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Process Engineer II (Chemical/Process)

Company: Canon Virginia Inc
Location: Newport News
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Job Description:

US-VA-Newport News Canon Virginia, Inc.Requisition ID: 25612Category: EngineeringPosition Type: Full-TimeOverviewDo you have the desire to join us in a collaborative environment at Canon's largest manufacturing hub in North America? Change the direction of your career at our Regional Technical Headquarters.Our team continues to expand with new opportunities in the area of Advanced Manufacturing Technology. This role is ideal for those seeking a great opportunity to marry their chemical engineering knowledge to a new and advanced manufacturing approach in the world of industry. The chemical engineer will focus on process and improvement activities. All work takes place in a climate-controlled environment.Along with one of the best compensation and benefits packages in our field, our "work/life" balance philosophy is unmatched in the industry. A great effort is placed to create a quality work experience where your development and job satisfaction is a top priority to us.We are seeking candidates for the position of Chemical Process Engineer II! ResponsibilitiesProvides chemical/ process engineering support to implement or improve production equipment and/or systems including, but not limited to, chemical process lines. Performs Root Cause Analysis (RCA) for equipment/process issues. Develops and implements appropriate countermeasures. - Leads development and startup of small to mid-size chemical process lines. Prepare and manage schedule and budget. Report progress as needed.- Initiates change approval testing including Engineering Trials, Trial Verifications (TV), Mass Trials, or Pilot Runs to confirm product quality or other critical parameters remain unaffected.- Collects process data, perform advanced trending, statistical evaluation, and process control methodologies to monitor process performance and identify areas for improvement.- Prepares and presents proposals for process improvements including justification, ROI (through Cost Management group), schedule, resources, etc.- Leads small groups or teams in improvement activities (yield, uptime, process efficiency, cost, problem resolution, etc.). Initiates recommendations for improvements based on tasks assigned.- Creates and investigates new recycle product ideas based on existing knowledge and experience. Prepares and presents detailed proposals to program management team.- Continues to build expertise and knowledge of assigned process lines. Observes and records long term trends in process variables and quality parameters.- Compiles information & contributes to development of department / division/ project budgets and spending schedules. Monitors budget vs actual spending results and makes recommendations for meeting budget targets.- May develop and conduct training programs.- May assist with development of new members by providing training for specific areas of responsibility / knowledge. May lead or mentor Level I engineer(s).- Demonstrates knowledge of thermoplastic resins (HIPS, POM, etc.) and other materials specific to Canon new and recycled products and their properties.- Supports startup of new automation/chemical process lines to include testing and development of process conditions and product quality specifications (PFD - Process Flow Diagram). - Investigates root cause of production issues impacting product quality or yield, support implementation of improvements and countermeasures. - Support change approval testing including Engineering Trials, Trial Verifications (TV), Mass Trials, or Pilot Runs to confirm product quality or other critical parameters remain unaffected. - Issue Engineering Change Orders (ECO), Engineering Change Instructions (ECI), and technical reports as needed. - Collects process data; performs trending and statistical evaluation to monitor process performance to understand stability and areas for improvement. - Performs polymer material properties testing as needed. Utilize common analytical methods (FTIR, XRF, DSC, TGA, MFI, stress/strain, impact, optical, SEM, etc.). May include testing of other types of materials. - Disassembles and categorizes Canon toner cartridge materials. Recommends recycle stream for new models, identify potential processing issues. May include other OEM products. - Creates basic schedules, action item lists, progress reports for prior mentioned activities as required. - Utilizes senior members as mentors to gain understanding of company and divisional policies/procedures as well as to build an effective cross-functional network of contacts. - Creates and manages basic budgets supporting prior mentioned activities as required. Report budget plan versus actual as needed to management. - Recognizes need for and embraces concept of continuous improvement. Creates new ideas and recommendations based on engineering data, facts, and observations. May lead improvement tasks depending on their scale. Qualifications- B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Materials Engineering or related Engineering field and 2-5 years' experience preferably in a manufacturing environment.- Proficient in Microsoft Office.- Able to lead basic projects.- Strong analytical and problem solving skills.- Strong verbal and written communication skills.- Ability to work independently and in a team environment.PLEASE NOTE:We comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, orders and mandates, including those we may be required to follow as a federal government contractor/subcontractor. We are required under federal law to invite you to voluntarily self-identify in various categories. Relevant forms will be included at several steps in the recruitment process. Company OverviewAbout our Company - Canon Virginia, Inc. located in Newport News, Virginia is a global manufacturer for Canon's office and consumer products. Our innovative and efficient production methods along with our environmental commitment make us a leading global manufacturer. Since opening our doors in 1985, Canon Virginia has provided world class manufacturing services. It is the policy of Canon Virginia, Inc. (CVI) to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, creed, color, age, sex, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, national origin, or physical/mental disability except where there is a bona fide occupational qualification. This policy relates to all phases of recruitment, employment, compensation, benefits administration and participation in company sponsored employee activities. This includes hiring, promotions, demotions, transfers, layoffs, recall, training and terminations. Employment practices will conform to all federal, state and local laws on non-discrimination. #LI-CV Workstyle DescriptionHybrid - This position is full time and offers a hybrid work schedule requiring you to be in the office two company designated days a week and an option to work from home the remainder of the week (unless a specific business need arises requiring in office attendance on other days). Note that work schedules and office reporting requirements may change from time to time based on business needs.PI179437143

Keywords: Canon Virginia Inc, Newport News , Process Engineer II (Chemical/Process), Engineering , Newport News, Virginia

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