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Process Engineer II

Date: Nov 24, 2021

Location: Lancaster, SC, US

Company: AkzoNobel

We’ve been pioneering a world of possibilities to bring surfaces to life for well over 200 years. As experts in making coatings, there’s a good chance you’re only ever a few meters away from one of our products. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from the most sustainable paints company, which has been inventing the future for more than two centuries.

Job Purpose

•    Ensures that the products delivered to the customer meet the agreed quality standards. 
•    Ensure that the products are manufactured safely and efficiently.
•    Use statistics and root cause analysis to trouble shoot problems.
•    Adheres to all AkzoNobel Life Saving Rules and Golden Principle.
•    Inspires commitment to AN core principles, values and leadership behaviors to engage his team and foster preferred AN culture in the workplace. 

Key Responsibilities

•    Perform Root Cause Analysis on chronic product problems and implement corrective/preventive actions which result in meeting plant goals.
•    Identify, design, coordinate and employ statistical evaluations utilizing the ASQ Body of Knowledge. This will include MSA, DOE, Capability Analysis, and Root Cause Analysis.
•    Provide quality and manufacturing support as required to meet specific program needs.
•    Assist in developing and implementing the plant wide Quality Management System (QMS).
•    Assist in specification development and/or changes as requested.
•    Organizes meetings with Sales, Technical Business Partners and QC to evaluate customer satisfaction and actively participates in the investigation of customer complaints and delivery of associated improvement plans.
•    Actively deploys ALPS foundations and ALPS Quality Management primary processes, with high priority. 

Job Requirements

BS in Engineering or 15 years experience in a manufacturing site
Able to work with solvents, machinery and computer systems

ISO 9001 experience
Experience with coating operations, and/or continuous manufacturing operation
Six Sigma and Lean experience

Level of autonomy 

Organize and conduct internal quality audits.
Modifications to process in order to achieve desired results
Disposition of materials
Manage problem solving and other continuous improvement efforts
Manage production runs and operating conditions
Internal relations: 
•    Quality Manager
•    CI Manager 
•    R&D Manager
•    Planning Manager 
•    Engineering & Maintenance Manager 
•    Warehouse & Distribution Manager 
•    HSE Manager  
External relations: 
•    Quality equipment and service providers
•    Tolling sites
•    Suppliers
•    Customers


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AkzoNobel is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable laws, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally-recognized basis, including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, lactation, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), veteran status, uniformed servicemember status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

Requisition ID: 17252 



Nearest Major Market: Charlotte
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina