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TAPPI Industry Career Center: Hexcel Corporation Seeks Process Engineer

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Hexcel Corporation is accepting applications for a Process Engineer for its Decatur, Alabama, USA location.
  • Provide leadership and expertise to improve plant processes through careful characterization.  Key factors include safety, quality, yields, cost reduction, process capability, introduction of new technology, and reduction of time cycles.
  • Manage capital projects (up to $500k) as required; providing cost and schedule control, identification of required resources, and coordination between all affected parties.
  • Assume full responsibility for managing process conditions to meet Process Control Document requirements and PAN fiber specifications.
  • Author and execute process trials related to process or product improvements, working very closely with Operations personnel.
  • Perform root cause analysis in order to investigate product, process, or equipment issues.  Implement repairs, upgrades, and improvements as necessary.
  • Design and/or troubleshoot systems related to instruments, controls, mechanical, thermal, hydraulic, or heat transfer.
  • Provide engineering support to produce/revise operating procedures, documents, and forms.
  • Coordinate operation, maintenance, and repair activities to obtain optimum utilization of machines and equipment.
  • Define SPC requirements/procedures and promote SPC techniques/principles. 
  • Keep management and production informed of process trends.
  • Work with Operations and Quality to insure non-conforming product is properly dispositioned.
  • Insure compliance with ISO 9001 and other quality requirements.
  • Work with vendors and/or contractors to optimize optimum system performance.
  • Manage Six Sigma and other continuous improvement projects as required.
  • Prepare and maintain Engineering drawings, including Engineering and Process Flow Diagrams, Assembly Drawings, and Detailed Design Drawings.
  • Evaluate PAN fiber manufacturing conditions and downstream material properties and troubleshoot as necessary. 
  • Provide oversight for commissioning and startup of new or modified equipment.
  • Develop and communicate formal presentations to management and customers.
  • Liaison with customer(s) to insure compliance with all requirements.
  • Experience with Six Sigma improvement principles
  • A broad knowledge of theory and principles of statistical process control (SPC)
  • Knowledge/experience with man-made fiber spinning, filtration, blending, chemical process equipment and instrumentation
  • Demonstrated track record of performance excellence and technical expertise

  • B.S. in Chemical, or Mechanical Engineering with a minimum of 0-7 years of experience in the field or in a related area.
  • Familiar with a variety of field concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Performs a variety of complicated tasks and has a wide degree of creativity and latitude.
  • Oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and superior organizational abilities.
  • Ability to take initiative, maintain confidentiality, meet deadlines, and work in a team environment. 

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