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Process Engineer

Michigan Center, Michigan;

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H.B. Fuller is a leading global adhesives provider focusing on perfecting adhesives, sealants and other specialty chemicals across all industries throughout the world.  While our products are virtually invisible, they play a vital role in ensuring the quality of modern life and we are committed to connecting what matters to solve some of the world's biggest adhesion challenges.

H.B. Fuller Construction Adhesives provides technologically advanced solutions to the commercial, industrial and residential construction industry. The company’s recognized and trusted brands are available through an extensive network of distributors and dealers, as well as home improvement retailers.

H.B. Fuller was recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Top Employers for 2022.

TheProcess Engineerwill be responsible for driving manufacturing productivity by improving process efficiencies, reducing wastes, improving quality, and increasing capacities as well as ensuring profitable growth through successful new product commercialization. Key processes in this adhesives and sealants manufacturing facility include solids conveying, drying, mixing, compounding, extruding, laminating, winding, slitting, chemical reactions, and packaging.  

Primary Duties  

  • Apply Six Sigma tools and techniques to achieve breakthroughs in waste reduction, yield improvements, capacity gains, and productivity improvements

  • Strengthen teamwork within operations and across functions using appropriate tools

  • Lead continuous process improvement activities

  • Improve process control via improved instrumentation and statistical tools

  • Identify and implementing automation and packaging improvements

  • Utilize lean enterprise techniques to improve activities

  • Ensure compliance with regulatory and TS16949 requirements

  • Address customer concerns and driving down product defects and cost of poor quality

  • Utilize financial analysis tools to support plant activities and to identify opportunities

  • Lead process and equipment design activities

  • Represent operations on product launch teams and leading new product commercialization activities within operations

  • Development of standardized work procedures

  • Identify and lead safety improvement in assigned process area  

Required Qualifications

  • BS Degree in Chemical, Mechanical, or Industrial Engineering

  • 2+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Demonstrated Lean Tool implementation and execution

  • Basic computer skills required and advanced skills beneficial

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with compounding, extruding, laminating, or winding automation

  • Design experience

  • Six Sigma Green Belt certification

  • Practical background in statistical techniques as well as process measurement and improvement techniques are beneficial as is experience with process design and problem-solving skills

  • Experience working in a Union environment

Employees receive full benefits, including medical, dental, insurance, 401k contribution, paid time off and paid Holidays. All employees qualify for an annual cash bonus, based on business performance. Annual raises are based on company and individual performance.

To all recruitment agencies: H.B. Fuller does not accept agency resumes unless directly engaged by Human Resources. Please do not forward any resumes to Human Resources or any employees. H.B. Fuller is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

At H.B. Fuller, we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and are committed to providing all applicants and employees with equal employment opportunity. We subscribe to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) policy of employing and promoting individuals based on their merits, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship status, or any other protected classification.

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