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Process Engineer, R&D
Athens, GA

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$90,000 - $130,000 / yr


Our client is an international leader in product innovation, and they are growing rapidly.  This is a new position created to support product development and operational excellence in their company.  You will be a key player in optimizing  processes and manufacturing equipment in  their operations, and will be responsible for managing equipment, process, and tooling projects. 


Process Engineer Responsibilities: 

  • The Primary responsibility is implementation of new projects on time and within budget.
  • Optimizing the manufacturing process from implementation to the plant floor to product commercialization (and then continual improvement).
  • Implementing standardized work through creation of Standard Operating Procedures along with Statistical Process Control for new and existing products. 
  • Manage new project startups and new tooling processing to ensure that run rates and quality parameters are achieved.
  • Responsible for thoroughly documenting process requirements and parameters to assure equipment and work cell team have the tools needed to make a repeatable process. 
  • Complete time studies to set up new projects most efficiently and identify opportunities for efficiency improvements on existing products. 
  • Coordinate continuous improvement and production process refinement efforts.
  • Coordinate all applicable product testing verification and ongoing validation to meet product specifications as well as comply with applicable local and governmental regulations. 



  • BS Industrial Engineering, BSME, or similar.  
  • 5 years of functional and HANDS-ON process engineering experience within polymer extrusion processes such film, sheet or profile extrusion.
  • Very Process-oriented individual with strong experience in process standardization, creating Work Instructions, SOP’s, and implementing SPC.
  • Experience testing polymer materials to ensure they meet specifications. 
  • Extremely strong Project Management skills.
  • 2 years experience with Continuous Improvement tools such as lean manufacturing, Kaizen, 6 sigma.  
  • CAD skills to create plant layouts, fixtures, etc.

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