470-Experienced Process Improvement Engineer

Martinsville, Virginia, United States


Process Improvement Engineer to provide technical leadership related to machine and process capability and reliability, and to develop manufacturing processes for new products, product modifications, and cost reduction initiatives.

-Plan and execute equipment & process modifications to improve safety, improve quality, reduce downtime, and reduce cycle time.
-Improve production yields.
-Provide technical leadership to plant manufacturing, engineering, and to technical service functions.
-Improve process capability based on customer specifications.
-Conduct and analyze data-driven, product development trials and recommend improvements based on results.
-Develop and maintain engineering documentation detailing product process parameters.

Required Skills:
-Strong analytical, engineering, or industry specific technical skills.
-Strong interpersonal skills to interact with customers, management, and production.
-Six Sigma knowledge with demonstrated application of the tools. Must be able to set up and conduct designed experiments (2k factorial, MVT, etc.), and must be able to analyze data sets of multiple variables.
-Knowledge of computer systems and software for general business purposes as well as application for specific process control and data analysis needs. Candidates must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Access, etc.) as well as Minitab, ChartRunner, or equivalent data analysis programs.
-Hands-on and equally adept at working with hourly production employees and communication with senior management.
-Travel is infrequent but will be necessary, and must be able to procure a passport for international travel.


-Bachelor's degree in engineering (Fiber, Textile, Industrial, Mechanical, or Chemical).
-7-15 years of industry experience: textile manufacturing preferred.
-Six Sigma and/or QualPro experience preferred.

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