Associate Process Engineer

Posted: 06/09/2022

One of the earliest pioneers in coating papers for enhanced performance, Appvion remains a leading developer and manufacturer of specialty-coated products. Did you know that Appvion is the world’s largest supplier of package delivery label stock? By that alone you might guess that we are very busy and growing fast! We are also a global leader in lottery tickets, deli and prescription labels and many other products that are digitally-imaged with heat instead of ink. To be a leader in these markets and others, we need to continually build and develop strong teams. We rely heavily on technical experts that can learn our proprietary technologies and apply their knowledge/experience to achieve even greater success. We are currently looking to hire an Associate Process Engineer to augment our team with their knowledge and abilities.

 

We offer competitive salary rates based on qualifications and experience.

 

Our compensation and benefits that we offer are competitive and include the following:

  • Medical (PPO, HDHP)
  • Dental (two comprehensive plans to choose from)
  • 401k
  • Vision
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement (Up to $5,250 per year)
  • Wellness Center free of charge
  • Life insurance
  • Vacation (awarded based on industry related experience)
  • 12 paid holidays
  • Scholarships for dependents

 

**Check out all the benefits we offer at www.appvion.com.**

 

Expected Results:

  • Work safely and foster a Safety Culture, working with shop floor and salaried personnel to identify and address safety concerns.
  • Identify and implement process improvements that positively impact quality, uptime, throughput and yield in support of departmental goals.
  • Drive new product development efforts in Operations, translating R&D work to production-scale equipment as an integral member of cross-functional project teams.
  • Understand customer needs and translate those needs into functional product designs, combining that knowledge with fundamental technical expertise to manage risks in an ever-changing environment.

 

Supporting Activities:

  • Actively participate in safety improvement efforts including Glass Wall discussions, direct interactions with hourly employees, individual training and inspections.
  • Be an effective team player on a multi-disciplined Pod Team by communicating effectively, collaborating openly, working together for mutual success.
  • Provide leadership in the manufacturing process on a daily basis to maximize throughput and yield while maintaining product quality and customer satisfaction.
  • Support capital projects to ensure successful installation and startup.
  • Recommend and implement changes to existing product lines and processes.
  • Interface with customers to resolve complaints and understand and meet their needs.
  • Interface with product development professionals to assist in transition from solution development to launch and beyond.
  • Ability to work in paper/coatings lab environment as needed.
  • Practice daily continuous improvement in all aspects of work, utilizing structured problem-solving when appropriate and communicating effectively with others.

 

Required Prior Accomplishments, Experience, Skills:

  • BS in Paper Science, Chemical Engineering or relevant science field
  • 7+ years of experience in product development/process engineering.
  • Ability to apply engineering and scientific principles to resolve problems and make improvements.
  • Capable of working in a flexible, often shifting, environment.
  • Ability to interact effectively with customers, management team and production personnel.
  • Proven ability to work in a cross functional team environment.
  • Experience managing smaller projects (5 or less people / <6 months duration) and/or participation in larger projects.
  • Business knowledge of cost/benefits analysis, setting and executing long-term strategic plans.
  • Strong understanding of manufacturing environments, processes and procedures.
  • Ability to drive resolution of complex problems as both an individual contributor and facilitator.
  • Willingness to travel, domestically and internationally.

 

If you have any questions, please reach out to recruiter@appvion.com

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