Process Engineer

  • Location
    Glasgow, Kentucky
  • Job Type:
    Direct Hire
  • Job reference:
    US_EN_8_916755_2828243

A Process Engineer job in Glasgow, KY is available courtesy of Parker Lynch Technology. This is a direct hire job opportunity with a stable manufacturer that provides opportunity for career growth for the right individual! The ideal Process Engineer candidate will possess a Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering and previous experience working with extrusion manufacturing processes.

The Process Engineer leads planning and execution of CAPEX and cost improvement projects in coordination with site resources; and develops and supports extrusion processes in the facility. 

Responsibilities of the Process Engineer include but are not limited to:

  • Optimize formulations as needed, utilizing lab equipment initially and proceeding to production scale line trials.
  • Analyze and evaluate department manufacturing processes, systems, equipment, and materials in terms of their associated cost, safety, quality, and output factors.
  • Recommend manufacturing changes.
  • Coordinate the design and development of new manufacturing processes, systems, equipment, and materials to more effectively contribute to short and long term economic objectives.
  • Write and distribute operating work instructions to all affected personnel on the shop floor. 
  • Train operators on associated product and process changes.
  • Assist engineering, manufacturing, and maintenance personnel in problem solving activities related to assigned area for product support.
  • Implement lean manufacturing principles.
  • Develop strategies for process improvement, and evaluate impact of such changes.
  • Actively participate in and/or drive root cause analysis and process improvement efforts.
  • Prepare evaluations of and justifications for the procurement of new machines and work equipment.
  • Work directly with machine operators to identify needs and develop solutions.
  • Work with maintenance personnel on equipment modifications and preventative/predictive maintenance to ensure reliability.
  • Promote worker safety by actively assessing activities on a constant basis to ensure no unsafe actions or results will occur. 
  • Assist in audits of employee behaviors to ensure compliance with safety rules and guidelines.
  • Participate in customer complaint system with the goals of prevention of future occurrences and complaint avoidance.
  • Manage projects start to finish and ensure efficient use of labor, capital, and other resources.
  • Qualifications

  • Four year degree in chemical, industrial, plastics, mechanical engineering or similar degree. 
  • At least 2 years of extrusion process experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office necessary. Experience with AutoCAD and SAP a plus.
  • Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma experience preferred


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