Process Engineer

Job Locations US-WI-Milwaukee | US-GA-Columbus | US-LA-Homer | US-NY-Macedon | US-WI-Pewaukee | US-WI-Rhinelander | US-IL-Schaumburg
ID
2021-1210
Category
Other
Type
Full Time

Overview

ABX creates state-of-the-art flexible packaging solutions that stand out on the shelf and perform beyond expectations. Backed by extensive production capabilities utilizing a wide array of materials and substrates, our broad portfolio of proven products and unique innovations makes ABX the ultimate one-stop partner. 

 

ABX is a high-performing and collaborative organization that values transparency, integrity, and mutual trust.  The company is structured with a focus on safety, quality, continuous improvement, employee development, rapid decision-making, and accountability.  ABX team members work in an environment that values diversity and that enables everyone to be their best. 

 

The Process Engineer is responsible for initiating and managing operational excellence (continuous improvement) and capital projects.  This position will be located at the ABX production site and reports directly to the Director of Technology and Continuous Improvement.

Responsibilities

  • Promotes a safety culture by leading by example and performing detailed hazard risk assessments with the site teams.  Supports safety improvement and innovation projects. 
  • Initiates and manages continuous improvement and capital projects to drive value in quality, yield, material, and operational costs.  Projects are strategic and can be large and complex in scope.  Multiple projects must be managed concurrently.
  • Analyzes production and financial data in coordination with operations leadership to identify high-value opportunities.  Develops clear plans of action with results expected and detailed schedules.  Provides regular updates and communicates frequently with all stakeholders.
  • Directs and coordinates operational excellence activities and capital project management at production sites with the site teams and leadership.  Contractor coordination is required.
  • Explores new manufacturing technologies and equipment and investigates their potential application in ABX.
  • Working Conditions: Office and manufacturing environment with controlled and non-controlled temperatures. Frequent travel to multiple sites in region is required.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in mechanical, chemical, electrical engineering or equivalent degree.  Relevant experience in the manufacturing and/or packaging sciences may be considered. 
  • Minimum 5 years of proven experience in process engineering and/or continuous improvement, preferably in a packaging manufacturing environment.
  • Strong technical and job knowledge in printing and lamination production processes.  Experience in blown and cast film, slitting, converting, and bag making is a plus.
  • Knowledgeable in machine reliability and OEE (overall equipment effectiveness).  Preventative/predictive maintenance and total productive maintenance is a plus.
  • Proven project management experience in both capital and continuous improvement projects.
  • Automation and data acquisition/integration experience is a plus
  • Displays integrity and honesty.
  • Works safely and strongly promotes safety at the production sites.
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Inspires and motivates others.
  • Collaborates and promotes cross-functional teamwork.
  • Solves complex problems through deep analysis, critical thinking, and creativity
  • Ability to develop and analyze production and financial data and trends.
  • Strong root cause and corrective action discipline
  • Drives for results in short timeframes
  • Project management.
  • Displays technical expertise
  • Demonstrates a strategic perspective
  • Judgement and decision making
  • People management skills. Develops others
  • Dedicated to self-development and career advancement
  • Capable of running a manufacturing plant
  • Ability to work independently. Is flexible and dedicated to achieving the goals set.
  • Organizational, interpersonal and technical skills
  • Physical requirements: Climbing stairs, walking, bending, eye/hand coordination, pulling, pushing, seeing, writing, listening, speaking, grasping, lifting, sitting, and traveling.

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