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Packaging Equipment Engineer
Memphis, TN US
Engineering & Architecture Manufacturing & Production
4-Year College Degree
Packaging Equipment Engineer
This position will develop and execute packaging equipment, and process improvement projects to optimize plant performance. Responsible for complete development of capital projects, including product costs and financial justification. The position may provide engineering support on day-to-day plant activities as required. Work is performed under the general direction of the Director of Operating Excellence.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Identifies, develops, and manages packaging equipment and process engineering improvement projects that optimize batching, blending, filling, packaging, labeling and other manufacturing processes; identifies and designs projects to improve productivity and maximize efficiencies including the analysis of equipment layout, workflow, production methods, workforce utilization, scheduling, capacity planning, etc.
Manages assigned capital projects including equipment design, integration, installation, qualification, standard operating procedures, and follow-up; provides training and technical management assistance for manufacturing personnel to support equipment and processes on start up of the projects.
May provide technical assistance for production line supervisors on day-to-day issues to ensure the production of quality products in sufficient quantities to meet customer requirements; provides technical assistance for line personnel to resolve problems discovered during the blending, filling, packaging and labeling processes as well as on special projects where technical knowledge is required to complete assigned tasks.
Will be responsible for developing manufacturing product costs, understanding standard cost system, and developing financial justifications for projects, utilizing a variety of financial evaluation methods (i.e. ROI).
May be assigned to work on new product development projects.
Develops and recommends capacity plans; develops metrics and performs rates, efficiency, production data analysis; recommends and implements improvement projects.
Investigates new technologies and their application to manufacturing processes; keeps current on all manufacturing processes by the use of technical papers, trade magazines, trade shows, competitive intelligence and vendor visits.
Interfaces with Operations, R&D, QA, Safety and other departments to ensure all equipment/process changes are understood, clarified, and implemented.
Performs all work in accordance with Barr’s safety and quality guidelines and procedures; demonstrates clear understanding of these safety and quality objectives.
Performs other work and special projects as required by manager.
Bachelor’s degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering with a strong background in Packaging Equipment Engineering and at least 5 - 7 years manufacturing engineering experience is required; must also have strong knowledge of manufacturing processes and efficiencies and process engineering experience in a manufacturing plant environment; lean manufacturing knowledge is plus; financial accounting knowledge or MBA is a plus.
Must be fully proficient in both Microsoft Excel and Word; must be capable of using Auto Cad or have similar knowledge with other Cad packages; Programmable Logic Control (PLC) experience is a plus; must have experience in trouble shooting and plant operations problem solving skills; must have excellent verbal and written communication skills; must have proven skills in developing and presenting key information in presentation or report form; experience working and extracting data from ERP systems is a plus.
Work Environment/Physical Demands/Travel:
Typical manufacturing environment with loud noise level.
Ability to sit, stand, walk, reach, climb, stoop, see, talk and hear for extended periods of time.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations. Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.
Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, etc.), in its most difficult phases. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.
Ability to occasionally lift up to 10 lbs.
Ability to work near moving machinery; work in high precarious places; high exposure to fumes or airborne participles and/or toxic or caustic chemicals; exposure to outdoor weather conditions; limited exposure to risk of electrical shock and vibration; exposure to extreme heat or cold.
Some travel may be required.
This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it was not meant to be all-inclusive of the tasks that may be assigned.
We offer competitive compensation and benefits in a team oriented environment. NO PHONE CALLS ACCEPTED!!
WM Barr will only employ those who are legally authorized to work. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation, drug screen, and physical.
EEO / ADA
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We come to work every day to take care of people, whether that's by helping our customers take moisture out of the air, make paint stick or take care of their homes. Our products help businesses grow, professionals get the job done, and homeowners refurbish. And we've been doing it for over 60 years.
Why are we employee-owned?
Because each one of us has a vested interest in the company, we're more motivated, involved, and knowledgeable than most traditionally structured companies. We're all working together toward the same goals. And it shows in our company growth year after year.