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For more than 100 years, American Greetings Corporation has been a manufacturer and retailer of innovative social expression products that assist consumers in enhancing their relationships. At American Greetings we believe the key to our future is finding amazing talent that can utilize their creativity, knowledge, and skills to improve product quality, reduce operating costs, and improve our processes.

American Greetings is looking for a highly motivated Senior Process Engineer to join the team at our Greeneville, TN facility. The ideal candidate will have strong mechanical aptitude and an understanding of process control with a preference for experience in printing. We are looking for a candidate that will be a leader at challenging the status quo and driving improvements in our Printing Department.

The Senior Process Engineer is the technical expert that knows how to optimize existing equipment and processes as well as being the person who stays abreast of emerging technologies. In this role, you will manage many projects, including those which will require justification, specification, and implementation of equipment that supports our Printing operation. In addition to this, you will work on a variety of diverse teams to find ways to reduce raw material costs, reduce scrap, improve processes, improve equipment reliability, and conduct tests/trials for different products.

Additionally, you will have the opportunity to expand this role to include a variety of printing, converting, packaging, and distribution processes as projects and experience dictates.

Key Responsibilities
• Improve existing processes so that we continue to lead our industry
• Identify capital requirements, justify costs, present projects to management and generally become a key resource in developing technology solutions at all locations within the American Greetings network
• Lead cross-functional teams to identify causes of problems and generate unique solutions Challenge existing procedures to ensure we are driving towards the best processes
• Identify new technology that will support our quality, scrap and productivity efforts
Required Qualifications:
• Minimum of 8 years of progressive engineering experience within a Printing and/or Manufacturing environment
• Experience in Process Engineering and the implementation of process controls.
• Excellent project management skills that drive on-time and on-budget results
• Strong Leadership skills with experience training, mentoring and developing technical resources
• Practical understanding of PLCs, System Controls, Electrical and Servo drives, and Gear Boxes
• Proven experience with demonstrated cost out savings initiatives and product/ production cost out analysis.
• Excellent communication skills, including verbal and written, as well as, basic presentation skills
• Excellent data analysis, critical thinking, and troubleshooting skills
• Proficient with Microsoft Office application
• Proficient CAD skills – AutoCAD preferred
• Willingness to travel to multiple sites and supplier facilities as needed
BS Degree in Engineering or other technical field – BSME preferred.

American Greetings is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. It is our policy to provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants and to prohibit any discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. Employees will be treated on the basis of their job-related qualifications, ability and performance. It is also our policy that sexual harassment or any other kind of harassment including harassment based on sexual orientation will not be tolerated. The foundation of these policies is our commitment to treat everyone fairly and equally and to have a bias-free work environment.
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