Process Engineer

Gibbs Wire & Steel Co., Inc.

Elgin, IL


  • Communicate effectively between sales, production, and quality to ensure that material meets customer and internal acceptability standards.
  • Disposition Production Holds and quality concerns of in-process material to appropriate parties.
  • Maintain the “Quality Inspection System (QIS).” Address all concerns in a timely manner. Conduct both new hire and refresher QIS training as dictated by management.
  • Analyze Production Holds and QIS’s for trends and communicate findings to both engineering and management.
  • Utilizing QT9, develop and manage Production’s Training Program.
  • Write work instructions and procedures for Manufacturing teams and equipment.
  • Determine root causes and corrective actions of both internal and external rejected material.
  • Utilize various lean six sigma problem solving skills to accurately identify and eliminate problematic root causes.
  • Maintain the continuous improvement program and determine the feasibility and implementation of CI suggestions.
  • Maintain proficiency regarding the allocation and routing of material.
  • Collect, analyze, summarize, and present production and process data, information, and trends to management.
  • Generate reports, manual and automated, that effectively communicate the state of production via the department’s KPI’s.
  • Collaborate with Engineering and Production regarding tooling life and design to ensure effective production methods.
  • Schedule machine work as required by management.
  • Recommend changes that lead to improvements in product quality, process effectiveness and/or lower cost of manufacture

Safety Requirements:

  • Champion all safety rules, regulations, and procedures
  • Wear all required PPE
  • Report incidents, near misses, and safety hazards
  • Promote safety culture

General Requirements:

  • Be able to work well in teams
  • Be a good communicator
  • Be able to problem solve effectively
  • Have basic computer skills
  • Have basic knowledge of Microsoft Office and Power Term

Physical Demands:

  • Lift, carry, push, or pull objects up to 50 lbs.
  • Standing and walking for almost the entirety of the shift.