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Process Technician

Company: Buckhorn
Location: Columbia
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

Buckhorn, a Myers Industries Company (NYSE: MYE), an industry-leading manufacturer offering an extensive selection of reusable bulk boxes, hand-held containers and pallets designed to protect products, improve workflow, lower operating costs and increase profitability. Buckhorn provides superior custom capabilities that fit your precise applications.Position SummaryThis role is responsible for helping the Plastic Processing Engineer to improve operating equipment performance and related processes. Will work in conjunction with production, maintenance, quality, and engineering departments to improve safety, quality, productivity, and reduce costs.Duties and Responsibilities Focus is on mold set-ups and cycle time improvement Work in conjunction with other departments to improve safety, quality, and production processes, reduce delays, increase efficiency, and reduce cost. Apply continuous improvement methods such as lean manufacturing, six sigma and A-3 problem solving techniques to enhance manufacturing quality, reliability, and cost effectiveness. Utilize statistical means to optimize and improve performance. Analyze process performance data and identify trends, runs, to reduce process variation. Participate and contribute to the achievement of department goals including goal setting. Identify and solve chronic/repetitive problems and failures.Education and Experience Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Automated Manufacturing preferred. High School diploma/GED required Engineering or equivalent technical education. 3 years of experience in a manufacturing environment - plastics preferred. Thorough knowledge of problem-solving techniques, brainstorming, kaizen events, value stream mapping, focusing on win-win solutions. Creative problem solver with high degree of analytical skills. Passionate about continuous improvement and teamwork. Well organized self-starter skilled in time management. Ability to interpret electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic schematics. Experience working with programmable logic controller (PLC), control logic and human machine interface (HMI) is beneficial. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and computer aided design (CAD). Excellent oral and written communication skills.Physical DemandsThe physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee regularly is required to walk, climb, or balance, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.Work EnvironmentThe work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to extreme heat and the risk of electric shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.Position hours and shifts will not exceed 40 hours, unless authorized. There may be a requirement to be 'on call' at times.#HIMyers Industries, Inc. is an equal opportunity at will employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, disability, sex, sexual orientation or national origin.

Keywords: Buckhorn, Columbia , Process Technician, Professions , Columbia, South Carolina

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