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Process Engineer

Overview
Celebrating over 90 years...
Teknor Apex Company is a privately held, global material science, company founded in 1924 and headquartered in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. We manufacture for our eight divisions in 8 locations in the U.S., and one each in Singapore, China, and Belgium and Germany.
In all our businesses we pride ourselves on our commitment to technical innovation, quality products and custom service. Positions offered are both challenging and rewarding and have excellent growth opportunities.
Responsibilities
Join our team in Industry, CA as a Process Engineer. In this role you will be responsible to develop and implement production, processing methods and controls to meet quality standards in the most cost efficient manner. You will be responsible to investigate and resolves work-in-process problems along with making recommendations and implementing improvements and modifications related to sequence of operations, equipment utilization, and related matters. Monitors assigned operations to assure compliance with approved methods and quality standards. Duties include:
Monitors the existing production process; particular attention is placed on products with a history of problems.
Develops new production process methods based on their application and formulation of production.
Works on projects to improve rates and set up standard formats for different processes.
Assists is establishing specific work goals and performance standards in order to reduce reject rate and minimize downtime.
Answers customer complaints and implements corrective action when necessary to resolve issues.
Responsible for production trials; spearheading the production trial team at the plant to improve the success rate at the customer.
Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Qualifications & Competencies
BS or MS in Chemical Engineering, Polymer Engineering, Polymer Science, Materials Science or related discipline.
Up to 3 years experience.
Strong understanding of the formulation, material science and equipment involved.
Exposure to Six Sigma and Lean Experience preferred.
Ability to work in and support an ISO 9000 environment is needed.
Knowledge in thermoplastics, polymer blends, and polymer compounding preferred.
Bilingual English/Spanish a plus.
Our best performers possess the following core competencies:
Attention to Detail Planning and Organizing Teamwork Impact and Influence Critical Judgment Analytical Thinking Creativity & Innovation Problem Solving Concern for Safety
Teknor Apex has a long-standing history of caring for its employees. We are committed to the philosophy of providing employees with a comprehensive and competitive benefits package.
Medical w/prescription drug coverage
Dental and Vision
Life Insurance
401k w/company match
Paid Holidays, Sick and Vacation
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Tuition Reimbursement
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Employee Wellness Program
Service Recognition

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