Process Engineer

Manufacturing, Maintenance, Distribution and Transportation Fletcher, North Carolina


Position at Wilsonart

The Process Engineer will develop and improve manufacturing and equipment processes by studying products and manufacturing systems and methods.

Essential Job Functions

  • Evaluate existing processes utilizing tools such as Process Mapping, SIPOC, and FMEA, to identify and prioritize root cause issues.
  • Develop improvement/correction plans for identified root causes
  • Work collaboratively with Electrical/Mechanical/Project engineering colleagues in analyzing new and existing process equipment to optimize for safety, quality, efficacy and efficiency.
  • Work collaboratively with Electrical/Mechanical/Project engineering colleagues as well as other stakeholders to resolve customer quality related to manufacturing processes and manufacturing equipment.
  • Analyze and plan work flow, space requirements, equipment layouts, working with QC and other stakeholders to design/develop test methods for finished product and process capabilities; establishing standards and confirming manufacturing processes.
  • Stay abreast of current developments in the fields related to our current process and identify improvement/upgrade opportunities that will improve the business.
  • Participate in ongoing efforts to organize and maintain technical reference materials, and support information.
  • Plan and manage approved projects to successful completion to include vendor quotations, budgeting, preparation of capital project appropriations requests (CPAR), procurement, engineering design, and management of human and capital resources.
  • Participate in activities to support Wilsonart’s strategic Sustainability and Lean initiatives.

Essential Experience

  • Experience in identifying improvement opportunities, evaluating alternative solutions, and justifying the capital required to implement the optimal solution.
  • Experience in working as a team member in cross functional groups representing varying perspectives
  • Experience in Lean Mfg. principles, systematic problem solving tools, single piece flow, etc.
  • Experience with machine and process layout.
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD or similar system with a willingness to adapt to an AutoCAD platform.

Leadership Qualities

  • Ability to communicate in a clear, concise, and analytical form.
  • Self- motivated and willing to seek out opportunities for improvement within the framework of overall strategic goals.
  • Lead by example as creative and highly innovative self-starter with a demonstrated ability to master the details of manufacturing processes and plant operations.
  • Good organizational skills
  • Ability to develop productive and beneficial business relationships with internal and external individuals/groups.
Minimum Requirements

Education:  Bachelor degree in Engineering or closely related field

Experience:  5+ years of engineering experience in an industrial setting with emphasis on process engineering. Registration as a North Carolina Professional Engineer or the ability to obtain same a plus.


Wilsonart is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.