INVISTA- Production Engineer (Waynesboro, VA)

Description

INVISTA is a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., one of the world’s largest privately-held companies. Koch companies employ about 67,000 people and have a presence in nearly 60 countries.
INVISTA is one of the world’s largest integrated producers of polymers and fibers, primarily for nylon, spandex, and polyester applications. Operating in more than 20 countries, INVISTA delivers exceptional value for its customers through market insights, technology innovations and a powerful portfolio of global trademarks including LYCRA® fiber, COOLMAX® fabric, CORDURA® fabric, ANTRON® carpet fiber and STAINMASTER® carpet. You may not realize it, but INVISTA’s products play a role in nearly every aspect of your life, for example INVISTA fibers may be in your carpet, clothing or bedding–and INVISTA polymers may be in your car, food packaging or camping gear. We transform daily life through innovations that create long term value for our customers and society. You can be a part of the difference by joining the INVISTA team.

INVISTA is currently seeking a Production Engineer to join our team in Waynesboro, VA.

About our Waynesboro, VA site:
Manufactures Lycra® branded spandex products ~ 350 employees Located just outside of the Shenandoah National Park To learn more about Waynesboro, VA click the following link http://www.waynesboro.va.us/

Job Responsibilities:
Identify and reinforce operating practices and operating discipline for operations personnel
Act as a mentor and knowledge resource to Operators and Supervisors
Work with technical resources to identify and troubleshoot process problems and close production gaps
Focus Spandex Polymer Process operations efforts on continuous improvement and systems maintenance
Provide support to Polymer, specifically for line start-ups, transitions, product development, process control, quality support, and process problem
Provide technical and operational training across shifts to ensure continuity
Work with technical to transition process improvements into operating standard practice
Develop Polymer/ Recovery ‘Best Practices” and communicate with global peers and corporate technical resources to seek best knowledge
Act as a change agent by implementing productivity and / or efficiency improvement

Required Education, Experience, and Skills:
Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering
Minimum of 3 years of closely related manufacturing experience
Minimum of 1 year of experience creating / editing spreadsheets and tracking / analyzing manufacturing metrics in Excel

Preferred Education, Experience, and Skills:
Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering with an emphasis on Polymerization and Distillation processes
5 + years of closely related chemical industry manufacturing experience
We are an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

For more information or to apply for this position, please click on the following link:
https://kochcareers.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=033997&lang=en&src=TAP1308