Asahi Kasei
  • APNA - APNA Engineering
  • Fowlerville, MI, USA
  • Full Time

About Asahi Kasei Plastics North America, Inc.:

We manufacture high performance plastic compounds for OEMs and tier suppliers around the globe. Whether it is from Detroit to Dusseldorf or San Antonio to Sao Paulo, at every point between A and B our materials are supporting the creation and commercialization of consumer products.

Our materials can be found in your home, on the road, in the office, in the garage, in the toolbox, in pools and spas and even drinking fountains.


Job Purpose Summary:

The Project Engineer will be responsible for supporting efforts to improve the safety and operations of the production facility in Michigan and Alabama. The Project Engineer will work closely with leadership as well as with cross functional teams to ensure the plant runs safely, efficiently and produces the highest quality material possible. The Project Engineer will also support numerous capital improvement projects from inception to implementation aimed at improving the process safety and efficiency of the production facility.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide Project Management for capital projects and Continous Improvements.
    • Execute Capex plans to schedule and budgets
    • Review project charters, stakeholder lists and deliverables
    • Evaluate major scope changes in projects
    • Determine project priorities, resource allocation, budget changes, substitutions
  • Develop Capex priority for next year
  • Review delivery of projects, determine project closure
    • Manage resource requirementsand contracted vendors
    • Manage Closure
    • Check deliverables, audit closure
  • Coordinate synergy between sites, projects and continuous improvement efforts


Key Success Measures (Metrics):

  • Successful completion of capital projects: on time and on budget


Qualifications (Education, Experience, Licensures and Certifications):

  • 5 10 yrs experience as Process/Production Engineer in Manufacturing facility, Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (Mechanical or Chemical)
  • Computer skills; statistical analysis




  • Personifies high standards of honesty, integrity, trust, openness, fairness and compassion.


  • Has a vision of what is possible and shares it with others
  • Communicates in a way that inspires others to act


  • Shows good judgment and decision making
  • Is self-motivated, professional, and results-oriented

 Communication and Influence:

  • Speaks effectively before an audience
  • Promotes the expression of diverse opinions and perspectives

 Performance Management:

  • Motivates others to achieve desired outcomes by directing, coaching and delegating as the situation requires
  • Encourages excellence in others

 Teamwork & Interpersonal Skills

  • Gains cooperation and commitment from others
  • Confronts conflict constructively to minimize impact to self, others, and the organization

 Analysis and Problem Solving

  • Analyzes problems, develops alternatives for solving and initiates corrective action
  • Works and communicates with vendors/customers to define and meet expectations


Working Conditions:

Sits, walks, stands sometimes.  Lift occasionally.

Travel 10-25%


Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

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