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Bel Brands USA Process Engineer in Brookings, South Dakota

Job Description Summary

Reporting to the Industrial Performance Manager, the Process Engineer works to ensure efficient and effective machinery operations by continuously analyzing the machinery and analyzing performance by utilizing effective standards and measures. This position is critical to determine and guide implementation of corrective actions in order to maximize performance.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Focus on OEE improvement, including production line speeds and process improvements.

  • Optimize plant layout, equipment effectiveness and reduce or eliminate down time and waste.

  • Monitors and coordinates testing and makes draft reports/analysis.

  • Apply standardized settings based on analysis of results.

  • Implementation of corrective actions in response to defects generated by the process.

  • Identify and prioritize, implement, process improvements for maximum results.

  • Compile and update procedures (SOP’s) and other working documents.

  • Support, engage and align operators by providing the necessary resources, training to solve daily problems.

  • Independent technical project management including monthly progress reporting to IP Manager.

  • Study of the root causes of malfunctions and provide solutions (adjustments, standard configurations, etc.).

  • Works together with Maintenance and supervises during assembly, testing and commissioning of new equipment.

  • Works together with shift Supervisors, to ensure the safe operation of new equipment and/or adjustment is learned through training or Alchemy system.

  • Active member of the Safety Team.

  • Assures improvements made to the processes and lines maintain or improve Quality standards on all finished products.

  • Follow all Good Manufacturing Practices as stated within the policy.

  • Follows all Safety Rules and procedures by working safely and ensuring safety of others.

  • Follow all food safety procedures.

  • Follows all environmental protocols as applicable to the job.

  • Works in alignment with Bel Priorities

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Industrial or Process Engineering or other related field.

  • A minimum of 3 years of engineering experience in manufacturing, food and/or dairy industry experience is preferred.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively.

Skills and Experience:

  • IT Tools management (data analysis experience) is required.

  • Strong math and computer skills required.

  • Demonstrated positive safety leadership skills is required.

  • Demonstrated experience in lean manufacturing and process improvement required, Six Sigma certification is a plus.

  • Knowledge of continuous improvement programs and methods (DMAIC) is required.

  • Knowledge of PCS tools (5S) is a plus.

Professional Competencies:

  • Drive and accelerate transformation

  • Demonstrate agility

  • Collaborate to increase efficiency

  • Attention to detail

Working Conditions: Hours of work will generally be during regular plant business hours with a minimum 40 hours a week. At times there will be some variation in work hours due to special projects, deadlines and other concerns.

The physical demands described here 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 enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Protective Equipment: Employees must wear safety glasses, safety toe shoes, hair net, uniform, hearing protection and protective gloves as required.

Relationships: Has strong relationships with all departments.

Acknowledgement: This job description describes the general nature and level of work performed by employee assigned to this position. It does not state or imply that these are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to the job. The employee may be required to perform other job-related duties as requested by management. All requirements are subject to change over time and to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.

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