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Senior Process Engineer

Location: North Carolina
Date: 2/12/2019

Our client is a leading innovator of nonwoven fabrics and finished goods. Founded in the 1700s the company has production facilities and sales offices in all major world geographies serving customers in multiple markets. This team is an exceptional group of people with strengths that combine extensive know-how with an entrepreneurial spirit. They nurture an open, multifaceted and diverse culture with lots of growth opportunities!

Are you an experienced Process Engineer looking to join a strong team with growth and stability? Consider this opportunity!! We are searching for an experienced Process Engineer in Nonwovens and Performance Materials. Responsible for assessing existing processes and configuring manufacturing systems to reduce cost, improve sustainability and develop best practices within the production process. Responsibilities involve monitoring process capabilities, installing control systems, participating in designing equipment and upgrading the processes. Environmental protection and health and safety aspects are also significant concerns. Responsible for the development and maintenance of the operating work instructions and troubleshooting guides. Work is project-orientated and involves a number of projects, all at various different stages, at any given time

Key Responsibilities:
• Evaluates and improves on processes in manufacturing systems. Collects, records, and analyzes and interprets data and prepares reports, flow diagrams, charts as a routine. Improves process capability and production volume while maintaining and improving quality standards in order to meet supply needs
• Responsible for monitoring modifications and upgrades and troubleshooting existing processes
• Maintains reliable and safe manufacturing systems while improving production rates, efficiencies, yields, costs and changeovers
• Participates in designing, installing and commissioning new production unit
• Participates in running trials with Product Development to ensure successful launch of new products and/or to improve existing products specific to the line. Provides customer service to customers when technical expertise is required
• Develops innovative solutions and implements systems that optimize all phases of production process
• Provides suggestions during incident investigations (Quality, Production, Safety) and advises on corrective actions. Coordinates problem resolution
• Partners with Production, Quality, Engineering and Maintenance to develop a cost-effective and working production process
• Operates according to established company objectives and specific work programs. Manages the cost and time constraints of their specific projects
• Researches and purchases new manufacturing technology
• Participates in training and development of employees. Writes SOP and instructions, audits operators as required, carefully monitors progress and coordinates with Production Management
• Identifies critical processes and participates in establishing production and maintenance control plans and products recipes and process control strategies
• Realizes continuous improvements through eliminating root causes of production efficiency losses, quality improvements, and modeling process and products
• Maintains technical expertise

Education, Experience and Skills Required:
• BS Engineering Degree with a textile/pulp/paper engineering degree preferred
• Minimum of 3-5 years of Process and/or Production Engineering experience in the nonwovens/ pulp and paper industry desired
• Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma experience, Green belt/ Black belt desired
• Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills along with excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to Multitask in a start-up environment
• Strong Computer skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Minitab)

All Candidates must be able to provide work related references.

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Rush & Company is a full service Executive Search Firm that specializes in the Soft Goods industry. Included in this industry are the apparel, home furnishings and industrial markets. We work in the fiber, fabric and fashion industry with clients and candidates located all over the world

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  • Melissa Rush

    Senior Executive Recruiter

  • Ashley Higginbotham

    Senior Executive Recruiter

  • Kimber McFadden
    General Manager,
    Nonwovens & Industrial Textiles

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    Senior Executive Recruiter

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