Process Engineer - Twinsburg, OH

DayGlo Color Corp. the world's largest manufacturer of daylight fluorescent pigments, has an opening for a Twinsburg Process Engineer/Continual Improvement Coordinator for our Twinsburg Facility. This is a full time, exempt level position. This individual will be responsible for designing process systems, improving current processes and resolving process-related manufacturing problems, and for managing capital projects to include: cost effective capital projects, upgrades, installations, required documentation.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Monitors production processes and reviews procedures to ensure safe, timely and efficient manufacture of products without compromise to quality.
  • Facilitate problem solving (root cause analysis) within process systems and equipment, to include evaluation studies and trial runs. 
  • Provides Manufacturing support, assistance, trouble-shooting and required reporting protocols of plant utilities/services, as needed, including:
    • Plant air supply system
    • Plant explosion protection system
    • Plant process water system(s)
    • Plant wastewater treatment system
  • Experimental design, collection, compilation, organization, validation and presentation of analysis to Management Team.
  • Redesigns and/or modifies existing processes and procedures to solve problems or improve procedures, as required.
  • Utilizes Lean Manufacturing principles and practices to improve processes.
  • Design and implement new processes.  Evaluates profitability, cost structure and prepare written justification. 
  • Prepares bid criteria to vendors for approved capital equipment purchase(s).
  • Coordinates and oversees the installation of new equipment and processes through start-up, debug, operation and written procedures.
  • Trains appropriate personnel in proper safe and efficient operating techniques.
  • Technical liaison between new product development initiatives and integration into manufacturing operations, including technology transfer, scale-up, process optimization, and validation activities.
  • As required, perform short and/or long-term special projects for improved efficiencies and cost reduction initiatives. 

 

Knowledge and Skills:

  1. General understanding and fundamental working knowledge of the following:
    1. Pneumatic conveyance system of materials, including dust collectors.
    2. Plant air supply system.
    3. Explosion protection systems, including proper bonding, static charge dissipation.
    4. Plant process water supply system(s).
    5. Basic principles and design criteria for industrial ventilation applications.
    6. Mechanical improvements to machine design.
    7. Material handling systems.
    8. Operations of industrial machinery, equipment, drives, controls.
    9. Full scale unit operations of reaction chemistry, including: pressure, vacuum, heat exchange, condensation, mixing, controls, nitrogen inertness, packed bed scrubbers.
    10. Particle size reduction technologies.
    11. Mixing, phase separation, filtration, and rheology of chemical wastes and/or materials.
    12. Wastewater treatment operations to ensure compliance with local POTW guidelines. 
    13. Conformance and support to EHS protocols of permitted sources per Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act and OSHA.
    14. Proper DOT handling, storage, labelling and shipment of hazardous materials and wastes.
    15. Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing principles to be able to conduct lean improvement Kaizans and workshops.  

 

Minimum position qualifications:

  • BS degree in Engineering or Science (i.e. Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials engineering, Physics, Chemistry)
  • 3 – 5 years minimum industrial experience
  • Lean Manufacturing – Black Belt Certification
  • Safe management and practices of handling hazardous chemicals and waste streams

 

If you’re interested in this position please email your resume to hr@dayglo.com