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Chemical Dye Engineer

Dyehouse
Guilford, Maine, United States

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES : 

  • oversee all aspects of each shift to ensure production requirements are met
  • operation of equipment and ensuring that production schedule is followed
  • monitor inventory for chemical and dyes
  • work with dyes and chemicals within the guidelines of appropriate Safety Data Sheets
  • promote and maintain a safe work environment for associates
  • responsible for establishing and maintaining strong communication lines, both within the department, and with surrounding areas
  • ensure timely and accurate delivery of goods into the department, and finished material out of the department
  • responsible for passing shades and sample preparation, presentation to color matching computer, and a thorough visual assessment of the shade
  • work with all chemical and dye suppliers on issues or new chemistry
  • work with lab to develop new shades and to approve all dye symbols on each lot received
  • work closely with shop associates to ensure all parts are ordered and received
  • manage Kronos System in Package Dye, Stock Dye and Dye Lab (i.e. punch approval, adjustments, etc.)
  • monitor and maintain housekeeping of dye houses
  • assist off shifts to solve problems and ensure there is a smooth flow of production
  • to manage quality through seconds report, also work with other departments in quality issues, reducing waste from the department
  • work closely with associates to address questions/concerns that may arise
  • regular follow-up to coordinate procedure changes, quality issues, safety matters, etc. across all shifts
  • work closely with HR on performance and corrective action matters
  • attend daily meetings (i.e. quality, various manufacturing)
  • multiple tasks in the AS-400 (i.e. monitor dye process, inventory, etc.)
  • work closely with department managers and supervisors within manufacturing
  • perform miscellaneous duties as necessary
  • follow safe work practices
  • support LEAN, safety, sustainability, and environmental initiatives


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • must have engineer or technician textile, chemical engineer or experience equivalent
  • proven ability to lead others and achieve positive results
  • demonstrated capacity to meet aggressive deadlines with multiple priorities
  • ability to operate a computer with an understanding of internal software packages
  • willingness to work overtime as needed
  • must be dependable, punctual, and adhere to attendance policy
  • proven ability to exercise sound judgment and the ability to work with confidential information
  • must adhere to all company policies and procedures
  • must be cooperative and willing to learn new responsibilities
  • must have strong attention to detail
  • must be able to communicate professionally with coworkers and other departments


PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • prior manufacturing experience
  • knowledge of dyeing and dyehouse operation helpful


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • the ability to wear a filtering face piece (dust mask) as needed
  • must be able to work in varying temperatures within manufacturing areas
  • must have manual dexterity and color acuity
  • frequent walking, standing, sitting, bending, twisting, reaching, stooping and crouching
  • must be able to lift and carry bulky and heavy objects up to 50 pounds
  • extensive use of keyboards/computer terminals
Chemical Dye Engineer
Dyehouse
Guilford, Maine, United States

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