Process Engineer

at Shin-Etsu Silicones of America
Location Akron
Date Posted January 15, 2022
Category Engineering
Job Type Not Specified


Job Summary: The Process Engineer is responsible for the coordination and implementation of processes at assigned plant.

Duties & Responsibilities: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

* Perform risk assessment and evaluate on a risk scale processes using PFMEA, PHA, FTA or any appropriate analysis method.
* Complete product readiness evaluation. Evaluate products from Technical department and determine if the product can be made with current machines and equipment.
* Assess current processes to establish a baseline, document and interpret parameters.
* Document and report results of new product launches to management.
* Make recommendations to improve new products, processes, and/or parameters.
* Work with the EHS department to create new equipment work instructions. This can include LOTO processes, equipment operations, etc.
* Work with the customer to develop, configure, and optimize production processes from inception through certification.
* Work with the maintenance department to design, run, test, and upgrade systems and processes. This includes the collection and entry of data.
* Develop best practices, routines, and innovative solutions to improve production rates and quality of output.
* Preform process simulations for new processes and product lines. This may begin on a lab size scale and move to a production scale.
* Take calls as needed to assist Production personnel with process related issues during off hours.
* Perform other duties as assigned by manager.


Education & Experience:

* Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering required.
* 2 years related experience in a working or classroom environment.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

* Familiarity with chemical process control systems (DCS or PLC) preferred.
* Familiarity with Process Safety Management preferred.
* Strong mechanical aptitude with problem solving and troubleshooting skills.
* Ability to read, write, understand, and communicate (verbal and written) effectively.
* Must be able to work effectively in a team environment.
* Good verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.
* Willing and able to take calls during off hours.

Work Environment:

* This position operates primarily in a professional office environment.
* The role routinely uses standard office equipment.

Physical Demands:

* Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.


* Traditional benefits include: Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance, 401(k) with a generous company match, 10-paid holidays, vacation and personal time off, competitive salary.
* Additional benefits include: Job stability and security, excellent growth opportunities, a safe and clean work environment, a great reputation in the industry as a leading silicone manufacturer, an exceptional culture.

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