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Process Engineer

Date: Dec 4, 2021

Location: Reno, NV, US

Company: James Hardie

Now’s your chance to move your career in a new direction – upward!


James Hardie is the #1 brand of siding in America. Globally, we have more than 4,900 employees and generate over $2.5 billion in net sales.  We invented fiber cement, and over 8 million homes later, we continue to set the standard for premium siding and trim.  Of course, to be the best, you have to work with the best.  That’s why we invest in more than just quality products; we also invest in our people.  We take pride in our employees and it’s clear that our employees take pride in working at James Hardie, too.


As the Process Engineer at James Hardie, you will improve the efficiency of the manufacturing process and manage small capital projects. In this role you will evaluate operations effectiveness and efficiency and assess the effectiveness of process improvements to determine additional opportunities for improvement regarding waste, speed, and delay.


Position Responsibilities


  • Develop and implement plans that reduce scrap and raw material processing variability, improve material yield and first pass quality;
  • Create and update process maps for each machine; i.e. identifying and removing bottle necks in process and improves process owner’s effectiveness
  • Identify all delay and develop and implement plans that close the delay gaps;
  • Drive collaboration between respective departments that ensure all issues are addressed and resolved and communicate with all associated process owners to ensure continuous improvement in the manufacturing process;
  • Routinely verify conformance of material being produced to meet or exceed the quality standard by monitoring lab results and participating in quality audits, meetings and kaizen events.
  • Actively lead and support the plant safety program by identifying and reducing hazards related to plant equipment, addressing safety conditions and behaviors and participating in safety audits.
  • Develop and manage capital projects by identifying improvement opportunities, organizing teams to help in research efforts, writing Capital Expenditure Requests (CER) and coordinating and implementing projects.


Education/Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (mechanical, chemical, electro-mechanical, industrial, paper science).
  • 3-5 years of process engineering experience in a manufacturing environment, heavy industrial manufacturing preferred
  • Experience developing and implementing process improvements throughout a manufacturing plant
  • Project Management experience
  • Demonstrated intermediate skills with the standard features of various personal computer word processing, spreadsheet and data analysis software (Microsoft Word and Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet, Minitab and other proprietary software).

In return, we offer rapid advancement opportunities, an engaged and collaborative work environment, competitive compensation with solid bonus potential, a 401k program that matches dollar-for-dollar up to 6% and a best-in-class total benefits package.  


At James Hardie, our goal is to remain at the forefront of the building products industry in every market in which we operate.  The foundation of this strategy, and our company identity, is an unwavering commitment to safe people, safe places, and safe systems through our Zero Harm initiative.  As a member of James Hardie, you will have significant opportunity to be a key contributor to achieving that goal.



Nearest Major Market: Reno
Nearest Secondary Market: Tahoe

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