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At Novolex, we take pride in supporting our families across the globe. Our team is rich in diversity and our entrepreneurial culture encourages continuous personal growth and teamwork. Our careers include manufacturing, engineering, procurement, supply chain, finance, HR, product development, sales, marketing and an ever-expanding array of others to support our continuing rapid growth.



Job Title:

Plant Engineer


Position Summary:

The Plant Engineer role is to support the improvement of existing processes, design, install, configure and maintain manufacturing systems to reduce cost, improve equipment reliability, and to develop best practices within the production process. The main focus of the process engineer's work is on maintaining reliable and safe manufacturing systems, while improving quality, overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), production rates, efficiencies, yields, costs and changeovers.  The Plant engineer is a part of the plant staff driven to identify, develop and deliver innovative solutions that improve process capability and production volume while maintaining and improving safety and quality standards.


Essential Functions & Key Responsibilities:

  • Support operations by leading and directing technical activities necessary to solve problems encountered from receiving through shipping
  • Ensure the team takes the necessary steps through effective communication and proper documentation to avoid similar problems in the future
  • Develop & maintain process guidelines (SOP) and training programs for the integration of new products and systems
  • Continually strive to reduce process variation (improve process capability) to ensure consistent product quality and adherence to manufacturing standards
  • Lead Cost reduction initiatives through materials, product, and process improvements; assist the project teams to hold brainstorming sessions
  • Oversee Quality programs and drive improvements to ensure quality product that meets customer specifications and company requirements.


Candidate Requirements:

  • B.S. Degree or equivalent in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering
  • 3-5 years of experience in manufacturing
  • An analytical approach and results-oriented problem solver
  • Excellent verbal & written communication
  • Good people skills, and hands-on
  • Six Sigma Green/Black Belt and knowledge of DOE preferred
  • Knowledge of HAACP & SQF requirements and mistake-proofing is desirable
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities or projects simultaneously and keep them progressing to completion




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Novolex™ is committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all employment practices, including but not limited to, selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, and compensation to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, handicap or disability, genetics, citizenship status, service member or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law. Any individual, who because of his or her disability, needs an accommodation in connection with an aspect of the Company’s application process should contact Jamie Wells at hrcompliance@novolex.com.


City:  Chicago
State:  IL

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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