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Process Engineer - I (Plastics)

Date: Dec 7, 2018

Location: Paris, IL, US, 61944

Company: North American Lighting

Job Summary

Provides engineering support to plastic molding processes, which covers material processing and analysis, equipment, design guidelines, material performance in lamp systems, and future developments.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

1. Provides design and production support regarding molding processes, including material processing and
analysis, equipment, design guidelines, and material performance in new lighting products and future
2. Tracks and identifies material, process, and equipment performance for feedback to design and Process Failure Mode & Effect Analysis through evaluation of productivity, downtime, and scrap
3. Coordinates material and process characteristics with tool engineering for implementation in new lighting products and future developments
4. Educates and advises product launch teams of material, process, and equipment capability and performance for product designs
5. Serves as technical liaison for customer and national/international material suppliers
6. Provides technical assistance to Production Engineering, Supplier Quality Engineering, and Manufacturing to help resolve quality concerns, increase productivity, and improve safety
7. Assists in the development of new plastics-related technologies
8. Performs general and specific material performance studies
9. Provides assistance with development of Preventive Maintenance plans for specific materials, processes, and process related equipment
10. Assists Design and Development groups in regards to selecting new materials and processes for introduction into new lamp programs
11. Develops, issues, and maintains NAL specification and design standards for specific materials and their related processes and equipment
12. Provides training regarding new materials and processes
13. Performs other duties as assigned



1. Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline
2. 0 to 2 years of experience in a process related position or a relevant internship (plastics engineering experience in an automotive manufacturing environment is preferred)

3. Strong knowledge, skills, and abilities in the following areas:
a. Knowledge of standards, such as Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and/or American Standard Technical Methods (ASTM)
b. Analytical and problem solving skills
c. Technical writing skills
d. Organizational and planning skills
e. Business software packages, including MS Office
f. Written and verbal communications and presentation skills
g. Interpersonal skills — ability to confidently interact with individuals at all levels of authority (internally and outside of the company)

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Requisition ID: 1261

Location: Paris CHQ 

Nearest Major Market: Decatur

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