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System Process Engineer-ECK

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Systems Process Engineer – ECK

Position Summary:

 Coperion K-Tron is looking for a Systems Process Engineer - ECK and the position will be located in Salina, KS.

 Who we are:

Coperion is an industry leader in compounding and extrusion, feeding and weighing, bulk material handling and service, bringing a wealth of know-how and experience to the market. Customers benefit from Coperion’s divisions of Polymer, Equipment & Systems, and Service that are optimally networked on a global basis to offer ultimate support in the design, manufacturing and implementation of ideal systems. Staffed by engineers, chemists, technicians and a variety of industry experts, these Divisions form a powerhouse of process solutions for their customers.

Coperion is an operating company of Hillenbrand. Hillenbrand (www.Hillenbrand.com) is a global diversified industrial company with businesses that serve a wide variety of industries around the world. We pursue profitable growth and robust cash generation to drive increased value for our shareholders. Hillenbrand's portfolio includes industrial businesses such as Coperion, Milacron Injection Molding & Extrusion, and Mold-Masters, in addition to Batesville, a recognized leader in the death care industry in North America. Hillenbrand is publicly traded on the NYSE under "HI."

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

Individual is responsible for managing material handling projects. These include projects from initial inquiry and conception through successful operation at the customer’s facility. The role includes technical planning, sizing, selection, design, coordination, commissioning, and overall project supervision for material handling systems project deliverables.

  • Interface with the Sales Department, Sales Reps, vendors, and customers to develop system equipment proposals and secure system projects.
  • Develop process flow concepts with cost estimates and written proposals.
  • Responsible for technical and functional selection of equipment, confirming it matches our customer’s needs and is compatible with the interests of our company.
  • Post-sale responsible for the performance and financial success of each project.
  • Review design criteria and application information.  Confer with the Engineering Manager or Coordinator to resolve application issues.
  • Serve as primary point-of-contact for life of project.
  • Align and manage customer expectations to scope of deliverables.
  • Develop and present solutions to customers as issues arise.
  • Direct, review, and coordinate designers, drafters, vendors, and others to ensure proper engineering, application, design, and cost control for the order.
  • Oversee and ensure job progress relevant to schedules through engineering, production, start-up, customer acceptance, and final payment.
  • Assist in or perform field start-up, problem resolution, and remediation action.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of all Coperion K-Tron products, policies, and goals.
  • Travel as required to customer offices and manufacturing sites.
  • Work on product improvement and new product development projects.
  • Other duties as assigned by manager.


  • 1-5 years’ direct experience with material handling applications and projects.
  • General understanding of dry bulk solid material properties such as flowability and filtration.
  • Familiar with related equipment and systems (feeders, pneumatic & mechanical conveyors, flow aids, processing equipment, mixing & blending, unloading and loading devices, bulk storage, size reduction, dust collection, etc.)
  • Understand pneumatic conveying techniques and methods of sizing systems and blowers.
  • Familiar with a variety of customer’s processes such as baking, milling, compounding, extrusion, compounding resin, chemical production, mixing, and weighing.
  • Knowledge of process control fundamentals.
  • Able to read and understand piping and instrument diagrams (PID) and concepts.
  • Able to read and understand production level drawings that include weld symbols, tolerances, materials of construction, and bill of materials.
  • Working knowledge of metal fabrication practices that include welding, machining, forming, and surface finish levels.
  • Ability to understand and apply national design and safety codes.
  • Interpersonal skills requiring courtesy, tact, and cooperation necessary to communicate and work effectively with coworkers, customers, manufacturer's representatives, vendors, and visitors.
  • Must be able to concentrate and pay close attention to detail and have good skills in planning, coordinating, and organizing.
  • Very strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • AutoCAD, Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint.
  • Ability to make technical presentations to all levels of customer management/technical staff.


  • Engineering degree, Milling Science, or similar

Physical Demands:

To perform this job successfully, the physical demands listed are representative of those that must be met by an employee. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to handle and feel, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. The employee may occasionally be required to crouch. The employee may occasionally lift items as heavy as 75lbs. Specific vision abilities may include the employee’s ability to see near and far distances.

DISCLAIMER: The above information on this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by the employee within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of any employee assigned to this job. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

At Hillenbrand we strive to build a diverse workforce through equal opportunity employment that embraces and leverages the differences each individual has to offer. Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer of minorities/females/disabled/veterans.


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