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Process Engineer

Company: Vitro
Location: Elkin
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Overview Pittsburgh Glass Works (a Vitro Company), the #1 manufacturer and distributor of automotive glass in North America is looking for an experienced Process Engineer to join the team in utilizing advanced Engineering pricinples to improve production line processes with a goal of simplification for our Operators and Leads. - This person will partner with our other Engineering team members working in the center of plant in the Engineering hub. - Automation Engineers, Process Engineers, Quality Engineers and team Technicians work together to ideate our way to better results. This position will be located at our fabricating plant in Elkin, NC.We offer an exciting and fast paced working environment, challenging responsibility, and a competitive compensation and benefits package. This position does require flexibility in schedule to support the plant when they don't know what to do during your off hours. - As we continue to streamline our processes and train Operators and Leads, the volume of off-hours contacts should subside. - We are making progress every day on our journey to Best in Class performance in all departments. Responsibilities

  • Process Engineers are responsible for design and implementation of production process modifications and engineering projects to increase plant safety, quality, efficiency and to reduce variable costs.
  • Development of project plans related to engineering assignments and assistance in developing short and medium range plans, providing information for Project Expense requests and ACT's related to plant and process engineering (including basic technical information, vendor contract, review of technical data and performance of technical study projects) to assist in decision-making for expensed and capital project improvements.
  • Utilize effective cost controls and sound engineering judgment in the timely planning and implementation of projects and other work assignments to contribute to plant productivity and profitability goals and objectives.
  • Work with maintenance and production to provide technological guidance and assistance in developing equipment operational and maintenance procedures to ensure equipment can perform at optimum levels on a consistent basis.
  • Utilize QIP, SPC and other such techniques and procedures in equipment/process design and in the establishment of vendor specifications and other work activities to contribute to continuous improvement activities and to best meet customer requirements.Implement and emphasize safety, health and environmental control policies and procedures in both personal work activities and in equipment/process design and modifications in order to contribute to and ensure plant/company safety and health goals are achieved.
  • Teach and train production staff to perform per the process defined in each area.
  • Own resolution of concerns brought up by team members, tracking of work orders to completion, and timely updates to work instructions as modifications or enhancements are identified.
  • Attend daily GEMBA walks to understand production opportunities affecting daily line performance
  • Other tasks as needed to support the team Qualifications
    • A Bachelor's degree in Engineering (Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering or Ceramic Engineering) or an equivalent is required.
    • A minimum of 3-5 years of experience in production or process experience; automotive experience is a plus; automotive glass experience is required.

Keywords: Vitro, Winston-Salem , Process Engineer, Engineering , Elkin, North Carolina

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