Process Engineer II

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Date: Jan 27, 2023

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


The Process Engineer in Lancaster serves as technical leadership for multiple product families from batch-making through the necessary coating, slitting, and/or laminating processes. This role drives scale-up of internal and customer-driven product development efforts on the primary production equipment and provides manufacturing support for established products/processes.Additionally, the Process Engineer supports the site in building and sustaining a culture of continuous improvement and ensures products delivered to the customer meet the agreed quality standards.  As with all positions in AkzoNobel, the Process Engineer mush adhere to all AkzoNobel Life Saving Rules and the Golden Principle and display commitment to the company’s core principles and values to foster our preferred culture in the workplace. 

Key Accountabilities

  • Provide technical leadership for multiple product families from batch-making through necessary coating, slitting, and/or laminating processes.
    • Draft and maintain specifications detailing machine settings as well as product conformity criteria for operators and lab technicians.
    • Coordinate readiness of equipment and parts to support production and trials for assigned products.
    • Provide manufacturing support, as required, to meet assigned program needs.
    • Collaborate with commercial, RD&I, and customer representatives to formulate mixes and design processes to manufacture new products.
    • Build and maintain relationships with customers and suppliers to support development efforts and troubleshoot problems, a necessary.
  • Support the site in building and sustaining a culture of continuous improvement.
    • Drive improvement in yields, quality, customer satisfaction, and efficiency on assigned products.
    • Conduct Root Cause Problem Solving sessions with teams on chronic issues and implement corrective/preventive actions to drive and sustain improvements.
    • Train and certify as an AkzoNobel Continuous Improvement Advanced Practitioner (LSSYB-equivalent) through completion of a DMAIC improvement project.
  • Ensure products delivered to the customer meet the agreed quality standards.
    • Aid in development and implementation of the plant-wide Quality Management System (QMS).
    • Organize meetings with commercial, technical business partners, and QC to evaluate customer satisfaction and actively participate in the investigation of customer complaints and delivery of associated improvement plans.
    • Identify, design, coordinate, and employ statistical evaluations using the ASQ Body of Knowledge (i.e., MSA, DOE, and Capability Analysis).
    • Serve as an internal ISO auditor against the ISO 9001-2015 standard.
  • Adhere to all AkzoNobel Life Saving Rules and the Golden Principle.
  • Display commitment to AkzoNobel core principles, values, and leadership behaviors to promote preferred culture in the workplace. 

Education and Experience

  • BS Degree in Engineering (Chemical, Mechanical) or related discipline and 5 years of experience in roll-to-roll converting. 15 years of experience in roll-to-roll converting in lieu of degree is acceptable.
  • Ability to work with solvents, machinery, and computer systems.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to both network and to be an effective team member.
  • Solid analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and a workload with shifting and competing priorities.


  • Demonstrated ability in the application of film processing and handling equipment (i.e., coating dies, winders, tension transducers, web surface treaters, vision systems, slitters, roll laminators).
  • Lean and/or Six Sigma knowledge, certification a plus.
  • Experience with ISO 9001.
  • Experience with SQL or SCADA a plus.

AkzoNobel is an equal opportunity employer. We are highly committed to ensuring an inclusive and respectful workplace where all employees can be their best self. We strive to embrace diversity in a context of tolerance. Our talent acquisition process plays an integral part in this journey, as setting the foundations for a diverse environment. For this reason, we train and educate on the implications of our Unconscious Bias in order for our TA and hiring managers to be mindful of them and take corrective actions when applicable. 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.


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Requisition ID: 27014