Feb 17, 2020
Business Unit: Liners
Who is Tekni-Plex?
We are a 50 year global leader in advanced plastic and rubber polymer technology, Tekni-Plex engineer’s solutions to meet customer needs in critical applications that touch every aspect of life, from medical devices used in operating rooms and hospitals, to food packaging in your kitchen.
Why Work for us?
With Company Values like Innovation, Integrity and Trust and Employee Fulfillment, Tekni-Plex offers every employee around the world the opportunity to stretch, grow and succeed every day. Our employees are challenged to bring new ideas to the table, jump in and get involved and make an impact. Tekni-Plex has a proud history and a compelling future. Behind every great Tekni-Plex product is a team of dedicated employees who are truly making a difference for our customers and who are Tekni-Proud!
What is the position where you can add value?
We are hiring for a 1st shift Process Engineer for our Tri-Seal Division within Tekni-Plex. In this role.
Essential Job Duties:
Implement lean manufacturing principles. Facilitates cross functional improvement teams with the objective of implementing lean manufacturing principles.
Identify, propose and execute projects to improve efficiency. Prepares proposals & reports and executes planned projects, including, determining time frames, funding, procedures for accomplishing projects, staffing requirements, and allotment of available resources to various phases of projects.
Work directly with machine operators to identify needs and develop solutions; work with Maintenance on equipment modifications and preventative /predictive maintenance to ensure reliability.
Identify, propose and execute projects to improve customer satisfaction, through performance and product reliability. Develops / improves product reliability, performance consistency and cost effectiveness.
Provide manufacturing information to other departments, such as finance and human resources.
Develop thorough knowledge of all manufacturing processes and equipment; monitor and assess all equipment performance; develop requirements and participate in CER development for new/modified equipment.
Statistically evaluate process parameters; assess impacts of material changes to efficiency and process integrity. Reduce scrap levels and increase yields.
Develop strategies for process improvement and evaluate impact of such changes; actively participate in and/or drive root cause analysis and process improvement efforts.
Be the plant liaison for trials and participate in all associated meetings and activities to ensure success.
Evaluate and modify ERP system routers based on actual performance.
Participate in customer complaint system with the goals of prevention of future occurrences and complaint avoidance.
Develops resolutions to a diverse range of complex problems that require the frequent use of creativity.
Contributes to the fulfillment of a variety of complex short-term technical projects and objectives.
Promotes worker safety by:
Actively assesses activities on a constant basis to ensure no unsafe actions or results will occur.
Stressing safe working practices to associates.
Assisting in audits of employee behaviors to ensure compliance with safety rules and guidelines, as well as housekeeping audits and surveys.
Participating on the plant-wide safety team as necessary.
Ensuring the housekeeping in the immediate and surrounding work area is maintained or improved to the highest level possible.
Ensures Quality products and processes are maintained by:
Understanding and supporting both quality policies and the Quality System.
Performing work at a level that ensures quality of this positions work meets or exceeds internal and external customer specifications.
Identifying and correcting if possible any identified quality issues both in the department and plant as a whole.
Participating in system or quality based training provided by the company or recommended by the company
Actively participates in the continuous improvement process (CIP) by:
Identifying and addressing any opportunities to reduce cost, improve product/process and/or improve overall operations
Participating in CIP teams to eliminate problems, streamline operations or other areas as defined by management
Participating in CIP training and exercises designed to expand the potential for continuous improvement.
Non-Essential Job Duties: Performs other duties that may be assigned.
Job Qualifications, Equipment and/or Experience:
Minimum two-year experience working with coating, lamination, printing and extrusion in a converting, food, pharmaceutical, health, specialty packaging and allied industries, producing laminates for heat seal application, bottle cap liner, lidding, pouch and thermoforming products.
Knowledge with film, foil, foam, pulp and paper of various thickness and web widths. Solvent and water based adhesives, ink, primer, heat seal, PS and polymer resin coating.
Experience with converting machines and equipment including web handling to adequately convey material through machines for quality laminates.
Effective shop floor management skill providing support to machine operators, helping to identify needs and solutions, quality control to make sure products are in conformance to specification, help product development, conduct trials and support maintenance with machines and equipment design, modification and upgrades.
Excellent troubleshooting and technical skills, analytical thinking with interpersonal ability.
Education, Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Packaging Engineering, or other related industrial technology
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to sit and frequently required to stand; walk; use hands & fingers; talk and hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Must be GMP compliant with gowning and proper attire/uniforms (i.e., head/shoe/beard covers and eye protection) where required. May be required to wear ear plugs occasionally.
The job duties, physical demands and work environment characteristics described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Where possible, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions where it does not cause undue hardship or safety risks to the company and/or the employee
At Tekni-Plex, we value all of our people across the globe. We strive to provide a work environment that leads to your professional fulfillment. Since fulfillment means something different to everyone, the rewards that Tekni-Plex provides globally are appropriately diverse and suited to help you perform your best inside and outside the company. Our rewards programs include:
We offer a full complement of valuable Health, Wellness, and Welfare benefits which include:
Medical, Dental, and Vision
Life and Disability
401(k) and Match
Wellness Program including EAP
Pay for Performance philosophy
Tekni-Plex is committed to providing equal opportunity for employees and applicants in all aspects of the employment relationship, without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, citizenship, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.
If you'd like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click on the following document names to download the files for review: EEO is the Law & EEO is the Law Supplement .
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