Process Engineer

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Scholle IPN
United States

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Process Engineer


Chilhowie, VA 

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Effective June 2, 2022, Scholle IPN is now part of SIG.

SIG is a leading packaging solutions provider for a more sustainable world. With our unique portfolio of aseptic carton, bag-in-box, and spouted pouch we work in partnership with our customers to bring food and beverage products to consumers around the world in a safe, sustainable and affordable way. Our technology and outstanding innovation capabilities enable us to provide our customers with end-to-end solutions for differentiated products, smarter factories and connected packs, all to address the ever-changing needs of consumers. Sustainability is integral to our business and we are going Way Beyond Good to create a net positive food packaging system.

Founded in 1853, SIG is headquartered in Neuhausen, Switzerland. The skills and experience of our approximately 8,100 employees worldwide enable us to respond quickly and effectively to the needs of our customers in over 100 countries. In 2021, SIG produced 45 billion packs and generated €2.5 billion in revenue (incl. Scholle IPN unaudited revenue). SIG has an AA ESG rating by MSCI, a 13.4 (low risk) score by Sustainalytics and a Platinum CSR rating by EcoVadis. For more information, visit

For insights into trends that drive the food and beverage industry, visit our SIGnals blog:

Who We Are

Scholle IPN is a global packaging company, manufacturing flexible packaging materials for a variety of industries. You may not have heard of us, but we guarantee you've interacted with our products, which are used around the world in dispensing everything from soda, smoothies, and coffee to motor oil, cleaning chemicals, and insecticides used in industrial farming.

What We Do

We engineer flexible packaging solutions that reduce waste and prolong shelf life for many different markets. Our products are made around the globe—not so we can produce cheaper elsewhere, but to effectively serve and produce right in the markets where we operate.

We are currently hiring a Process Engineer for our Chilhowie, Virginia facility! The Process Engineer provides analytical skills, technical project management, and process support for various Production Areas. The five areas of focus for this position are (1) Production Support, (2) Experimentation (DOE, Green/Black Belt projects), (3) Production equipment ramp-up after installation, (4) Operating specifications development and revision, and (5) Trial Support/Product & Process Development.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Troubleshoot technical problems related to production using Failure Analysis and Root Cause Analysis using Six Sigma tools
  • Apply SPC and DOE methods to data collection and analysis to improve quality, process performance and resolve manufacturing problems on the shop floor
  • Contribute to cross-functional teams that enhance improvement initiatives, capital planning, project implementation, process improvement, and product development
  • Initiate, direct, and support projects to implement innovative equipment, processes, and methods that enhance efficiency, improve safety, and increase profitability
  • Interface daily with members of various departments, which may include other Production Value Streams, Internal and External Customers, Quality, Safety, Maintenance, Corporate Product Development and Human Resources
  • Interface with Training and assist in defining training needs including development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for current and new equipment / processes
  • Report on projects and activities in a timely and accurate manner
  • Engage actively in meetings and planning activities with Production departments
  • Responsible for compliance with all company and 3rd party regulatory policies, procedures, and programs including but not limited to Safety, SQF & STOP Programs
  • Utilize LEAN tools and methodologies in daily business practices
  • Analyze production and employee reports for opportunities to improve performance
  • Responsible to participate as appropriate within LEAN and Six Sigma Projects
  • Contact sister plants to stay current with new processes and equipment and interact with process engineers
  • Offer technical support on completion of customer complaints including CAPAs
  • Responsible to research, recommend, test and implement new or alternative equipment
  • Responsible for overseeing food safety in support of SQF environment
  • Perform other tasks as assigned including administrative duties



  • Bachelor's degree required in Engineering or equivalent technical discipline
  • Three (3) to five (5) years' experience in manufacturing industry
  • Green Belt Certification is a plus
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Experience with using Project Management software is preferred
  • Auto CAD, Minitab or related software experience is desired

What We Offer

  • Medical Coverage (with 3 medical plan options – all PPO based coverage)
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA for Health care and/or Dependent Care)
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Dental Coverage
  • Vision Coverage
  • 401K Savings Plan
  • Roth 401(k) Savings Plan
  • 529 College Savings Plan
  • Voluntary Life and AD&D
  • Employer Paid Benefits
    • Basic Life and AD&D
    • Short- and Long-Term Disability
    • Health Advocate
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Identify Theft
    • Tuition Reimbursement


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