Manufacturing Engineer - Process & Quality

Illinois, United States Full-time

A global consumer packaged goods company, Nielsen Bainbridge is seeking a Process / Quality Engineer with a minimum of 5 years of experience in Process and QA work for the Bridgeview, IL manufacturing facility with approximately 75 employees.   The position will be responsible for process optimizations to achieve highest quality and lowest waste, and also improvement projects.   The position will also be responsible for QA/QC systems and procedures for the plant.  The ideal candidate will have some experience in paper/ web handling/ film extrusions/ adhesive lamination.   The company offers a challenging and creative working environment and a comprehensive benefits package.  This important position will report directly to the Plant Manager.



  • Foam extrusion
  • Foam lamination
  • Adhesive coating
  • Paper lamination
  • Thermoforming



  • 3-7 year experience level in some manufacturing processes listed above.
  • BS Degree in Engineering (preferably chemical), or a commensurate experience level.
  • Good problem solving with exceptional analytical & technical skills.
  • Knowledge of Quality Assurance/ Quality Control systems & procedures.
  • Experience in adhesive lamination & paper industry (color, gauge, texture) is desirable.
  • Experience in polymer extrusion and/or lamination is desirable.



  • Establish process control conditions for products and major manufacturing processes related to extrusion, laminations, adhesive coating, and paper web handling.
  • Lead and Implement projects that optimize and improve processes to achieve lower scrap levels, better quality, and/ or lower costs.
  • Conduct & document trial work as necessary to qualify new products, solve quality issues, or improve the overall manufacturing process.
  • Provide leadership of all QA/QC activities and systems for the plant.
  • Manage, train, and develop two QC technicians.
  • Communicate effectively with sales & customers in response to complaints, help investigate issues, and provide solutions.
  • Provide technical support to quality assurance personnel to improve customer quality.
  • Support manufacturing teams through troubleshooting quality or process related issues.
  • Maintain compliance with environmental regulations.
  • Manage & document process improvements that are implemented.
  • Ability to work with a team to focus on our business interests.



Job may require long periods of sitting, standing, walking, driving, delivering presentations, working on a computer and engaging in telephone conversation, and loading, unloading and carrying product samples.   In a manufacturing environment, must be capable of wearing personal protective equipment necessary to comply with government and company safety standards and require some tasks that include walking, bending, twisting, gripping, stair and ladder climbing, and navigating rough terrain.  Must be able to lift 50 lbs. and accurately distinguish a wide variety of colors.  The above declarations are general in nature and are not intended to be all-inclusive of this position’s duties, responsibilities and requirements to do this job.


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