OMNOVA Solutions Inc.

  • Sr. Process Engineer

    Job Locations US-PA-Auburn
    Posted Date 5 months ago(3/26/2018 4:50 PM)
    Job ID
    Engineering / Quality
  • Who is OMNOVA Solutions?

    OMNOVA Solutions is a specialty chemicals and functional surfaces company, whose technologies enhance the performance of a wide variety of well-known products across the globe. We are proud to offer "The Science in Better Brands."

    What are we looking for?


    Under the direction of the Quality & Process Improvement Manager the Sr Process Engineer will provide technical leadership in order to drive process and quality improvements in manufacturing.        

    Your tasks and responsibilities...

    • Continuously improves the performance of all Plant Operations. Develops and implements projects that improves machine utilization, product quality, and material yield.
    • Establishes and implements priority efforts that address constraint operations and yield clear bottom line results.
    • Apply statistical methods and analysis to improve process capability, reduce process variation, and align performance with Customer expectations.
    • Facilitate cross functional teams to identify and eliminate quality defects and reduce by using LEAN/Six Sigma methods.
    • Identify and lead capital projects to upgrade/improve manufacturing process through good project management practices and provide project status and report on all assigned projects in timely manner to meet project objectives.
    • Provide daily plant process support to resolve known issues and ensure operational goals and objectives are met or exceeded.
    • Continually monitor new technology for process optimization opportunities.
    • Set up specifications, create standard work and machine instructions for manufacturing
    • Technical resource for customers, sales, new products and business teams
    • Lead corrective action efforts, whether driven internally or by customer requests or complaints
    • Identify and drive opportunities for cost reductions
    • Support project implementation by reviewing installation plans, coordinating start-ups; documenting changes, updating procedures, and training operators


    Who you are...

    • Bachelors of Science in Engineering or Technical Discipline
    • 8-10 years of hands-on experience in web handling manufacturing (preferably PVC)
    • Strong project management skills
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Works well independently and in team environment
    • Strong PC skills (Proficiency in Microsoft Office)
    • Advanced problem solving and facilitation skills
    • Strong knowledge of PVC formulations
    • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt minimum (Black belt preferred)
    • Project and program management experience
    • Full time position
    • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with all levels of associates - from shop floor to upper management

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Knowledge of rolled goods, printing and/or continuous process manufacturing.
    • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing / SixSigma

    Why OMNOVA?

    The science of better careers. Come formulate yours.

    Bring your ingredients for success and together we’ll create a unique plan for your development and career growth. We recognize that without our talented employees and their passion and curiosity (which really are the backbone of our organization), we would not be where we are today. Click here to learn more about why you should join OMNOVA.


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