Process Engineer

Date:  Feb 21, 2021
Country/Region:  US
City:  Texarkana AR
Job Requisition:  33524

Cooper Tire offers an entirely unique work experience because no matter what your title is, you’ll play a part in contributing to the development, manufacturing and marketing of some of the most innovative tire products in the world. Cooper is a fun and exciting place to work. We are constantly on the lookout for motivated individuals who lead by example and inspire others to greatness. The opportunities are endless and the rewards rich for those who believe that job satisfaction and career success begin with a satisfied customer. Careers are a Journey…Come Ride with Us!

Working in concert with Corporate Process Engineering, Plant Engineering, and Reliability Engineering, evaluates work processes to determine strategies and programs which provide greater productivity and efficiency of company functions by performing the duties below. This specific role will focus on process influences to tire uniformity. Objective will be to achieve and maintain the shop KOIs (key operating indicators), including but not limited to Uniformity scrap, Uniformity RFT (right the first time), Grind Rate, Blem Rate objectives, while continuously reducing uniformity averages and standard deviation.


  • Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Gathers information to evaluate current work processes in order to determine the flow of work, time requirements, costs, and duration.
  • Develops strategies and programs that improve the productivity and efficiency of the various work processes of the company.
  • Standardizes the improved processes across the unit, department, facility, organization.
  • Supports Technical and Corporate Process Engineering efforts in developing the industrialization of new processes and/or procedures within the plant.
  • Perform Uniformity Studies to both COMPENSATE uniformity means and identify sources of process issues, and dispersion.
  • Identify proCess issues on the tire assembly machines through UNIFORMITY KNOWNS; working hands-on to address those issues and analyzing results for statistical improvements
  • Working with processing engineering to enhance control on KPI’s and KPO’s related to uniformity, along with developing plant reporting to shop floor for KPI’s and KPO’s
  • Working with processing engineering to improve uniformity without negatively impacting other quality parameters (e.g.  Visual Conditions, CTAs).  Work closely with Process and Quality techs to understand the effects related to both Uniformity moves on visual conditions and visual condition process changes on Uniformity.
  • Works in concert with Corporate Process Engineering and Plant Engineering to ensure the right equipment is available to support new product introductions.
  • Identifies potential for cost reduction through improved uniformity and process capability by equipment enhancements, process modifications, or improvement in techniques.
  • Implements best practices in an effort to maintain standardization and improve equipment and process performance.
  • Assists in the development and standardization for new construction and equipment purposes.
  • Instructs otHers in process improvements, including the use of various problem solving and productivity techniques such as process mapping and cost time management.
  • Facilitates employee teams to build cohesiveness and improve the overall results of the respective teams' tasks.
  • Provides adequate reporting to plant management and Corporate Process Engineering that identifies areas of opportunity and documents progress on improvements designed, implemented and controlled by their efforts.
  • The justification of the process engineer role is toward process improvement resulting in overall cost reduction or, stated otherwise, improvement in lowering total cost per equivalent unit produced. 
  • May, on occasion, be required to perform other duties as necessary for efficient operation. 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering
  • 3 to 5 years related (i.e. manufacturing, etc.) experience and/or training
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office



Cooper Tire is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We strive to recruit, develop and retain top candidates by providing an engaging culture and opportunities to grow and develop. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, status as an individual with a disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Nearest Major Market: Texarkana

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