Lead Process Technician - Endicott, NY

Endicott, New York

Posted in Building and Construction

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Job Info

Job ID: 484039


National Pipe & Plastics, a CRH company, is one of North America's largest PVC pipe producers, serving the water and energy markets from two east coast locations in Endicott, NY, and Greensboro, NC. But we're more than just a manufacturer. Our long history of exceptional customer service and product quality enables us to be a trusted and strategic solutions partner to engineers, contractors, distributors, specifiers, and more. As part of the CRH Infrastructure Products business, we are leading the industry with innovative, sustainable solutions with a safety-first mindset.

Job Description Summary

We are seeking a skilled Lead Process Technician with experience in plastic extrusion to join our team. Reporting directly to the Production Manager, the Lead Process Technician will be responsible for monitoring, maintaining, and optimizing production processes and equipment to ensure safe, efficient, and high-quality output. You will work closely with engineers, operators, and maintenance personnel to troubleshoot issues, implement improvements, and adhere to strict safety and quality standards. The successful candidate will have strong leadership skills, excellent troubleshooting abilities, and an eagerness to learn new techniques.

Essential Duties

  • Acts as technical lead to oversee production processes, including set-up, start-up, and changeover procedures
  • Responsible for monitoring and controlling production processes, ensuring that equipment and machinery are operating within specified parameters
  • Designs, plans, and implements regular inspections of production lines, identifying and addressing any abnormalities, malfunctions, or deviations from quality standards
  • Oversees tasks completed by process technicians and operators
  • Troubleshoot equipment issues, identify the root causes of problems, and implement corrective actions to minimize downtime
  • Train and assist operators and process technicians in proper equipment operations, troubleshooting techniques, process control, and safety guidelines
  • Collaborate with engineers and other stakeholders to develop and optimize production processes, improving efficiency, yield, and product quality
  • Perform routine calibration on production equipment to ensure optimal performance and prevent breakdowns
  • Develop process improvement strategies and contribute ideas for process optimization, cost reduction, and waste reduction in collaboration with other departments
  • Understand customer requirements and ensure that products are manufactured accordingly
  • Maintain accurate production records and communicate any issues or concerns to management in a timely manner
  • Follow standard operating procedures (SOPs), safety protocols, and quality guidelines to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements
  • All other duties as assigned


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent required; Associates degree or technical certificate preferred
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in plastic extrusion manufacturing processes or related field
  • Knowledge of processing equipment such as extruders, dies, cooling tanks
  • Knowledge of safety protocols, quality control principles, and regulatory requirements
  • Ability to read blueprints/drawings/schematics and measuring devices (calipers/micrometers)
  • Proficiency in using tools and instruments for measurement, calibration, and troubleshooting
  • Good written/oral communication skills; ability to work collaboratively with others
  • Flexibility to work in shifts and adapt to changing production demands
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs

What CRH Offers You

  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A diverse and inclusive culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion

About CRH

CRH has a long and proud heritage. We are a collection of hundreds of family businesses, regional companies and large enterprises that together form the CRH family. CRH operates in a decentralized, diversified structure that allows you to work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of large international organization.

If you're up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our official employment application. Please complete your online profile and it will be sent to the hiring manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest!

Oldcastle Infrastructure, a CRH Company, is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

EOE/Vet/Disability--If you want to know more, please click on this link.

Date: Jun 13, 2023

Nearest Major Market: Binghamton
Job Segment: Maintenance, Business Process, HVAC, Technician, Manufacturing, Management, Operations, Technology

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