Manufacturing Engineer

Greenwood, SC

The Manufacturing Engineer is primarily responsible for the daily operations of the manufacturing unit, providing detailed process and technical guidance for the Operations Team and identifying, developing, and implementing process improvements. This position is expected to provide onsite direction and communication with operations personnel.


Utilizing A2E (Six Sigma) processes, drive and coordinate continuous improvement efforts for area performance.

Lead all machine transitions, customer complaint investigations, and OEE tracking for the department.

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

Achieve measurable improvements in unit performance aligned to business financial objectives including raw material usage, energy usage, reliability, capacity, and quality

Well-defined productivity plans (current year +1) and pipelines (5 years) for respective unit(s)

Develop and maintain applicable dynamic operational entitlement models in order to understand best performance for any given set of conditions (production demand, catalyst age, etc.)


Provide detailed process guidance for the Operations Team in the execution of the production schedule

Evaluate daily performance and identifies and eliminates special cause variations

Lead role in ensuring process parameters of existing process are in statistical control

Through six-sigma, (A2E) approach, identify and reduce common cause variations in the product and process

Assure clearly defined procedures and instructions are documented and issued to support the improvements developed by Process Engineers and Technology

Oversight of operations in identifying opportunities for improvement

Investigate and resolve process and product deviations

Develop process changes to accommodate new products

Provide support of and participate in project teams for facilities improvements

Routinely interact with Manufacturing Operators and supervision, Maintenance Mechanics and supervision, Laboratory personnel, Project Engineering and Process Technology

Maintain consistent product quality and customer satisfaction, reliable production volume and execution of the production plan

Control manufacturing cost and improvement

Achieve outstanding safety performance and consistent environmental compliance


Reports to: Production Manager


Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering

Minimum 5 years post grad experience working in manufacturing plant or refinery


Knowledge and experience with the following is desired: SPC, Provox DCS systems, PLC functionality

Safety and environmental policies, KMS, Aspen IP21, NWA and Operator training

Basic understanding of PSM, SPC and ISO9001 is also preferred

Fiber Processing experience is preferred

Minimum of 2 years chemical or fiber manufacturing and or polymers experience is desired


Process troubleshooting

Problem solving

Excellent oral and written communications

Time Management/Organizational skills

Strong teamwork skills

Demonstrate ability to work as a member of a self-directed team

Commitment to plant safety, environmental and industrial hygiene practices

Strong computer skills including spreadsheets


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