Therma-Tru Doors Chemical Engineer in Butler, Indiana
Health, Safety, and Environmental
Therma Tru Corporation is committed to providing a safe workplace and promoting the health and safety of its associates. Workplace safety and managing the operation of our company in an environmentally responsible manner is the responsibility of each associate. Associates are responsible for participating in our Company’s incident and injury prevention programs as well as our Company’s environmental programs. All associates must comply with our environmental, health and safety polices and procedures as well as federal, state and local regulations.
The PE must act as a safety champion in the Butler Manufacturing Operations and drive safety improvements daily through the following actions:
1) Actively participate in the VBS (Values Based Safety) Program
2) Participate in incident investigations and resolutions
3) Develop process improvements with a “safety first” attitude
4) Immediately address any potential safety issues with the appropriate personnel
5) Review and evaluate ergonomic and safety concerns and risks for all activities and projects
Focus on safety and ergonomics are a required and essential part of this role. The PE must act as a change agent and strive to continuously improve and develop a safety focused culture.
In this position, you’ll have the opportunity to: Lead cost improvement projects in quality and productivity. Prepare and implement capital improvement projects and actively participate in the development of lean processes.
Responsible for specific sets of processes related to polyurethane foaming and SMC (Sheet Molding Compound)
Develop and validate standard work instructions for assigned processes
Develop and facilitate process improvements for assigned processes
Work with quality and production to identify gaps between current process and standardized work and develop corrective actions to resolve
Develop production process goals designed to meet sales and budgeted targets
Initiate and manage capital process improvement projects that meet or exceed sales and budget goals
Identify and resolve process and quality problems for assigned processes
Utilize data driven solutions to meet or exceed internal customer product requirements for SMC
Successful candidates will have:
4-year engineering degree required, Chemical Engineering preferred
5 or more years of engineering experience in a manufacturing environment preferred
Lean Manufacturing experience required
Six Sigma Black Belt and / or Green Belt experience required
Project Management Professional preferred
GD&T, APQP, and Product Design / Launch experience preferred
Minitab experience preferred
Experience in SMC processing from formulations of mix to finished product preferred
Experience with compression molding preferred
Experience with polyurethane foam processes preferred
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Training experience: leading and facilitating
Ability to work in a cross functional team environment
Strong ability to drive change
Qualification Requirements - To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and / or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the principal accountabilities.
Physical Demands: Physical demands of performing the duties of this job include, but are not limited to, occasionally lifting/handling up to <=50, frequently lifting/handling up to <=15 lbs, and constantly lifting/handling up to <=5 lbs.
Non-Physical Demands : Include but are not limited to time pressures, frequent change of tasks, irregular work schedule/overtime, multi-tasking, working closely with others as a team, and tedious or exacting work.
Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the associate works around mechanical hazards, noise and or vibration on a daily basis. Extreme temperatures, wetness / humidity and being outdoors are seasonally in nature.
Education and Experience: 4-year engineering degree required with 5 plus years engineering experience in a manufacturing environment preferred.
Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
Computer Skills: Proficient use of computers to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Minitab experience preferred.
Language Skills: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write correspondence.
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Job ID 2021-3887