Sr. Process Engineer - Extrusion

Rain Bird Steele , AL 35987

Posted 1 week ago


This position is responsible for the safety, quality, continuous improvement, new process development, troubleshooting, equipment installation, training, documentation, testing, raw materials and overall improvements of our extrusion lines. The candidate must have polyethylene extrusion experience.


  • Plays a key role in coordinating safety improvements on the extrusion lines

  • Responsible for developing manufacturing processes related to extruded products

  • Defines pre/post processes to optimize efficiencies, yields, productivity

  • Provides engineering support to production by troubleshooting the extrusion processes and tooling, and by help defining maintenance requirements

  • Perform sustaining engineering functions for the facilities as required

  • Provides SBU support for new product development and resolving any quality issues

  • Drives process improvement through Lean and Six Sigma techniques, including Failure Mode Effects Analyses (FMEA) and Design of Experiments

  • Leader in the implementation of corrective actions in projects and in normal operation

  • Conceive, justify, and implement significant product design improvements to reduce prime cost through the use of alternate materials, redesign, labor optimization, etc.

  • Available to travel and flexible schedule



  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering plus 5+ years related experience

  • Hands on experience with a strong background in a polyethylene extrusion business

  • Strong experience in troubleshooting and fixing electrical components, programs and software

  • Strong experience in troubleshooting and fixing mechanical components related to equipment

  • Strong project management skills

  • Strong communication and leadership skills with the ability to work in a team environment

  • Working knowledge of Six Sigma and Lean techniques

  • Experience with Design of Experiments and Measurement Systems Analyses

  • Proven record of improving processes and increasing line efficiencies

  • Ability to educate and address technical processes

  • Skill in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, MS Project)


  • Advanced degree in Industrial Engineering or Mechanical Engineering

  • Cost Reduction experience in processes for raw materials

  • Experience with Allan Bradley, Keyence, Davis Standard and Con-Air equipment

  • 10 years' hands-on experience in plastic extrusion preferably LLDPE/LDPE materials

Rain Bird is an Equal Opportunity Employer

icon no score

See how you match
to the job

Find your dream job anywhere
with the LiveCareer app.
Mobile App Icon
Download the
LiveCareer app and find
your dream job anywhere
App Store Icon Google Play Icon

Boost your job search productivity with our
free Chrome Extension!

lc_apply_tool GET EXTENSION

Similar Jobs

Want to see jobs matched to your resume? Upload One Now! Remove
Coatings Inspector

Valmont Industries, Inc.

Posted 1 week ago

VIEW JOBS 10/11/2020 12:00:00 AM 2021-01-09T00:00 475 Dietrich Road Steele Alabama 35987-2613 Why Valmont Welcome to Valmont, where a world of opportunity awaits. When you join our team, you become part of a passionate group dedicated to changing lives and conserving resources around the globe. We want problem solvers who roll up their sleeves to foster progress and innovation for all people. At Valmont, we provide infrastructure, irrigation, tubing and coatings to the world. We strengthen cities. We nourish croplands. We design, manufacture and coat. Our products and services make a difference. Join us, and BUILD YOUR WORLD. How you will contribute Valmont is currently seeking a highly motivated and talented individual for our Quality Inspector position at the Steele, Alabama Coatings Site. This is an entry level, hourly, 2nd shift position. We are looking for a highly driven individual that will complete a final in-house inspection of customer product after the galvanizing and/or paint process based on ASTM standards. Additionally, you will… · Check and inspect product for flaws or defects · Assess product according to ASTM standards · Take mill readings using a positector 6000 probe · Approve product for movement to paint and/or shipping · Upload data from positector to computer · Guide and train finishers on recognizing and repairing defects · Guide and train finishers in metalizing process · Assist in general plant clean up and housekeeping · Work safely, protecting self and others from accident and injury · Operate an overhead crane and combi lift What it takes Required Qualifications · The ability to read, write and follow written and verbal instructions · The ability to operate a computer and use standards programs (word, outlook, excel) · The ability to read and understand blue prints · Must pay close attention to detail · The ability to understand and utilize training · Must be able to make clear and concise decisions · Must be self-supervising at times · The ability to communicate problems or needs to coworkers and supervision · Must be a team player and interact with coworkers in a positive manner · The ability to lift up to 50 pounds from ground to shoulder height or higher · Must be physically able to stand for long periods of time (length of shift) in an open air environment; push, pull, bend, reach, walk, squat, grasp, kneel · Must be able to wear all required PPE and maintain a safe work environment · The ability to operate an overhead crane and combi lift Highly qualified candidates will also possess: · High School Diploma or GED equivalent · Six months of previous experience in a quality position · Six months of previous experience with reading and using mil gauges · Six month of previous experience operating a crane and forklift · The ability to communicate and interact with coworkers in a positive manner · The ability to pay attention to detail and follow work instructions · Must have a high awareness for safety at all times · Must be a person of passion and integrity who has the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results · Six months of previous experience in an industrial or galvanizing environment Valmont does not discriminate against any employee or applicant in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. If you have a disability and require any assistance in filling out the application for employment email 2020-11-14-08:00 Valmont Industries, Inc. Steele AL

Sr. Process Engineer - Extrusion

Rain Bird