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Sr. Process Engineer in West Chicago at Vaco

Date Posted: 3/14/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Our client is looking to add a Sr. Process Engineer to their team in West Chicago. Senior Process Engineers are responsible for developing all aspects of the plastic package from concept to implementation. This includes preform design, developing the process, closure to meet the application requirements. Interact with other managers, employees, vendors, and customers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Understands, follows and enforces all established safety, health, quality GMP and Company policies, procedures and recognized practices
  • Understands, follows and enforces all established policies, procedures and recognized practices
  • Design PET Preform and Container to meet application requirements
  • Develop process to meet performance requirements, including barrier
  • Reviews product failure data and interpret laboratory tests and analyzes results to establish or rule out material and process causes
  • Coordinates customer sample requirements
  • Evaluates and approves process changes and controls expenditures within limitations of R&D budget
  • Prepares interim and completion project reports
  • Develop and Implement Process Training for plant personnel responsible for operating and maintaining equipment
  • Keeping up with latest industry technology advancements
  • Provides technical studies, product design, preparation of specifications, technical plans, and product testing using DOE methodology for scale up
  • Reviews product design for compliance with engineering principles, company standards, customer contract requirements, related specifications and FDA/FCN regulatory requisites
  • Coordinates activities with cross functional teams concerned with technical developments, scheduling and resolving engineering design and test problems. Updates project team members using related software tools
  • Evaluates and approves design changes, specifications and drawing releases
  • Stays close to market trends recommending attainable technical solutions for potential conversion opportunities by keeping a pulse on the market
  • Travel up to 50% may be required

  • BS in Chemical Engineering or related plastics degree or equivalent experience required
  • Eight plus years hands on experience
  • Proficient in one or more of the following systems:
    • Complex Mechanical System
    • Electrical/Controls
    • Fluid Powered Hydraulic Systems w/Servo and Proportional Valve Control
    • Melt Flow / Hot-Runner Management