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  • Job Title
  • Sr. Process Engineer (Plastics)
  • Location
  • Vernon
  • Job Number
  • 134476
  • State
  • California
  • Job Class
  • Full Time
  • Category
  • Engineering
Job Description
Growing plastics manufacturing facility in Vernon is looking for a talented Senior Process Engineer to add to our Engineering team.In this important role, theSenior Process Engineer will define, develop, and implement optimal manufacturing and process methodologies to continuously improve safety, quality, delivery, and cost performance across all stages of the process/product lifecycle.

Main Objectives:

  • Bring strong project management experience and process engineering knowledge to bridge the gap between our plant technology and operations functions.

  • Run the equipment at the highest levels of performance and efficiency and minimize downtime.

  • Track and monitor our operational characteristics of temperature, pressure, product quality.

  • Collect the data and perform in-depth analysis.

  • Recommend changes to control and improve our operations.

  • Lead a cross-functional team of internal employees and third-party supplier experts to project manage and problem-solve any operational issues that affect our ability to hit commercial quality targets.

  • Coordinate and manage capital projects for equipment and facilities each individually costing up to $5M. Work with original equipment suppliers and third parties to specify order and manage the installation and effective running of the equipment.

  • Act as the subject matter expert on all aspects of the equipment specification and standard operating levels. Coordinate all the delivery and installation issues to ensure smooth and professional, project management and cost containment within the original budget.

  • Ensure strong relationships with all suppliers and internal end user managers and employees.

  • Collect statistics and other data analysis and material analysis Set protocols and develop processes for machine settings on our operations equipment.

  • Track, monitor, collect and analyze our software and other operations instrumentation data. Work with operations staff to set new protocols and design and develop new processes and machine settings that improve the quality of our output. Collect data on our material behavior, analyze and recommend changes to our operations. Perform regular material analysis to understand our material behavior. Recommend operational changes to benefit our manufacturing efficiency and quality.


  • 4 year degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, Broad Engineering(Mechatronics) degree preferred. Education in Electrical engineering, robotics, computer software and control systems, telecommunications and product engineering.
  • 5-7+ years of high-level process engineering experience in a plastic recycling, processing, manufacturing, or beverage/food production and conversion organization
  • Subject matter expert in recycling and manufacturing processes. Familiar with most of the following equipment: B.H.S; Krones, Welex, Lyle, Siemens automation processes, Allen Bradley controls, B & R automation, Kuka robotics, Asimon software, Danfoss drives.
  • 3-5 years of process engineering experience identifying and troubleshooting production problems and taking preventative or correction action on the above equipment used injection molding, extrusion and thermoforming engineering processes. Experience with decontamination and wash-line equipment.
  • Demonstrated experience in large-scale recycling and manufacturing process improvement.
  • Experience in the design of experiments and design for manufacturability.
  • Thorough knowledge of recycling and plastic manufacturing industry standards
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to document sound processes.
  • Highly skilled at software collection and data analysis
  • Strong material science background
  • The ability to take complex engineering data and recommendations and translate into easy-to-understand process controls and instructions for the operations staff.
  • Leader and team player with strong collaboration skills and the ability to build relationships and influence others, at all levels.

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