Foam Manufacturing Engineer

January 15, 2022
San Antonio, TX
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Continuously monitors and analyzes the methods by which product is manufactured. Assists with planning, conducting and directing chemical processing to improve quality and reduce cost of product. Coordinates, trains and directs line technicians in activities involved with processing operations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Establish standard operating procedures to control the variable conditions involved in producing salable urethane parts.

  • Knowledge of all machine capabilities and raw material characteristics.
  • Determine the most efficient combination of material, process and machine to produce salable urethane parts at least cost.
  • Recommends changes to the manufacturing processes methods and procedures to upgrade quality and quantity of products and/or line operating efficiencies.
  • Coordinates activities with Production, Production Control, Maintenance and Industrial Engineering to meet Company objectives of lowest cost, highest quality products.
  • Prepares necessary economic justification date for recommended equipment or process improvements and evaluates new equipment for possible use to improve quality, cost and line operating efficiencies.
  • Conducts and/or assists with the evaluation of new materials or processes evaluation of new materials or processes requested or recommended by the Research and Development Department.
  • Performs special projects as assigned.
  • Interviews vendors to learn of new materials and processes. Tests and evaluates to determine quality, quantity and costs. Makes recommendations on materials and processes to improve profitability of manufacturing process.

Environmental, Health & Safety:

  • Ensure the protection of the environment, prevention of pollution and the continual improvement of the Environmental Management System.
  • Providing leadership in developing measures and practices that prevent accident and ensure compliance with OSHA and EPA/TCEQ standards. This includes: continuously monitor the workplace for hazardous environmental, health, and safety conditions.
  • Ensure environmental, health and safety hazards are corrected, eliminated or guarded
  • Assessing engineering controls, administrative controls, and PPE on an on-going basis
  • Assisting in the investigation of accidents. This includes:
  • Identifying hazardous situations that are associated with the accident
  • Having the authority to: Stop and prevent unsafe actions; stop the use of unsafe equipment and tools, stop work and/or have employees leave a work area
  • Investigate all near misses and other environmental/safety-related incidents that have occurred within the incident area
  • Ensure the results of environmental/safety audits are documented; monitoring the investigation of accidents and injuries; ensuring that corrective actions are taken; and providing recommendations for ways to prevent similar accidents
  • Ensure that all incident reports are completed in a timely and accurate manner


Avanzar San Antonio Facility


Adient is a global leader in automotive seating. We produce and deliver automotive seating for all major OEMs. From complete seating systems to individual components, our expertise spans every step of the automotive seat-making process. Our integrated, in-house skills allow us to take our products from research and design to engineering and manufacturing - and into more than 23 million vehicles every year.

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