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Production Engineer

Job ID GBU008280 Santa Fe Springs, California, United States;

Solvay is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics.

Solvay is a multi-specialty chemical company committed to developing chemistry that addresses key societal challenges. We innovate and partner with customers in diverse global end markets. Solvay Composite Materials combines 50 years of technology heritage to bring a comprehensive product portfolio, expertise in material design, and extensive process engineering solutions to our customers. As the partner of choice for advanced materials development, we deliver optimal material solutions to address our customers’ most challenging demands for new high-performance materials to improve durability and production, while offering weight savings for the end application.

Job Overview and Responsibilities

The Santa Fe Springs site has an expertise in the design of complex kits and shaped bags that are predominately used by the aerospace industry for key structural components. This junior level production engineer will be working closely with the Quality and Engineering Manager on process improvement projects as well as duties related to production  and implementations. This is a unique opportunity for creative engineers who thrive on seeing the implementation of their own ideas.
  • Adhere to all plant HSE standards, policies and procedures.
  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment.
  • Manage assigned projects under the supervision of the manager and take corrective actions when necessary.
  • Manage production ERP system data
  • Execute specific studies about plant performance, production capacity utilization, and the effectiveness of process improvement projects.
  • Identify ways to increase product yields & reduce variables costs. Utilize process models to evaluate cost reduction opportunities.
  • Execute test production trials in industrial plants in order to evaluate the quality of product, the capacity, the cost, or other impact on the production of the plant. Analyze and define modifications to the production process needed to produce the new product.
  • Provide process engineering assistance to troubleshoot operational problems, minimize unit interruptions, and maximize asset utilization.
  • Manage production work instructions, standard works and job aides.
  • May provide day-to-day operational assistance to the Units on an as-needed basis.
  • Reconcile process data used in analyzing unit and equipment performance.
  • Provide process inputs to all site related CAPEX projects involving equipment and process modifications for continuous improvement and support of new product introduction.
  • Provide technical support collaborating with Quality Engineers, Production and work cell team to respond to all customer issues, quality escapes and other systemic quality issues.
  • Lead and participate in Area Improvement Team projects.
  • Reduce downtime and MTF (Mean time between Failure).

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical, Industrial or similar engineering discipline
  • 2+ years of process design or related manufacturing experience


  • The ability to work independently and to take smart risks
  • Creatively/out of the box thinking to generate new ideas
  • Strong collaboration skills with multifunctional teams and internal clients
  • Experience with the design/improvement of manufacturing processes
  • Familiarity with managing small projects
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Familiarity with Six Sigma
  • Experience with SAP

Additional Information

  • Due to US Government ITAR regulations only US citizens will be considered for this Solvay location
  • This is a Union facility
  • Core working hours are 5am-1:30 pm
  • Public transportation is not an option for this site.




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