Weaving Process Engineer

Appleton, WI 54914

Posted: 11/01/2023 Employment Type: Permanent Industry: Engineering Job Number: KB330529111

Job Description

WEAVING PROCESS ENGINEER PURPOSE: This position is primarily responsible for the development and improvement related to monitoring of filament raw materials and the warping and weaving production processes.  This associate will work closely with the Weaving Production Team to drive improvements to achieve plant safety, quality, and productivity goals through daily standard work and other improvement projects. This role also partners with New Product Development to coordinate the development, trialing, and production qualification of new raw materials and weaving designs.     ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:                                       
  • Troubleshoot raw material, quality, and production issues.
  • Identify and implement improvements in the warping and weaving production processes
  • Make product quality decisions based on product specifications and customer requirements
  • Use statistical process control techniques to monitor and control the fabric quality results through the warping and weaving production processes
  • Lead and participate in projects, Lean Six Sigma projects and/or Kaizen 
  • Work closely with NPD to coordinate the development, trialing, and qualification of new raw materials and weaving designs
  • Provide technical support to production on warping and weaving related issues, and act as a resource for NPD, product management, and sales
  • Work with other production sites to identify and transfer manufacturing best practices and assure standard procedures and quality requirements are known and met across the company.
  • Ensure that all scheduled audits (e.g., safety, ISO, etc.) are carried out in an efficient, timely, consistent, and accurate fashion
  • College Graduate, BS degree in engineering or related science or manufacturing technology field from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum of five years of relevant manufacturing experience preferred
  • Six sigma Green/Black belt certification and/or CI/Lean experience preferred
  • Experience and familiarity with ISO 9001:2015 preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a world-wide environment with both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Self-starter capable of working with minimum supervision
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Good project management skills with experience in new product and process development
  • Able to multitask and progress on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent analytical and quantitative problem-solving skills
  • Ability to evaluate and access process control related computer hardware/software
  • Ability to work in a typical office environment involving exposure to fluorescent lighting, contact with synthetic materials and air conditioning
  • Ability to work, walk, sit, or stand in a typical plant manufacturing environment involving noise and vibration typical of manufacturing equipment
  • Ability to sit and/or stand for 8 hours per day
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs
  • Ability to type at a computer for 8 hours per day
 TEAMMATE EXPOSURE:Position has frequent contact with Leadership, Manufacturing Associates, Process Engineers, New Product Development, Central Engineering, Advanced Product Development, Lab, Product Managers, Scheduling Department, Financial Department, Customers, Sales/Service and Information Systems, Suppliers, and Subcontractors.  
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