Process Engineer
Hood Packaging Corp
Crossett, AR

About $69,000 - $87,000 a year

To provide technical assistance to Flexible Packaging Manufacturing Plant operations in the form of Process improvement, cost reduction, safety enhancement, and efficiency.

Functional Responsibilities

Assist in assuring HACCP, GMP’s Work Instructions, and Safe Quality Food System requirements (SQF) are in compliance.
Identifies, develops, and manages process improvement projects specifically aimed at improving operational efficiencies (safety, quality, productivity, waste and costs). This includes the ongoing development and training of required methods and procedures.
Trouble Shoots daily production and process problems, communicates with Plant Engineer, Manufacturing Superintendent, Supervisors and Operators regarding run problems, investigates root causes and recommends and implements corrective actions.
Works in conjunction with manufacturing and maintenance personnel to ensure consistent operation of equipment to prescribed conditions, once developed. Identifies any/all of the following: set-up and run parameters; maintenance intervals; and/or material specifications.
Develops supporting set up, run and change over documentation and facilitates all training.
Writes, performs, analyzes, and reports on validations to support process standardization.
Develops project justifications, ROI analysis and proper project/capital requests consistent with company policy.
Takes lead on management and implementation of safety initiatives. Always operates with safety considerations as paramount.
Assists Manufacturing in preparing standard operating conditions with the appropriate input from the machine operators, supervisors and technical personnel.
Determines the need for, and justifies capital projects such as source equipment and components by completing and routing Allocation for capital form.
Assists Sales and Packaging Engineer in the development of customer specifications.
Acquires knowledge of procedures, work instructions, and associated forms as required by the Supervisor.

Education & Experience
Four year degree in Engineering – ME, IE, ChE or manufacturing engineer and 3-5 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment.
A complete understanding of quality management systems and tools, including SPC, Pareto charts, Histograms, brainstorming, and Lean Manufacturing concepts and applications.

Strong mechanical/electrical and process knowledge understanding.
PC knowledge for statistical methods and engineering tools.
Knowledge and understanding of all Flexible Packaging Group manufacturing processes.
Good communication skills – written, verbal and interpersonal.
Ability to work independently or as a team member.