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Process Engineer II / Extrusion Team Leade

Saint-Gobain Group

This is a Full-time position in Malvern, PA posted February 18, 2021.

n n nSenior Process Engineer II / Extrusion Team Leaden n Position Description n nJob Summaryn nn Job Summary: nn nn This exciting opportunity will enable you to be innovative as well as provide you the opportunity to apply your technical and practical knowledge to the optimization of all extrusion system processes.

nn nn CertainTeed’s culture is team-based, interactive, flexible, and supports continuous learning experiences, both hands-on as well as formal.

Tools such as Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen and Six-Sigma are used to improve our processes which improve our performances individually and as a group.

We are growth focused and believe that a positive working environment is critical to our success.

This position is based at the R&D Jackson Development Center, Jackson, Michigan (~30 minutes from Lansing and Ann Arbor and just over an hour from Detroit) nn nn Essential Function and Responsibilities: nn Strong background and experience in multi-layer sheet and profile co-extrusion process and equipment (esp.

twin/conical screw extruders and ancillary), formulations, compounding, mold and tooling design and be part of problem solving teams as key technical leader geared towards improving processes and to relate finished product characteristics/defects to process changes As Subject-Matter-Expert, provide Extrusion Process insights to drive continuous improvement of manufacturing processes and operational efficiencies (troubleshoot Production challenges and improve metrics e.g., Yield, Quality, OEE, identify Cost Savings opportunities etc.) and/or support fundamental research within a major product or technology area (NPD/Front-End-innovation; New Formulation implementation) Lead all Extrusion capability trials for New Product Launches, establish control limits and drive its implementation Utilize simulation tools to optimize performance for profile and sheet extrusions and provide tooling design guidance to internal and external tooling houses Demonstrates open and collaborative approach in all areas of responsibility; timely manages multiple projects simultaneously, captures and shares learning via good documentation Stays aware of new technology applications, technology landscape and competitive uses of same in work with materials, products and processes; Able to communicate technically with internal competencies and external/university collaborators and utilize knowledge to advance projects and identify productive synergies Continuous interaction with Business, Operations and R&D in the optimization of existing tooling and processes for increased safety, quality, service, reliability and cost (yield) Evaluate novel Manufacturing methods and recommend Capital Equipment needs; Engage with Operations, Purchasing, and Platform Leaders on technical evaluation and defining Equipment Specs including due-diligence Responsible for people development and holding direct reports and projects teams accountable in the appropriate manner nRequired Qualificationsn nn Required Qualifications: nn A BS degree in Mechanics, Plastics, or Material Science, and 10+ years of experience or a MS degree and 6+ years of experience, or a PhD and 3+ years of experience Extensive experience in twin-screw extruders utilizing multi-layer sheet and profile die technologies is required.

Lab scale single screw extrusion expertise a plus Strong experience with extrusion processing equipment, including profile and sheet dies, calibration systems, post forming tools, and has ability to perform analytical tests accurately for product and process evaluations Expertise in screw geometry (conical + parallel) preferred Ability to lead people (directly and indirectly) to effectively scope, execute, and launch extrusion process initiatives Experience with extrusion die simulation tools for process design optimization.

Recommend modifications to improve design (die) and process (temperature, shear, velocity, pressure) Demonstrates technical leadership, functioning as a technical leader in project teams Effective in the presentation and communication of technical material and have an in-depth mechanical background, with hands-on understanding of process control tools Experience leading programs working with equipment and tooling vendors Strong oral and written communication skills required Excellent project management skills Demonstrated strong knowledge in HSE and IP Demonstrated CAD skills preferred Excellent project management skills are desired Innovative thinking and a drive for success is required Must be effective in the presentation and communication of technical material and have an in-depth mechanical background, with hands-on understanding of machining practices and equipment and operations design Experience and ability to troubleshoot extrusion tooling is highly desired nn Physical Demands nn Office environment – requires sitting for long periods of time, and using a computer for long periods of time Laboratory environment – requires knowledge of, and practice of, safety measures in a laboratory setting nn Company Summary nn nn Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, has helped shape the building products industry for more than 110 years.

Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm’s slogan “Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed,” inspired the name CertainTeed.

Today, CertainTeed is a leading nn nCompany Summaryn nnThrough the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, has helped shape the building products industry for more than 110 years.

Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm’s slogan “Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed,” inspired the name CertainTeed.

Today, CertainTeed is a leading North American brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, insulation, drywall and ceilings.nn nnA subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest and oldest building products companies, CertainTeed has more than 6,300 employees and more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada.

www.certainteed.com nn nn Saint-Gobain provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

Saint-Gobain is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and supports the hiring of veterans.

nn nnSenior Process Engineer II / Extrusion Team Leadenn nnSaint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes materials and solutions which are key ingredients in the well-being of each of us and the future of all.

They can be found everywhere in our living places and our daily life: in buildings, transportation, infrastructure and in many industrial applications.

They provide comfort, performance and safety while addressing the challenges of sustainable construction, resource efficiency and climate change.nn nnIf you need assistance and/or a reasonable accomodation due to a disability during the application or recruitment process, please send a request to SGNAaccomodations@Saint-Gobain.com .

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All rights reserved.nn nnIt is our policy to ensure that all available employment opportunities are provided to qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, disability, military/veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy and marital status or any other basis prohibited by law.

Learn more nn nn We have recently become aware of a phishing scam whereby individuals are posing as employees of Saint-Gobain and using the promise of a job offer to extract personal banking information from unsuspecting victims.

Please know that Saint-Gobain will not offer employment for any position that is not listed on our careers page https://careers.saint-gobain-northamerica.com/ .

We do not hire without first interviewing with the selected applicants, will never ask for or send out any payments prior to your start date, and will not ask for your personal banking information prior to your start date.

Due to the current pandemic we are frequently using video interviewing services but we do not interview via text or web chat tools, will never extend offers of employment through social media or text/instant message and any legitimate representative of Saint-Gobain will have an email on the “saint-gobain.com ” domain.nn nn We emphasize the importance of protecting your personal information and take instances like these very seriously.

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