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Elemental Excelerator

Process Engineer



Youngstown, OH, USA
Posted on Saturday, July 29, 2023
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The Process Engineer will be a member of our Production team. The Process Engineer will watch over the entire manufacturing process of tubing production and devise ways that improve the flow and efficiency of production. They ensure maximum efficiency of a company's manufacturing processes and analyze current production methods through observation, data collection and research. They support the equipment design and ensure safety and quality standards are met. They are called upon to identify areas that need improvement to maintain high levels of manufacturing efficiency and product quality in compliance with regulatory standards.


  • Regular attendance, in accordance with the company's attendance policy and supervisory assignment, is an essential job duty requirement for this position.
  • Work with global cross functional team to launch new rollforming mills.
  • Manage the commissioning of new equipment within the production facility.
  • Manage the budget, performance expectations and timeline for new equipment launch.
  • Monitor the entire manufuacturing process and lead all process improvments initiatives.


  • Create, maintain & update work instructions as required to produce quality product.
  • Provide internal/external technical support for rolling processes including reviewing and resolving deviations, non-conformances.
  • Support Operations Leadership with data collection, reporting and training.
  • Work closely with Maintenance, Engineering, Quality, Operations, and other support functions to meet productivity and quality expectations.
  • Participate and contribute to the achievement of department goals including goal setting.
  • Facilitate training sessions for all employees on the improvement methodologies, tools, policies, practices, and processes.
  • Identify and solve chronic/repetitive problems and failures as well as reduce process variation.
  • Assist with the development of the Annual Action Plan, and the administration of established policies, practices, and procedures.
  • Prepare and approve standards from CAPEX and improvement initiatives.
  • Implement and coordinate CAPEX projects, and Annual Action Plan Improvement Projects
  • Continuously monitor manufacturing processes to ensure adherence to product specifications/requirements.
  • Equipment troubleshooting and subsequent work order requests.
  • Identify and lead cost reduction and quality improvement initiatives.
  • Perform PFMEA (Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis) studies.
  • Support staff and material schedules to meet customer requirements.
  • Run studies and validations on the line as needed.
  • Develop, execute, analyze data, and write reports for validation activities.
  • Ensure processes and procedures are in compliance with regulations.
  • Resolve technical problems of significant impact to performance, cost or schedule.
  • Develop work plans for continuous improvement and report out to the manger each week.


  • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university in the field of Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering or five years plus related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Firsthand experience in automated cold forming processes with roll forming and welding.
  • Preferred Skills: 5 years or more rolling mill experience Lean manufacturing experience Advanced knowledge of production, operations, and materials planning, practices, and processes.
  • Experience with CAD, CNC, AutoCAD, PLM, PLC, Jira, and R Language software and systems.
  • A critical thinker dedicated to solving root cause analysis problems and continuous improvement on the job.
  • Can utilize computer literacy capabilities to assist with tasks.
  • Knowledge of rollingtooling pass design with inline high frequency welding


  • Stationary Position: frequently remains stationary up to 90% of the time and sitting up to 8 hours in a day.
  • Move/Traverse: infrequently bend, stand, stoop and/or walk.
  • Carry Weight: infrequently carry weight and/or lift objects (light to heavy) weighing up to 10 pounds.
  • Hearing and Speech: frequently communicates with the ability to hear and talk on a regular basis with employees, coworkers, and all personnel matters; must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.
  • Sight: frequent use of sight to detect images on computer, office documents, and office objects near and far
  • Climb: occasionally ascends/descends on stairway to get to office upper and lower floors
  • Travel: up to 10% as needed


  • Regular professional, office business setting
  • Noise level ranges from low to moderate (if in office setting)
  • Noise level ranges from moderate to high (if on construction worksite)
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