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Process Engineer in Henderson, KY at Koch Enterprises, Inc.

Date Posted: 1/7/2019

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Job Description


Gibbs Die Casting is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and as such will recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetics, physical or mental disability, or other protected characteristic.

TITLE: Process Engineer                                                       PLANT: Corporate

DEPARTMENT: Process Engineer                                        REPORTS TO: Process Engineering Manager

FLSA STATUS: Exempt                                                        PAY GRADE:





To provide engineering support to manufacturing by identifying, specifying, and implementing actions which drive continuous improvement throughout the casting process by performing data analysis and problem solving activities which lead to the resolution of manufacturing issues.



The following list includes the type and scope of work that needs to be done as a part of this job.  In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Gibbs Die Casting Corporation provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current Team Members to discuss potential accommodations with the Human Resources Department. 

  • Lead continuous improvement efforts to reduce scrap, increase uptime, and decrease cycle time.
  • Lead completion of root cause analysis for failures, assist in developing problem solving teams, and often champion corrective/preventive actions using formal methodologies (i.e. 8-D, Shanin, Six Sigma, Critical Thinking, 5-Why principles).
  • Lead and coach others in making decisions concerning casting quality requirements and appropriate process parameter settings.
  • Work with Quality Department to respond to customer quality complaints and engineering changes.
  • Work with Launch Team Champions to manage new program launches, which includes proper process development, product design, testing, and corrective actions during launch process.
  • Assist and often develop documentation throughout manufacturing (instructions, forms, etc.) and aid in the implementation and training the appropriate team members.
  • Manage and update process information resulting from process changes (procedures, instructions, forms and training).
  • Able to work weekends and overtime as required.
  • Meets all physical and environmental requirements.
  • Follows the Gibbs Quality System based on requirements of IATF16949 and ISO 14001 guidelines along with Customer Specific Requirements
  • Follows all prescribed safety regulations including the proper use of all required personal protective equipment.
  • Follows all Environmental Policy and Quality Policy guidelines.
  • Maintains the work area and equipment in a clean and orderly condition according to established Gibbs 7-S Guidelines.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by management. 


To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the following education, knowledge, skills and abilities:

Education: High School Diploma or General Education Certification required, Bachelor's degree preferred.

Certifications: Formal problem solving methodology is preferred

Experience: Five or more years of relavent experience in die casting, foundry, or related manufacturing industry is preferred.  

Communication: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Math: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. 

Computer Skills: Proficient with Excel, Word, and Powerpoint.

Other: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.  Experience with Shainin, Six Sigma, and other formal problem solving methodologies preferred.  Experience in the use of Lean Manufacturing Techniques preferred.  Basic understanding of fluid power and thermodynamic principles.  Ability to read and understand mechanical drawings such as casting, machining, and tool prints.  Willing to work in office environment and on the manufacturing floor.  Willing to travel to customer facilities as needed.  Able to work any shift, overtime, and weekends on relatively short notice as needed.

Travel:                        __X__10% or less                  ____11%-50%                        ____51% or more

Management has the right to revise this description at any time. The job description is not a
contract for employment, and either you or the employer may terminate employment at any time, for any reason as outlined in the employee manual or other written agreement. 

EEO m/f/d/v  Other details
  • Job Family ENG
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Employment Indicator Regular
  • Travel Required Yes
  • Travel % 10
  • Required Education High School