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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:   

Process Improvement Engineer


Position Summary:

The primary purpose of this role is to support improvement of existing processes, design, install, configure and maintain manufacturing systems to reduce cost, improve equipment reliability, and develop best practices within the production process. The primary 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 process engineer is a key member of the plant operations staff driven to identify, develop and deliver innovative solutions that improve process capability and production volume while maintaining and improving safety and quality standards. The successful candidate will work with Safety, Production, Maintenance, Supply Chain, and the Operations Manager to implement best practices and manage continuous improvement projects.


Essential Functions & Key Responsibilities:

  • Support operations in improving process reliability and performance. Key success factors include improving line performance and quality throughput, reducing changeover times, reducing equipment downtime and scrap, improving the plant’s overall approach to preventive and predictive maintenance, and managing continuous improvement projects throughout manufacturing as assigned.
  • Support and develop production and/or maintenance projects for operations in the Extrusion and Converting Departments.
  • Facilitate process/continuous improvement. Identify cost-savings and process improvement projects and move them from concept to implementation. Drive continuous improvement by developing and implementing systems and process improvements that optimize all phases of the production process; be actively involved in the development and implementation of long-term improvement plans.
  • Create and maintain process flow, PFMEA, Standard Operating Procedures and line capability and performance documentation
  • Develop and maintain error proofing methodologies.
  • Support, cost, estimate and document all engineering changes.
  • Initiate actions to prevent the occurrence of any quality non-conformances related to product, process and systems.
  • Provide technical inputs for incident investigation, root cause analysis and corrective action.


Candidate Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related Technical Discipline).
  • 1-3+ years of relevant experience in manufacturing environment preferred.
  • Six-Sigma Black or Green Belt.
  • Strong mechanical, electrical and manufacturing process skills/experience.
  • Analytical skills and understanding of problem solving techniques/tools.
  • Data-driven, disciplined, objective and detail oriented.
  • Strong communication skills. Demonstrated ability to act as a business partner, “see the big picture,” and work through ambiguity and change.
  • Advanced computer knowledge with MS Office applications (Excel, Access, etc) and other computer tools and software.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without Company sponsorship.
  • Successful completion of pre-employment background and drug screen

Please no recruiting agencies

Following GMP in compliance with all food safety requirements.

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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 human.resources@novolex.com.


City:  City of Industry
State:  CA

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles