Live Oak Process Improvement Engineer

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Date: Jun 27, 2022

Location: LaGrange, GA, US, 30240

Company: Milliken and Company

Headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Milliken & Company is a global, innovative, industrial diversified manufacturing company that has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance people’s lives since 1865. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines including specialty chemical, floor covering, and performance materials, the company works around the world every day to add true value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and help make our world more sustainable. Milliken has long led the way for "knowledge-based" investment, employing over 100 PhDs, and has accumulated over 2,200 U.S. patents – and more than 5,000 patents worldwide. Milliken is widely acknowledged as an international leader in research technology, innovation, and customer service. With over 35 manufacturing facilities located in the U.S., U.K., Belgium, France, China, India, Mexico, and Australia, and other sales and service operations throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, Milliken's more than 7,000 associates work to deliver innovations that do good for the world, create new experiences, and build for the future.




Job Title: Process Improvement Engineer 

Job Summary:   

This position is located at the Milliken Live Oak Plant located in LaGrange, GA and reports to the Process Improvement Manager.  The position is responsible for leading continuous improvement efforts at the site.  It plays a key role in the development and implementation of manufacturing process improvements that drive new performance levels, improve quality, consistency, and cost.   

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Develop a thorough understanding of all factors and conditions that impact the processes and products, including environmental impacts 

  • Use sound project management skills to manage multiple improvement projects 

  • Analyze problems and implement solutions using critical thinking skills and focused improvement methods 

  • Incorporate creative thinking into the problem-solving approach to identify unique and diverse ways to make things better/more consistent/faster/cheaper/efficient  

  • Prepare diagrams, charts, tables to reflect findings and support recommendations 

  • Work closely with the Product Development area to create new samples and products 

  • Communicate and work effectively with a diverse group of associates to accomplish project and location goals 

  • Participate fully in the Safety Process  

Qualifications - Required: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical, Mechanical, Industrial, Electrical engineering 

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint 

Qualifications - Preferred: 

  • Previous manufacturing experience (intern, co-op, or fulltime) 

The successful candidate will demonstrate strengths in the following: 

  • Communication skills – verbal, written, and group presentations 

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and work in a fast-paced environment 

  • Analytical/problem-solving skills 

  • Leadership skills 

Milliken & Company is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.