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Process Engineer in Decatur, IL at Ring

Date Posted: 6/6/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job Purpose

The Process Engineer role is primarily responsible for establishing, maintaining and improving standards on all process flow equipment.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Participates individually or on cross-functional teams focused on relentless continuous improvement and problem solving activities throughout the company.  May require traveling to other locations.
  • Perform periodic Predictive Maintenance tasks on equipment, including but not limited to Air Leak Audits, Vibration Analysis, Oil Analysis, and Thermal Imaging.  Review findings with Maintenance Manager and initiate corrective action steps.
  • Ensures that all molds and molding machines run at maximum performance.
  • Oversees the change over processes with a focus on efficiency improvement.
  • Establishes processes set up sheets and process charts for new and current products.
  • Establishes CQV including sample runs and action plans that relate to production machinery & process.
  • Trains team members and other department employees.
  • Responsible for continuous improvement initiatives in OEE, SMED, and sustainability.
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining operator and maintenance training.
  • Monitor equipment downtime and operator reports and lead Root Cause Analysis initiatives to eliminate downtime or equipment variation.
  • Establish and maintain TPM standards on all equipment.
  • Assist with equipment troubleshooting, repair, installation, change-over, and PM as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Develops optimum bottle process for all lines, by performing basic troubleshooting, making process adjustments and repairs on machinery, and performing necessary setting adjustments on equipment.
  • Integrate and maintain automated process data collection systems.
  • Integrate and maintain automated alarming systems notifying the plant of down equipment.
  • Research, justify and implement cost saving projects that focus on safety, quality and sustainability.
  • Support the development, implementation, maintenance and ongoing improvement of food safety, food defense, and quality systems to ensure compliance with third-party food safety standard guidelines (e.g. SQF or AIB).

Job Requirements

Experience, Educational and Technical Qualifications

  • Preferred candidate has Associates degree in Technology, Electrical, Electronics, Electro-Mechanical or certification in a similar technical area. 
  • Must have excellent knowledge of SPC, plastics, electrical, electronic hydraulics, mechanical and pneumatic functions. 
  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills and strong organizational and problem-solving skills. Must have and be able to demonstrate intermediate math skills.
  • Must have ability to read blueprints and be able to use precision measuring/inspection equipment.
  • Requires leadership and excellent interpersonal skills to provide training to team members and other department employees.

Abilities Required
• Must be able to take direction and work well with others in a team environment.
• Self motivation and flexibility of job assignments.
• Blend of technical, interpersonal skills, and continuous learning through training.

Physical Activity Required:

Climbing: Ascending or descending ladders, stairs and equipment, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Needs good body agility.
Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at waist. This requires the full use of the lower extremities and back muscles.
Crouching: Bending body downward and forward by bending legs and spine.
Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
Standing: Standing for sustained periods of time.
Walking: Moving over long distances to accomplish tasks.
Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position.
Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
Feeling: Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin.
Fingering: Picking, pinching, or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm.
Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. This includes activities where detailed or important spoken instruction must be conveyed to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds with no less than 40 dB at 500 Hz, 100 Hz, and 2000 Hz with or without correction. Able to receive detailed information through oral communication and to make fine discriminations in sound, such as when making fine adjustments on machine parts.
Repetitive Motion: Substantial movements of the arms, hand and/or fingers.
Vision: Must be able to prepare and analyze data and figures. Eye sight capable of seeing small defects at distances close to the eyes.
Exertion: Medium Work – Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Environmental Working Conditions:

• The worker is subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions.
• The worker may be subject to extreme heat. Temperatures above 100 for periods of more than one hour.
• The worker is subject to noise.
• The worker is subject to vibrations. Exposure to oscillating movements of the extremities or whole body.
• The worker is subject to being exposed to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, chemicals, etc.
• The worker may be subject to atmospheric conditions, i.e. fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases or poor ventilation.
• The worker is subject to oils. Air and/or skin exposure to oils and other cutting fluids.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.