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Process Engineer

Company: Red Monkey Foods
Location: Springfield
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Position Profile:The Process Improvement Engineer maintains and improves operations of Red Monkey Foods' production facilities. They develop recommendations for equipment, machinery, and process to drive improved efficiencies and production capability. Recommendations include design of mechanical systems that comply with food manufacturing and packaging standards. Manages capital projects from proposal to completion.
Job Accountabilities and Duties:

  • Develops recommendations for equipment, machinery, and process. Oversees the development of plant systems including management and changes. Responsible for developing plans to improve system efficiency, results tracking, and loss analysis. Provides regular reliability and downtime analysis reports to the operation. Works with team members to develop an annual operating plan. Use of the tools and methodologies outlined in the TPM pillars to improve equipment reliability. Understands the Commissioning, Qualification, Verification (CQV) process. Apply reliability expertise to stabilize and improve the operation, driving variation down and seeking improved efficiency through capital, procedural, and operational improvements in both planned and unplanned downtime areas. Creates and monitors the process to reduce changeover time. Analytical troubleshooting and problem solving.

    • Project Management. Develops capital projects to execute installation of capital machinery and equipment. Evaluates suppliers, develops project specifications, defines timelines and project miles stones, and executes projects to meet project budgets and due dates. Develops project plan and engages project stakeholders throughout project life. Develops project budgets and recommendations for action to present to leadership team.
      Effectively engages with suppliers, including qualifying equipment, negotiating terms, establishing installation programs and training, including warranty and shipping.
      Ensures training is developed and provided for operators, maintenance team, and other relevant personnel as part of project implementation. Actively involved in start-up and troubleshooting of installed equipment and machinery.

      • Teamwork and Collaboration. Acts as a key member of the Plant Team. Actively engages in plant leadership meetings and provides timely feedback to Plant Leadership Team. May provide and/or receive input from across functional boundaries. Understands organizational mesh points and potential synergies. Integrates team efforts across business segments and channels. Understands available resources, both in the Plant and outside of the Plant and utilizes those resources when appropriate.

        • Leadership. Acts with integrity. Treats others with dignity and respect. Models behavior that is consistent with Red Monkey Foods' Values. Delivers on commitments and deadlines and holds others accountable. Provides functional leadership to all departments. Acts as a responsible advocate for regulatory requirements and Employee Safety. Understands the importance of compliance and reports any and all observations of non-compliance.

          • Communication. Effectively communicates with all levels of the organization. Demonstrates excellent presentation, oral, and written communication skills, including facilitating and giving presentations. Communicates effectively and professionally to both internal and external parties using appropriate methods and technology. Executes outstanding customer communication and relationship building techniques.

            • Demonstrated Business Acumen. Understands cause and effect relationships with regard to variables that impact the business viability of the organization.
              Organizational Relationships:

              • Reports to Plant Manager
              • Direct Reports
                • None
                  Incumbent Profile:
                  Education and Experience
                  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical, Industrial, or Mechanical Engineering.
                  • 2 years of progressive work experience that includes plant or project engineering, preferably in a food manufacturing environment.
                  • Experience working with equipment and machinery suppliers, including equipment and machinery installations for manufacturing sites
                    Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
                    • Ability to use statistical data to conduct assessments and evaluate to measure progress.
                    • Understanding of Business Finance principles
                    • Effective presentation and communication skills, both oral and written
                    • Must have demonstrated knowledge of engineering processes in manufacturing facilities
                    • Must be innovative, performance, and quality driven
                    • Have a proven record of sound decision making
                    • Ability to give and receive constructive feedback
                    • Solid negotiation skills
                    • Demonstrated ability to work in a results-oriented, challenging environment
                    • Must be able to demonstrate leadership skills and capabilities as a part of the plant management team
                    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and/or relevant software packages
                    • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs. occasionally
                    • This role may require off-shift and weekend work
                    • This role may require some travel (less than 5%)
                      Each employee is responsible to ensure food safety and food quality throughout all daily activities and ensure encouragement for all fellow employees in the responsibility of food safety and quality.Red Monkey Foods is an equal opportunity employer and affirmatively seeks diversity in its workforce. Red Monkey Foods recruits qualified applicants and advances in employment its employees without regard to race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, marital status, sex, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other category protected by law. Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: Red Monkey Foods, Springfield , Process Engineer, Engineering , Springfield, Missouri

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