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Manufacturing Process Engineer

Posted on Nov 5, 2020 by Affinity

Dundee, IL 60118
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

Manufacturing Process Engineer

  • High-volume food packaging operation is expanding and hiring for a Manufacturing Process Engineer to work for an organization that is essential and fast growing
  • Our client is family oriented and understands the importance of work-life balance, promoting within and proving a team culture
  • Local candidates only


  • Perform functions to develop, maintain, and specify manufacturing processes to manufacture existing and new company product lines in a safe and efficient basis repeatably.
  • Which includes working with operations to develop methods to streamline processes, improve process flow, develop test equipment, and turn-keying manufacturing processes for new products.


  • Be an active member of the Production/Efficiency Team seeking to identify, develop, and implement cost reduction opportunities throughout the factory and product lines.
  • The SME for Manufacturing Engineering techniques and principles related to equipment, products, and processes
  • Provide project management oversight of assigned manufacturing projects.
  • Monitor and analyze production cost data to prioritize efforts to significantly reduce and control costs, increase production efficiencies (parts per hour), and increase throughput.
  • Identify all critical to quality (CTQ) processes and parameters and provide procedures, sign offs, product documentation, and training to production operators.
  • Interface with maintenance department for equipment troubleshooting, upkeep, PM's and process improvements to increase output
  • Able to work productively with minimal supervision.
  • Conduct time studies by using both the observation and video method.
  • Identify opportunities to remove non-value-added steps in processes.
  • Daily review of throughput, immediate investigation and action to correct suspect areas.
  • Work alongside management to increase production.
  • Confer with management regarding procedures, manufacturing capabilities, and project status.
  • Create standard work documents that capture best practices for production processes.
  • Preform manufacturing audits, focusing on process or cost variation.
  • Create/update manufacturing reports that capture the company's KPI (Key performance indicator).


  • BA/BS degree required. Ideally degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or other Engineering related degrees. MBA or Masters degree is a plus
  • 2+ years of experience as a process manufacturing engineer utilizing automated/sophistical/robotic equipment; prefer high-speed packaging, foods, plastics, or other related manufacturing industries
  • Must be electrically and mechanically proficient; able to troubleshoot breakdowns and read blueprints, CAD drawings and electrical schematics to support engineering and maintenance troubleshooting
  • Through understanding of how to lead, manage and oversee projects such as streamlining processes, capital projects, installations, validations, lean manufacturing and other related projects
  • Experience with using root cause analysis and statistical software; Minitab and strong MS office experience preferred
  • Initiative to drive changes, work independently and make an impact to improve processes, standard operating procedures and improve KPI's/metrics

Reference: 995145003

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