25 Jun, 2024

Continuous Improvement Engineer

  • Mt Vernon, IL, USA
Improvement Engineer Chemicals

Job Description

Chemistry that Matters™

Functional Forms offers high quality, market leading, engineered thermoplastic sheet and film LEXAN™ branded products across diverse industries, ranging from building and construction to consumer electronics. We focus on research and development with commercial partners and experts from leading academic institutions. Together we bring improvements that help customers make the world better, faster, lighter, and cost effective in ways that also protect the environment. We have an extensive global presence with around 700 employees, 9 manufacturing sites and presence in 19 countries.

Functional Forms looks to transform in the upcoming year(s)! We therefore seek people who have an entrepreneurial spirit and business wisdom. We are looking for Individuals who thrive in matrix organizations, process improvement, efficiency development, building, growing and have a business start-up mindset.


Do You want be part of an International, Diverse and Multi-skilled team working in a "can do" environment, where freedom and empowerment are Key to (Y)our Success?!


This journey is just getting started and we need your help!


How You Can Be the Impact

  • Establish Performance Gap Report, coaching the operations team on resolution, and facilitating handoffs to other work processes
  • Provides technical expertise in the daily operations of the unit; assists Operators in resolving gaps between production vs plan.
  • Provides troubleshooting expertise.
  • Monitor daily production and quality levels to determine if action is needed
  • Statistical analysis of production performance
  • Assist in implementing SPC processes
  • Conduct detailed projects and Kaizen as needed
  • Detailed knowledge of root cause and corrective action as determined (8D, 5WHY, 5s/6s, DMAIC, Four square, FMEA, PDA etc.)
  • Lead the Continuous Improvement and Operations Excellence for film and sheet operations
  • Experience with waste free manufacturing and lean manufacturing projects
  • Determine actions and tools for standardized manufacturing processes
  • Train Operations/Quality Departments in Structured Problem Solving
  • Create site measurement capabilities as needed
  • Research, Plan and Implement new technologies that improve efficiencies, reduce downtime, improve uptime, increase throughput etc.
  • Special Projects as assigned

What Matters to SABIC

  • Bachelor degree in Engineering or Technical field working in various industries (automotive, aerospace, food, pharmaceutical, plastics (extrusion and injection molding, and other manufacturing industries)).
  • 3-5  years’ experience with continuous improvement projects (with recent projects completed in the last 1-5 years)
  • Kaizen/ Six Sigma Greenbelt /Black belt Certification Required
  • Intermediate to Advanced Excel skills. Experience with Minitab or other statistical software.
  • Thorough understanding manufacturing operations, production system capabilities and limitations
  • Experience in improving line efficiencies, uptime, process flow, reducing waste, OEE,


Eligibility Requirements

  • You must submit your application for employment online to be considered. Please submit your resume using the “Apply Now/Apply” option on this page.
  • You must be 18 years or older
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work for SABIC in the United States on a full-time basis.


Work Availability

Regular, predictable attendance is an essential function of this position. Applicants must be regularly available and willing to work [enter weekly schedule for position (e.g. Monday – Friday)] during assigned hours of operation and such other hours as the company determines are necessary or desirable to meet business needs


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