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Process Engineer

Company: Dunmore International
Location: Brewster
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

For almost 50 years Dunmore International, a Steel Partners Company, has been a leading materials science company, specializing in manufacturing innovative technical films for Aerospace, Automotive, Commercial Graphics and Packaging applications for diverse markets. You can find Dunmore materials in applications ranging from satellites, solar modules, to healthcare and packaging. With a foundation of entrepreneurship and technology development, Dunmore's global presence services over 20 Fortune 500 companies across 25+ countries and is a Gold Level Supplier to one of the world's largest aircraft manufacturers. Dunmore's commitment to quality is a never-ending quest to find new and better ways to meet or exceed customer expectations.Dunmore is seeking an experienced, motivated Process Engineer with prior Thin Films/Converting Experience who will become an integral part of our team. The Process Engineer is responsible for supporting and improving the effectiveness of operational execution by evaluating, creating and improving processes to qualify new products and define manufacturing specifications that meet customer needs and improves safety, work flow processes and material yields. The ability to be flexible with their schedule in order to meet the needs of all three shifts is essential.This position will support commercializing products from development stage to operational by studying customer and R&D requirements, work with R&D, operators, QA. The Process Engineer will identify equipment parameters for new product trials, set up and monitor new product trials on production equipment, determine optimal process conditions; validate run conditions; capture data to ensure operational runs will meet product, customer specs; and create and record complete and accurate data related to SMP and SOP.Reporting to the Director of Engineering this position is strongly focused on customer-oriented solutions and as such will work closely with R & D, Sales & Marketing, IT, Suppliers and Vendors, Operations/Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Customers, Consultants and Regulatory Agencies to interpret and deliver on all customer and company expectations.PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supports commercializing products from development stage to operational by studying customer and R&D requirements, working with R&D, operators, QA, and pricing; by identifying equipment parameters for new product trials, setting up and monitoring new product trials on production equipment, determining optimal process conditions (speed, coat weight, settings, etc); validating run conditions; capturing data to ensure operational runs will meet product, customer specs; and creating and recording complete and accurate related SMP and SOP.
  • Confirms product performance by conducting tests, reporting on results, and ensuring full validation process is completed and recorded for future use. Determines alternative solutions to overcome barriers.
  • Constructs Designed Experiments and Executes Trial Plans by using effective DOE and project management skills to optimize machine speeds, coating thickness
  • Improves work flow by maintaining process documentation system, SMP and SOP, machine set up instructions, revision levels and traceability; by modifying equipment for new product, environment, CCR, CAR and/or safety initiatives.
  • Reduces waste by creating and monitoring tooling; by inspecting, storing, scheduling installation on equipment and ensuring optimal working conditions; by cleaning and repairing or scheduling repairs with external vendors.
  • Optimizing production by working with production planning on asset loading and feasibility; working with pricing to determine best alternatives and accurate cost/pricing recommendations.
  • Communicates project information by ensuring the right people have the necessary information, including providing status reports (collecting, analyzing, summarizing information and trends) and obtaining feedback.
  • Prepares project status reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends, recommending actions.
  • Contributes to Company effectiveness by providing positive AOP results; by recommending trial SMPs and courses of action internally on new product development within coating, metalizing, and rewind/slitting areas; by leading related initiatives; by optimizing life of tooling; investigating CAR/CCR; recommending and evaluating new equipment.
  • Creates a safe work environment by following and reinforcing regulatory compliance and Company safety policies; by ensuring safe run conditions during trials and training personnel in related safe practices; by working safely, making recommendations to improve safety and remove hazards; and by maintaining a clean and organized tooling area.Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.JOB SPECIFICATUIONS/QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Education - Bachelor's degree in Engineering (mechanical, process, chemical or industrial). Proven success in evaluating customer and product requirements and creating equipment parameters to meet these requirements.
    • Minimum of 5 years' experience in a high-tech manufacturing industry. Prior experience in coating, laminating, packaging or printing is highly preferred.
    • Demonstrated ability in - proven success with equipment related root-cause analysis and implementation of successful solutions; strong analytical thinking and data interpretation; statistics and process control calculations; mechanical aptitude; trouble shooting, problem solving, project management, and effective communication skills (in-person, documentation/reporting).
    • Knowledge of statistics, graphing and data analysis Knowledge of Statgraphics or MiniTab and/or CAD is a plus.
    • Computer skills - Demonstrated knowledge of basic software applications (word processing, spreadsheets and databases).COMPETENCIES:Integrity; Customer Focus; Quality Focus; Efficiency; Reading and Comprehending; Priority Setting, Persistent, Self-starter, Motivated by Learning, Business Acumen, Data Analysis, Results-Oriented, Leadership, Team Development, Influencing/Persuading, Relationship Development, Verbal/Written Communication, Listening, Fact-Based Objectivity, Project ManagementOTHER REQUIREMENTS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
      • Travel - occasional domestic travel
      • Physical Demands- Carrying, Climbing, Hearing, Kneeling, Pulling, Sitting, Standing, Stooping, Walking
      • Seeing: Close, Color, Far, Depth
      • Lifting: 20 - 50 lbs
      • Exposures- Temperature, Odors, Fumes, Noise, Vision Straining, Moving Parts, Electrical Current, High Places, ChemicalsBENEFITS:We offer our associates:
        • Competitive starting salary with room for advancement.
        • Annual bonus program.
        • Medical/dental/vision benefits after waiting period.
        • 401(k) plan with an employer match.
        • Paid time off starting at 14 days per year (pro-rated depending on start date) increasing after year 5.
        • 11 paid holidays.
        • Company paid: life insurance, short & long term disability.
        • Wellness benefit.
        • Tuition reimbursement after waiting period.
        • We are an AAP/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcome all Gender Identities, Racial and Ethnic Groups, Veterans and Persons with Disabilities

Keywords: Dunmore International, Danbury , Process Engineer, Engineering , Brewster, Connecticut

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