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Sr. Manufacturing Process Engineer - Consumer Packaged Goods

Location: 

Sidney, OH, US

Req ID:  645
Job Type: 

Edgewell Personal Care is a leading manufacturer and worldwide distributor of over 25 well-known brands of consumer and personal care products.  We are 6000 colleagues strong with a presence in over 50 countries.

 Edgewell's brands include personal care wipes (Wet Ones), shaving products including Schick and Wilkinson Sword razors and blades, shaving gels including Edge and Skintimate, Banana Boat and Hawaiian Tropic sun screens, Playtex Infant Care products, including spill-proof cups, baby bottle liners, pacifiers, and Diaper Genie; Feminine Care products, including Playtex and o.b. tampons, and Stay free and Care free pads and liner.

Our latest additions to the Edgewell family of personal care brands include two full product lines of skin care and grooming products for men: Bull Dog and Jack Black.

 

 

JOB PURPOSE:

Manage and coordinate the implementation of batching and converting process improvements, along with providing support to our automated filling and packaging operations for our Wet Ones personal care wipes manufacturing center in Sidney, OH.  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.

 

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.

 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENT:

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing/Industrial Engineering, or a related field.. 
  • 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. 
  • Ideally some experience with PLC-controlled manufacturing/process equipment
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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. 

 

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 

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.

 

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITIES / DECISION MAKING   

Project Justification and Implementation

Operational Continuous Improvement

Plant Trouble Shooting Resource

Edgewell is an equal opportunity employer, and 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 other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

 

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