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Process Engineering Technician

Company: The Visual Pak Companies
Location: Waukegan
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

Position Title: Process Engineering Technician
Reporting into Title: Director of Corporate EngineeringBusiness and Department: VPC
Position Purpose/Summary: The Process Engineering Technician provides effective use of technical, Lean and administrative competencies to oversee and complete Process Engineering projects. These projects range in complexity including high-volume-high-speed production line installations to development of existing equipment to run new products. This role is responsible for enabling achievement of operations transformation, delivering the operational improvements, sustaining a high-performing Lean & Quality culture, striving for zero defects by utilizing Continuous Improvement processes and tools and be a catalyst to institute a "culture" of process capabilities and control rather than product inspection.
Direct ReportsNone
Knowledge-Skills-Abilities (minimum)
Education:

  • Preferred: Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, 4+ experience
  • Acceptable: Minimum of 10 years of production maintenance experience including root cause trouble shooting skills, equipment rebuilding skills, and equipment installation skills.
    Helpful Experience:
    • Green/Black Belt in Lean & Six Sigma
      Technology/Software:
      • Microsoft
      • MP2
      • AutoCad
        Communication:
        Physical Capabilities
        Strength: Must be able to regularly lift 55 lbs.
        Movement: Must be able to stand / walk for an entire eight hour shift. Occasional bending, crouching, and crawling
        Hearing: Must be able to hear and understand work direction in a loud, distracting environment
        Vision: Must be able to judge distance, identify details, and view computer screen regularly
        MISCELLANEOUSTravel: local area, predominantly
        Vehicle (own): Must be able to travel between 3 local locations
        Tools: Own
        Technology (own): Smartphone helpful
        Position Responsibilities-Tasks-DeliverablesAn individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty listed below. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.
        All duties as assigned and the following specific activities.
        • Provide specific engineering details for the customer quote request process including: Line Layouts, Production speeds, crewing, bottlenecks, capital requirement, etc.
        • Evaluate and make informed decisions on packaging specifications and fill requirements to achieve a balance between customer needs and in-house capabilities. Evaluate new packaging and work with in-house and outside technical staff to determine exactly what is needed to run on existing equipment. Provide engineering direction to design and create solutions to optimize and expand current capabilities.
        • Provide in-house consultation, support and direction to production and quality groups as it pertains to form-fit-function of new and existing packaging. Work with other in-house technicians, process engineering fabricators, contractors, and production/facility mechanics during the installation of new equipment, lines, tanks, etc. to ensure a high standard of work is performed and that all safety, regulatory, quality and GMP's are followed.
        • Assist with Developing the Lean transformation plan:
          • Objectives and targets setting
          • Resource selection and allocation
          • Transformation roadmap including planning, scheduling and sequencing
          • Communication to operational leaders
            • Lead the transformation of the site including:
              • Leading plant problem solving initiatives
              • Leading site implementations across Operations Systems (e.g. technical improvements), Management Infrastructure (e.g. key performance indicator development), and Mindsets, Behaviors, and Capabilities (e.g. culture change)
              • Ensuing sustainability and supporting continuous plant improvement
              • Acting as a coach and mentor to employees and operations leadership
              • Deliver results for a successful lean transformation
              • Successful transformation to include increased safety, quality, productivity and cost reduction
                Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)On-going outcome that is measurable (minimum of 3)
                • Productivity/Efficiency Improvements to increase Profitability
                • On time/Within Budget execution of Capital Projects
                • Annual labor or waste reduction targetsVisual Pak Companies is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Visual Pak does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, gender (orientation or identification), sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other basis covered by federal, state, or local laws. All employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit, skills, individual performance, and business needs.

Keywords: The Visual Pak Companies, Waukegan , Process Engineering Technician, Engineering , Waukegan, Illinois

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