The Clorox Company Associate Engineer - Blown Film Extrusion Technology in Amherst, Virginia

The Associate Engineer -Blown Film Extrusion Techonlogy acts as a central engineering resource and member of the Glad Platform Team organization. This role will be an engineering and technical resource for Glad blown film extrusion film production systems. This engineer will emphasize the use of lean manufacturing principles to design, modify, and improve blown film extrusion and auxiliary system performance across the Glad North American locations

The position requires periodic business travel which is expected to be about 30% to other Glad locations, Clorox locations and equipment vendors.

Make your mark

At Clorox, we build big brands that make everyday life better, every day. We value our differences, and challenge each other to think and act boldly. We try new things, succeed, fail and keep learning. We work hard, and have busy personal lives. And we're all able to make a positive impact -- at Clorox, in our communities, and in the lives of millions of people who invite us into their homes. Make your mark and help us drive Good Growth -- growth that is profitable, sustainable and responsible.

Key Responsibilities:

  • The individual is part of a team that has a technical ownership and leadership of the Blown Film Extrusion Platform. The individual will lead assigned Platform areas that may include owning the management of change program, standard for theoretical rates, line capability matrix, equipment purchase specifications, short and long-term capital needs.

  • Responsibilities also include providing technical guidance to others across projects and engineering change requests impacting blown film extrusion systems.

  • Provides technical support to manufacturing during instances of new problems related to Blown Film Extrusion systems and proprietary systems incorporated into the line.

  • Regularly assists with consulting or support for trials and tests with R&D and Operations.

  • Routinely interacts with Glad Conversion Platform Team and Operations with regard to bag machine quality and performance opportunities for improvement and Commercialization Project integration.

  • Review all proposed film and blown film extrusion equipment changes primarily focused on proprietary systems with regard to conformance to Clorox Engineering Standards and Platform Best Practices. Reviews ensure machine safety, capability and overall theory of operation is not adversely impacted without full awareness Division stakeholders often after consulting with more senior Platform Engineers.

  • In collaboration with others provides input to work products from R&D and others to provide scope input, detail for equipment system, control system, cost estimates and other engineering work for Blown Film Extrusion projects.

  • Will periodically function as capital project manager which includes responsibility for defining overall project scope, cost, schedule, obtaining AFE approval, procurement, and construction management. Using Clorox engineering standards and processes develop detailed project scope of work and cost estimates related to the design, functional changes and OEE improvements of Blown Film Extrusion Systems.

  • Ensures that Glad proprietary blown film extrusion information / knowledge / innovations are kept trade secret within Clorox and the Glad business.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering from an accredited institution.

  • 2 years of experience in an engineering role

  • Position will require the candidate to be in manufacturing environment with rotating equipment, elevated surfaces, temperature variations etc.

  • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Preferred requirements:

  • B.S, Mechanical Engineering from an accredited institution.

  • 2 years engineering experience in a manufacturing environment.

  • 1 year of project management or team leadership experience that may include managing contractors or working with internal cross-functional teams. Experience can include new equipment installations, system modifications, new product manufacturing, or trouble shooting in a manufacturing environment.

  • Technical competence and interpersonal skills that allows the individual to influence without a position of organizational authority

  • Ability to communicate effectively with various levels and functions of a product supply organization.

  • Mechanical and process engineering skills to evaluate engineering design, equipment conditions and blown film extrusion process performance.

  • Able to apply engineering skills and experience to blown film extrusion and auxiliary systems.

  • Ability to organizing and leading meetings.

  • Experience working on cross-functional teams

  • Ability to plan and organize work independently and work with minimum supervision from a local manager.

  • Previous experience and success leading informal teams.

  • Experience with continuous improvement project in a Lean Manufacturing or Zero Loss manufacturing culture.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective business relationships with equipment suppliers and consultants.

  • Previous experience with blown film extrusion operations.

More about Clorox

The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX) is a leading multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer and professional products with 8,700 employees worldwide and fiscal year 2018 sales of $6.1 billion. In addition to our namesake bleach and cleaning products, we market some of the most trusted and recognized consumer brand names, including:

  • Brita® water-filtration products

  • Burt's Bees® natural personal care products

  • Fresh Step® cat litter

  • Glad® bags, wraps and containers

  • Hidden Valley® dressings and sauces

  • Kingsford® charcoal

  • Liquid Plumr® clog removers

  • Pine-Sol® cleaners

  • RenewLife® digestive health products

  • Rainbow Light®, Natural Vitality®, Neocell® and Stop Aging Now® dietary supplements

  • Professional services: Clorox Healthcare® and Clorox Commercial Solutions®

More than 80% of our sales are generated from brands that hold the No. 1 or No. 2 market share positions in their categories.

Making a positive impact

Clorox is a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact, a community of global leaders committed to sustainability. We've been broadly recognized for our corporate responsibility efforts, most notably being named to the Drucker Institute's 2018 Management Top 250 list, The Just 100: America's Top Corporate Citizens list, CR Magazine's 2018 Best Corporate Citizens list. We are featured in the list of top 100 companies in the Inaugural Bloomberg Gender Equality Index in 2018 and ranked #47 on the Glassdoor 2019 Best Places to Work List for Large Companies. We also support our communities, and, in FY2018, contributed approx. $20 million in combined cash grants, product donations and cause marketing. The Clorox Company and its subsidiaries is an EEO/AA/Protected Veteran/Disabled/LGBT employer.

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