Process Engineer ll – Ft. Wright

Interplastic Corporation

Ft Wright, KY

Position Summary:

We are seeking a mid-level Process Engineer to join our team at the Fort Wright facility. In this role, you will play a key role in continuously improving our batch polyester resin process for our Silmar and CoREZYN brands. You will leverage your engineering expertise and problem-solving skills to enhance SAFETY, quality and productivity of our plant.



Essential Functions:

  •  Demonstrates consistent behaviors that show safety is fundamental to everything they do.
  • Drives continuous improvement in efficiency, quality, and process optimization by leveraging key performance indicators such as utilization, cycle efficiency and overall plant efficiency for both reactor and blending operations.  
  • Conducts root cause analysis when plant or equipment issues arise.  Implements corrective and preventative actions to avoid reoccurrence. 
  • Identify and analyze operational bottlenecks to develop and implement solutions that enhance efficiency, quality, and facility performance.
  • Partners with the manufacturing team to identify and address process inefficiencies, implement standardized procedures, and ensure consistent high-quality production.
  • Works with quality / R&D teams to enhance formulas, processes, and quality. As well as scale up for new products and processes. 
  • Manages $10K to $150K capital projects in conjunction with process improvement activities.
  • Assists with leadership of Process Safety Management (PSM) programs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 


Education / Training Required:  

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemical or mechanical engineering
  • 3 + years prior experience in batch process engineering in a PSM regulated facility
  • 2+ years’ experience in managing within Quality programs such as ISO 9001
  • Experienced in applying continuous improvement programs such as SPC/SQC, Six Sigma, and Lean at a moderate level
  • Proficient in various software including, MiniTab, AutoCAD, and Microsoft Office programs.


Competencies Required: 

  • Sound chemical process engineering skills demonstrated through the use of calculations and modeling to understand processing parameters for design, operations, and improvement.
  • Knowledge and understanding of PLC programs using Rockwell Automation products and software. FactoryTalk experience a plus. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of chemical process equipment and technologies, such as reaction, mixing, fluid flow, heat transfer system, instrumentation, and industrial electrical systems.
  • Ability to troubleshoot, analyze data, and use quantitative information to drive priority and decision making
  • Demonstrated meeting facilitation and project management skills.
  • Proven ability to plan, organize and execute improvement/safety projects. 
  • Proven ability to apply innovative solutions to product design and processes.
  • Ability to provide leadership for technical and non-technical personnel
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously while maintaining a high level of accuracy in all work
  • Ability to work effectively on own initiative and effectively contribute within a team environment.
  • Understanding of process hazard analysis (PHA) methodologies, especially HAZOP & LOPA.