Asahi Kasei
  • Athens
  • Athens, AL, USA
  • Full Time

Company: Asahi Kasei Plastics

Job: Process Engineer

Salary: Competitive Salary and Comprehensive Employee Benefits Package

Location: Athens, AL


Job Purpose Summary:

The Process Engineer will be responsible for supporting ongoing efforts to improve the safety and operations of the production lines in the Athens Plant. The Process Engineer will work closely with production technicians and leadership as well as with cross functional teams to ensure the plant runs safely, efficiently and produces the highest quality material possible. With a lead focus on process improvement and support, the Engineer will ensure that targets for asset utilization, scrap, first pass prime/yield are achieved. The Process Engineer will also support numerous capital improvement projects from inception to implementation aimed at improving the process safety and efficiency of the production lines.


Key Responsibilities:

  1. Provide process support and continuous improvements for the production lines/areas assigned
  2. Determine root cause failures for process related issues using statistical methods and recommend changes
  3. Work with Technology Group on scaling up new products on their assigned lines/areas
  4. Work with Quality Group on determining root cause failures for customer related complaints; recommend and implement corrective actions
  5. Provide safety and quality improvements for the production lines/areas assigned


Key Success Measures (Metrics):

  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals
  • High energy individual with outstanding people skills, organizational and time management skills.
  • Increase plant safety performance by working on process safety projects, both capital and non-capital
  • Reduction of process related downtime (increase asset utilization)
  • Reduction of process related scrap and non-conforming material
  • Successful completion of capital projects: in time and on budget


Qualifications (Education, Experience, Licensures and Certifications):

  • 3 -5 yrs experience as Process/Production Engineer in Manufacturing facility, preferably in plastics compounder or molder
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (Mechanical or Chemical)
  • Computer skills; statistical analysis




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


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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