R&D Process Engineer
Company: James Hardie
Posted on: January 8, 2022
As a process engineer in the Research & Development organization,
the successful candidate executes projects of that will benefit
Hardie from a durability, quality, new process, efficiency, and
safety standpoint. The R&D Process Engineer learns and
understands various manufacturing processes within the business and
utilizes this knowledge to interact with Manufacturing and various
other groups to implement new solutions and processes for new
product innovation developed by the R&D teams.
Identify and resolve key forming process related in a wide range of
projects that will include new product launches, platform
improvements, process upgrades that impact the quality and
manufacturability of new products in early stage plant trials on a
sheet machine (70%)
Coordinate and/or participate in pilot and factory trials on new
technologies and improved technologies
Coordinate efforts and foster collaboration within cross-functional
project teams consisting of R&D Scientists, Plant, Design,
Construction and Quality Engineers, EH&S, vendors, plant floor
operators and maintenance technicians.
Work on scaling up new technology products for early stage plant
Lead plant trials for various technologies, including planning,
execution and reporting of results
Plan and map out all parameters needed to drive product quality at
the earliest stages of development
Champion Process Innovation to improve the efficiency of the
current forming methods leading to higher yield and throughput,
particularly with new products
Network with other Process engineers in all plants to freely share
and implement best practices.
Utilize effective project management skills to deliver R&D
projects on schedule and target, as well as assisting and
supporting other project teams or groups within the department when
Actively leads and supports the plant safety program by: (10%)
Apply 5S philosophy with R&D environments and all JH
Complete monthly OSHA mandated training
Ensure a safe work environment through good housekeeping and
Promote safety culture by leading and participating in various
Develops and manages capital projects by: (20%)
Identify improvement opportunities;
Organize teams to help in research efforts;
Write Capital Expenditure Requests (CER); and
Coordinate and implement projects.
The position responsibilities outlined above are in no way to be
construed as all encompassing. Other duties, responsibilities, and
qualifications may be required and/or assigned as necessary.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Understanding of manufacturing equipment including fluid and air
conveying systems, drive systems, and machine controls.
Demonstrated ability to effectively take action to solve problems
while exhibiting sound judgment and successful stress
Knowledgeable of Lean, Six Sigma and 5S principles in a
Demonstrated ability to act independently upon information and make
decisions that achieve optimal results.
Strong interpersonal and written/oral communication skills with the
ability to relate well and cooperate with others to effectively
coordinate activities and accomplish goals.
Demonstrated intermediate skills with the standard features of
various personal computer word processing and spreadsheet software
(Microsoft Word and Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet, and other
Demonstrated ability to think ahead and plan over a 30-day time
span and prepare action plans to achieve results.
Ability to balance and achieve positive results in the areas of
quality, productivity and cost.
Ability to successfully manage multiple tasks and prioritize
workload while paying attention to detail.
Demonstrated ability to function as a strong team player.
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (mechanical, chemical,
electro-mechanical, industrial, paper science).
3-5 years of process engineering experience in a manufacturing
environment, heavy industrial manufacturing preferred
Experience developing and implementing process improvements
throughout a manufacturing plant
Project Management experience
Minitab or other statistical process control experience
AutoCAD or Solid Works experience a plus
The Process Engineer uses professional experience and accepted best
practices to design and implement process improvements.
The incumbent may be responsible for influencing various project
teams to execute projects associated to improving the efficiency of
the manufacturing process.
Scope Of Position
The Process Engineer, working closely with the Department Managers,
Project Teammates to evaluate effectiveness and efficiency.
Keywords: James Hardie, Fontana , R&D Process Engineer, Engineering , Fontana, California
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