Packaging Process Engineer – Experienced
We are currently hiring for a Packaging Process Engineer for our Cincinnati, OHIO Brewery.
From the very beginning, Jim Koch set out to form a company that he would want to work for. He focused on creating a culture that celebrates beer with a unique passion and depth of knowledge that can’t help but be contagious to others.
Now with more than 35 years of brewing beer and beyond, we continue to be a passionate, innovative, and high-performing group of coworkers who focus on living our values and raising the bar in everything that we do.
We are always looking for hardworking, motivated, and authentic people who never settle for the status quo. This includes the ability to have fun – we are a beer company after all!
We are The Boston Beer Company and together we are heavy.
What You’ll Brew:
The Process Engineer is responsible for improving manufacturing processes within the brewery. The Packaging Process Engineer identifies, evaluates, develops, designs, and implements brewery improvements, packaging asset replacement/upgrade projects, bottling/canning and packaging systems optimization, process changes, and new technologies to achieve increased productivity, enhanced manufacturing/brewery flexibility and capacity, improved product quality, safer operations, and ensures environmental compliance.
Ingredients You’ll Bring:
- Recommends manufacturing equipment and processes designed to be efficient, cost-effective, and to promote safety, quality, and reliability
- Uses Lean/6Sigma practices to assess current equipment and processes, and makes recommendations for changes to ensure the most efficient and productive layout
- Coach and engage coworkers (including operators, leads, supervisors, process leaders, and line leaders) with AM Lean tools (PDCA, CIL, 5 Whys, etc..) to increase efficiency and effectiveness of our work systems aimed at eliminating minor stops
- Help establishing a feedback loop from coworkers by soliciting and acting on their input around opportunities to drive equipment and process improvements.
- Recommend improvements to equipment layout to improve process flow
- Through DMAIC, design of experiment and focused improvement tools eliminates equipment Centre breakdowns
- Conducts tests throughout all stages of production to determine control over applicable variables and troubleshooting/solving production problems
- Formalize findings in Standard Operating Procedures and One Point Lessons
- Help digitalizing the shopfloor
- Identify and execute solutions to reduce change over times
- Apply PM tools to improve planned maintenance, including trapping equipment Centre spare-parts usage and maintenance time investments
- Help management in expanding our shop-floor training program for new hires
- Working in shift operations, including nights and weekends
Bachelor’s Degree BS Degree in Engineering * or equivalent
- 3+ years in a process engineer role
- Ideally multiple roles in CPG company in Filling & Packing
- Passionate about driving process improvements and increasing equipment reliability
- Ability to coach and influence colleagues
- Strong problem solving and analytical skills
- Experience in a manufacturing/CPG environment or engineering (mechanical or electrical)
- Demonstrated application of Lean: AM, PM, FI
- In-depth understanding and track record of delivering operational packaging line processes that drive safety, quality, cost improvements
- Knowledge of HACCP, GMPs, Process Improvement, Statistical Process Control through 6Sigma tools
- Competent in using Microsoft Office, including MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint
- Demonstrated equipment/process troubleshooting skills including packing material handling, filling equipment (preferably cans and bottles), gears, conveyor belts, packaging equipment (case, tray), electrical process controls, palletizers and automated storage systems (ASRS)
- Comprehensive understanding and optimization of PLC controls (Allen Bradley highly preferred)
- Digital automation
- Strong communication and leadership skills
- Experience working in the beverage industry
- Ability to work and drive change in a team environment
- All production roles are required to pass a pre-employment physical exam to comply with their specific role requirement(s)
- Certain roles may require the use of a respirator and passing the associated fit test
- Ability to lift to 50lbs, sometimes repeatedly
- Regular walking and standing for long periods of time (up to 11 hours a day) on concrete, metal, and grated surfaces
- Responsibilities may require crouching, stepping over, crawling under, bending, twisting, climbing, and reaching above head and shoulders repeatedly throughout the day
- Responsibilities may require climbing flights of stairs, working from heights or on elevated platforms
- Ability to wear assigned PPE (safety shoes, gloves, facemask, hearing protection and hard hat)
- Established dexterity so you can handle materials, operate equipment and interface with computer systems with precision
- Some roles require strong peripheral vision and depth perception
Our people are our most important “ingredient.” We hire the best talent; and we reward, develop, and retain them too.
In addition to generous healthcare on day one, stock purchase plan, 401k and more, Full Time Boston Beer Coworkers have the following perks available*:
- Tuition reimbursement
- Fertility/adoption support
- Free financial coaching
- Health & wellness program and discounts
- Professional development & training
- Free beer!
*Talk to your recruiter about eligibility
Boston Beer Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to help ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veteran’s Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who wish to request accommodation in the job application process can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
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