Process Engineer

  • 52161
  • 07 Feb 2021
  • Shreveport, LA
  • Manufacturing
  • $70,000 - $85,000
  • Scott Heimberg

Job Description

Process Engineer

The Process Engineer is part of the engineering team that improves the continuous manufacturing process. The position is responsible for supporting the Director of Engineering on Equipment, Customer and Material projects, as well as Process Improvements to reduce downtime and increase efficiency in the manufacturing process. The Process Engineer recommends and supports improvements for production, operational efficiency, and safe operations; provides engineering expertise to optimize process systems and implement cost reduction opportunities; and assists operations and directs maintenance in troubleshooting existing processes in order to eliminate safety, quality, or production problems.

Essential Job Functions

  • Lead identified process improvement initiatives from project inception to long-term sustainment.
  • Perform production troubleshooting in all areas of manufacturing.
  • Assist General Managers to resolve manufacturing and maintenance problems to ensure safe operations and prevent operational delays and downtime while minimizing costs.
  • Manage sourcing, justification and implementation of capital equipment projects
  • Manage refurbish and improvement of existing equipment to maximize asset utilization.
  • Develop and implement process changes to improve quality, reduce operating cost, and/or improve reliability and productivity through training, development, and project activities.
  • Develop approaches for analyzing the effectiveness of key processes.
  • Reduce down time while increasing manufacturing line effectiveness, yields, and cost.
  • Lead and participate in team activities (Safety, Lean-sigma, etc.), providing leadership to keep teams goals and results consistent with company direction.
  • Document and update standard operating procedures and assist training of staff to ensure consistent application.
  • Work to establish a culture of process improvement, and serve as a catalyst for positive change.
  • Ability to prioritize work to keep projects moving toward identified goal, completion date and drive results on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Responsible for reporting issues related to Food Packaging safety or quality.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Degree: BS in Electrical, Mechanical, Industrial or Process Engineering.
  • Experience: 5+ years in engineering, facilities, maintenance, and production in a manufacturing environment.
  • Project management experience
  • Experience in a process improvement role utilizing Lean and Six Sigma process improvement methodologies.
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certified a plus.
  • Working knowledge of OSHA and safety guidelines.

WHAT CANDIDATES SAY ABOUT THIS RECRUITER:
Scott was very great to work with. I always knew where I stood in the process, had great response time with him and was a great person just to talk to and bounce ideas off of. I highly recommend him and feel as if I made a great friend in the process.
Christina Keller