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Principal Process Engineer - EPDM Job in Milan, Ohio US

Principal Process Engineer - EPDM

Johns Manville Inc - Milan, OH

Posted: 8/4/2021 - Expires: 11/2/2021

Job ID: 230239306


Job Description

Johns Manville is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Principal Process Engineer - EPDM

This is a key role for our facility and product line in Milan, OH. This is a true process engineering role focused on improving product efficiencies and quality. The successful candidate will have demonstrated knowledge and analytical ability to monitor, identify, and implement process improvements throughout the facility.

The Milan, Ohio plant, located just outside of Sandusky Ohio, is an Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) Roofing Systems manufacturing facility. EPDM is a synthetic rubber single ply roofing membrane known for its durability, ease of installation and superior weathering characteristics.

Your Day to Day:

 Understand EPDM process from a formulation standpoint to include mixing and producing pellets for the operation.
 Data analysis of process input parameters using SPC to control and establish correlation of Key Process Input Variables (KPIV's) to Key Process Output Variables (KPOV's)
 Participate in the continuous improvement of product quality, which will include a firm understanding of customer, CTQ's, manufacturing process capability, and development of semi-finish and finish product specifications.
 Contributes to product quality improvements
 Maintain safety, product quality, and manufacturing effectiveness through daily troubleshooting and resolution of Process difficulties.
 Support and understand interactions between equipment process versus formulations and conditions that change.
 Understand raw materials associated with EPDM rubber to include, incoming material variances, internal process variances and correlations between these and processing.
 Understand process and formulations variances surrounding the curing process of EPDM once it is produced, processed and cured.

Relocation assistance is available for those who qualify.

What You Bring to the Team:

 Bachelor's degree in Engineering
 Min 10 years of engineering experience in manufacturing environment.
 Experience utilizing data driven methodologies initiatives (i.e. Six Sigma, RCCA)
 Experience in rubber mixing and pelletizing
 Experience continuous improvement with ability to analyze data and translate findings for operational improvements - including SPC
 Microsoft Office experience (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
 Ability to climb stairs & ladders, lift up to 50lbs, access confined spaces, extensive walking and exposure to hot/cold.
 Ability to work after hours as needed.


 Bachelor's degree in Engineering (polymer preferred)
 EPDM manufacturing process
 Experience in training and imparting technical process requirements/knowledge to employees
 Working knowledge of rubber-based roller head die extrusion/calendaring
 Rheology testing and interpretation experience
 Autoclave curing experience
 Rubber based extrusion modeling experience
 Rubber formulation chemistry development
 Six Sigma or lean manufacturing experience.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.


Johns Manville (JM) offers a wide range of benefits to employees. Some are subsidized by the company and others are fully employee-paid. Health benefits include a choice of comprehensive medical plans, a dental plan, vision plan, wellness program and critical illness insurance. JM sponsors a 401(k) plan which includes a sizeable company match. JM offers paid vacation and also provides paid sick and parental leave for eligible employees.

Additionally, Johns Manville provides basic life Insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an employee assistance program, and business travel accident coverage. Supplemental life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment insurance are available as well. The company also offers a variety of tax saving accounts; health spending account, traditional flexible spending account, and a dependent care spending account. JM also offers a tuition reimbursement program for undergraduate and certain graduate programs.

Why Johns Manville

Johns Manville is a proud member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies, serving customers in more than 80 countries, supplying innovative products to the construction, aerospace, automotive, filtration and energy industries. With a more than 160-year legacy, we understand that our story continues to grow only with the right people saying, thinking and doing the right things. Make your story our story.

Johns Manville believes diversity and inclusion in our workplace is critical for the long-term success of our company. We are committed to retaining, developing and attracting a diverse workforce that fosters an inclusive work environment in which all employees are treated with dignity and respect. This is the right thing to do for our employees, our company and our communities.

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Johns Manville is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard for age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.


We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Job Summary

Employment Type:
Full Time Employee
Job type:
Federal Contractor
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Education Level:
Bachelor's degree
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