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Manufacturing Process Engineer

Company: WM BARR
Location: Memphis
Posted on: November 11, 2019

Job Description:

Position Summary: This position will provide solutions in support of manufacturing and new product development. This includes designing and implementing solutions to optimize existing production processes as well as designing and implementing new production capabilities. Person will be responsible for all project phases, from project scope development through project execution. Will be an active member of new product teams. Work is performed under the general direction of the Manager of Engineering and may include responsibility for leading the work performance of other employees or outside contractors. Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides engineering support to operations by recommending and implementing changes to processes, components and equipment, taking all aspects of manufacturing into consideration. Develops and implements capital solutions, from scope development through installation and successful production. Troubleshoots problems in manufacturing and provides solutions.
  • Will 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.
  • Monitors key operational metrics, recommends and implements changes to drive continuous improvement.
  • Develops finished goods product costing and routing for new and modified production requirements; develops and maintains data base for manufacturing attributes.
  • Works closely with R&D and Marketing to design and implement new product manufacturing capability. Assists in managing manufacturing engineering activities for new products to assure schedules are met and proper equipment, changeover parts and tooling are available. Recommends improvements and opportunities to optimize performance. Works closely with Operations, R&D, QA, Safety and other departments to ensure all requirements are understood and implemented.
  • Manages capital projects and maintains a project status report to ensure timely and accurate installation and project completion.
  • Perform all work in accordance with Barr's safety and quality guidelines and procedures; demonstrates clear understanding of these safety and quality objectives.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Manager of Engineering.
  • Qualifications/Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering or related field and 2 or more years of process related manufacturing engineering experience is required. Experience in consumer products operations is a plus.
  • Must have strong technical problem solving skills; mechanical aptitude; good project management skills for developing scope and implementing changes in plants or processes; proficiency in computer applications including CAD, spreadsheet, word processing, chart, graphics, data base and engineering software; excellent organization and follow-up skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to organize and prioritize work assignments; ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment; ability to analyze situations and respond in a timely manner; ability to work with cross functional teams and across organizational levels; understanding of standard cost accounting. Work Environment/Physical Demands/Travel:
    • Typical manufacturing environment with loud noise level.
    • Ability to sit, stand, walk, reach, climb, stoop, 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 lift up to 10 lbs
    • Ability to work near moving machinery and have moderate exposure to fumes or airborne participles and/or toxic or caustic chemicals.
    • 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.

Keywords: WM BARR, Memphis , Manufacturing Process Engineer, Engineering , Memphis, Tennessee

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