Mechanical Engineer, Extrusion
Beaverton, MI 
Posted 1 month ago
Position No Longer Available
Position No Longer Available
Job Description

Position description

The Mechanical Engineer, Extrusion maintains the mechanical engineering function and continuously improves the sites manufacturing processes within assigned Focused Factory. Works with Production Manager and internal / external customers to design, coordinate, implement and maintain the continuous improvement projects for any of the functional areas of the Extrusion Focused Factory manufacturing process including, but not limited to, Compounding, Extrusion, Mill/Braid, Post Cure, Packaging, Boxing, Safety and Quality. Work with functional teams as a leader to design, procure and implement equipment / tooling / process that is in compliance with equipment specifications, meets IOQ & PQ process requirements, and is MIOSHA compliant. Take ownership of tool preventive maintenance specifications for areas of responsibility. Lead kaizen events and troubleshooting activities related to customer complaints and maintain routed standards. Implement and set-up system integration for various plant areas to include Recipe Management System (RMS) for extrusion line(s). Establish and manage tooling maintenance program, spare parts and preventative maintenance for extrusion areas. Manage and troubleshoot activities related to customer complaints and maintain routed standards.

Proactively work to implement a safe work environment that complies with the site specific and corporate safety goals. Promotes a safe working environment, complies with proper use of PPE, reports incidents, and participates in functional department safety meetings. Exhibit good environmental practices and procedures consistent with job(s) performed and EMS (Environmental Management System) requirements.

  • B.S degree in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering required
  • 1-4 years of silicone experience in silicone and/or polymer related industry required
  • Safety oriented, be proactive in problem solving, perform required work efficiently, and maintain a professional demeanor, attitude and appearance.
  • Must be highly proficient working with computers, networking, power calculations, machine ladder logic, and MRP systems.
  • Experience with ACAD or SolidWorks preferred
Additional Requirements
  • Develop extrusion processes and techniques for new and existing products. Incorporate industry best practices into daily operations. Collaborate with training to incorporate into current practices for safety, quality and productivity. (WCM, use Six Sigma Green Belt Tools in everyday job).
  • Deliver continuous improvement in extrusion process, production flow, quoting standards, recipe management, document control and drawing standards.
  • Trouble shoot processes problems for areas of responsibility. Plan and conduct experiments on current production processes and engineering improvements. Actively work on improving extrusion start-up times, scrap reduction and improve packet accuracy. Develop methods to minimize downtime and changeovers.
  • Collaborate with engineering and quality in the acquisition and implementation of equipment.
  • Manage tooling and wear parts on extruders. Inventory, organize and re-order as needed to support operations.
Who are we ?

Saint-Gobain's innovations touch almost every major industry around the world. Within its Life Sciences division, teams are solving critical problems for customers who are getting life-saving medical devices to the frontlines of healthcare, discovering essential medications, and nourishing and connecting the world through consumer, industrial and electronics applications. As one of the world's leading producers of high-performance polymer products, we improve lives by making simple experiences better and being there in life's critical moments.

Our team members recognize that we all create the environment for people to succeed, with a culture built on respect, open and honest communication, and honoring our commitments to our customers and each other. And at the heart of our culture, we've learned working together makes good ideas, great ones.

With a legacy dating back more than 350 years, Saint-Gobain offers employees the stability and security of a leading Global 500 corporation while operating like multiple small and agile start-ups, where entrepreneurial spirit, pioneering teamwork, and bold, forward-thinking ideas pave new paths.

Every team member is encouraged to develop and leverage their unique expertise and strengths to make the greatest impact on the company and our end users. At Saint-Gobain, you're empowered and equipped with countless opportunities and resources for professional development. You will find the support you need to create a vision and roadmap for your career, and make that vision a reality.

Invent yourself at Saint-Gobain Life Sciences; and together, we'll create a better life.

Legal Statement

Saint-Gobain provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Saint-Gobain is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and supports the hiring of veterans.

Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities


Position No Longer Available
Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
1 to 4 years
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