DuPont Cyrel ® Process Engineer/ Product Sponsor in Parlin, New Jersey

Cyrel ® Process Engineer/ Product Sponsor (Job Number: 019150W-01)


Position Purpose

Cyrel® is a family of printing plates that is used in flexographic printing. Cyrel® is the leader in the flexographic printing business. The Product Sponsor/Process Engineer in the Manufacturing Technical group works on continuous improvement of the quality of the Cyrel® product family for which they are assigned. The Product Sponsor/Process Engineer is focused on product performance at the customer’s shop and recommends and implements changes to the process and testing to meet the customer’s CTQs. The Product Sponsor/ Process Engineer will coordinate with the Process Engineer/ATO when there are performance issues or changes are requested that have a process cause or requirement change. This position is responsible to the manufacturing organization in meeting business objectives.

Functional Responsibilities

  • Provide technical support to plate production lines when assigned Product Family is being run.

  • Troubleshooting process issues on production lines.

  • Use Six Sigma methodology to implement programs to improve quality and product performance at customers.

  • Work with multifunctional teams to assure plate production is meeting trade requirements in quality and uniformity.

  • Monitor production performance and act proactively to correct trends or changes in product performance that would be viewed as differences in the field (sensitometric problems, adhesion, durometer, etc.).

  • Analyze and review product performance annually at Quality Review

  • Track and manage critical X’s in order to assure first quality product and good manufacturing performance.

  • Work on projects to improve yield, quality, reduce cost, and improve production uptime.

  • Lead quality investigations, as assigned, from customer complaints or defects.

  • Technical link between Business and Process Engineer.

  • Develop a fundamental understanding of how the chemistry of our products affects manufacturability.

  • Develop a fundamental understanding of how the process elements affect product performance at the customer

  • Use that fundamental understanding to continuously improve the production process and work with R&D to improve product development.

  • Provide manufacturing inputs for new product / process developments including on line trials, and leading manufacturing evaluations during appropriate phase of new product development

  • Provide on call support to manufacturing for product/formulation/process issues/concerns when assigned family is being run.



  • Degree(s) in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering and/or Chemistry/ Materials.

  • SAP knowledge or background.

  • Experience in process/product development.

  • Good problem solving ability.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Computer skills.

  • Teamwork oriented.

  • Six Sigma trained.

  • Self-motivated to identify problems & issues and then develop programs to correct.

  • Understand ISO registration requirements

  • Quality focused on VOC, internal & external, needs

Problem Solving

  • Be able to troubleshoot issues on production lines quickly and with minimized downtime.

  • Be able to work with operators and Engineering to solve problems on production line.

  • Implement programs to improve process and production conditions.

  • Implement programs to improve product quality.


  • Product quality and functionality at the customers’ shop.

  • Production line technical issues.

  • Variable costs as related to product yields

  • Establish conditions to successfully making products at highest throughputs and lowest costs.

  • Establish programs to improve yield, quality and production efficiency.

Additional Information

Customer Focus - Understand needs of external customers and set program priorities to meet customer needs.

Technical/Functional Expertise - Understand technology of the business and translate to customer needs.

Teambuilding - Coaches and counsels operators on process, safety, and quality. Works with R&D personnel and manufacturing supervision.

Communication Skills - Communicate experimental results through the organization. Interact with other functions and operators.

Primary Location: NA-United States-New Jersey-Parlin

Organization: Electronics & Imaging

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Experienced

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