Data Engineer l: 0-2 years experience

Company Name Toray Plastics America, Inc.
Location North Kingstown
Date Posted May 3, 2023
Job Type Full-time


Toray Plastics (America), Inc., is a subsidiary of the Japan-based Toray Group, which manufactures synthetic fibers, carbon fibers, plastics, and chemicals and employs more than 45,000 people in 26 countries. Annual sales exceed US$21 billion.

TPA’s films businesses in Rhode Island and foams division in Virginia are global leaders and provide innovative products that are used worldwide for consumer and industrial applications. TPA is committed to environmental, social, and corporate governance. Learn more by visiting 

We currently have an opportunity available for a Data Engineer l, based at our Rhode Island headquarters.

Primary Function: Analyze and organize raw data from different sources. Build data systems and pipelines from different sources. Evaluate business needs and objectives as it relates to data analytics. Interpret trends and patterns. Conduct complex data analysis and report on results. Prepare data for prescriptive and predictive modeling.  Build algorithms and prototypes. Combine raw information from different sources. Explore ways to enhance data quality and reliability. Identify opportunities for data acquisition.  Develop analytical tools and programs like Spotfire, Power Bi and Power Apps. Collaborate with data analysts to provide insightful data on several projects.  Understand data relationships between systems and create and publish data models.  Advise the Analytics team on best practices for modeling data within Power BI. Assist in day-to-day system maintenance for the Business Applications group.

Essential Duties:

  • Develops and maintains a professional relationship with the members of the supported organization providing advice, assistance, training, and guidance in their use of data analytics.  Utilizes an in-depth understanding of the supported business to facilitate the integration of the system into the supported organization’s daily activities
  • Troubleshoots system (application and other) issues identifying and communicating solutions.  Conducts required research utilizing appropriate tools to resolve issues in an accurate, timely manner.
  • Translates high level business requirements into detailed functional specifications and manages any changes to the specifications, if applicable.  Assists the business in determining the business requirements and how they should be integrated into the rest of the business landscape (systems, processes, etc.).
  • Through a developed understanding of the supported business and system capabilities, recommends the adoption of system solutions that enhance operating efficiency by enabling and configuring the system’s functionality to support the development of strategies and standards.
  • Designs, creates, tests and supports complex system integrations (SSIS, SSAS, Visual Studio, stored procedures, special tables, reporting, etc.) that supports the business environment and analytics.
  • Develops and maintains documentation detailing functional specifications, conversions, upgrades, interfaces, reports, forms and workflow.  Ensures end-user documentation is maintained in accordance with established standards.
  • Develops and maintains data systems and pipelines development using (SQL Server Views and Stored Procedures, SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), Visual Studio C# or VB .Net, etc.)
  • Develop and maintain data models within Power BI and SQL Server Analysis Server (SSAS)
  • Perform basic system functions to support day-to-day operations with the Business Applications group
  • Understand how systems relate to create complete data models for analytics

Skills & Qualifications Required:

  • Knowledge of programming, troubleshooting, knowledge of ERP Systems, Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), Production Scheduling System, etc. as they relate to data integrations
  • Strong diagnostic, analytical and troubleshooting skills required
  • Must have excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must be able to support a 24x7, 365 day work environment, thus be available for supporting users off-hours when necessary

Education & Experience Required:

  • Bachelor Degree in a relevant field required
  • 0-2 years experience
  • High degree of proficiency in a variety of computer programs and applications, software, data processing, communications, database, and systems analysis

Toray Plastics (America), Inc. is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and prohibits discrimination based on any protected status, workplace harassment/bullying and retaliation for filing a complaint or providing information related to a complaint. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and medical related conditions), age (40 and over), national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), veteran status or any other consideration protected by federal, state or local laws.

It is the policy of Toray Plastics (America) Inc. to maintain a work environment that is safe for all persons, including the community, and conducive to attaining high work standards. To achieve these objectives, we are committed to maintaining a drug, tobacco and alcohol-free workplace and perform pre-employment testing.