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Manufacturing Engineer - OF

Job Description

A collective energy and ambition. A place where you can make a real difference.

We’re a company that genuinely cares about our people, our products, our consumers and the environment.

Our unique, informal culture champions courage, determination and collaboration. Knowing we have an open and supportive team means each of us has the freedom to take responsibility and ownership. We have a shared passion to work hard, innovate and push boundaries.

United by the belief that when we strive for growth, anything is possible. While we might not be the largest company in our industry, we believe we can have the biggest impact because: Together We Have the Power to Win.

Position Overview

The Manufacturing Engineer will be responsible for leading the Operations Team of assigned Value Stream. This position will provide technical leadership for the continuous operation of the value stream manufacturing process as well as collaborate with the plants engineering and maintenance functions that support the operation.

What you’ll do:

  • Responsible at all times for promoting a safety culture and safety awareness within their area of responsibility.  Support and enforce all plant safety policies and procedures in a fair and consistent manner.

  • Responsible at all times for ensuring that tasks are performed according to food safety, quality, and regulatory guidelines.

  • Provide technical guidance and supervise the assigned department.

  • Identify and resolve efficiency improvement opportunities. This would include design review and feedback to project engineers for capital improvement activities as well as executing smaller (<$100k) capital projects independently.

  • Directs shift activities and processes to meet customer needs.  Responsible for collection and trend analysis of operational data to identify and drive cross functional continuous improvement in areas such as OEE, waste reduction, cost savings initiatives, etc.

  • Communicates with the Operations Manager and other stakeholders regarding staffing levels, materials, machines, methods, and metrics.

  • Responsible for ensuring all employees have received the required safety, quality, productivity, and operational training.

  • Manages cross-training and development of staff to ensure a deep flexible workforce.

  • Ensures employee time records are captured and approved in an accurate and timely manner.

  • Initiates and processes clear, consistent, fair, and factual corrective actions.

  • Fosters positive employee relations and engagement through communications and practices.

  • Ensures continuous improvement and lean opportunities are executed, and ensures Lean Daily Management objectives are met.

  • Responsible for ensuring that all sanitation and good housekeeping procedures and guidelines are followed.

  • Participates in the new hire process from interview through selection and provides recommendations to manager and HR Business Partner regarding terminations.

  • Performs other related duties as required and assigned.

What you’ll need:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills – ability to build positive relationships at all levels of the organization.

  • Excellent communications skills – ability to communicate clearly and concisely in multiple media – verbal, written, etc.

  • Excellent organizational/time management skills. 

  • Ability to prioritize work assignments in a fast-paced work environment, calm under pressure and flexibility to direct work force and adapt to changing schedules as appropriate.

  • Strong leadership abilities and skills as a team builder, coach and mentor.

  • Strong computer skills (SAP and MS Office Suite).

  • Strong knowledge of production operation, including equipment, materials, work flow, etc.

  • Ability to maintain absolute confidentiality at all times and in all situations.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering Required

  • 2+ years supervising projects and people required.

  • Previous experience in a fast-paced manufacturing environment required.

  • Lean manufacturing / continuous improvement experience preferred. 

  • Experience in continuous processing industry a plus.


Church & Dwight is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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