Process Engineer

Reno, NV, US

Position Summary 

As a member of the James Hardie team in Reno reporting to the Department Manager, the Process Engineer is responsible for improving the efficiency of the manufacturing process and managing small capital projects.


Position Responsibilities

Understand the waste, speed, and delay design for each product on each machine, then meets or exceeds design by: (70%)

  • Creating and updating process maps for each machine; i.e. identifying and removing bottle necks in process;
  • Identifying all delay and developing and implementing plans that close the delay gaps;
  • Driving collaboration between respective departments that ensures all issues are addressed and resolved;
  • Communicating on the production floor with all associated operators to ensure continuous improvement in the manufacturing process; and
  • Networking internally with Supervisors and with other Process engineers in all plants to freely share best practices.

Routinely verifies conformance of material being produced to meet or exceed the quality standard by: (10%)

  • Monitoring lab results; and
  • Participating in quality audits and meetings.

Actively supports the plant safety program by: (10%)

  • Identifying and reducing hazards related to plant equipment;
  • Monitoring and addressing safety conditions and behaviors; and
  • Participating in safety audits.

Develops and manages capital projects by: (10%)

  • Identifying improvement opportunities;
  • Organizing teams to help in research efforts;
  • Writing Capital Expenditure Requests (CER); and
  • Coordinating and implementing projects.


The position responsibilities outlined above are in no way to be construed as all encompassing. Other duties, responsibilities, and qualifications may be required and/or assigned as necessary.

 Quantitative Dimensions

 Decision Making: The Process Engineer uses professional experience and accepted best practices to design and implement process improvements.

 Supervisory/Lead Responsibilities: The incumbent may be responsible for leading various teams associated to improving the efficiency of the manufacturing process.

 Scope of Position: The Process Engineer, working closely with the Department Manager, Maintenance Manager, Mechanical and Electrical Technicians, and Machine Operators, evaluates operations effectiveness and efficiency. Assesses effectiveness of process improvements and determines additional opportunities regarding waste, speed, and delay.


Position Requirements

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


  • Demonstrated ability to effectively take action to solve problems while exhibiting sound judgment and successful stress tolerance.
  • Demonstrated ability to act independently upon information and make decisions that achieve optimal results.
  • Strong interpersonal and written/oral communication skills with the ability to relate well and cooperate with others to effectively coordinate activities and accomplish goals.
  • Demonstrated intermediate skills with the standard features of various personal computer word processing and spreadsheet software (Microsoft Word and Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet, and other proprietary software).
  • Demonstrated ability to think ahead and plan over a 30-day time span and prepare action plans to achieve results.
  • Ability to balance and achieve positive results in the areas of quality, productivity and cost.
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple tasks and prioritize workload while paying attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to function as a strong team player.




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (mechanical, chemical, industrial, paper science) - Degree must be from an accredited institution
  • 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








Nearest Major Market: Reno
Nearest Secondary Market: Tahoe

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