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Process Engineer III

Company: GAF Buildings Materials Corp. of America
Location: Tuscaloosa
Posted on: June 12, 2021

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Job Description:


The Process Engineer is responsible for managing process improvement projects using standard

process improvement tools, adherence to company safety policies, and implementation of sound

management practices. Responsible for verifying systems that drive product quality that meets

customer expectations as well as supporting systems that encompass raw material quality, process

control, process troubleshooting, process optimization, and production improvements. The

Process Engineer will interface with corporate, plant operations and other functions to prioritize

and work on plant needs.


15% Resource for creating and maintaining Production Work Instructions, JSAs, Troubleshooting

Guides, Process Targets, and other technical knowledge documents. Provide support to the

Production Team for compliance, training, and operator knowledge growth.




Assist with leading the execution of Quality and Process Improvement projects and activities, using

standard Process Improvement tools such as Qualpro, MVT/DOE, Kepner Tregoe PSDM. Use the

Hierarchy of values (Safety, Quality, Service, Cost) to prioritize. Lead and/or participate in

planning and/or execution of capital improvements resulting from these projects. Assist with

project justification and implementation as needed; track performance.

Lead and/or Participate on problem solving teams and project teams as a technical resource geared

towards improving performance of existing processes and raw material handling systems.

Leader and Plant Resource for managing the application and interpretation of SPC control charting

of process and product quality variables and raw material utilization for plant center lining and support process troubleshooting.

10% Coordinate Plant Trials with Corporate Support Groups (i.e. R&D, Supply Chain, ProcessEngineering Services, etc.) and plant personnel. Trials could include process improvement, raw materials, cost reduction, corporate initiatives, new products, etc. Ensure trials are accurately planned, communicated, conducted, and reported.

10% Conduct internal compliance audits of production tasks, quality testing, process specifications, and other in-plant processes. Interface with Maintenance and Production to ascertain and identify operating and maintenance problems.

5% Ensure the plant maintains compliance with Corporate Quality Standards and Systems.

5%Performance Reporting for process and quality details on a monthly and daily basis as well as Root

Cause Failure Analysis for downtime, scrap, or quality claims.

Complete benchmarking with other plants to find opportunities that other plants are already


Recommend capital projects in an effort to systematically improve the performance of the

manufacturing process with new or modified equipment which will improve cost and quality.

Contribute to site safety program and compliance to GAF's safety policies.

Perform other duties as assigned.


Level Based Competencies are to be designated based on job level and content.



Building Strategic Working Relationships

Technical/Professional Knowledge & Skills

Stress Tolerance

Decision Making


Planning and Organizing

Facilitating Change

Technical knowledge/skills (advanced)

Ability to read and interpret specifications and drawings

Advanced proficiency using root cause analysis to troubleshoot and solve problems

Advanced ability to translate technical data into a format/language suitable for personnel

Advanced skills in process hazard analysis and process safety management

Advanced knowledge of manufacturing analysis tools, such as statistical

analysis/statistical process control (SPC), process capability studies, lean manufacturing,

5S, Six Sigma, Kepner Tregoe, and/or Design of Experiments (DOE)

Advanced knowledge of engineering fundamentals

Experienced in high volume manufacturing knowledge with an engineering focus on

production machinery, preferably continuous process

Experienced with standard Manufacturing concepts, practices & procedures

Proficient in Microsoft Office and/or G-Suite, SPC analytic software (i.e. Minitab)

Project management skills

General knowledge/skills (advanced)

Advanced demonstrated communication skills (verbal, written, listening)

Advanced analytical skills

Advanced organizational skills and attention to detail

Advanced problem solving skills

Ability to multitask

Knowledge of training delivery

Ability to lead and direct the work of others

Physical Requirements

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to

perform the essential functions

Ability to read and concentrate via computer data entry typing and proofreading

Must be able to climb ladders and/or stairs and walk on open grating on elevated surfaces

Required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, or crouch

Frequent sitting, walking, and standing, and occasional climbing, stooping, kneeling,

crouching, crawling, and balancing

Frequent use of eye, hand, and finger coordination enabling the use of office machinery

Oral and auditory capacity enabling interpersonal communication as well as

communication through automated devices such as the telephone

Required to sit, stand, walk and use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or


Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth

perception, and the ability to adjust focus

Must continuously have the ability to differentiate colors precisely

Regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally up to 50 pounds


Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering.

5 - 7 years industrial manufacturing experience, 2 years quality experience preferable

We believe our employees are our greatest resource. We offer competitive salary, benefits, 401k, and vacation packages for all full time permanent positions. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and GAF, SGI, and Siplast are proud to be affirmative action employers. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know. If applying for positions in the U.S., must be eligible to work in the U.S. without need for employer sponsored visa (work permit).

Keywords: GAF Buildings Materials Corp. of America, Tuscaloosa , Process Engineer III, Other , Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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