Process Engineering Specialist - Akron, OH 44308

  • OhioJobs
  • Akron, OH 44308, USA
  • Apr 17, 2019
Full time Engineering

Job Description

Application Instructions 

To apply for this position, you must complete the on-line application and attach a resume, cover letter and a list of three professional references to your profile. 

After submission of your application, return to the "My Activities" link and upload the required documents under the my Cover Letters and Attachments section . 

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with reference to the minimum and preferred qualifications. This is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based. A resume will not be accepted in place of any information requested on the application. For assistance with your application or attachments please call Angie Kerley in Human Resources at 330-972-6547. 


Set-Up, operate, and maintain pilot-scale polymer processing equipment for academic research, development and scale up initiatives at the National Polymer Innovation Center. Support internal and external customers including faculty, students, external academic and industry collaborators with excellent customer service. Requires superior people skills. Document Standard Operating Procedures for pilot processing equipment. Troubleshoot and repair machines and equipment as needed. Implement and maintain an effective Preventive Maintenance program. Ability to effectively interface with machine and material vendors. Innovation mindset 

  • Set-up and operate pilot processing equipment - perform or assist with processing trials / tests for internal, external academic, or industrial clients.
  • Become the subject matter expert on all pilot processing equipment, documenting Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Assure work is done safely and training on equipment is provided to all users to avoid injury, damage or downtime.
  • Maintain all equipment in good working order (mechanical, electrical, controls). Implement an effective Preventive Maintenance program.
  • Assure excellent ("Tour Ready") housekeeping.
  • Responsible for directing and monitoring the work of student and/or temporary workers.
  • Provide direction to customers on equipment safety and proper operation
  • Contact industrial clients regarding testing performed. Source material as needed. Communicate conclusions of the testing.

Required Qualifications 

A relevant Bachelor's Degree in Engineering Technology, Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, or Polymer Engineering and experience operating process or production equipment. Hands-on mechanical and electrical experience and aptitude including PLC equipment required. Direct customer facing experience with demonstrated customer satisfaction. Strong written and computer skills. 

Preferred Qualifications 

One to two years’ experience with plastics / polymer related processes such as extrusion, coating, roll-to-roll processing or equivalent. A relevant advanced degree is preferred.