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Extrusion Blow Mold Process Engineer

Company: Graham Packaging Company
Location: Lancaster
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Company Statement: Graham Packaging is a leading manufacturer of sustainable packaging. From the kitchen to the laundry room, Graham Packaging is part of your everyday life. They're the kind of people you want as your friends and neighbors as well as your partners and suppliers. By building strong relationships and creating value for our customers, our employees embody the innovative spirit that's inherent to Graham. We truly are people building a better tomorrow. Overview:A hands on Process Engineer to apply the science of extrusion blow molding in order to implement stable, repeatable and capable manufacturing processes. This individual will be also responsible for diagnosing machine and process issues and applying problem solving processes across Graham network of plants. He or she will serve as a subject matter expert in the area of process engineering and will play a critical role in new product development. This position reports into Graham Packaging's Global Technical Center in York, PA but can work remotely.
Responsibilities:Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesThe primary duties of an Extrusion Blow Molding Process Engineer include:

  • Develop production processes as part of the commercialization of new products and generate process documentation in the form of Standard Operating Conditions (SOCs)
  • Optimize production processes and establish operational limits to key process variables
  • Follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for process control and equipment setup.
  • Follow process engineering standard work, SOPs and tools to support process development
  • Process unit cavity molds as part of the development process
  • Lead straightforward problem solving activities
  • Provide support for process validation during equipment commissioning
  • Provide written technical reports to peers, management, vendors and customers including recommendations to improve; machine, mold and tooling and bottle designQualifications:
    Core Proficiencies and SkillsThe following skills and proficiencies are essential requirements of the position:
    • Strong understanding of the properties of blow molding resins and other raw materials
    • Strong processing skills for monolayer, multilayer, single parison and multiple parison bottles
    • Strong mechanical troubleshooting skills of blow molding equipment
    • Strong understanding of 1 to 2 different type blowmolding platforms as well as basic understanding of an additional 2
    • Able to apply knowledge of statistics, data analysis and statistical process control
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Able to apply knowledge of PDCA and effective problem solving
    • Travel 75%
      Education and/or Work Experience Requirements
      • BS degree in Engineering preferred or 5 years' experience in Manufacturing Engineering developing blow mold processes.
      • Hands-on experience setting up, operating, maintaining, rebuilding and troubleshooting extrusion blow molders (CE,Graham Wheel, Techne shuttles, Techne Rotax, Uniloy, VR, Wilmington).
        EEO Disclaimer: Graham Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, religion, creed, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Keywords: Graham Packaging Company, Lancaster , Extrusion Blow Mold Process Engineer, Engineering , Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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