Project/Process Improvement Engineer in MO

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Project/Process Improvement Engineer
Job ID: 
Not Specified
Job Types:
Continuous Improvement Engineer, Process Engineer, Project Engineer/Manager
Employment Type:
Full Time

The Project Engineer plays a vital role in driving performance and continuous improvement activities in a predomintly liquid fill production operation that includes both automated and manually operated production lines. Critical activities include researching expansion and upgrade projects, developing capital requests for new machines and processing lines, working with the new product development team to introduce new products and innovations, and continuous improvement in safety, quality, and efficiency.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work to improve key performance indicators (KPIs) focused on safety, quality, productivity, cost improvement, overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), and 5S activities.
  • Conduct routine trouble-shooting activities on the mechanical and electrical equipment.
  • Document preventive maintenance procedures.
  • Manage, with the involvement and support of key stakeholders, the development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for equipment inspection, operation, set-up, and maintenance.
  • Assist with the design of products and/or mechanical, electrical, and control systems.
  • Develop, design, and implement annual capital plans and strategic projects.
  • Evaluate production capabilities for New Product Development (NPD) projects.
  • Lead and organize Lean Six Sigma activities to support continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Identify and solve root causes of recurring downtime.
  • Identify and implement methods/improvements to increase output efficiency.
  • Implement cost savings/improvement projects.
  • Maintain project and equipment files to ensure accuracy and availability.
  • Research and analyze data such as customer design proposals, specifications, and manuals to determine feasibility of design or application.
  • Direct and coordinate fabrication and installation activities to ensure products and systems conform to engineering design and customer specifications.
  • Supervise field installations and recommend design modifications to eliminate machine or system malfunctions
  • This position is responsible for providing technical training on production line equipment as needed.

Education and Experience Profile

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Process Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • At least 3 + years of relevant experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience in consumer-packaged goods, Lean Manufacturing, and root cause analysis is strongly preferred.
  • Experience with trouble-shooting PLC programs (ControlLogix, MicroLogix, RSLogix) is a plus.
  • Experience with VFDs is a plus.
  • Experience with Six Sigma Methodology is a plus.
  • Experience with liquid filling a plus.

Required Skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication/presentation skills.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate and partner with different functional groups and customers.
  • Must be detail oriented with strong organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated project management skills required.
  • Experienced computer user in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, AutoCAD.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement process and cost improvements.
  • Must be results oriented with strong problem-solving skills.
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