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Process Engineer at USG Corporation

Process Engineer

USG Corporation Westlake, OH Full-Time
USG is an industry-leading manufacturer of building products and innovative solutions. For more than 120 years, Chicago-based USG has developed award-winning wall, ceiling, flooring, sheathing, and roofing products that enable customers to build outstanding spaces where people live, work, and play. With almost 7,000 employees across North America and operations around the world, we are steadfastly committed to our core values: safety, innovation, quality, integrity, service, diversity, and efficiency.

We’re big enough that our professionals have the resources to make a difference, yet small enough that you’re not just a number. You’ll work on key initiatives and build strong relationships across the company that will position USG for growth into the future.

USG offers work-life balance, specialist and general/managerial career paths, promotion from within, exceptional benefits, and incredible long-term career opportunities for the right professional. Each year, we have hundreds of employees who celebrate milestone anniversaries with us.

Role & Responsibilities:

Executes daily administrative tasks within a manufacturing plant with a particular focus on managing the coordination, implementation and standardization of continuous improvement projects within the plant.
Utilize statistical tools to analyze process data and address process variability.
Monitors and makes recommendations to improve operational efficiency.
Researches and identifies fiscally sound potential projects and then uses established leadership skills to build, develop and lead teams to execute a solution for the project.


Incorporates safety into all aspects of the department to ensure safe working conditions during all activities associated within the manufacturing environment.
Responsible for monitoring day to day process activity and recommending improvements to maximize efficiency to include waste, speed, delay and raw material usage.
Manage the coordination, implementation and standardization of manufacturing process improvements. Establish and utilize Standard Operating Procedures.
Responsible for supporting new technology, implementing trial plans and being the primary contact with Corporate Technical Services for process optimization.
Responsible for leading cross functional teams assembled to address process variability.


Must work effectively work with a cross functional team and other people whom he/she has no authority. Encourages open two-way communication. Able to effectively communicate with all levels to maintain relationships and cooperation in pursuing the Business Unit’s goals. Must be able to influence, negotiate and resolve conflicts to reach consensus around common goals.
Able to inspire, motivate and spark others to take action. Must be a decisive team leader and results-oriented “change agent.” The incumbent must be pro-active, analytical and process driven.

Decision Making/Problem Solving

Digs beneath surface and tests the validity of information. Understands statistical analysis tools/methodology, project management, Lean Six Sigma, quality and basic financial principles and applies them to analyze the planned activities.
Gathers and analyzes information to formulate actions. Manages the development and maintenance of methods and systems for measuring the degree to which project goals, objectives and metrics are met.
Decisive; doesn’t procrastinate on decisions. Sets priorities well; distinguishes clearly between important and unimportant tasks.


Actively participates/collaborates with team members to enhance team’s effectiveness.
Possesses effective interpersonal skills to communicate with all levels to maintain relationships and cooperation in pursuing the Business Unit’s Lean Six Sigma goals.
Must be able to influence, negotiate, and resolve conflicts to reach consensus around common goals.
Provides personal contributions and assists others to maximize team goal attainment. Is a positive influence on others.

Qualifications & Requirements:

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering

Required Skills

Strong analytical, communication and decision-making skills
Self-starter, with excellent organizational and project management skills.
Ability to utilize advanced problem-solving techniques such as SPC, control charts, Pareto charts, process cycle time, fishbone diagrams, flow charting and process balancing
Strong IT competency in Microsoft Office Programs (i.e. Excel, Outlook, etc.)

Since 1902, Chicago-based USG has been a leader in producing innovative, award-winning products and systems to build everything from major commercial developments and residential housing to home improvements. USG's employees are committed to the highest levels of customer satisfaction and quality in everything we do. Our steadfast commitment to the company's core business values – innovation, quality, integrity, service, diversity, efficiency and safety – have helped us become the company we are today.

EOE including disability/veteran


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