PLC & PC, Industrial controls, AC drives, servo motors & drivesdesirable

+ BluePrint reading including GD &T

+ Abilityto read and understand Equipment Operations & maintenance manuals

+ Lean/SixSigma Problem solving and process improvement tools and methodologies such as 5Whys, DMAIC, root cause analysis desirable

+ Experienceworking with Quality Management Systems, specifications, testing, qualification

**PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:**

+ BS or MS Engineering Degree (plastics technology preferred)

+ Or equivalent engineering experience in a manufacturing environment

+ Minimum of 5+ years of hands on Injection Molding processing expertise

+ Minimum of 3 - 5 years of experience in manufacturing environment.

+ Proficient in AutoCAD and Solidworks or comparable CAD/3D modeling

+ Experience, understanding and interpreting Mold Flow and FEA analysis

+ Proficient in utilizing business systems such as ERP (SAP), MES (Mattec), CMMS (Micromain)

+ Competency using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, Outlook, etc)

+ Ability to author technical reports as well as prepare and deliver effective presentations

+ Ability to complete cost analysis, capital appropriation requests and ROI development

+ Trained in problem solving techniques, Statistical Process Control, Quality and Lean Manufacturing

**PREFERRED CHARACTERISTICS:**

+ Highly motivated self-starter, flexible, open-minded with a strong work ethic and positive attitude

+ Proven track record of driving results to meet the organization’s metrics and KPIs

+ Proven experience in root cause identification and countermeasure implementation and perform validations on new, transferred, or modified processes.

+ Demonstrated ability to lead and/or participate on cross-functional teams to achieve established goals and objectives.

+ Strong project management skills. The experience and ability to prioritize and manage multiple development projects simultaneously ensuring all milestones, deadlines, and deliverables are met.

+ Blend of technical, interpersonal skills, with continuous learning through training and mentoring

+ Must possess strong leadership skills.

+ Strong interpersonal and communication skills - able to communicate effectively to all levels

+ Keen understanding of manufacturing processes and the use of machinery to produce a quality product in a manufacturing environment

+ Must be able to build a strong working relationship with all levels and departments

+ Work with limited supervision and maintain an atmosphere of cooperation among all departments.

Newell Brands (NASDAQ: NWL) is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Paper Mate, Sharpie, Dymo, EXPO, Parker, Elmers, Coleman, Marmot, Oster, Sunbeam, FoodSaver, Mr. Coffee, Graco, Baby Jogger, NUK, Calphalon, Rubbermaid, Contigo, First Alert, and Yankee Candle. For hundreds of millions of consumers, Newell Brands makes life better every day, where they live, learn, work and play. Newell Brands and its subsidiaries are Equal OpportunityEmployers and comply with applicable employment laws. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled are encouraged to apply.

Newell Brands is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We provide all employees and applicants for employment with equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, immigration status, marital status, military status, any covered veteran status, disability status, genetic information, caregiving responsibilities or any other basis prohibited by law.

Senior Process Engineer

Full time
Mogadore, OH

Published on 11/14/2020

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