Production Engineer

Direct Hire
Toronto, Ontario
Job ID:
Prasenjit SarkarDorian Florescu

Production Engineer
Industry: Manufactured Plastics
Location: Colborne, Ontario
Reports to: Director of Operations

Our client is currently seeking a Production Engineer to oversee all aspects of the Manufactured Plastics production process to ensure a high level of quality in all operations and finished products, and optimize process conditions.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Review manufactured products to ensure optimum formulation, throughput, and quality
  • Identify all products capable of utilizing gravimetric feeders to minimize handling and increase throughput
  • Reduce components of compounds and master batches where possible to minimize pre-blending and SKU’s
  • Provide Production Department with set conditions for new products prior to releasing to operators
  • Maintain process set conditions and update manuals on a regular basis to ensure only current parameters are used
  • Ensure production department compliance with ISO 2015 Standards
  • Prepare SWOT analysis for Production Department and update quarterly
  • Maintain CPM and identify trends, positive or negative. Identify potential corrective action as required.
  • Create team and organize process trials and report findings and recommendations to Director, Operations
  • Work with maintenance department and operations to optimize extruder configurations by product group
  • Recommend equipment additions or upgrades to improve quality and/or throughput
  • Offer technical support to customers to attain new business through trials and resolve process issues with CCC product
  • Oversee Health and Safety requirements for the facility
  • Occasional travel to customer facilities to review complaints and offer solutions
  • Occasional travel to trade shows, seminars and to equipment/materials vendors

Background Required:

  • University degree in Mechanical Engineering or Manufacturing Engineering; CRSP Certification preferred
  • 5+ years of experience formulating and compounding polyolefin based compounds or master batches
  • Extensive knowledge of the configuration and operation of co-rotating twin screw extruders and other auxiliary equipment (e.g. feed systems and pelletizers)
  • 3+ years of supervisory experience in a production environment; experience in a chemical distribution or plastics manufacturing environment would be preferred
  • 3+ years of experience working with engineering and quality systems; previous ISO management experience would be preferred
  • Excellent knowledge of WHMIS and effective working knowledge of regulatory agencies
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be organized and have strong time and priority management skills
  • Customer service oriented