Process Engineer

Hammond, IN

Posted: 09/22/2019 Industry: Manufacturing Job Number: j-625 Pay Rate: 85,000-90,000

We’re hiring an experienced Process Engineer to contribute to the growth of the Engineering team while providing support production team. 

This position has primary responsibility for managing consumer and other packaging projects from concept through production, including project scope development, drawing development and approval, equipment and project specifications, project schedules and budgets. 

Responsibilities and Duties: 

Position reports to the Plant Engineer and will be responsible for supporting and leading the process engineering requirements for projects and production improvement. 

Engineering: 

Production process improvement; continuously evaluate and modify existing packaging equipment, processes and components to improve efficiency and cost. Develop and implement solutions to day-to-day and longer term operating issues.  Examples:  Decreasing down-time on blending machines, processes; decrease scrap rates/increase volume; decrease wash and cleaning times; increase efficiency. 

Collaborate with cross functional teams to ensure that product launches meet deadlines and cost requirements.

Plan, monitor and evaluate production trials for new packaging materials and components.

Respond to manufacturing issues as they arise and implement appropriate solutions.

Provide process technical support for other areas of the production facility as needed.

Within scope of responsibilities, understand and conform to food safety and HACCP guidelines.

Work closely with sales team, customers and production teams to design and implement solutions to customer packaging challenges.

Types of packaging includes (but is not limited to) cartons, pouches, bags, boxes, bulk bags, bulk bags, drums

Important Relationships 

Sales, customers, other plant management:  to collaborate on new projects, as well as process improvements and contributing to the overall optimal operation of the plant. 

Plant personnel:  to discuss processes and review equipment and to train on new projects and processes.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Packaging, Process Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related fields;
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of experience in a manufacturing facility
  • Minimum of 1-2 years of experience in the food and beverage industry
  • Consumer packaging experience required
  • Excellent computer skills including AutoCAD
  • Strong project management and problem-solving skills
  • Willingness and ability to work with a culturally rich and diverse workforce

Linda Nicholls
President

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