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Coater Process Engineer

Company: Valaurum, Inc.
Location: Portland
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Valaurum sells the smallest verifiable unit of gold available on the world market, the Aurum -. We use cutting-edge technology to bring precious metal ownership into the twenty-first century, with leading security features and the denominations needed for everyday transactions. Our mission is to democratize precious metal ownership by providing an affordable, beautiful, secure standard for gold. Valaurum creates legal tender currency, collectibles, and commemorative documents with intrinsic value. Valaurum, Inc. has a world-wide exclusive license for this innovative proprietary technology, which is protected by US and international patents.

Position summary
Valaurum is growing rapidly, and we are looking to hire a full-time Coater Process Engineer. Our ideal candidate will have thin film, web-based vacuum coating experience. This position reports to the Production Manager.

Support all OPP film production lines with technical expertise relating to flexible web converting and end use applications.
Provide hands-on support to identify, develop and implement quality processes and system improvements to increase continuity.
Coordinate analytical testing to support process improvements.
Audit and measure product performance against standards or process requirements as defined.
Advise, execute, and monitor preventative and corrective actions to ensure that quality standards are attained.
Assist in the operation, analysis, and reporting on product trials
Investigates root causes and recommends and helps implement corrective actions.
Act as point of contact to resolve film or quality concerns.
Detect and report defective or questionable material, product, and/or conditions to the department manager.
Maintain a safe work environment for self and others when operating equipment and/or performing job functions.
Performs other related duties as required and assigned
Travel required for training

Requirements or equivalent experience
Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, or Polymer Science
Minimum 5 years of experience with flexible webs or polymers, preferentially in a manufacturing environment
Knowledge in flexible web converting fields
Physical vapor deposition knowledge preferred
Practical and/or theoretical understanding of winding of flexible material preferred
Background in quality management systems or GFSI benchmarked standards a plus
Strong communication and interpersonal skills, able to interact with employees at all levels of the organization, as well as customers and supplier
Can work both independently and collaboratively in a team environment
Must genuinely enjoy organizing, planning and thinking quickly in a fast paced, demanding environment.
Current driver's license

Preferred experience
Proficient in Microsoft applications with strong emphasis on Excel
Technical writing skills
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Portland, OR.

Salary and Benefits
$32-42 hourly, overtime eligible
PTO and holiday pay
Stock options
Health insurance

Work Environment
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The noise level in the work environment can be loud.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The position is very active and requires standing, walking, and bending all day. The employee must frequently lift or move items up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift or move items up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

EEO statement
Valaurum is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, disability status, or any other personal characteristic protected by law.

--- How to apply
Employment will be conditioned upon passing a background check and bonding. In order to apply, please respond to the reply email with a cover letter and a copy of your most recent resume in .doc or .pdf format only. Due to the high volume of applicants, we will only respond to those we plan to interview.

Keywords: Valaurum, Inc., Portland , Coater Process Engineer, Engineering , Portland, Oregon

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