Process Manager

Process Manager

Woodbridge/INOAC

Location: Springfield, KY, US, 40069

Company: Woodbridge

Legal Entity: Woodbridge Sales & Engineering Inc.  

Requisition ID: 1567Woodbridge is a privately-owned company offering innovative material technologies for applications in automotive, commercial, recreational, packaging, healthcare and building products. In addition to manufacturing operations, the company also offers a full array of services including: chemical research and development, product and process engineering, tooling, technical support and accredited laboratory testing. Woodbridge operates more than 50 facilities across 10 countries—employing over 7,500 teammates and serving more than 600 customers worldwide.

Role Purpose:

This position is located in Springfield, Kentucky.  The role purpose is to provide technical support to the manufacturing location through process, maintenance, engineering and tooling related problem solving, tooling and product development and design, process improvements and cost reduction programs, and the development and implementation of improved formulations, methods, equipment and associated technology, new product launches and new plant startups. Support, coordinate and assist in sampling activities. Prepare and analyze technical reports.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the managing the Process, Engineering and Maintenance functions through the line technicians team, and also through plant maintenance and engineering teams.
  • Focus on the manufacture & continuous improvement of foam parts through Process innovation, including tooling and product design, control of chemical usage variances and evaluation of new materials and methods.
  • Train staff in technical matters.
  • Work closely with Production, Quality and other departments. Lead AQP efforts to minimize manufacturing problems.
  • Responsible for Process/Engineering activities on new  programs launches.
  • Responsible for prudent management of departmental budget including budget preparation and cost control.
  • Maximization of yield through continuous improvement.
  • Play essential role in health & safety and quality audit process.
  • Will be responsible for key elements in the safety leadership program.

Preferred Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, preferably in mechanical or chemical.
  • Minimum of five years process experience including at least two years at the supervisory level.
  • Supervisory/Management experience with strong leadership skills.
  • Thorough understanding of process equipment.
  • Experience in the formulation of polyurethane foam.
  • Strong knowledge of urethane chemistry and its processing.
  • Experience in project coordination and supervisory positions.
  • Ability to troubleshoot all process and production equipment failures logically and expediently.
  • Good computer skills.
  • Knowledge of HS&E policies and practices and legislative requirements.
  • Experience in starting new programs including AQP, VAVE and Quality requirements.
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing, Continuous Improvements, 5S, and Kaizen.

Explore your future. Apply today.Woodbridge is committed to fostering a diverse workplace. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and consider employment applicants without regard to race, colour, ancestry, creed, place of origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, family status, disability, or any other protected status. Please let us know if you require any special needs requirements. We will do our best to accommodate in accordance with local legislation.

To apply for this job email your details to daniel@sweda.org