DuPont Continuous Improvement Engineer in Buffalo, New York
Continuous Improvement Engineer (Job Number: 213552W-01)
The Yerkes site in Buffalo, NY is one of two manufacturing locations for the production of Tedlar® polyvinyl fluoride film produced by the PhotoVoltaics and Advanced Materials business unit in the DuPont Company. Tedlar® film is used in a wide variety of applications serving global Industrial and Photovoltaic markets. The Tedlar ® facilities at Yerkes consist of polymerization units, film casting and numerous converting operations such as surface treatment and roll slitting. The Yerkes site currently manufactures Tedlar ® film and Corian® solid surfaces.
This position will be the continuous improvement engineer supporting the Tedlar ® Casting Area. The individual will be responsible for developing and executing engineering solutions to continuously improve process capability in the areas of safety, productivity, reliability, and quality.
This is a full-time position. Some off-hours work and limited travel will be required. The plant operates on a 24/7 schedule.
B.S. in Engineering from an ABET Accredited Program.
5-7 yearsin the area of chemical/process manufacturing desired.
Strong technical, analytical and functional skills.
Demonstrated problem solving/analytical ability
Experience and knowledge in the manufacture of orientedfilm- extrusion, conveyance and distillation.
Demonstratedexpertise in the application of film processing and handling equipmentincluding extrusion, transport rolls, clutches, winders, tension control,web surface treaters, vision systems, roll slitters
Demonstrated knowledge of chemical processes andmethodologies applicable to a manufacturing setting
Demonstrated experience and knowledge of chemicalmanufacturing unit operations.
Provenability to drive timely and highly effective results while positivelyinfluencing others
Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot chemical processes
Demonstrated ability to plan, prioritize and managemultiple, complex, time-sensitive projects
Ability to positively influence others through high personalstandards and operating discipline
Demonstrated ability to manage and lead both strategiclong-term programs/projects as well as address short-term operational issues
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to influenceleadership, peers, and mechanics; able to take a "hands-on" approachwith operators and mechanics to drive change and get results
Desire to work in a fast paced, customer focusedenvironment
Abilityto handle multiple tasks and a high-volume workload with shifting andcompeting priorities
Experiencewith Process Safety Management
Effective verbal and written communication skills
Good interpersonal and communication skills must work wellin both self-managed and team environments
Primary Location: NA-United States-New York-Buffalo
Organization: Non Core
Education Level: Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)
Employee Status: Regular
Job Type: Experienced
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