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Process Engineer 

Category Manufacturing  


The primary objectives of this position are to support/facilitate and in some instances lead manufacturing performance improvement efforts and plans, and to work with other departments to ensure continuous improvement of all stages of the wallboard manufacturing process. In order to maximize the impact on the organization and to ensure a robust development experience, the incumbent will spend time in each of the various plant departments; process and quality, production, maintenance, and engineering, gaining skills designed to advance their safety, technical, problem-solving, and management know-how.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Exhibit safe work behaviors and contribute to the positive safety and environmental performance of the plant.
  • Define, measure, and monitor manufacturing performance metrics to identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Ensure completion of key development activities, tasks and projects while gaining experience in other departments.
  • Manage daily process and production performance to include the investigation of issues and the initiation of corrective and preventative actions.
  • Identify, justify, plan, and in some cases, lead continuous improvement projects that improve the overall performance of the manufacturing process.
  • Lead efforts to improve performance and resolve issues by rigorously applying methodical problem solving techniques to contain the problem, identify root causes, and implement sustainable corrective actions.
  • Champion business plan objectives to increase productivity, reduce waste, improve quality, and enhance safety.
  • Improve housekeeping and safety by applying the 6S principles and participating in audit programs.
  • Champion and Leader for Lean Manufacturing Principles
Position Requirements

Key Competencies Required for Success:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering
  • Practical understanding of workplace 6S and lean manufacturing principles is an asset.
  • Advanced computer skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills, specifically planning, execution, follow-up and delegation skills.
  • Strong leader with the ability to build effective partnerships with all levels of the organization.
  • Self-starter with integrity and confidence who strives to achieve even the most challenging objectives with limited supervision.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong influencing skills and the ability to drive change in demanding atmosphere
  • Ability to work extended hours and to support off-shift and weekend operations.
Shift Days  
Position Process Engineer  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Hiring Manager(s) Greg Krizan  
Req Number MAN-19-00004  
Location Buchanan  
About the Organization At Continental we manufacture a full range of Bison Board brand drywall and Rapid Coat brand joint compound to provide our customers with the materials and service they need for all of their commercial and residential building projects. We are committed to doing the right thing 100% of the time by investing in smart operations, experienced support and consistent product quality. Our customers can count on us to help them build their business Bison Strong™. We put the highest priority on the health, well-being and safety of our team, customers and stakeholders. We strive for operational excellence throughout our business and provide professional development to our associates through a multitude of cross-functional experiences. Our team prides itself on our approachability, our professionalism, and our 'get it done' philosophy. In searching for new team members, we look for upbeat, talented professionals with entrepreneurial spirit who share these ideals.  

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