Process Engineer, Cold End

Knauf Insulation North America is the world's fastest-growing insulation manufacturer in the world. We remain committed to conservation of the environment and the sustainable development & manufacture of a comprehensive line of acoustical fiber glass insulation for residential, commercial, industrial, marine, OEM and metal building applications using post-consumer recycled materials.
We welcome passionate & creative individuals who thrive in an entrepreneurial, collaborative and ever-changing environment. Watch our values video to learn more about what we do, our commitment to sustainability, and our company values & culture.
Position Overview:
Monitors and controls cold-end processes in the plant including curing, sizing, facing, and packaging. Analyzes the processes and product data provided by the Process Technicians, Production Superintendents and others. Identifies and supports the direction for process improvement while maintaining the process parameters that are currently in place.
Perform technical analyses of manufacturing and process data related to curing, sizing, facing, and packaging
Identify process bottlenecks through time studies and other methods
Apply analysis results to improve processes and meet customer expectations
Identify recommendations to enhance manufacturing capabilities through new ideas and/or methods
Participate in projects and/or assist project sub-teams involved in process and product optimization, innovation, cost reduction, or other related business activities
Under the supervision of the Manager, Process Engineering, execute projects to fulfill department goals and objectives in the areas of cost reduction, productivity gains, process flow, capacity increases, scrap reduction and process and product enhancements
Maintain process set points and control for the curing, sizing, facing, and packaging
Participate in activities with other Process Engineers and Corporate functions
Review all new product requests and approve them based on plant capabilities
Maintain all data pertinent to the process including KIMS requirements and upkeep of records
Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
Lean certification(s) preferred
Minimum two (2) years' experience in Process Improvement/Manufacturing Engineering in a high-volume manufacturing facility preferred
Continuous Improvement experience highly preferred
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of Mechanical Engineering standards in a manufacturing environment
Knowledge of process/continuous improvement tools, methodologies and practices
Ability to understand and write work instructions and procedures for the production team
Ability to reason deductively and inductively
Ability to make quick, thorough decisions
Ability to read blueprints preferred
Ability to communicate effectively within the plant and throughout the organization as necessary
Ability to travel approximately 5% of the time, visiting other plants or suppliers if/when an issue arises
Critical thinking skills
Customer service skills
Problem Solving Skills
Operation analysis skills
Troubleshooting skills
Time management skills
Computer skills in MS Windows environment; proficient in Word, PowerPoint and Excel
Special Tools/Equipment Used:
Physical Demands:
Must occasionally lift and/or move up to forty (40) pounds
Regularly required to sit, stand, walk and reach with hands and arms
Working Conditions:
Moderate noise level
Regularly exposed to a fast-paced office environment
May be exposed to extreme temperature changes
Knauf Insulation provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.
All applicants must be legal residents that do not currently or in the future require sponsorship.

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