Sr. Equipment & Process Engineer
MAC Incorporated
Lake Forest, CA

About $81,000 - $110,000 a year

Sr. Equipment & Process Engineer Lake Forest, California Job Ref: 35264

This position provides Equipment/Process Engineering support for Engineering initiatives in our client's manufacturing network.

DETAILED RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES (under the supervision of the engineering manager):

Assist senior staff in the design, coordination, construction, installation and commissioning of process and packaging equipment lines.
Propose measure, analyze, design, evaluate and implement best improvement options for machines, processes and mechanisms.
Coordinate with suppliers to furnish parts and equipment to specification as needed.
Work with in-house manufacturing and contract manufacturers to ensure that the process and packaging systems and procedures provide consistent operating conditions and the safety and integrity of finished products.
Troubleshoot problems with both components, materials and machinery processes in coordination with Quality, Production, Operations, Maintenance, vendors and OEMs.
Draft protocols and execute packaging line and process capability trials in support of commercial deployment of systems.
Support validation/qualification line work, including FAT, SAT, IQ, OQ & PQ, at facility or outside partners to ensure machinery and processes meet all requirements.
Develop SOP's to ensure processes consistently meet all required operating standards for processing and packaging.
Work in partnership with Manufacturing, Technical Operations and R&D in order to effectively scale up new formulations, and to specify processing equipment which is compatible with new formulations and the Manufacturing strategy of company operations.
Research innovative technologies to promote the continuous improvement culture.
Capture and institute engineering standards based on learnings from previous projects for use in future manufacturing projects.

Engineers, technicians, contractors, temporary employees

Technical skills with the ability to understand formulations/process/procedures.
Ability to frame and solve practical problems, carry them to conclusion and communicate results professionally and effectively in written and oral form.
Ability to handle multiple activities and organize workload for effective implementation.
Timely and appropriate results orientation
Ability to interact effectively at all levels with sensitivity to cultural diversity.
Ability to function as an effective team member and leader as needed.
Initiative to learn company business and reason for initiatives
Working knowledge of GMPs and other regulatory requirements.
Proficient with computer software including MS Outlook, Word , Excel.
Ability to manage small projects to meet budget, quality and timing objectives.

5 -8 years in Equipment and/or Processing Engineering or related Engineering manufacturing environment.
Knowledge of materials/process/equipment (i.e. characterization/effect on manufacturing environment)
Mechanical aptitude, understanding equipment and operation functionality to establish/challenge/optimize run rates/productivity

Experience preferred:
Powder blending and packaging
Liquid blending and packaging
Tea blending and packaging

BS Degree in an Engineering discipline required.
BS Degree preferred in Mechanical, Automation, Food, Bioprocess, or Agricultural Engineering.

Regulated (GMP) environment (Nutritional, Food, OTC, Pharma, CPG) a plus.
Exposure to HACCP/AIB, CFR 21.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: In general, the following physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to allow differently-abled individuals to perform the essential functions of the job
Must be able to see, hear, speak and write clearly in order to communicate with employees and/or other customers.
Manual dexterity required.
Sedentary: Limited activity, no lifting, limited walking
Moderate: Mostly standing, walking, bending, frequent lifting
Light: Office work, some lifting, considerable walking
Arduous: Heavy lifting, bending, crawling, climbing
WORK ENVIRONMENT: In general, the following conditions of the work environment are representative of those that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to allow differently-abled individuals to perform the essential functions of the job within the environment.
The office is clean, orderly, properly lighted and ventilated
Noise levels are considered low to moderate