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Staffing - Process Technician I
Ref No.: 18-14856
Location: Corning, New York
Job Title: Process Technician
Location: Corning, NY, 14831
Duration: 3+ months contract

Summary:

Setting up hardware and equipment daily for pilot plant type equipment in a Development environment. Automatic and Manual handling of raw materials to create custom batches of product based on recipes submitted by project teams, moving raw materials in buckets and mixing and mulling batches using manual methods and automatic mixing/mulling equipment, Extruding, cutting and manually handling extruded parts on a daily basis. Drying of parts using microwave and conventional air drying techniques and collecting data. Thoroughly clean all equipment prior to day end. Make sure that all materials and equipment required for the next day are ready to go before leaving. Technician role requires interaction with both Project personnel and other Process technicians, Engineers and Scientists to achieve objectives in a Pilot line environment as well as in laboratories. This technician role will primarily focus on forming related projects within the manufacturing process, but can extend beyond into other areas.

Responsibilities:
Setting up hardware and equipment for multiple runs per day
Moving & storage of raw materials
Mixing,
mulling, cleaning
Extruder setup, operation, cleaning and maintenance
Dryer setup, operation, cleaning and maintenance
Die Washer setup, operation, cleaning and maintenance
Shift coverage
Using Excel for preliminary data analysis
Development and execution of experiments designed to drive at root cause or understanding of process issues.
Mining plant systems for data and organizing data
Develop a knowledge base for forming, dies, extrusion and related hardware technologies by working with area resources.

Required Education and Years of Experience:
• 2 year Associate of Applied Science Degree in a technical field strongly preferred
• 3+ years' experience a technical, manufacturing, or lab setting

Desired Skills:
• Prior ceramic substrate/filter manufacturing experience
• Manufacturing plant experience - successful applicant needs to be able to interact with operators and key receivers.
• Knowledge of the current ceramic substrate/filter manufacturing process is a plus
• Previous extrusion or ceramic-forming experience
• Ability to develop, monitor and execute designed experiments

Soft Skills:
• Ability to interact with all levels within the organization (good people skills)
• Effective communication skills (verbal and written)
• Team player
• Flexibility

Must Haves:
• Technically curious, self-motivated and be able to work with minimal supervision
• Strong organization skills
• Able to manage multiple priorities at once
• Strong logistical skills
• Some equipment/process aptitude with ability to troubleshoot and characterize key process drivers.
• Able to work with data, such as Excel spreadsheets, and communicate results from data.
• Able to give direction to others (leadership skills)
• Strong attention to detail