Process Engineer

Employer
Morgan Advanced Materials
Location
Augusta, Georgia
Posted
Jun 24, 2024
Closes
Jun 25, 2024
Ref
2781367754
Position Type
Engineer
Specialty
Other
Hours
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
Overview:
Morgan Advanced Materials is a business rich in history and innovation. Founded in the UK in 1856, we have grown into a global organisation with 70 sites in 18 countries. Our model to serve our customers where they need us has led to a diversified product range using our unparalleled expertise in ceramic and carbon materials, which we exploit to solve difficult problems for our customers across a diverse range of markets.

We are a purpose driven organisation. Our purpose is to use advanced materials to make the world more sustainable and to improve the quality of life. We deliver on that purpose through the products that we make, and the way that we make them.

The Thermal Ceramics division designs, manufactures and installs a broad range of thermal insulation products that significantly reduce energy consumption and emissions in a variety of high temperature processing applications. Our product offering is extensive and covers application needs from Industrial to Commercial markets.

Key Figures: Revenue £1,112m (2022), 8,500 employees, manufacturing in 30+ countries, and a global customer portfolio. A UK PLC with head office located in Windsor, Berkshire UK. Listed on London Stock Exchange; Member of the FTSE 250 Index.

Responsibilities:
The Process Engineer is a key member of the engineering team, with responsibility to develop, implement, and manage the manufacturing processes, methods, and equipment designed to ensure continuous production of materials that meet or exceed our customers' expectations. The role requires a 'hands on' individual who can balance the theoretical with the practical aspects of the job, coupled with the interpersonal skills to drive through improvements.

JOB FUNCTIONS

Spend significant time in the plant learning the metrics, the processes, and the key levers

Establish strong working relationships with production management and equipment operators. Become the subject matter expert and a key technical resource.

Gather data from process parameters and interpret (from a statistical approach) to determine their relationships with the KPI metrics.

Conduct Root Cause Analysis exercises to identify failure points and establish corrective actions.

Establish strong working relationships with maintenance team to identify critical equipment and opportunities for improved reliability and performance.

Support the production team in establishing standard work (tooling, documentation, etc) for processes. Support the training and adherence to standard work.

As applicable, execute improvement projects and measure impact. When additional engineering resources are required, provide support as needed.

Prepare detailed estimates for assigned projects and coordinate work to meet project completion dates, technical specifications, and budget parameters.

Assist in the training of production operators on new processes, tooling, and machinery.

Track progress of projects and process improvements completed and maintain records. Track and maintain all project cost savings and report to business partners.

Maintain liaison with the appropriate sectors - Marketing, Production, Maintenance, R&D, Quality, and EH&S - on all assigned projects.

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from an accredited institution (Ceramic, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical)

Minimum (1) one year of experience in manufacturing or related industry

Proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications

AutoCAD or Solid Works applied exprience

Proficiency in Mini-Tab if preferred

Individual must be aCitizen of the United States, or

Permanent resident alien of the United States, or

Protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324(a)(3)

SCHEDULE DESCRIPTION

The typical schedule for this position is an 8-hour day shift, Monday through Friday.

Overtime and weekend work as needed.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand and walk.

Frequently use hands and fingers to handle or feel objects, tools and controls.

The employee is frequently required to talk and hear to communicate with coworkers.

Regularly required to climb, stoop, bend and reach with hands and arms.

The employee is occasionally required to push or pull with hands or arms, kneel or crouch.

The employee must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision and the ability to distinguish shades and colors.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position will work primarily on the production floor, however, will have periods of time in a controlled office environment.

The noise level in the work environment is consistently above 85 decibels when on the production floor.

During summer months, employee may have to work in temperatures as high as 110 degrees for prolonged periods of time.

Dust from machine processes is constantly present.

The employee constantly works near mechanical parts and lift trucks.

The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or vapors or hazardous products such as degreasers and silicone spray.

Required to wear steel toed shoes, safety glasses and ear plugs in the manufacturing area.

Morgan Advanced Materials is an EEO/AA/M/W/D/V Employer Ind-1