Our Process Engineer will drive significant improvement in overall equipment effectiveness and operational excellence. Partners closely with Operations, Quality, and Engineering on introduction and integration of new products and processes. Specify, design, and execute a portfolio of projects focused on Capacity, Process and Cost Improvements requiring cross-functional partnering across multiple disciplines within the organization. Identify, analyze and solve manufacturing problems by recommending, evaluating and executing alternative cost-effective solutions that cover a variety of situations. Coordinate and lead activities of Manufacturing, Engineering, and Quality departments to successfully achieve timely cost-effective goals.
Develop and lead Engineering projects designed to reduce waste, improve process capability, process reliability, increase OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness), improve quality and manage capacity as required.
Develop data acquisition and performance measuring techniques to gather and analyze critical data necessary to execute actions that improve product cost, quality and manufacturing reliability
Maintain a working knowledge of new technologies which may improve operations, and develop recommendations and plans accordingly.
Identify opportunities or implement changes to improve products or reduce costs using knowledge of fabrication processes, tooling and production equipment, assembly methods, quality control standards, or product design, materials and parts.
Determine root causes of failures using statistical methods and recommend changes in designs, tolerances, or processing methods.
Provide technical expertise or support related to manufacturing.
Incorporate new methods and processes to improve existing operations.
Hands-on Troubleshooting new or existing product problems involving designs, materials, or processes.
Review product designs for manufacturability or completeness.
Communicate manufacturing capabilities, production schedules, or other information to facilitate production processes.
Design, install, or troubleshoot manufacturing equipment.
BS in Engineering required; Mechanical, Chemical Engineering, Electrical, Industrial preferred
Minimum of 3 years of experience in Production manufacturing engineering with emphasis on OEE and Manufacturing process improvements, Process & Equipment Design, and Project management.
Experience in a food grade environment (FDA, GMP's, HACCP) with high speed packaging equipment preferred
Familiar with Auto-Cad/Draft site
Team oriented individual
Proficient with Reliability tools and methodologies.
Demonstrated Process and Packaging equipment design and operation, automation and controls (PLC, DCS, etc.) knowledge, solid analytical skills, demonstrated excellent interpersonal and Project Management Skills. Demonstrated proficiency in use of Process Excellence tools and Design for Six Sigma DFSS, (DMAIC, DOE, VSM, RCA, FMEA, etc.).
Able to physically perform the functions of climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions
Possess visual acuity to document company records
Able to lift 40 pounds
Heartland Food Products Group