Manufacturing Production Technician
Job Category: Industrial
Job Type: Regular
Type of Contract: Permanent
Working time: Full-time
Work schedule: Rotating shift
Solvay is a science company whose technologies bring benefits to many aspects of daily life. With more than 24,100 employees in 64 countries, Solvay bonds people, ideas and elements to reinvent progress. The Group seeks to create sustainable shared value for all, notably through its Solvay One Planet plan crafted around three pillars: protecting the climate, preserving resources and fostering better life. The Group’s innovative solutions contribute to safer, cleaner, and more sustainable products found in homes, food and consumer goods, planes, cars, batteries, smart devices, health care applications, water and air purification systems. Founded in 1863, Solvay today ranks among the world’s top three companies for the vast majority of its activities and delivered net sales of €10.2 billion in 2019. Solvay is listed on Euronext Brussels (SOLB) and Paris and in the United States, where its shares (SOLVY) are traded through a Level I ADR program.
Composite Materials is a top-tier supplier to the aerospace engineered materials market known for its expertise in design materials and process engineering. We deliver optimal material
solutions to address our customer’s most challenging demand for new high-performance materials that reduce weight, improve aerodynamics, and ultimately lower the total part costs for customers. The business supplies composites technologies to civil and military aircraft manufacturers which comprises the
majority of sales, with the balance of sales into various industrial markets.
Carbon fiber products offer advantages for advanced material solutions such as light-weight, high-tensile strength, manufacturing flexibility and heat resistance. Solvay offers a range of carbon fiber products that deliver superior structural, thermal, electrical and frictional performance for a variety of unique applications, including brakes, defense systems and commercial aircraft.
Job Overview and Responsibilities
Description of work
Safely and efficiently start-up, operate, monitor, control, and shutdown PAN fiber manufacturing equipment so that intermediate and finished products consistently meet internal and external customer requirements and expectations.Insure proper operating conditions and optimum capacity.
Understand how PAN fiber manufacturing equipment and process parameters affect intermediate and finished product properties and characteristics.
Troubleshoot PAN fiber manufacturing equipment and process problems to identify root causes and take corrective action to resolve problems.
Recognize quality faults and make simple adjustments to insure good quality (learn and demonstrate a good understanding of the process whereby potential problems are corrected before they develop into off spec product).
As production conditions dictate, other work will be assigned by supervisor to maintain efficient production.
Perform routine maintenance as instructed to improve equipment reliability and process and product consistency.
Perform the job in a team-based environment with minimum supervision.
Apply understanding of manufacturing processes, production schedules, and cost factors to make timely cost effective decisions.
Apply the appropriate process computing or desktop PC skills.
Material handling, properly packaging and labeling of intermediate or finished product for storage or shipment.
Take personal responsibility and build team accountability by taking action individually and as a group to continuously improve manufacturing equipment, products, and work processes.
Education and Experience
Education and experience required
High School diploma or GED.
Minimum two (2) years recent manufacturing experience.
Must comprehend the process, be capable of analyzing changes in the process, and make timely decisions with minimal assistance.
Technical skills and self-motivation are required as competency must be demonstrated within the 12 month qualification period. Basic computer skills are required to interface with process computer.
(Recent military service may be substituted for manufacturing experience.)
Experience as an operator at a chemical or textile plant.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.