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Senior Process Engineer

Company: SWM International
Location: middletown
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

At SWM, well never be okay with status quo. We are committed to raising standards,providing growth opportunities to our employees and giving our customers the answers, the value,and the edge they need to compete and win.

At SWM, Essential isnt just what we make. Its what we do.

Every day, our papers, films,andnets and nonwovens are used in a diverse range of products, applications and industries around the world. As experts in highly engineered materials made from fibers, resins and polymers, we provide solutions to make products stronger, more durable and with increased performance.From accessory materials for face shields and medical devices, to protective helmets for hospital workers, law enforcement and military,to support layers for filtration and Reverse Osmosis (RO) applications for clean drinking water and much more, we are proud to serve customers who make a world of difference in the markets they operate in and the products they improve.

We have an opportunity for a Senior Process Engineer in our Advanced Materials and Structures business.

The Senior Process Engineer will be recognized as an expert in web handling and winding. They will propagate production process best practices for the global AMS organization. This position is responsible for evaluating existing processes and defining the configuration of new manufacturing systems to safely reduce cost, gain efficiencies, and reduce production variability. The position is located at our Middletown Delaware facility but project assignments may be at any of our global sites.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Leads or coordinates project planning, resourcing, staffing, progress reporting, people management and troubleshooting for engineering projects.
  • Ensures project results meet requirements regarding technical quality, reliability, schedule and cost.
  • Interprets internal or external issues and recommends solutions/best practices.
  • Solves complex problems; takes a broad perspective to identify solutions.
  • Manages and leads projects.
  • Reviews and designs new production/manufacturing processes that improve production speed, quality, or safety.
  • Follows all company established methods, policies, rules, practices, and procedures to ensure employee safety, product quality and efficient operations.
  • Develops, evaluates, and improves existing manufacturing methods and processes and documents the results in experimental reports.
  • Collaborates with planning, customer sales and engineering staff concerning product design, specification and tooling to ensure efficient production methods.
  • Collaborates with vendors and customers to determine critical product properties, product specifications and arrange for purchase of equipment, materials, or parts, and evaluates products according to specifications and quality standards.
  • Confers with management, engineering, and other staff to understand manufacturing capabilities, production schedules, and other considerations to expand production capacity.
  • Provides work instructions for operators and supervisors regarding product manufacture.
  • Ability to travel up to 50%.
  • Additional duties as assigned.


Bachelor's in an Engineering discipline (mechanical preferred) and a minimum of five years relevant manufacturing experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Six Sigma Black Belt certification preferred.

Required Skills:

  • Experience in light weight, web based, manufacturing processes such as films, nets, non-wovens, coated films, or paper is strongly desired. Experiences with web converting (e.g. slitting) and lamination processes are also preferred.
  • Skilled in applying fundamentals of engineering to tension and path control applications or similar applications where an understanding of the physics of the system is critical for success.
  • Skilled in communicating complex concepts using visual models and everyday explanations.
  • Skilled in applying the scientific method to problem solving.
  • Skilled in designing and executing design of experiments.
  • Strong skills in process measurement instrumentation and sensing
  • Familiar with simple controls techniques and essential machinery elements (structures, drives, bearings, heating/cooling, etc.)
  • Skilled using statistical and modelling tools such as Minitab, Matlab, MathCAD. Familiar with database structures and data mining for correlation analysis.

Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of this position.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or other protected status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.SWM International is committed to help individuals with disabilities participate in the workforce, and ensure equal opportunity to compete for jobs. If you require an accommodation to submit a resume for positions at SWM, please email our Talent Acquisition Team at careers@swmintl.com.

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