Plant Process Engineer - #9820266

ALPLA INC.


Date: 1 week ago
City: Kansas City, KS
Contract type: Full time
What you will enjoy doing

ALPLA is a global family-owned, privately held company that makes innovative, customized, recycled packaging for top companies such as P&G, Unilever, L'Oréal, Pepsi, and more. ALPLA values their employees, work-life balance, personal growth, compensation and sustainability.

Main Purpose of the Job:

Manage the performance, quality, efficiency and reliability of all molding machines in the Production Department.

  • Ensure all assigned machines are operating safely, efficiently and reliably, according to recommended operating guidelines
  • Ensure quality product is being produced at all times and process is optimized to the fullest extent
  • Ensure all raw materials required are available and defect free before being put into machine
  • Make minor repairs to molding machines
  • Assist the Plant Manager in implementing required training for Machine Operators
  • Ensure good housekeeping practices are consistently followed
  • Participate in Tool Design Reviews and recommend improvements to optimize molding, setup, and overall manufacturing
  • Analyze and improve existing processes using SPC data, design of experiments, Six Sigma and other methods to improve manufacturing processes for cost reduction, quality improvement to increase efficiencies
  • Troubleshoot molding and manufacturing processes and material issues. Work with internal and external resources to resolve molding and manufacturing issues and implement long term solutions
  • Research, develop and implement manufacturing process controls, machinery modifications and improvements
What makes you great

Education:

  • BS in Engineering with 2 years plastics processing experience or AS in Engineering with 5 years plastics processing experience.

Experience:

  • Plastic molding
  • Toolmaking, Mechanical or Electric/Electronic systems
  • GMP manufacturing

Qualification/Skills:

  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Excellent problem solving skills with attention to detail
  • Proven ability to successfully train technical and other non-exempt personnel
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing
  • Effective time management and task/project prioritization with minimal supervision
  • Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule
  • Proficient with computer applications (e.g. Power Point, Excel, Access)

ALPLA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: ALPLA is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at ALPLA are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. ALPLA will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

What you can expect working with us
  • Health and Wellness Care Program- Benefits
  • Child Care Benefits
  • Dependent Care Cost Savings Program
  • Recognition programs; Promotional opportunities
  • 401K Retirement Plan and excellent Matching Plan
  • Medical, dental, vision plan
  • Education assistance program/tuition reimbursement
  • Short term, long term and life insurance paid by ALPLA
  • Paid vacation; paid holidays

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job,

  • The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms and very occasionally to climb or balance.
  • The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear.
  • The employee is occasionally required to sit.
  • The employee must regularly lift and/ or move up to 10 lbs, frequently lift and/or move up to 30 lbs and occasionally lift and/or move more than 50 lbs..
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

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