Production Engineer

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Bold. Energetic. Ingenious. Genuine. These qualities best describe employees who work for Ingevity. We believe it takes extraordinary people to create extraordinary results.
At Ingevity, we harness the bold spirit, innate curiosity and remarkable ingenuity of our people to develop innovations that purify, protect and enhance the world around us. Our products enable oil to flow better, crops to grow fuller, roads last longer, and ensure that the air we all breathe is cleaner.
Already a leader in markets in which we compete, we leverage our deep technical expertise and knowledge of our customers' industries to turn complex challenges into powerful possibilities and value-added solutions. We prize creativity and imagination and we're always looking for a better, smarter way of doing things.
We know it takes the right people with the right attitude to achieve the improbable. People who understand that there is no challenge too big and no contribution too small. People with the ability to solve and the commitment to stay the course. People who work together to create meaningful impact and exponential results, for our customers and the world around us. Our people are our most valued asset, and the foundation of our success. Interested? We thought you might be, and we're so glad!
How you will impact Ingevity:
The Production Engineer will provide day-to-day technical and engineering support to the operating areas focusing on continuous improvement; assists in planning, design, and installation of machinery and equipment in the operating areas.
Participate in safety and environmental aspects of the facility ? safety contacts, inspections, safety teams, etc. ? and work to ensure a safe operating facility.
Work within the Quality Management System to ensure the integrity of the product, manufacturing processes, and systems
Drive improvement through the development and design of equipment and processes (including its systems) to support customer needs, safety/environmental compliance, and efficient manufacturing (rates, costs, utilization, etc.)
Research and develop new and improved manufacturing processes and equipment in support of the facilities productivity improvement strategies. Participate in OPEX, Six Sigma, and lean activities to sustain continuous improvement.
Make recommendations for process improvements and capital expenditures in support of the area's productivity, safety, environmental, maintenance, quality, and cost reduction objectives.
Provide technical and engineering support for day-to-day processing and process improvements
Troubleshooting production problems related to equipment, processes, quality, and systems.
Assists with the development of and facilitates training for operations group in implementation of operating procedures, safety/environmental protocol, and new/revised processes and equipment.
Attend plant reviews, sales, and operations meetings as needed and make presentations.
Assist the Engineering Services group with it maintenance systems and reliability initiatives.
What you need to succeed:
Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or Ceramic Engineering preferred. Related industrial experience will also be considered.
3-5 years of production and/or process/project engineering related experience is preferred.
Proficiency in mechanical troubleshooting, RCA, Continuous Improvement, and problem solving.
Good interpersonal relationship skills and written/verbal communication skills.
Excellent technical and engineering skills, communication skills including leading group meetings, multi-tasking, and use of problem solving tools.
Work and communicate effectively with all levels of the organization and our customers' organizations.
Understanding of safety and environmental regulations.
Understanding of Human Resources goals relating to EEOC, Affirmative Action, and Diversity.
0-10% travel required.
Relocation assistance is available.
This role is not eligible for employment visa sponsorship. The successful candidate must not now, or in the future, require sponsorship to work in the US.
Recruiting Agencies: Ingevity does not accept unsolicited resumes and therefore, will not be responsible for any fees associated with unsolicited resumes.

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