Job ID: NJ203378
Job Title: Flexible Packaging/Flexo Process Engineer
State: Flexo printing/flexible packaging plant located an hour South of suburban Kansas City is interested in hiring an experienced Process Engineer. Job Description and Requirements: The Process Engineer will have responsibility for improving productivity and product quality while reducing all types of waste in a multi-site flexible packaging operation. Must build relationships with both internal and external plant customers, assisting Field Service Technicians, Sales, and plant staff in troubleshooting and preventing issues. Will also provide support in the development of new business by qualifying new products, materials, and processes. Plant Continuous Improvement / Lean Champion: •Lead process improvements to increase throughputs, reduce waste, and improve quality within all flexible packaging processes (flexo printing, laminating, slitting, and other finishing). •Work with operators and managers to develop standard machine processes and recipes •Use and explain six sigma tools to drive continuous improvements •Lead Kaizan and 5S events •Perform root cause analysis to troubleshoot manufacturing efficiency, quality, or waste issues •Develop corrective action plans and teach operators how to prevent recurring problems •Assist with the startup and commissioning of new process equipment Product Development and Quality Support: •Serve as the primary resource to support Field Service Technicians and Sales in troubleshooting quality and performance issues at customer locations. Lead investigations and resolution of quality complaints to identify root cause and corrective action. •Work with Product Development and Sales to develop and qualify new business, including process design and specification development through to qualification by customers. •Assist in establishing raw material specifications with Procurement and Product Development. •Help manage both raw material and customer product trials and scale-ups. •Stay abreast of products and packaging equipment that use the Company’s products. Team Leadership: •Lead and plan efforts of a Process Improvement Coordinator •Provide coaching and feedback to develop others and consistently appraise performance •Provide and participate in educational opportunities and cross-functional development •Foster a safe work environment by creating only safe processes and adhering to all safety and regulatory procedures. •Work with plant leadership in identifying potential capital improvements or capital replacements, assisting with analysis and justification for these projects Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Packaging or Engineering Professional background: •5+ years previous experience in flexible packaging materials and equipment (poly bags and pouches) •Continuous Improvement or Process Engineering experience •Six-sigma Green Belt or Black Belt Certification Preferred •Superb attention to detail necessary for close visual process and product inspections. •Excellent oral and written communication skills. •Analytical, statistical, and problem-solving skills. •Leadership and Critical thinking skills •Time Management Salary based on experience. Full company benefits including relocation package. NM50
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