Job Category: Engineering & Chemistry

Manufacturing Process Engineer (BF)

Job Location: Fairfield, N.J.

Process Engineer is a role critical to the success of the company. They will report directly to the Director of Manufacturing. Their primary mission will be to build the capability of their manufacturing plant processes and equipment to consistently produce high quality products to its customers.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Working closely with the Director of Manufacturing, plant leadership teams and corporate functional resources (such as Quality, Engineering, etc.), the Process Engineer will create and successfully implement robust operational excellence capability. This includes: Lead and coach functional teams to identify and analyze losses and develop solutions and control plans using simple Lean Tools such as SMED, Kaizen, Work Standards, etc. Identify and execute activities such as specific equipment OEE, scrap reduction, (SMED, visual controls, Value Stream Mapping) and overall continuous improvement of various production lines. Provide technical support to develop and implement new cost savings and waste elimination programs and execute active projects. Lead the activities to document best operating practices, through internal analysis and industry benchmarking, centerline equipment and build capability in the core teams, proactively communicate key learnings to enable. Lead projects focused on targeted and specific efforts to reduce Planned and Unplanned Downtime. Helps develop, implement, and sustain various Maintenance programs such as AM and PM programs on production equipment. Actively support Engineering for all development programs targeting process of equipment, new products, recipes, technologies and packaging. Support new product introduction and major capital initiatives, providing performance data analysis to ensure product and delivery standards are met. Engage operating technicians in developing solutions and train/coach them on using new processes and ensure comprehension and sustained execution.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
This role requires a highly experienced manufacturing engineer with 6-12 years of experience, preferably in high volume high mix manufacturing operations. Ideally the candidate will have worked for major market-driven companies with exposure to best in class processes, and also for smaller, more entrepreneurial companies where solutions must be simple/practical; and resources must be deployed creatively. Successfully created and implemented manufacturing system improvements and demonstrated significant, sustained results. Lead change efforts and have a thorough understanding of project management, continuous improvement and extensive experience in the application and implementation of Lean and High Performing Teams. Bachelor's Degree in engineering discipline is required master’s degree strongly preferred. Lean or Six Sigma Certifications highly desired. Knowledge or use of OEE Methodology.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:
Building highly effective, collaborative working relationships at all levels in the organization. Strong ability to communicate effectively (both verbally and in writing). Proven track record of being able to coach & influence leaders at all levels and across all functions. Can work effectively with outside suppliers to leverage their expertise and solutions. Rapidly builds trust with fellow employees. Performance supports employee is a “Change Agent” preferably in a small business environment. High level of self-determination and self-management (gets things done). Detail oriented, tech savvy, willingness to continually learn and embrace new approaches. Bias to action, calmly solves problems, follow-throughs, hold self & others accountable, willingness to do what it takes to get the job done. Has a high capacity for learning (growth mindset) and potential to grow into positions of increased responsibility. Ability to travel to multiple sites within NY and NJ when needed.

Please contact Bryan Flynn at bflynn@clarkdavis.com

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