First Quality was founded in 1989 and, in nearly three decades, has grown to be a global privately held company with over 4,000 employees. Its corporate offices are located in Great Neck, New York, with manufacturing facilities and offices in Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Georgia, and Canada. First Quality is a diversified family of companies manufacturing consumer products ranging from Absorbent Hygiene (adult incontinence, feminine care, and baby care), Tissue (bath and towel), and Industrial (print and packaging materials and thermoformed plastics), serving institutional and retail markets throughout the world. First Quality focuses on private label and branded product lines.
Our core business philosophy is built on a proud culture driven by safety and quality, respect, humility, integrity, customer focus, and teamwork. With leading edge manufacturing technologies and processes and visionary leadership, First Quality is positioned to continue significant growth in the coming years. We are seeking an experienced Process Engineer for our First Quality Baby Products, LLC located in Lewistown, PA.
This position will be responsible for providing technical leadership on assigned lines with similar technology, manufacturing cost and quality improvements, manufacturing equipment utilization, reliability, speeds, scrap rates, and efficiency goals.
Primary responsibilities include:
Works closely with Production, Planning, QA, & Maintenance to meet daily production goals, priorities, coverage, and special projects.
Provides technical leadership for continuous improvement projects on his/her assigned lines for improvements in efficiency, scrap, speeds, quality, and safety.
Leads and/or assists PD & QA on new product/process improvements and materials trials on his/her assigned production lines while minimizing production impacts.
Maintains, audits, and updates as needed “Good Run” documentation, insuring process conditions and measurements are defined, documented, and shared with operators.
Works closely with Production Supervisor on his/her assigned lines to provide focused daily direction and technical support to crews and maintenance.
For new lines/equipment within his/her assigned technology, may lead the process definition on new production lines and major equipment and start up, insuring all process conditions and measurements are defined, documented, and share with operators.
The ideal candidate should possess the following:
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering.
Minimum 2 year experience (must include internships) in a manufacturing environment.
Experience in process troubleshooting and improvements on high-speed consumer good products, packaging, or web converting equipment preferred.
Develop, maintain and audit systems and procedures.
Assist with other departments to improve product performance and install new equipment.
Exceptional analytical problem solving, equipment vendor management skills, and strong
computer skills are needed to be successful.
Six Sigma, DOE and SPC experience is a definite plus.
Project management skills & experience beneficial
Mechanical aptitude for design changes/modifications and CAD experience preferred
Excellent compensation and benefits, which are effective the first day of employment!
First Quality is committed to protecting information under the care of First Quality Enterprises commensurate with leading industry standards and applicable regulations. As such, First Quality provides at least annual training regarding data privacy and security to employees who, as a result of their role specifications, may come in to contact with sensitive data.
First Quality is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identification, or protected Veteran status.