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Process Engineer

Company: Wellness Pet LLC
Location: Mishawaka
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

About Wellness Pet Company
The Wellness Pet Company crafts and produces premium natural pet food, treats, and dental chews. We believe that natural, premium nutrition focused on proven health outcomes is the foundation of creating a mutual wellbeing for pets and their families. As a community of people, Wellies are positively obsessed about how to win for pets and their parents. We believe in the difference we make every single day, and we know that when we work collaboratively, Wellies are unstoppable -- Not only in providing the best nutrition to pets, but in building a better tomorrow for pets, their parents, and the world.
When you join Wellness Pet, you join a team whose aligned values and purpose create a unique and exciting place to work every day. Join us on our adventure to fulfill a life of wellbeing together with pets and their parents.
Our Mishawaka manufacturing facility is committed to nutritional innovation, product quality, and safety. To ensure our product quality, we control the entire manufacturing process in Mishawaka, from consistent quality checks on all raw materials coming into the plant, to the shipment of our finished product to customers. Our employees take pride in the natural products we produce for the pets who depend on us. We offer our employees a positive, friendly work environment where you can grow your skills, competitive pay, and excellent benefits - Come for a walk with us today!

Position Summary: The Process Engineer will be responsible for building and maintaining a strong and long-lasting culture of continuous improvement. This person will deliver continuous improvement training and actions throughout the facility while serving as the Subject Matter Expert on Continuous Improvement. They will provide direction to, Production Team Members, Engineers and Functional Leaders throughout the facility. This individual will lead and grow a culture of Continuous Improvement and Change Management with all activities in the plant. The Process Engineer will facilitate continuous improvement projects focused on Team Member, food safety, quality improvements, on-time delivering, inventory and cost reductions and process performance improvements. They will provide efficient leadership and cost-effective integration of Continuous Improvement, creating operational excellence.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Responsible for leading daily mini-Kaizen events for OEE improvements and longer detailed Kaizen or Process improvement events;
Evaluate process and/or requirement applications and recommend and implement improvements to existing product, equipment, or processes;
Utilize Continuous Improvement tools, including but not limited to Early Management, Specialized Maintenance, Autonomous Maintenance, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, Induced Failure Testing, and support CI and Phase Progression efforts
Provide engineering/technical support to day-to-day plant operations and maintenance;
Provide project management and technical support for capital projects;
Assist in the collection of data identifying opportunities and for tracking improvements;
Experience applying formal Root Cause Analysis and problem solving methodologies;
Utilizes the concepts of continuous improvement and cost reduction in the execution of the job function;
Follow and hold others accountable for following all company Good Manufacturing Practices.
All other duties as assigned.

Workplace Safety:
Completes safety system documentation and verifies compliance to program standards. Reports deviations to Supervisor.
Participates in mandatory safety trainings and adheres to all safety policies
Required to report all safety issues, near misses, and injuries

Quality & Food Safety:
Completes quality & food safety system documentation and verifies compliance to program standards. Reports deviations to Supervisor.
Participates in mandatory food safety and quality training program requirements
Preserves the integrity of the BRC system through adherence to the policies and procedures outlined. Takes actions necessary to resolve food safety and quality system deficiencies
Required to report food safety and quality system failures and take actions necessary to preserve the BRC system.

Position Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering or equivalent experience
A minimum of 2 years' experience in an engineering process improvement position
Proficient in the use of personal computers and Microsoft programs (Excel, Word, Power Point)
Experience in optimization of processes, including establishment of process KPI's
Ability to work collaboratively across organizational boundaries to achieve company results.
Adaptable/Flexible: Functions effectively within ever-changing environments. Easily adjusts to multiple demands, shifting work priorities, ambiguity, adversity, and change. Is resilient, positive and calm under pressure
Drives Innovation and Growth: Thinks "outside the box", encourages risk taking, generates creative solutions, and learns from both successes and failures

Preferred Qualifications:
Have or working towards Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt certification preferred
2-5 years' experience in a food/beverage, chemical/powder, pharma manufacturing facility preferred
Knowledge of process systems in a DCS environment
Proficient in AutoCad
Ability to read, understand, and update P&ID's

The Wellness Pet Company is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We celebrate diversity and are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or Veteran status.



Keywords: Wellness Pet LLC, Mishawaka , Process Engineer, Engineering , Mishawaka, Indiana

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