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Process Specialist

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Location: Minneapolis, MN, United States
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Mativ is a global leader in specialty materials headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia. The company offers a wide range of critical components and engineered solutions to solve our customers' most complex challenges. With over 7,500 employees worldwide, we manufacture on four continents and generate sales in more than 100 countries. We offer a wide range of premium applications across diversified and growing end markets, from filtration to healthcare to sustainable packaging. Our broad portfolio of technologies combines polymers, fibers, and resins to optimize the performance of our customers' products across multiple stages of the value chain. Our leading positions are a testament to our best-in-class global manufacturing, supply chain, and materials science capabilities. We drive innovation and enhance performance, finding potential in the impossible.

Due to recent promotions, we have an exciting opportunity available for a Process Specialist to our innovative Minneapolis, MN production facility. This location is part of our Industrials North America Business Unit.

Here's a quick look at some of the responsibilities you'll have:

The Process Specialist is responsible for the process and quality control function of the Minneapolis plant and well as defining the process parameters for the safe and efficient operation of plant equipment. The Process Specialist identifies productivity gains and cost reductions for standard products and supports the commercialization of products developed within own group and those developed by New Business Development. 

Technical and Quality Support

  • Provides process and troubleshooting support to Operations
  • Optimizes process conditions & schedule
  • Provides training to operating personnel to ensure safe, efficient and standardized operations.
  • Monitors/controls quality test results to ensure material meets specifications at time of shipment.
  • Manages material review ensuring non-conforming material is within specification or is scrapped.
  • Provides competitive analysis for sales.
  • Optimizes packaging schemes to provide solutions to SWM and customer.
  • Assists with extrusion operator training and development.
  • Manages non-conform product circuit and disposition of NC materials

    Initiate Productivity Gains and Cost Reduction Opportunities

    • Seeks material cost reductions through usage (scrap reduction, weight control), or alternate sources.
    • Optimizes equipment to implement productivity increases.

    Develop and Optimize New Products

    • Works with Engineering and customer to commercialize new products from internally driven requests and Development requests.
    • Responsible for execution of new product trials and related experimental work; including evaluating and reporting results.
    • Works with other technicians and/or provides guidance to production personal as needed during new product trials.
    • Performs testing per standards and develops new test methods as projects dictate.
    • Participates in customer interactions to determine solutions for their needs.


    • Associate‚Äôs Degree plus 2 years plastic experience and/or 4+ years plastics manufacturing experience, or combination of relevant education and experience.
    • 10+ years manufacturing experience is preferred
    • Extensive Document Control experience is required
    • Knowledge of extrusion operations is preferred
    • Six Sigma Greenbelt is preferred
    • Union facility experience helpful

    The Process Specialist will have the ability to:

    • Be a liaison between departments and management
    • Be organized and detail oriented
    • Demonstrate advanced problem solving skills
    • Use excellent written and verbal skills
    • Work effectively in teams
    • Demonstrate excellent mathematical skills
    • Read and comprehend English

    Benefits and Perks:

    • Competitive compensation with regular salary reviews
    • Outstanding Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance Benefits
    • Benefits eligibility on first day of employment
    • 401K Retirment Plan, immediate vesting and company match up to 6%
    • 100% company paid life insurance, short-term and long-term disability
    • Competitive PTO & Paid Holidays Plan

     Note:  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of this position.