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Continuous Improvement Engineer

Company: DAK Americas
Location: Gaston
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Perform functions to design, maintain, install, improve and document new production processes or modify existing production operations to meet customer specifications or increase productivity. The chosen applicant will complete the following tasks: Develop new processes including material and packaging requirements and tooling design to customer specifications. Start up new and existing equipment, check out system for proper operation, calibrate equipment, perform loop checks, troubleshoot and resolve system problems. Respond to emergency work order requests, troubleshoot and analyze systems, investigate the nature of the problems, check for software and hardware defects and verify equipment for proper operation. Direct the installation of new systems to ensure specification and safety compliance by personnel and vendors. Define internal quality control plan including gauging methods and frequency of inspection. Assist production with new project set-ups, tool changes and program adjustments. Troubleshoot problems related to the production process, recommend alternatives to meet planned production schedules and ensure product quality standards are maintained. Modify existing systems, redesign software and system circuitry as necessary to meet project objectives. Train operating and maintenance personnel on new processes as assigned. Recommend improvements to encourage safe and reliable equipment operation on newly installed equipment. Locate vendors, request price quotes for parts and equipment, write up requisition and refer to purchasing. Prepare, maintain and update equipment operator manuals. Investigate new manufacturing technologies to improve methods, equipment and processes. - Requirements Bachelor or Masters degree in Chemical Engineering 2 years experience required (2 years experience in a chemical manufacturing facility preferred) Ability to read, understand, and update P&ID---s Working knowledge of process control systems in a DCS environment. Proficient in the use of personal computers and Microsoft programs (Excel, Word, Power Point, Access Database, Project) Able to travel 5 to 10% of the time You should be proficient in: Manual Machining Skills Troubleshooting Industrial Automation Equipment Lean Manufacturing Principles High-level Operations Analysis Quality Control Data Analysis Engineering Degree Excellent Communication Skills Experience in a Manufacturing Environment Process Development Machines & technologies you'll use: SCADA ERP Software Quality Control Software

Keywords: DAK Americas, Columbia , Continuous Improvement Engineer, Engineering , Gaston, South Carolina

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