Job Description

A “hands-on” engineer providing technical assistance and support to Operations, Quality and Maintenance at the Fulton & Beaver Falls, NY plants, with the primary responsibility to resolve manufacturing issues and to drive continuous process improvement. The Process Engineer ensures effective use and control of plant process equipment and clear, concise, accurate process and procedure documentation based on best practices.
+ Drives continuous improvement of equipment capability and process effectiveness as well as operational procedures to ensure improvement in safety, quality, delivery and cost. Improve process effectiveness of the business units through process improvements impacting scrap, labor and downtime.
+ Controls the content and management of changes to process equipment, product BOM / Routings, and operational instructions and procedures.
+ Develops and documents effective operational procedures that are established as “work instructions”, “standard operating procedures” and “standard work” for optimal operational performance. Assists with the training of Operations personnel.
+ In conjunction with Quality, develop and maintain operating parameters and control plans for all operations, including SPC monitoring of all key process variables.
+ Lead/drive problem-solving efforts to resolve immediate and recurring operational issues focusing on root cause analysis and elimination.
+ Responsible for identification, justification, acquisition and implementation of capital expenditures on new equipment or process improvements, design and specification of equipment and standardization of equipment within manufacturing methods and safety requirements.
+ Participate in product development and launches to ensure a smooth transition from design and launch phases into manufacturing. Develop PFMEA’s to identify and minimize any potential issues
+ Plan and conduct factory trials using effective methods, including design or experiments (DOE’s). Assist Innovation & Development (I&D) resources in development and execution of development trials.
+ Serves as focal point for communication with Innovation & Development resources regarding chemical issues or process changes including raw material substitution, process chemicals, etc.
+ Develops and maintains annual site value creation plans including current project list as well as a backlog of potential projects & initiatives.
+ Ensure Environmental, Health and Safety regulatory compliance for equipment and procedures in assigned area.
· Must adhere to all company and location policies and safety rules
· Must be able to work extended hours when required
· All other duties as assigned

Education, Experience, Skills and Abilities Required for Consideration as a Candidate:
(If a degree is required it must be from an accredited institution)
· BS in Engineering or similar technical discipline.
· Lean six sigma Green Belt Certification or equivalent
· Strong verbal, written, analytic and interpersonal skills
· 4-6 years of experience in the paper industry or continuous process manufacturing
· Ability to organize, manage and control work flow and ability to meet deadlines
· Knowledgeable in MS Office

Additional Education, Experience, Skills and Abilities Preferred:
· Formal project management training
· Lean/Six Sigma Black Belt certification
· Experience in Continuous Process manufacturing

Individual Contributor
· Listening
· Total Work Systems - Lean Six-Sigma
· Quantity & Output of Work
· Timeliness of Delivery of Output
· Quality of Work
· Use of Resources
· Customer Impact/Value Added
· Freedom from Unplanned Support
· Team/Unit Contribution
· Productive Work Habits
· Adding Skills & Capabilities
· Alignment & Compliance
1. Customer Focus
2. Drive for Results
3. Creative Problem Solving
4. Interpersonal Relationships
5. Communication
6. Accountability

Lydall is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.
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