Manufacturing Process Engineer (REQ381)

Company: Spartech
Job type: Full-time

Manufacturing Process Engineer
Goodyear, AZ
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Join the Goodyear, AZ - Spartech Team!
We are currently looking for a Process Engineer to join our team to support our variety of customers. If you meet the qualifications and want to make a difference in a fast-paced environment with a company large enough to offer you room to grow but not so large you become “just a number”, and who has a large focus on safety and success, Spartech might be the ideal company for you!
Our Goodyear facility manufactures premium optical acrylic sheet which is used primarily in high performance aerospace applications like fighter jet canopies and aircraft windows. Our employees take pride in our superior product performance and quality, which are known and valued around the world.
Drive process improvement, root cause analysis and troubleshooting through the collection and analysis of data to enhance material/labor utilization output rates, set up times, and product quality. This position will coordinate both long- and short-term project identification and execution in order to achieve a facility’s goals and objectives.
Ownership of plant’s primary processes.
Ability to problem solve as well as plan, design, and execute empirical Design of Experiments (DOE) to ensure repeatability.
Optimize process performance through the use of Operational Excellence and LEAN tools and techniques. Drive process improvement, root cause analysis and troubleshooting through the collection and analysis of data to enhance material/labor utilization output rates, set up times, and product quality. Define and achieve goals, objectives, and projects related to yield improvement, labor optimization, conversion cost reduction and product quality.
Evaluate and recommend improvements, including cycle optimizations by working closely with process operators and the leadership team. Able to plan and execute trials to drive out waste and reduce variation. Ability to make process evaluations and make appropriate recommendations for changes.
Contribute to the customer complaint process via root cause analysis, documentation, trials, and confirmation of effectiveness. Engage with customers and commercial representative to enhance customer satisfaction.
Train operational, process, and quality staff on key engineering topics on an as needed basis.
Lead projects through the use of standard project management tools and procedures. Ensure compliance to all ISO/IMS and Operational Excellence policies and procedures.
Other duties as assigned.
Education & Experience
BS Degree in Chemical Engineering or Physical Sciences or equivalent. Significant practical experience with thermoforming equipment will be considered in lieu of a degree.
Minimum five years operations or engineering experience, with 3 years preferred experience in plastics related Industry.
Operational Excellence training, and/or certifications (Lean, Six Sigma, ISO), strongly preferred.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Outstanding leadership characteristics and drive for data driven results.
Analytical and mathematical skills necessary to collect, interpret, and act on process trials and activities.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as EHS standards, operating manuals, maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals, as well as business periodicals, journals, and government regulations.
Ability to write operational and project reports, correspondence, and policies and procedures.
Ability to effectively communicate with all levels in the organization including internal and external associates (including project presentations in group settings). Including the ability to train people.
Knowledge of budget administration and financial reporting preferred.
Ability to meet physical demands associated with position, with or without reasonable accommodation.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook). SAP ERP experience preferred.
We offer competitive salary, incentive, and benefit programs. Most Benefits Start Day ONE!
Benefits include:
Medical, Dental, & Vision.
Company paid life and long-term and short-term disability programs.
Flexible spending accounts.
401(k) with a strong matching program.
120 hours Paid Time Off (pro-rated based on hire date).
11 paid holidays.
Spartech, LLC headquartered in Maryland Heights, Missouri is a leading manufacturing organization in the Custom Sheet & Roll Stock and Packaging markets with over a dozen locations throughout the United States. We have a broad customer base with extensive product offerings and technologies. Many of our materials are used in products you might see every day— for example if you start your morning with a single serve yogurt, the container you ate from may be made from one of Spartech’s products or the refrigerator where the yogurt was stored could have Spartech products in its interior features. More unique uses of our products can be seen in military or security applications for example in fighter jet canopies or bullet resistant windows. From routine daily-life to life-saving applications—we make a difference. Our broad scope of products and services keep our environment interesting and challenging with a culture focused on success.
Spartech, LLC provides equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status, or other legally protected classification in the state in which a person is seeking employment. Spartech will use E-Verify to ensure employment eligibility of newly hired employees where required.

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