Job Description

Westlake Pipe & Fittings, a Westlake company (NYSE:WLK), is the second-largest polyvinyl chloride pipe and fittings manufacturer in North America. Westlake Pipe & Fittings supplies gasketed, solvent weld and restrained joint pipes and a wide range of fittings for a diverse list of markets including municipal water and sewer, plumbing, water well, pool and spa, and agricultural and turf irrigation. Westlake Pipe & Fittings is an industry leader in product development with Certa-Lok® spline-lock technology and product systems that are focused on building a better foundation. To learn more, visit the website at and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

We believe in creating a supportive and inclusive culture that empowers and encourages our associates to succeed through individual achievement and teamwork.  A career at Westlake Pipe & Fittings, is enriched with an innovative spirit, high work ethic, and rewarding experiences.  We foster a culture that supports professional development, personal growth, and opportunities for advancement. 

Job Summary:
Reporting to the Plant Manager, the Process Engineer will be responsible to develop and write all SOPs, maintain and track all quality and process concerns on Fast Response Board, work with Quality Manager to standardize quality inspections, work with Maintenance Manager to reduce power and water usage, investigate continuous improvement opportunities across all processes, work with Managers in all departments to bring about process improvements resulting in cost savings.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop new and existing products to meet the Product Development plans of the Pipe Division. Lead product development teams through the stage gate process to ensure success.
  • Lead cost reduction initiatives through materials, product and process improvements.
  • Plan and perform manufacturing trials to evaluate new product design, materials and formulations.
  • Coordinate product sampling, testing and certification requirements.
  • Maintain knowledge of latest materials & technology improvements and initiate programs for evaluation. Coordinate these programs with Engineering and Manufacturing.
  • Develop & maintain process guidelines (SOP/SOC) and training programs for the integration of new products and systems.
  • Identify opportunities and provide technical support to manufacturing for the improvement of product quality, process efficiencies and manufacturing costs.
  • Other duties as required

Job Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. 

  • Education: Post Secondary degree (Polymer Science or Chemical Engineering).
  • Experience: 5 - 10 years of manufacturing work experience.
  • Skills:  Strong knowledge of plastics extrusion preferably in rigid PVC.
  • Strong Product Development & Process Engineering skills and expertise. 
  • A results oriented problem solver with an analytical approach.
  • Excellent verbal & written communication.
  • A hands-on individual with good people skills.
  • Six sigma green/black belt and knowledge of DOE an asset.


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