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Extrusion Processing Engineer

Company: Epic Polymer Solutions, LLC
Location: Northborough
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

Department : Production Position Type : First Shift, Full-time Objective of the Position : The Process Engineer position is hands on, responsible for the extrusion manufacturing process to ensure results meet Customer specifications and lead times. The position is responsible for troubleshooting and resolving processing issues through researching tooling, equipment and material properties and modifying and testing processes to get the desired result. The position works with maintenance, quality and the machine operators and requires hands on operation of extrusion lines. This position reports to the business owner. Essential Functions : Responsible for extrusion production process for current products and participates in the development of new products Designs and selects tooling and dies Develop processes for new products through researching / understanding material properties and choosing the proper equipment and machine tooling for the process Mechanical aptitude to understand every aspect of the process to troubleshoot and solve processing issues when they arrive Read and follow product specification and document work procedures to establish appropriate tooling, extruder settings and equipment setup Provide guidance to operators to enable them to independently troubleshoot extrusion lines Work with Maintenance and Engineering to implement continuous improvement, troubleshoot, diagnose, repair and improve line performance Perform updates and creation of new recipes for laser gauging equipment Ensure all machine set-ups and teardowns are performed efficiently according to operating procedures. All extrusion tooling properly cleaned, protected, and stored. Requires critical thinking and problem solving as well as ability to troubleshoot independently Ensure jobs start and run on time to meet production schedule General housekeeping of extrusion line and production areas keeping plant cleaned, organized, safe and items put away correctly in proper locations. Requires ability to self-manage, organize and prioritize Performs all other duties as assigned. Education and Experience Bachelor---s Degree or on the job experience showing a proven track record with plastics processing and mechanical engineering experience needed to perform this job Experience with fluoropolymers processing, FEP and PFA Self-motivated with attention to detail Proven track record for critical thinking and problem-solving Able to communicate, work as a team and pitch in where needed Ability to lift materials weighing up to 75 lbs. Ability to stand on your feet for the length of the shift. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check and drug testing. Epic Polymer Solutions, LLC offers Health and Dental Insurance, Disability and a Simple IRA Retirement Plan. We value people who are smart, passionate and get things done. Fit is the most important criteria for us when hiring. To ---fit--- you must be: Responsible and Respectful: You respect everyone through your words and actions regardless of their status. You are someone team members can rely on to show up, be present and complete tasks. You say something when you see something. Team Player: Your goal is to find ways to provide value rather than call attention to your individual performance. You---re willing to jump in and help whenever and wherever needed by the team. You help out when there's work to be done. Get Things Done: You find ways to stay busy and aren't afraid to roll up your sleeves, take responsibility and make things happen as an individual contributor but also as part of a team. Once you start, you like to finish things, not just ---checking the box--- but making sure that they get done and done right. Willing to Make Mistakes and Honest When You Do : When you make mistakes you have the courage to admit it, learn from them and ensure they don---t get repeated in the future. Placing blame and spending time pointing fingers is not who you are---learning enough to make sure we don---t repeat the mistake is. Customer Focused : You have strong empathy for the customer and take pride in being part of a team that delivers the results that make customers want to work with us. You take pride in, and work to maintain, the quality and cleanliness of what we ship out.

Keywords: Epic Polymer Solutions, LLC, Worcester , Extrusion Processing Engineer, Engineering , Northborough, Massachusetts

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