Compounding Manufacturing Engineer

Foley, AL


Compounding Manufacturing Engineer

The primary purpose of the Manufacturing Engineer is to run the unit safely, reliably, and efficiently. The

Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for unit operating performance to include production, raw material usage, quality, daily performance tracking, energy usage, troubleshooting, and process optimization. The Compounding Manufacturing Engineer provides detailed process and technical guidance to the Operations Team and routinely interacts with Production operators and supervision, Maintenance mechanics and supervision, Quality personnel, Project Engineering, and Process Technology.


? Drive unit performance to operational entitlement with respect to yields, usages, reliability, and quality

? Achieve annual operating productivity targets by maintaining a unit performance tracking program

? Maintain accurate accounting of all unit production losses and drive actions to correct


? Committed to plant safety, environmental compliance, and industrial hygiene best practices

? Provide detailed process guidance to the Production Team and Site Leadership in the execution of scheduled


? Advanced troubleshooting, investigation, and process optimization to address gaps identified

through daily performance monitoring

? Interface with Technology and Compounding Center of Excellence to:

o Develop process changes to accommodate new products and optimize current processes

o Initiate and implement new projects to improve the process

o Escalate technical issues which are too complex to handle within the unit

? Facilitation of MOCs originating from unit needs

? Facilitation of and participation in RCAs and FMEAs

? Support of and participation in project teams for facilities improvements to include project management and


? Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE) and Equipment Reliability (documentation and improvement plans)

? Drive targeted actions in response to performance gaps in KPI’s as well as production losses

? Provide technical expertise, training standards, and technical training for operators

? Maintain and develop technical documentation including process safety information (PSI), plant drawings,

and technical specs

? Work with vendors/material suppliers


? Reports to: Production Manager

? Team Members: Production Team


? Bachelor of Science Degree Engineering, preferably Electrical or Mechanical

? Minimum 12 years post grad relevant work experience (extrusion, compounding, plastics, etc.)

? Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite, 3D modeling software (SolidWorks preferred).

? Experience with and working knowledge of Data Analytics Software (dataPARC preferred)

? Strong knowledge and experience with the following is also desired: SPC, PLC functionality, safety and

environmental policies and operator training.

? A understanding of Process Safety Management (PSM) and ISO9001 is also preferred.


? Certified Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt


? Strong technical and analytical skills with the ability to innovate and solve complex problems

? Willingness to provide after-hours support

? Strong communication skills, both oral and written

? Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work with cross-functional teams

? Ability to perform in a highly dynamic work environment

? Demonstrated ability to manage multiple initiatives and manage projects from beginning to successful



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