Process Engineer

Job Description
BWAY Corporation is one of the largest manufacturers of rigid metal and plastic containers in North America. Our diverse products and broad geographic reach have made us a market leader in the general line packaging industry. We make the innovative products that customers require to succeed today and beyond. BWAY offers comprehensive packaging for a wide variety of applications. We help customers develop new packaging and redesign existing products that reduce time to market, lower costs and improve quality. Our technical specialists provide onsite expertise for integrating products into manufacturing facilities. We manufacture the standard industrial containers that customers know and trust. We also develop innovative packaging that introduces customer products to the marketplace in new and exciting ways. Our rigid metal containers include paint cans, steel pails, aerosol cans, F-style containers, monotop cans, pour top cans, ammunition boxes and an oil can. We also manufacture rigid plastic packaging including pails, drums, hybrid paint cans, all-plastic colorant cans and plastic bottles. Today, BWAY is the only manufacturer in the country that can provide metal paint cans, hybrid paint cans and all-plastic colorant cans to meet our customer needs. We have the most extensive product lineup available from any single manufacturer in the general line packaging industry.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

This position provides technical plant and process support to the production operation. This position is necessary to ensure continuous process improvement and growth within the molding operations. This position is to give engineering support to all departments.

DIMENSIONS:

The Process Engineer is responsible for developing and implementing process, product, and equipment improvements in the plant. This position interacts with operators, machine attendants, engineers, management, maintenance, and customers. In addition, this position will also coordinate all Major Engineering projects and process or product improvements in conjunction with Corporate Engineering (E&TS).

NATURE AND SCOPE

Provide technical expertise for all Engineering and molding operations. Provide process improvements through evaluating opportunities inside and outside the organization. Provide focused attention to the quality of the products and processes of BWAY's business, and ensure the safe, efficient, and responsive operation of manufacturing operations. Challenges of this position include the difficulty of implementing standardized processes and disciplines into an existing culture, the use of process optimization techniques and improvement of processing methods for the manufacturing operation.

This Process Engineer will have a functional responsibility to implement major projects and product or process changes driven by Engineering, and also assist with new product development assigned to the plant.

This Process Engineer interacts on a continuing basis with E&TS and will foster open and accurate communication of information between the plant and all levels of the organization. There will be regular communication between this Engineer and all of the BWAY plants regarding problems, solutions, and advancements. This communication will be completed through multiple weekly conference calls, individual calls, and emails.

BWAY is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Requirements

Principal Accountabilities:

Provide ongoing technical support to plant operations to insure safety, productivity, quality, and delivery performance for the plant.

Continuously monitor cycle times, improve cycle times, and update process sheets.

Continuously monitor process parameters to ensure that the standard process protocol is being followed by all machine attendants.

Train machine attendants as necessary on all aspects of injection molding.

Provide AutoCAD drawings to maintenance as needed, and periodically update the plant drawing as necessary for individual departments as well as for the EAP, SPCC, and plant improvements.

Provide weekly reports (Tracker Cycle Times, Pail Weights, Sterling Settings, etc.).

Perform sampling of new molds, new materials, and new molding protocols in the injection mold departments.

Provide sales with technical support for new products and any other areas as needed.

Product and process improvement of existing operations.

Establish guidelines for preventative maintenance of molds and machines working in conjunction with E&TS and machine suppliers.

Assisting plant production and quality assurance in maintaining processes and maximizing machine performance, safety, and quality.

Assist E&TS with the investigation and implementation of advances in tooling, molds, and equipment.

Evaluate and implement material advances in conjunction with E&TS.

Assist in new product specifications and product refinements; implementation of new product
specifications and supplier specification changes.

Assist in component evaluation for new products and new product testing.

Resource for mold and equipment repairs.

Establish new process refinements/process controls.

Develop standard operating procedures for molding machines and related equipment.

Provide support with new mold and equipment installations.

Develop packaging optimizations.

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

This position requires a minimum 5 years experience in a related position in the molding industry, with a preferred background in packaging manufacturing. A degree in Mechanical Engineering (or equivalent industry experience), or a BS in Plastic Engineering, with a minimum of 5 years of experience in the Plastics Industry. The position requires extensive knowledge of the molding process, molding equipment, and mold tooling. Experience is required in handling multiple projects, simultaneously. The job also requires knowledge of the packaging industry, its products, major markets, and requirements for manufacturing.

KEY COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:


Results Orientated - including the ability to communicate this necessity to others. The ability to react to difficult situations and deal with matters in a professional manner.

Ability to react to situations in a timely manner and be flexible with people and operational assets. Organizational skills: especially including customer contacts and dealings with plant managers and sales people.

Problem solving skills in managing the day to day operational crises that arise, as well as coming up with innovative solutions to process problems. Overcoming obstacles.

Persistence - including the difficult job of managing multiple projects and assisting individuals with different agendas and diverse skills and personalities. The resolve to finish.

Coaching and teaching skills

Ability to get people organized in a manner that allows each of them to contribute to the success of the group.

Ability to get through the other people skill deficiency and the ability to listen as well as speak.

Ability to anticipate operational problems and act on those intuitions and to make corrections before problems arise.

Expertise in process improvement principles

Possess a value-added attitude

Be a Team Player

Attention to Detail

Possess the highest degree of Integrity

Tolerance for Stress

Service oriented


Requirements
Division/Department : Operations
% of Travel Required : None
Offer Relocation : Maybe

Company

BWAY Corp

Job Code

State or Province

New Jersey

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