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Process Engineering/ CI Manager


  • Provide expectations, development, feedback, and direction to Process Engineering Team.
  • Be a lead safety advocate, aligning practices with policies to reduce risks and potential for injuries and events.
  • Seek to protect all employees from safety, environmental and health risks by being engaged and accessible.
  • Ensure that all employees are treated with respect, fairness, and consistency. Balance accountability with recognition/reward.
  • Optimize work flows and OEE between the Sontara and TWIG operations, driving improvements in process control and OEE.
  • Investigate and evaluate routine and special cause processing problems, finding root causes and developing corrective actions.
  • Engage with Develop and drive training for production department employees to progress in pay for skill program and meet business needs.
  • Evaluate and audit SOPs and SOCs for accuracy and currency to actual.
  • Monitor, measure and complete weekly, monthly, and period metrics updates and reporting.
  • Partners with Quality, Engineering and Maintenance to develop a cost-effective and working production process.
  • Create a sense of urgency and set priorities for daily, weekly, and monthly goals and accomplishments.
  • Proactively communicate with employees in both formal and informal means to clarify expectations, changes, challenges and goals.
  • Become a funnel for suggestions, ideas, concerns, opportunities, and issues that need support and investigation.
  • Drives a continuous improvement mentality and approach through example, leading kaizen events, gemba walks and 5-S events.
  • Coordinate with supply chain on detailed schedules, planning optimization, production standards and flexibility improvements.
  • Supports R&D and process trials as it relates to defining, measuring, and quantifying production capabilities.
  • Understand and comply with ISO 9001 and other regulatory policies and procedures in the performance and responsibilities.
  • Follow all company environmental, health and safety programs, policies, regulations, and requirements.
  • Other duties may be assigned.  Nothing in this job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions.  It does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Experience in process engineering and improvement project management.
    • Experience with continuous manufacturing operations.
    • Experience in working in teams environment with multiple goals and projects
    • Experience managing a 24/7 manufacturing operation.
    • Experience in nonwovens, films, paper or roll goods manufacturing.
    • Experience in management situations, including leading professionals..


  • Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) in Chemical, Mechanical, or Textile Engineering or technology from four-year college or university
  • 5+ years in industrial manufacturing operations in levels of progressing responsibility.
  • Training in DMAIC, six sigma, SPC, Deming, TPS, Designed Experiments and/or other formal improvement methodologies..


  • Ability to listen, ask open-ended questions, understand concepts, ideas and concerns and turn into tangible concepts and themes.
  • Ability to write emails, reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, and customers.
  • Ability to define and communicate expectations, goals, milestones and priority setting with and for the team.


  • Ability to understand mechanical, chemical and mathematical concepts relating to manufacturing processes with the goal of understanding the complexity, potential problems and solutions for operational issues.
  • Able to set expectations, delegate and gather milestones and periodic updates to gauge progress toward goals.
  • Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distributions, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.
  • Ability to evaluate processing issues and problems to lead investigations, root cause analysis, corrective actions as well as the consideration for contingency planning and prioritizing multiple concurrent issues.


  • Must be computer literate with proficiency and working knowledge of database and reporting tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, as well as various business systems and ERP software.


  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and complexity.
  • Strong self-starting mind-set and team worker.


  • This position is a full time position.
  • Core work schedule is Monday through Friday, but could be required to work with a 12-hour shift, weekends or overtime as job duties demand.
  • Position requires local, domestic and international travel (5% – 15%).

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Process Engineering/ CI Manager (Full Time)

  • TWIG America - Madison, Tennessee

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