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Production Engineer

Company: Asahi Kasei America
Location: Owensboro
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

At Asahi Kasei we believe anyone can buy equipment or build a facility. It is our diverse team members around the globe who will enable us to develop ideas and technologies and capture the exciting opportunities that lie ahead. We look for candidates with a fresh perspective, people with a wide variety of skills who are creative thinkers, enjoy challenges and are driven to excel.

We are currently seeking applications to fill the following job opening at Daramic where we develop and manufacture advanced lead-acid battery separators that are driving innovation in transportation and industrial applications with cars, trucks, forklifts, and golf carts as well as ESS.


Daramic, LLC

Job Description:

  • Oversee assigned process area and provide technical expertise to support line operators in maximizing rates, yield and uptime
  • Troubleshoot and resolve new or existing product/process problems to improve overall plant performance and output
  • Apply continuous improvement methodologies like lean and six sigma to improve quality, reliability and manufacturing variances
  • Identify opportunities for improvement throughout the manufacturing process using data analysis and statistics
  • Designs, plans layout, and oversees workers engaged in constructing, controlling, and improving equipment to carry out processes.
  • Analyze operating procedures and equipment and machinery functions to reduce processing time and cost.
  • Prepare and/or update process documentation such as standard operating procedures, process specifications and PFMEAs to ensure safety, standardization and efficiency.
  • Train production personnel on new or updated documentation in a timely manner.
  • Perform tests and takes measurements throughout stages of production to determine degree of control over variables such as temperature, density, specific gravity, and pressure.
  • Review product design to ensure good manufacturability and completeness.
  • Analyze data throughout the various stages of production to determine process control and capability for defined critical process parameters such as temperature, specific gravity, and pressure.
  • Maintain focus on safety throughout all projects and troubleshooting
  • Lead product trial execution and production improvements in yield and uptimes.
  • Monitor day to day alarms, parameters and EHS deviation to standard to identify corrective actions optimize performance.
  • Audit operations personnel to ensure adherence to standard operation procedures and specifications
  • Serve as the manufacturing representative for capital projects

We believe a diverse workforce is crucial to our growth as a global supplier of advanced materials. Asahi Kasei is an equal opportunity employer.

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