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FOAM MANUFACTURING ENGINEER

Kelly Services


Location:
Anderson, SC
Date:
04/19/2018
2018-04-192018-05-19
Job Code:
US588YAR_BH1437469
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Job Title FOAM MANUFACTURING ENGINEER

Jobid US588YAR_BH1437469

Location: Anderson, SC, 29623, USA

Description **_FOAM MANUFACTURING ENGINEER – Anderson, SC_**

We currently have a great and rewarding opportunity for a **Foam Manufacturing Engineer** for one of our great clients at their Anderson, SC facility. This is a corporate level position based at one of our clients manufacturing sites and the Foam Manufacturing Engineer will be responsible for engineering activities to improve the manufacturing process in the areas of safety, efficiency, quality and cost. Services are provided in the area of Process Improvement Engineering to ensure productivity levels are obtained and sustainable. The position will have comprehensive responsibilities for effective execution of Foam and other Insulation related projects; Supplier Developments, New Formulations / Blowing Agents, Regulatory requirements, Foaming Process & Design improvements, Raw Materials Strategies, Cost reductions, Quality improvements, as well as New Product Introduction. Performs other miscellaneous assignments, as directed, to support facility, manufacturing and engineering functions.

The successful candidate will be a leader of people, fostering collaboration and team building. He/she will work closely with the senior leadership team in the ongoing development and continuous improvement of a best-in-class industrial operations organization.

**ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:**


+ Responsible for project delivery related to Foam / Insulation on the different Refrigeration platforms and will work closely with other functions to deliver objectives
+ Provide support on new product launches, platform projects and new materials technology developments
+ Provide leadership to implement and execute the Foam Insulation strategies. Lead projects from the development stage through implementation at North American refrigeration manufacturing locations
+ Deliver foaming process improvements projects from an insulation performance, cost effectiveness and quality standpoint. Propose design improvements / guidelines to the Engineering groups in order to optimize foam insulation performance
+ Support manufacturing on foaming equipment and suppliers selection, troubleshooting and develop an understanding of new / state of the art foam technologies.
+ Understand current and future environmental regulations affecting the foam insulation / blowing agents space
+ Work directly with manufacturing in a team environment for problem solving, buy-in and support of new processes.
+ Implement and promote company principles (5S, Poka Yoke, DMAIC SMED, etc.) to continuously improve upon our own records
+ Work with manufacturing on continuous improvement for all manufacturing processes related to foaming / insulation
+ Achieve individual annual cost savings of $1 million in process, product, manufacturing improvements.
+ 100% Safety signoff first time on all projects and processes.
+ On time, on budget delivery of all projects that meet objectives, development and quality levels.
+ Support of all manufacturing plants current processes and improvement.
+ 30-40+% domestic and international travel
**KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:**


+ Ability to deal with ambiguity and complexity
+ An analytic, strategic and tactical thinker who can develop strategies, programs and processes that support the short- and long-term business needs.
+ A hardworking, high-energy individual with a significant amount of stamina and drive.
+ Experience in manufacturing environment in areas such as industrial and process improvement engineering and related support areas.
+ Significant experience in cross-functional manufacturing processes and thorough understanding of lean manufacturing principles.
+ Excellent communication skills and unique ability to provide direction of technical and complex issues to non-technical personnel in a manner that is fully understood and supported.
+ Experience in follow up for several projects at same time and a track record of successfully completing projects on time.
+ Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, blueprints and procedure manuals
+ Able to work cross functionally to gain cooperation and efforts needed to deliver project on time and on cost targets.
+ Schedule project timelines and follow through on all phases including cost, quality, and deliver.
+ Negotiation, analytical, decision making and problem solving skills.
+ Strong team player
**QUALIFICATIONS:**


+ BS degree in engineering required; preferably in materials or chemical engineering
+ 5+ years’ experience in a manufacturing environment
+ Knowledge of foaming processes, critical parameters, technologies and equipment
+ Thorough knowledge of materials testing procedures including Design of Experiments methodology (DOE), specifications and engineering procedures.
+ Hands on experience in multiple aspects of the foaming process, mechanical components and operation, tooling design, material handling and quality systems.
+ Lean manufacturing experience is required (i.e. 5S, Poka Yoke, DMAIC SMED, etc.). Additional exposure to TPM and Six Sigma preferred
+ Experience in a diverse and matrixed environment.
+ Computer literate including AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint & Project
**Please Note:**

This company does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term.

**Why Kelly** **®** **?**


Kelly puts you in charge of your career, with access to cutting edge projects and technologies inindustry leading organizations. Top companies throughout the world have trusted Kelly as a premiersource of engineering talent and services since 1965. And engineering job seekers know Kelly as a firmwith an unmatched reputation for quality, integrity and professionalism. Whether you seek the varietyand flexibility of working on short term project engagements, or prefer contract-to-hire or directhire placement with our clients, apply with Kelly to explore opportunities that suit your specificprofessional interests.

**AboutKelly Services** **®**

As a workforce advocate for over 70 years, we are proud to directly employ nearly 500,000 people around the world and have a role in connecting thousands more with work through our global network of talent suppliers and partners. Revenue in 2017 was $5.4 billion. Visit kellyservices.com and connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter .

Kelly Services is an equal opportunity employer including, but not limited to, Minorities, Females,Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and iscommitted to employing a diverse workforce. Equal Employment Opportunityis The Law.



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