About Beech-Nut Nutrition Company…
We are one of America’s leading companies providing nutritious, wholesome foods for babies using real ingredients, gently cooked, with non-GMO verified, Natural or organic ingredients in almost all our products.
Our work is organized around our mission to Delight Consumers by Conserving the Goodness of Nature. We care deeply about others, the planet, and are empowered to make a difference. We expect, reward and celebrate strong performance.
Our ambition to grow is underpinned by our five core values: change, entrepreneurship, speed, empowerment, and family. Our values help us navigate the ever-changing environment in which we operate and ensure we innovate to meet customer needs.
Change ~ Entrepreneurship ~ Speed ~ Empowerment ~ Family
If this sounds like a place you want to invest your time, keep reading!
About the Role…
As the Packaging Process Engineer, you will be responsible for process design, specification development, operation and implementation of improvements. You will help to improve industrial processes and plant operations in order to maintain efficiency, reduce cost, improve sustainability, and maximize profitability by utilizing continuous improvement techniques.
About the Team…
The Engineering Team is comprised of technical individuals from various engineering disciplines who work collaboratively to support Beech-Nut Nutrition’s LEED® certified production facility. The team’s core mission is to achieve Reliability Excellence by implementing efficient and effective engineering, maintenance, and operational practices that maximize capacity and productivity. The team works closely with the Supply Chain, Operations and Maintenance Teams to increase reliability processes so we can continue doing what we do best – making high quality, safe, and nutritious foods for babies and toddlers!
What You’ll Do…
Facilitate, lead, and manage capital and continuous improvement projects; this to include mentoring and coaching.
Manage a portfolio of lean projects directed at reducing waste and improving quality to provide greater value by implementing such tools as: 5S, KPI, SMED, VSM, and Kaizen.
Train, mentor and lead cross-functional continuous improvement teams; focusing on measurable quality, service and cost improvements.
Implement a formal program that focuses on reducing process and product variation by utilizing data and tools such as: SPC, Process Capability, Pareto analysis, Fishbone, SMED, DOE, Process Mapping, Spaghetti Diagrams, Cause & Effect Diagrams, etc.
Facilitate meetings as required between appropriate department personnel to analyze process input variables and interpret how they can impact internal and external customers’ needs.
Plan, prioritize, and review the technical plans for the improvement of production and facility equipment.
Design and carry out manufacturing trials, reporting results and implementing changes.
Participate in cross-functional team to troubleshoot, diagnose, and perform root-cause analysis investigations on equipment and facilities issues to keep production lines running at peak efficiency.
Participate in the development of design, installation specifications, commissioning plans, acceptance and inspection criteria for equipment and technical MRO suppliers and technical maintenance service providers.
Serve as a technical leader on cross-functional teams and provide technical support to Supply Chain functions including Sourcing, Manufacturing and Engineering. Write new technical specifications for all new materials and update existing material specifications.
Engage operators across multiple shifts on a regular basis to elicit production and operational issues, addressing immediate needs and developing long term strategies to resolve more difficult problems.
Work with applicable departments to develop training material pertaining to processes, raw materials, equipment operations, food safety, and operator safety.
Apply value analysis to repair/replace, repair/design and make/buy decisions. Coordinate the purchase of equipment, materials, or parts and ensure they meet specifications and quality standards.
Who You Are…
Technical: You have knowledge of process related standards, CAD or AutoCAD, experience in process simulations and knowledge of process engineering software packages. You possess a Lean Six Sigma Certification.
Problem Solver: You have the ability to think outside the box, find constructive solutions, and act proactively and independently.
Team Player: You respect solutions that are efficiently and effectively found through collaboration and cooperation.
Project Manager: You have the ability to plan and execute both small and mid-sized projects from start to finish.
Self-starter attitude: You are a “change-agent” and are comfortable working with all levels within the organization. You are able to question status quo and be a strong communicator.
What You’ll Need…
Bachelor’s degree in related field
7+ years of experience
Strong knowledge of design, specification, and implementation of food processing and packaging systems
Knowledge of the following packaging materials: Glass, Plastic, Corrugate & Flexible Films
We Also Offer…
Here at Beech-Nut we are devoted to creating a culture where our team members are professionally challenged and cared for personally. As a member of the Beech-Nut team, you will have access to competitive compensation, health benefits and various on-site amenities as well as opportunities for professional development and training. We are proud to offer our associates the following:
Medical, dental, vision & prescription coverage for you and your dependents
401k with 4% Match
Paid vacation and holidays
Generous maternity/paternity benefits
Baby food program until your child’s 2nd birthday
On-site fitness center
On-site café catered by Mazzone Hospitality and PRIME Business Dining
Access to robust training programs
What it is like to live in upstate New York…
We are about 30 minutes northwest of Albany, the NY state capital, and 40 minutes southwest of Saratoga Springs. We are near major cultural events, outside recreation and places to have fun throughout the year. From watching the New York City Ballet or listening to Brad Paisley, Cardi B, Dave Matthews Band, Goo Goo Dolls, Willie Nelson, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Santana, or Tedeschi Trucks Band at Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC), boating on beautiful Lake George, hiking the famous trails of the Adirondacks, or skiing at Lake Placid, you will find there is plenty to keep you, and/or, your family busy. And, if you are looking for the occasional big city attraction, it is a short drive to Boston, Montreal, and New York City.
As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer, Beech-Nut Nutrition Company will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, and veteran or disability status.
To all agencies: All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at Beech-Nut via-email, the internet or in any form and/or method will be deemed the sole property of Beech-Nut, unless such search firms/employment agencies were engaged by Beech-Nut for this position and a valid agreement is in place. In the event a candidate who was submitted outside of the Beech-Nut Nutrition agency engagement process is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.