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Sr. Manufacturing Process Engineer

Location: 

Sidney, OH, US

Req ID:  3349
Job Type: 

Edgewell is a global team of over 6,000 visionaries, doers and makers. Our secret is people, and we have an inspiring and collaborative global force of them. Our portfolio of over 25 brands touches lives in more than 50 countries by making useful things joyful. Together, we reimagine good mornings and endless summers, strive for more sustainable ways to beautify and bond, and do it all with not only confidence but determination.

 

Our long list of consumer product brands includes our Sidney, Ohio manufacturing center's Wet Ones antiviral/antibacterial moist wipes.

Additional Edgewell brands include shave products, (Schick razors, Edge shaving gels), Feminine care products (Playtex, o.b.), sun screens, (Hawaiian Tropic and Banana boat), and a host of Mens' and Womens grooming and shave products, (Jack Black, Billie, Cremo, and  Bulldog).

 

JOB PURPOSE:

Manage and coordinate the implementation of batching and converting process improvements.  This results in daily operation efficiency improvements within the plant environment. The Senior Process Engineer provides technical knowledge in the trouble shooting of operational problems within the facility.  Work with the operational team to improve plant-manufacturing efficiencies and provide support in continuous improvement process of finished goods produced within the business. Provide support for smooth and timely introductions of new and modified packages. 

 

PRINCIPAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide daily technical support to operations staff in the trouble shooting of equipment and processes in an FDA regulated environment.
  • Develops, evaluates, and improves manufacturing methods. 
  • Analyzes and plans work force utilization, space requirements, and workflow, and designs layout of equipment and workspace for maximum efficiency. 
  • Estimates production times, staffing requirements, and related costs to provide information for management decisions. 
  • Resolves deviation reports concerning product or material with plant personnel including maintenance personnel to direct equipment adjustments. 
  • Distributes product/part drawings to appropriate plant personnel.
  • Manage the delivery process of equipment modifications within the manufacturing environment.
  • Work with project team to investigate and implement equipment and process changes to expand and develop the business.
  • Initiate and implement improvements to current equipment to increase efficiencies and optimize manufacturing costs.
  • Provide technical assistance to plant maintenance in the modification of plant equipment.
  • Maintain current knowledge of Lean Manufacturing methodologies, prepare capital request, cost justifications to support recommendations.   
  • Prioritize and implement schedules for assigned projects using appropriate planning methods and facilitate project implementation. 
  • Serve a facilitator coach for teams during Kaizen events and follow up to assist supervisors to sustain work improvement. 
  • Prepare final equipment specification package and equipment shakedown, qualification and verification test procedures for new and modified packaging equipment.
  • Create Capital Asset Request (CAR) for the purchase of new equipment and facility improvements.  The CAR process includes calculating the cost of new equipment and justifying the purchase by calculating savings and efficiency in a formal written document. 
  • Implement cost benefits through equipment improvements resulting in more efficient packaging operation.  Active participation in competitive product and value analysis programs to suggest and follow through on new opportunities.
  • Work across departmental lines to establish and develop equipment suppliers, which will continually contribute new and improved packaging converting ideas.
  • Ensures that new and existing equipment is compliant with all applicable government regulations (e.g. DOT, EPA, FDA, OSHA, etc.)  
  • Assist in the development of long range and short-range capital expenditure program and prepare the necessary capital project analyses to support site capital plans.
  • Lead the development of packaging process improvements, which improve plant efficiencies.
  • Actively participate in plant cost savings, safety and quality activities.
  • Maintain current technical knowledge in the engineering field.
  • Project Management Skills.
  • Provide Accounting with NPD support.
  • Travel to support suppliers as required.
  • Perform other similar duties as assigned.

 

PROCESSES:  

  • Non-Woven Production
  • Sanitary Process Systems – Liquid
  • Liquid Filling
  • Flow Wrapping   

 

RESULTS EXPECTED:

  • A team environment effectively supports project team activities in the delivery and start-up of batching, converting and packaging equipment.
  • Initiate and implement packaging efficiency improvements resulting in positive cost benefits for the business.
  • Research new equipment processes, packages, and materials that may have application within the company.

 

 

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITIES / DECISION MAKING  

Project Justification and Implementation

Operational Continuous Improvement

Plant Trouble Shooting Resource

 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENT:

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelor's degree in Manufacturing / Industrial Engineering or related field from a four-year college or university.  Five+ years related experience and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Prefer knowledge of Lean Manufacturing methodologies and a proven track record with application. 

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, customers, and the general public. 

 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations.  Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.

 

 REASONING ABILITY

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. 

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

None required. 

 

COMPUTER SKILLS 

Required: MS Excel, Microsoft Project and MS Word using MS Windows platform. 

Experience preferred: SAP, MS PowerPoint, and AutoCAD (or similar) 

 

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

Approximately 10% to 15% required

 

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES 

Regular attendance is an essential job requirement. 

Ability to work as part of a team, including all related departments/plants or independently as required to achieve internal and external customer satisfaction. 

The Ability to work with, listen to, and influence all types of personalities via leadership and by example to achieve results.

 

The salary range for this position is $84,000- 126,000. The actual base salary offered to a candidate may vary based upon factors including, but not limited to, relevant experience, time in role, base salary of internal peers, prior performance, business sector, and geographic location. In addition to base salary, the competitive compensation package may include, depending on the role, participation in an incentive program linked to performance. 

 

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Edgewell is an equal opportunity employer. We do all we can to create a collaborative and diverse global team, where good ideas can thrive, and our colleagues can learn and lead. We prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. We listen deeply and speak directly to create an environment that’s open to difference. We aim to bring joy to not only the products we create and the people we serve, but our colleagues across the globe too.


Nearest Major Market: Dayton
Nearest Secondary Market: Cincinnati