This role involves the tracking of manufacturing losses, reducing costs through improved productivity, variation reduction through Lean Six Sigma, and increased reliability of manufacturing operations. Successful PIE's have strong mechanical/electrical process skills, good communication skills, strong prioritization skills, are able to influence others and complete projects in a timely manner.Objective:
The Process Improvement Engineer(PIE) is responsible for leading much of the sites productivity initiatives, maintaining & improving manufacturing reliability (TE/RE), driving out waste and managing small engineering projects.Assignment:
The PIE will work closely with Operations, Quality, and Engineering/Maintenance to deliver improved results in safety, quality, cost, productivity and customer satisfaction. The PIE develops solutions to repetitive failures and all situations that adversely affect plant operations Technical Mastery:
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 impact of variation on thru-put, reliability, yield / breakage and quality.
PIE(s) 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 & TE improvement plan development, plan execution leadership, and results tracking
- Centerline System management, including its development, maintenance & 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 & problem solving
- Process Definition & Capability Studies
- LSS - Through GB training
PIE(s) are expected to have a working knowledge of the following areas, and build skills over time:
Understand the fundamental tools & methodologies of the following TPM pillars - FI, AM, PM, EM,
Lean Six Sigma (LSS)
Early Equipment Management tools, methodologies, procedures & applications Qualifications/Requirements Qualifications / Requirements:
- BS Degree in Engineering or related discipline required
- 3+ years of manufacturing experience in a consumer products manufacturing operation
- Ability to conduct assessments, audits and evaluation 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-motivated, results and action oriented
- Ability to make independent and sound decisions
- Must possess solid interpersonal skills and be able to influence others
Eligible for Limited Relocation