Kelly Services Process Engineer in Kent, Ohio

Process Engineer Position Available (Direct Hire) - Kent, OH

Kelly Services is currently seeking a Process Engineer for one of their top manufacturing clients in the Kent, Oh area.


The Process Engineer (PE) is responsible for process manufacturing of laminates, thermoplastics and other Schneller materials/products. This will include improving environmental, health and safety aspects; optimizing the use of production equipment; continuous improvement of throughput and first-time quality to improving manufacturing processes; and assisting in the process development and manufacturing implementation of new products. This includes scale up of new processes, including equipment installation, upgrade, and maintenance. It requires optimization of Process Engineering Guidelines to ensure reliability and reproducibility of processes prior to release to Manufacturing.


  • Participates in and/or leads root cause analysis and implementation of permanent corrective action in coordination with the Quality team.

  • Identifies opportunities for, participates in and/or leads cycle time reduction activities with cross-functional stakeholders.

  • Develops process maps, FMEAs, control plans, and Standard Work Instructions for various processes.

  • Collaborates with Plant Project Engineering, Maintenance and Operations teams to select, install, upgrade and maintain equipment to effectively improve safety and quality, reduce cost and increase throughput and capacity.

  • Supports implementation and maintenance of continuous improvement activities, such as 5S/6S, MDI, 6-Sigma, Visual Management, etc.

  • Authors and distributes comprehensive and concise project reports to summarize test results and update project status.

  • Researches and completes feasibility studies of new equipment/technology and process advancements to improve quality, reduce costs, increase efficiencies, improve yields or improve equipment utilization.

  • Provides assistance regarding equipment design, modification, installation, and follow-up to ensure safety, efficiency, and cost effectiveness.

  • Travels to suppliers, equipment vendors, customers, or participate in training, etc. (approximately 10%)

  • Willing and able to spend significant time on the manufacturing floor interacting with equipment and operations team members.

Work/Industry Experience

  • 5 years of related experience in an industrial environment

  • Proven success as a project leader or individual contributor on cross-functional process and product development teams.

  • Experience with IS09000 or similar quality systems, including modifying written work instructions and operational procedures, and following controlled document protocols.

  • Proven prioritization, organization, and project management skills.

  • Ability to effectively problem solve in a deadline driven environment, using problem-solving tools such as 8D.

  • Knowledge of and ability to apply SPC methods.

  • Prior experience in the manufacture of functional aesthetic products, web handling, converting processes, plastics, and related process equipment and techniques.

  • Industrial control experience, including PLC control systems and programming process control loops.

  • Firsthand experience with MRP software, building BOMs, and management of change.


  • WEB HANDLING and/or CONVERTING of paper, films, textiles, sheeted plastics, etc.

  • Coating, laminating, embossing, material handling of roll goods and related ancillary process equipment.

  • Wide web printing (digital/inkjet, screen, rotary screen, rotary gravure, flexographic, etc.)

  • Manufacture of LAMINATES (wallpaper, flooring, countertops, pressure-sensitive adhesives, or similar products).

  • Press lamination (large hydraulic presses, heating and cooling loops, and related auxiliary equipment).

  • Utilization and implementation of lean manufacturing tools and continuous improvement.

  • High-mix production environment (job shop, custom manufacturer, make-to-order, etc.)

Education (degree and/or coursework)/Certification

  • Bachelor of Science degree in an Engineering discipline (Chemical, Materials, Polymer, Industrial, or Mechanical).

Why Kelly ® ?

Kelly puts you in charge of your career, with access to cutting edge projects and technologies in

industry leading organizations. Top companies throughout the world have trusted Kelly as a premier

source of engineering talent and services since 1965. And engineering job seekers know Kelly as a firm

with an unmatched reputation for quality, integrity and professionalism. Whether you seek the variety

and flexibility of working on short term project engagements, or prefer contract-to-hire or direct

hire placement with our clients, apply with Kelly to explore opportunities that suit your specific

professional interests.

AboutKelly Services ®

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