Process Engineer

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Date: May 29, 2024

Location: Warsaw, IN, US

Company: AkzoNobel

We supply the sustainable and innovative paints and coatings that our customers, communities – and the environment – are increasingly relying on. 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 a pioneering paints company that’s committed to science-based targets and is taking genuine action to address globally relevant challenges and protect future generations.

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Job Purpose

Monitors and improves processes in order to maintain or enhance quality, HSE, service and costs level by troubleshooting (Root Cause) manufacturing processes and is responsible for the industrialization of new products & new manufacturing processes,  on a manufacturing site including transfers, MOC´S and NPI´S.

Key Responsibilities

  • Monitors the process performance through metrics such as RFT, MME, OEE, cost productivity, customer complaints,  Waste Indices and takes action as required to correct adverse trends, performing plant based process investigations
  • Develops plans to improve the above performance through focused improvement activities (in conjunction with the operations group) along with capital project and other CI/ALPS initiatives
  • Interfaces with off-site functions such as R&D/marketing/Supply chain and central engineering for the industrialization of new products, new raw materials, new packaging's and recipe changes ensuring that changes on site are controlled and managed
  • This Process Engineer will need to be multi-faceted:  Able to communicate to various levels, able to understand quickly and interpret need, lead teams, drive results through others that are not direct reports
  • Provides expertise for on site operations group during process related troubleshooting issues- hands on with production operators/quality techs
  • For capital projects, executes process studies, contributes to pre-projects and performs initial project scoping and business case development, handing over to the project group for execution (except minor projects, <500k)
  • During project execution, plays a major role in commissioning, start-up and training, and then owning the technology for the site
  • Multiple concurrent projects at any time varying from small to large ($500K) in scope
  • Stays informed about, amongst others, relevant technology, company news and current quality and  SHE standards, and takes action if necessary. Identifies what the pertinent information is to use
  • Develops process standardization (where applicable) and contributes to reduce variability on the different site processes
  • Manages manufacturing related NPI activity coordination
  • Promotes the quality system through adhering to the elements of and being familiar with the philosophy, quality statement, quality manual, and procedures

Level of Autonomy

  • Needs to review data and be a self starter on troubleshooting and coordinating with managers
  • Know when to work with operators and when to escalate to next level
  • Manage own workload and switch between projects from different departments

Job Requirements

  • Degree in mechanical, chemical, or Process engineering 
  • 3-5 years of experience as CI, Process Engineering or Chemist roles experience, 2-3 years preferably in the Coatings industry, ideally in Powder Coatings industry
  • Ability to utilze usual IT tools and software  eg. SAP and MSOffice 
  • Ability to work independently, but as part of a team
  • Ability to manage projects, sometimes multiple projects
  • Ability to communicate to employees in different business units and different levels in same business unit


  • Fluent English


Rewards & Benefits

Annual Salary Range:  $80,000 to $88,000
Annual Bonus:  7.5%


You will enjoy a comprehensive benefits package day one.  Those benefits include. . . 

Medical insurance with HSA, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D benefits, 401K retirement savings with 6% company match (dollar for dollar), generous vacation, personal and holiday pay, Paid Parental leave, hybrid work for most exempt roles, Active Diversity & Inclusion Networks, career growth opportunities on a regional and global scale, Tuition Reimbursement, and Employee referral bonus.

Join our team at AkzoNobel and be a part of a culture that values quality, innovation, and continuous improvement. Apply today to embark on an exciting career where your expertise will make a significant impact on our quest for excellence.

At AkzoNobel 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 our organization, all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.

Requisition ID: 36245 

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