The Clorox Company Engineering Associate in Amherst, Virginia

The Senior Engineer - Blown Film Extrusion Technology 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 a lead member of an engineering team that has a technical ownership and leadership of the Blown Film Extrusion Platform. The individual will lead assigned Platform Technology 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 oversight and guidance to others leading projects and change requests impacting blown film extrusion systems.

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

  • Regularly provides engineering leadership, 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.

  • Critically review 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 also ensure capability and overall theory of operation is not adversely impacted without full awareness Division stakeholders.

  • In collaboration with others defines, manages, and reviews 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.

  • Is a resource to Glad Enable Innovation (EI) reps in determining the feasibility of bag machine system changes and having visibility to future converting capability needs for the business.

  • Will periodically perform role of capital project manager which includes responsibility for defining overall project scope, cost, schedule, obtaining 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 operational improvements of Blown Film Extrusion Systems.

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

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering from an accredited institution

  • 8 years of engineering or other applicable manufacturing experience

  • 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

  • Must have ability to plan and organize work independently and work with minimum supervision.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited institution

  • 5 years' experience in a progression of assignments in manufacturing and engineering developing increasing expertise and capability.

  • 2 years of capital project management/leadership experience including managing external engineering resources, contractors, and working with internal cross-functional teams.

  • Experience with manufacturing projects that includes new equipment installations, system modifications, new product manufacturing, or problem solving in a manufacturing environment.

  • Effective communication skills and experience working with various levels and functions of a product supply organization.

  • Critically review all proposed product and bag machine equipment changes. Critical reviews will cover areas such as machine safety, capability, and theory of operation. Will involve division stakeholders during process.

  • In collaboration with others defines, manages, and critically reviews work products from R&D and others to provide scope input, detail for equipment system, control system, cost estimates, and other engineering work for Blanket Bag Machine projects.

  • Experience with process engineering and evaluation

  • Experience evaluating engineering design, equipment conditions, and film converting process performance. .

  • Ability to effectively organize and lead meetings.

  • Experience and success operating effectively in cross-functional teams and lead those 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.

  • Experience with Blown Film Extrusion systems.

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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