Process Engineer

We are working with a well-established (over 120 years) and growing nonwovens, lamination, and foam manufacturer with a wide variety of products for their global customer base in industries including acoustic, automotive, medical, consumer products, apparel, hygiene, packaging, filtration, aerospace, marine & RV, military, safety/fire protection, etc.

The company is looking for a Process Engineer to be based in their facility north of Charlotte, NC.

The company has several facilities in the US, including a new facility and will be responsible for new developments, automation opportunities, continuous improvement, working with QA, and managing several projects including consolidation efforts for pieces of multiple facilities. This is a great opportunity for an engineer looking for a long-term career and advancement opportunities. Very competitive base salary, bonus, and full benefits including relocation assistance for qualified candidates.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with sales team on new product development
  • Assist in R&D process to create sample product
  • Oversee and analyze testing of newly created products and raw materials
  • Oversee Quality System audits to ensure compliance to processes and standards
  • Interface with quality team, plant engineering and manufacturing to perform root cause analysis of non-conformances and assist with corrective action
  • Document processing conditions, test results, and other critical-to-quality data
  • Assist in the development, implementation and enhancement of the quality system
  • Broad, cross functional understanding of design and manufacturing concepts
  • Utilizes Six Sigma and Operational Excellence principles to drive process improvement in safety, quality and production output
  • Researches and analyzes data such as customer design proposal or specifications to determine feasibility of design or application
  • Identifies appropriate production process for ensuring conformance to customer product specifications at a competitive cost
  • Maintains the ISO system and acts as the local Management Representative
  • Develops management systems for cost analysis
  • Establishes and maintains process parameter limits for set up of process
  • Develops bills of material and specifications for products
  • Analyzes work force utilization, facility layout, and operational data such as production costs, process flow charts, and production schedules, to determine efficient utilization of workers and equipment
  • Recommends methods for improving process efficiency and reducing waste of materials and utilities such as restructuring job duties, reorganizing work flow, redesign of equipment, and purchase of equipment
  • Confers with management and staff to implement plans and recommendations
  • Present information and responds to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public
  • Ensures compliance with all safety rules and requirements
  • Assures good housekeeping and workplace organization are established and maintained


  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering or related field of study
  • 3+ years’ experience, preferably in textile manufacturing and nonwovens manufacturing experience
  • Verbal communication skills and the ability to interface effectively with multiple levels of an organization
  • Computer literacy in MS Office applications
  • Proven trouble shooting skills
  • Six Sigma/Lean/Project Management certification a plus

All Candidates must be able to provide work related references.

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