Process Engineer

WL Gore
Elkton, MD
Jul 21, 2019
Jul 23, 2019
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time
About Us: Gore is a materials science company focused on improving lives through discovery, product innovation and rewarding careers for our Associates. Learn More. About the Industry: Our diverse portfolio includes everything from high-performance fabrics and implantable medical devices to industrial manufacturing components and aerospace electronics. Learn More. About the Role: We are looking for experienced Process Engineers to join our teams within the Medical Products Division, Fabrics Division, Performance Solutions Division (PSD), and Core Technology in Elkton, Maryland. Our Process Engineering opportunities in PSD span industries such as aerospace, automotive, mobile electronics, and oil & gas, as well as pharmaceutical and biotechnology applications. Our Core Technology teams partner with our divisions to deliver polymer solutions for our divisions. As an experienced Process Engineer at Gore, your daily activities may include manufacturing process improvement and modification, expansion of process capabilities, and further enhancement of material technology, while ensuring a safe and cost-effective work environment. You will also have opportunities to contribute to the installation, operation, maintenance, and upgrade of production and testing equipment, equipment layout, and workflow. Responsibilities: * Providing day-to-day process support for the manufacturing of existing products and transition of new products and processes into manufacturing * Applying formal problem-solving techniques to determine root cause, troubleshooting non-conforming products, raw materials, and components, and developing and implementing corrective and preventative action (CAPA) plans * Identifying and addressing opportunities to continuously improve our products and processes; and assess for regulatory, quality, ergonomic, safety, environmental, and cost impact * Understanding critical process parameters to ensure the process reliably delivers a fit for use product that meets all specifications and customer requirements * Planning and executing technical work using statistical techniques including Design of Experiments (DoE) and Statistical Process Control (SPC) * Creating procedures and providing training and coaching to other technical and manufacturing associates * Driving a wide range of process projects throughout the development cycle: development, scale-up, validation, and improvement (improved safety, cost, quality, capability, and capacity) * Continuously developing your engineering skills through formal training provided by Gore and coaching/mentoring provided by your leaders and teammates Required Qualifications: * Bachelor's Degree in Engineering with at least 3 years of hands-on engineering experience in a manufacturing environment post-graduation * Proven history of documenting and communicating work effectively * Demonstrated ability to: * Apply engineering fundamentals and statistical tools to development, optimization, and troubleshooting activities * Prioritize, plan, and drive multiple projects concurrently from development to completion against agreed upon timelines and deliverables * Work independently and collaborate effectively as part of a team, including influencing across functions * Identify critical issues and failure modes, creating a framework of action to address these issues and assess root cause including effective risk-based decision making * Leverage critical thinking to navigate technical and project uncertainties * Willingness to sign IP and Confidentiality agreements * Ability to travel periodically (<10%) Desired Qualifications: * A minimum of 5 years of direct hands-on experience in a manufacturing environment as a Process Engineer * Experience with web handling and/or experience working within a quality system * Experience developing or transitioning new process from R&D to pilot, to large scale commercial What We Offer: At Gore, we offer comprehensive, competitive rewards in the form of compensation and benefits. Among these are work-life balance and sports programs, 401(k) Plan with a gift, Associate Stock Ownership Plan, Health & Well-being program with full health plan, and a flexible working program. Within Gore, you will find a unique culture, diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, and opportunities for growth and development. Learn more about: benefits, diversity, and growth & development. We believe in the strength of a diverse workforce and inclusive work environment. In support of our values and continued success we are proud of Associates around the world who support an inclusive work environment, strive to reflect the diversity of the communities where we operate, and ensure all Associates and external partners are treated with fairness, dignity, and respect. Gore is committed to a drug-free workplace. All employment is contingent upon successful completion of drug and background screening. Gore requires all applicants to be eligible to work within the US Gore generally will not sponsor visas unless otherwise noted on the position description. Gore is aM/F, Disabled and Vet EEO/AA employer. (Applies to all positions in the US) Our Talent Acquisition Team will be pleased to answer your questions via contact us. 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