Process Improvement Engineer

  • Company: PepsiCo
  • Location: Ohio, United States
  • Posted: January 19, 2017
  • Reference ID: 110020BR
Why PepsiCo?

PepsiCo offers the world's largest portfolio of billion-dollar food and beverage brands, including 22 different product lines that generate more than $1 billion in annual retail sales each. Our main businesses -- Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade, Frito-Lay, and Pepsi Cola - also make hundreds of other enjoyable foods and beverages that are respected household names throughout the world. With net revenues of approximately $65 billion, PepsiCo's people are united by our unique commitment to sustainable growth by investing in a healthier future for people and our planet, which we believe also, means a more successful future for PepsiCo. We call this commitment Performance with Purpose: PepsiCo's promise to provide a wide range of foods and beverages for local tastes; to find innovative ways to minimize our impact on the environment, including conserving energy and water usage, and reducing packaging volume; to provide a great workplace for our associates; and to respect, support and invest in the local communities where we operate.

Process Improvement Engineer Expectations:
This role involves maintaining, driving variation out of, and improving reliability in manufacturing operations specifically related to the Packaging of PET bottles. Successful Process Improvement Engineers have strong mechanical and process skills and a good working knowledge of control, logic and operational principles.

The Process Improvement Engineer (PIE) is responsible for maintaining and improving manufacturing reliability, True Efficiency (TE), Running Efficiency (RE), production system capabilities and operational stability.

The PIE works closely with Operations, Engineering and Maintenance to deliver improved results. The PIE delivers measurable improvements in Safety, People, Quality, Cost and Productivity by identifying, leading and owning results for TE/RE, LSS, etc. improvement plans and projects.

Technical Mastery:
A. The PIE develops mastery and understanding for the processes they are assigned to and uses that mastery to deliver improved TE, quality, yield and thru-put. This includes understanding the physics and chemistry of how the production systems are designed to function, their limitations, and the impacts of variation on thru-puts, reliability, yield/cullage and quality.

B. PIEs are qualified in the following areas and are expected to use them to produce results:
  • Planned and unplanned downtime, rate, yield and quality loss data collection methodology, analysis, interpretation and opportunity analysis
  • Loss analysis and TE improvement plan development, plan execution leadership and results tracking
  • Centerline System management, including its development, maintenance and change management
  • Quality improvement process and quality validation
  • Rapid changeover activities including principles, target setting and leading successful efforts reducing changeover time to achieve challenging objectives
  • Analytical troubleshooting and problem solving
  • Process definition and Capability Studies
C. PIEs are expected to have a working knowledge of the following areas and build skills over time:
  • Understand the fundamental tools and methodologies of the following TPM pillars - FI, AM, PM, EM
  • Product development testing
  • Early Equipment Management tools, methodologies, procedures and application
  • Package materials evaluation/qualification process
  • Commissioning, Qualification, Verification (CQV) process - OSHA, MSDS, GMP requirements, clean design


  • BS Degree in Engineering, or related discipline required
  • 5+ years of manufacturing experience in a consumer products manufacturing operation
  • Ability to conduct assessments, audits and evaluations to measure progress
  • Solid problem solving and action planning skills
  • Must possess effective oral and written communication skills
  • Solid understanding of variable and period costs
  • Must be self-motivates, results and action oriented
  • Ability to make independent and sound decisions
  • Must possess solid interpersonal skills

Relocation Eligible

Not Eligible for Relocation

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