Shift Process Engineer: June 2020 start date

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Company Name Toray Plastics America, Inc.
Location North Kingstown
Date Posted February 8, 2020
Job Type Freelance


Toray Plastics (America), Inc., located in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, is a subsidiary of the Toray Group, which believes that materials can change lives and provide real solutions to the challenges the world faces. The Toray Group, headquartered in Japan, is the world leader in synthetic fibers and textiles, carbon fibers, plastics, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and high-performance films, employs more than 45,000 people at sites in 26 countries and regions, and has annual sales exceeding US$21 billion.

Toray Plastics (America), Inc., (TPA) is a leading manufacturer of polyester, polypropylene, and metallized films, and polyolefin, polypropylene, and polyethylene foams. The company is committed to environmental, social, and corporate governance and aims to contribute to society through the creation of new value with innovative ideas, technologies, and products that help address global issues. R&D is focused on the development of materials that are fossil fuel-free, compostable, biodegradable, and/or recyclable. The company’s sustainability initiative includes the operating of one of Rhode Island’s larger solar farms and two cogeneration systems, energy and water conservation, recycling, and zero landfill.

At Toray Plastics (America), people come first. Leadership here values all employees, encourages personal excellence and company-wide collaboration, and prioritizes safety. That focus has contributed to a high level of employee satisfaction and is integral to Toray’s success as a global innovator in its core markets. Learn more by visiting

We currently have an opportunity for a Process Engineer (Shift). This role supports the manufacturing process using engineering skills to assess, manage, implement, improve or revise processes, with the goal of improving efficiency of operation, safety and the consistency of product quality. Develops procedures that facilitate the adoption of standardized processes that support future expansion. Monitors the effectiveness of processes and quantifies results and presents findings to management. Prepares detailed reports and analysis for use by management in measuring overall production efficiency.


  • Assesses and documents existing processes. Implements and evaluates changes to existing processes designed to enhance productivity, safety or product quality. Develops new processes as required.
  • Develops and maintains process documentation systems ensuring that processes and procedures are clearly stated, in the correct format and can be accessed with minimal difficulty.
  • Monitors daily production, collecting and analyzing data in order to recognize trends and potential problem areas. Develops proactive approach to problem solving through the early identification and understanding of problem areas.
  • Utilizes recognized statistical process control techniques and other measurement tools to develop, maintain and present required reports detailing the effectiveness of existing processes or supporting the need for the introduction of new processes/procedures.
  • Interfaces with engineering, production, quality control and other associated areas in defining and developing required processes.
  • Interacts with customers to provide technical service of products.
  • Interacts closely with new product development group to assist in implementation and scale up of new products on the production lines.


  • B.S. in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering (Candidates earning their degree in May 2020 are welcome and encouraged to apply)
  • 0-2 years of practical work experience in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

Note: This is a rotating 12-hour shift position.

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.