Process Engineer - Mishawaka, IN << Back to Careers

Position Summary: The Process Engineer will be responsible for building and maintaining a strong and long-lasting culture of continuous improvement. This person will deliver continuous improvement training and actions throughout the facility while serving as the Subject Matter Expert on Continuous Improvement. They will provide direction to, Production Team Members, Engineers and Functional Leaders throughout the facility. This individual will lead and grow a culture of Continuous Improvement and Change Management with all activities in the plant. The Process Engineer will facilitate continuous improvement projects focused on Team Member, food safety, quality improvements, on-time delivering, inventory and cost reductions and process performance improvements. They will provide efficient leadership and cost-effective integration of Continuous Improvement, creating operational excellence.

Position Description (Responsibilities):

  • Responsible for leading daily mini-Kaizen events for OEE improvements and longer detailed Kaizen or Process improvement events;
  • Evaluate process and/or requirement applications and recommend and implement improvements to existing product, equipment, or processes;
  • Utilize Continuous Improvement tools, including but not limited to Early Management, Specialized Maintenance, Autonomous Maintenance, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, Induced Failure Testing, and support CI and Phase Progression efforts
  • Provide engineering/technical support to day-to-day plant operations and maintenance;
  • Provide project management and technical support for capital projects;
  • Assist in the collection of data identifying opportunities and for tracking improvements;
  • Experience applying formal Root Cause Analysis and problem solving methodologies;
  • Utilizes the concepts of continuous improvement and cost reduction in the execution of the job function; 
  • Live the WellPet values and culture, doing whatever it takes for the pets who depend on us
  • All other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering or equivalent experience
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in an engineering process improvement position
  • Proficient in AutoCad
  • Ability to read, understand, and update P&ID’s
  • Proficient in the use of personal computers and Microsoft programs (Excel, Word, Power Point)
  • Experience in optimization of processes, including establishment of process KPI’s
  • Ability to work collaboratively across organizational boundaries to achieve company results.
  • Adaptable/Flexible: Functions effectively within ever-changing environments. Easily adjusts to multiple demands, shifting work priorities, ambiguity, adversity, and change. Is resilient, positive and calm under pressure
  • Drives Innovation and Growth: Thinks “outside the box”, encourages risk taking, generates creative solutions, and learns from both successes and failures

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Have or working towards Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt certification preferred
  • 2-5 years’ experience in a food/beverage, chemical/powder, pharma manufacturing facility preferred
  • Knowledge of process systems in a DCS environment

Top 5 Competencies:

  • Analytical / Decision Making / Problem solving
  • Action Oriented
  • Technical Knowledge & Skills
  • Initiative
  • Facilitating Change / Strategic Focus

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