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Process Engineer for Manufacturing

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Date: Aug 27, 2021

Location: Middletown, DE, US

Company: Datwyler

The Sealing Solutions division is a leading supplier of custom sealing solutions to global industry segments, such as the health care, automotive, consumer goods, oil and gas, general industries, as well as civil engineering. We are always looking for talented, highly qualified employees at all levels of our organization. Datwyler offers the opportunity to join exciting industries and to be part of a highly esteemed brand. From production staff to client advisors, from technology experts to design engineers, from China to Mexico: at Datwyler, our employees will experience diversity in a way that only an international company can provide. We focus on helping talents reach their full potential – professionally and personally. Our working environment is shaped by our values and beliefs: we are entrepreneurs, we bring value to our customers, we excel in what we do and we have respect for others. With more than 20 global operating sites and more than 7,000 employees, Datwyler Sealing Solutions generates an annual revenue of approximately CHF 900 million. Based on a strategic decision, we are looking for a…

Production Support Engineer Position Summary / Objective

The Production Support Engineer is responsible for the support of all manufacturing, production and assembly operations within the manufacturing plant. The position requires responsive handling of requests made by the manufacturing team regarding the company’s product, equipment or systems and resolving equipment malfunctions and fabrication errors. The position must understand the mechanical requirements of our product and process methods. 

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. The Production Support Engineer will create and assist with the execution of User Requirement Specifications, Functional Design Specifications, Quality Critical Design Specifications, Factory Acceptance Test, Site Acceptance Test, Performance Qualification and Process Validation documents. Will also review and approve validation and verification documents and procedures related to such activities.
  2. Manages the department's CAPA processing, validation, process improvements and establishes the department direction for future projects. Will address customer complaints by developing short-term and long-term plans to prevent recurring issues. Reviews and recommends new or enhanced procedures and/or processes to maximize efficiency and to continuously improve quality of product produced
  3. Analyzes test data against established protocols and develops validation strategies to address anomalies or deviations.  The Production Support Engineer also manages the plats calibration master list.
  4. Collaborates and trains on new procedures, and addresses concerns related to instructions.

Your Responsibilities

  • Duly follows organizational and work specific instructions.
  • Fulfils tasks efficiently and in due course. Meets productivity standards (where defined). Can organize and perform work effectively. Sets priorities correctly.
  • Abides by safety regulations at all times. Promotes safety standards at work place and in the team. Identifies potential safety risks and reports them actively to line manager.
  • Demonstrates initiative to exceed a common performance. Flexibly adopts changes in tasks, work place, or team. Works reliably, keeps agreements. Assumes responsibility for tasks entrusted.
  • Is open, respectful, and helpful. Constructively contributes with own skills to problem solving in team. Shares and accepts information and knowledge.
  • Participates in department or quality team meetings. Suggests improvements and works alone or with others to implement improvements, as assigned.
  • Works with maintenance management and maintenance technicians on mechanical downtime issues and problem solving ideas for equipment
  • Analyzes equipment and proposes ideas for improvements that effect quality, safety, efficiency and performance
  • Supports other process project engineers and operations staff on machine design and equipment reliability improvements
  • Supporting continuous improvement activities and initiatives
  • Trains trainees as requested.

Your Profile

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Chemical or other engineering related discipline
  • Knowledgeable about manufacturing workflows and demonstrated engineering experience
  • Strong interpersonal and team-building skills
  • Effective communication skills both verbal and written


Preferred Education and Experience

  • Engineering experience of two years is desired.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

The Production Support Engineer position requires moving about as much as 60% of the workday in and throughout the plant; and the occasional lifting of up to 50  pounds.  This position can require occasional squatting, stooping, bending or crouching.  Use of computer involves some repetitive motion.  Business needs require that the employee in this position work an established 40-hour workweek and on occasion work additional hours outside of the standard schedule. 


We Offer a Diverse and Global Working Environment
As a globally operating company, Datwyler offers a broad spectrum of job profiles and career opportunities. We offer ambitious individuals who approach their task with dedication and enthusiasm the right environment to excel and grow. This gives every employee the opportunity to influence the way we work. At Datwyler, we enable our employees to bring their talent to a global context and grow it steadily over time. Our employees are therefore at the very heart of Datwyler – we interact with respect, trust and loyalty. Mutual consideration and appreciation are key.

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia