Process Engineer

Natural Factors Monroe , WA 98272

Posted 1 week ago

Job Description:

This role will have primary accountability for providing both technical and project leadership, mainly in the areas related to production of existing and new products, quality, health and safety. The Process Engineer provides recommendations for changes to working methods or operation sequences that will minimize risk, cost, and waste; increase yields and productivity; and improve the quality and consistency of final product. The responsibilities of this role take into consideration the company's commitment to our seven Core Values such as Sustainability (people, the planet, and profit) in the planning and implementation of all actions related to your area of responsibility.

  • Deliver productivity savings and improve line/area reliability

  • Apply process improvement methodologies (Lean, Six Sigma, Kaizen, etc) and statistical tools to identify and implement solutions

  • Research the best available techniques to incorporate into the process to improve manpower requirements as well as efficiency, methods, equipment and tools to optimize the manufacturability of products

  • Work with finance to prepare standard costs and to interpret financial results and variances

  • Lead cross-functional teams through new product introduction activities for set up and change of manufacturing processes as well as systems (e.g. ERP master data)

  • Perform root cause analysis when issues arise and implement corrective and preventive actions.

  • Provide support to the Management team through collaborative processes of developing strategic and tactical plans

  • Provide support for employee suggestion system

  • Assist with special engineering projects and other project-related responsibilities as directed

  • Follow and adhere to all given instructions including work procedures, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP)

  • Strictly adhere to and observe all safety policies as outlined in the company policies and training session

  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements

Technical

  • Post-secondary accreditation in Mechanical, Electrical or Manufacturing Engineering

  • Experience with change management principles and demonstrated ability to drive and manage the change process

  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing Tools (5S, Kaizen, Value Stream Mapping, SMED, Visual management, etc.); Lean Six Sigma Green or Black Belt is strongly preferred

  • Excellent computer skills (Advanced MS Office is a requirement) and previous experience with ERP systems

  • Excellent operational knowledge of process equipment and controls

  • Knowledge of GMP standards and experience working in a regulated environment is an asset

  • Knowledge of and experience in project management tools and techniques

Attributes

  • Demonstrated commitment to safety

  • Strong customer service orientation

  • Excellent leadership, organizational and communication (both written and verbal) skills

  • Strong analytical, problem solving and troubleshooting skills

  • Superior organizational and time management skills

  • Ability to communicate with all levels of the organization and to adapt quickly to changing priorities

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team oriented environment

  • Ability to organize and execute directions in a fast paced dynamic environment

  • Regular, predictable attendance is an essential function of this job

  • Availability for occasional overtime is an essential function of this job

Company Overview

Natural Factors Nutritional Products Ltd. is a leading manufacturer of nutritional supplements and other health-building products. We are dedicated to enhancing the wellbeing of our customers - through research, development and delivery of effective nutritional products. It is our mission to contribute to the lives of our customers, employees, suppliers and the communities we serve, in a cooperative and sustainable manner.

Posting Details

This position is open to all qualified applicants who are legally entitled to work in the country in which this job is located. Only electronic applications can be accepted. This position will close when a competitive candidate pool has been identified. We thank you all for your applications; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. You can check the status of your application by logging in to your account. All the best!


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