Process Engineer

Posted: 6 years80 months343 weeks2407 days ago

Company/Organization: Sonoco

Location: Hartsville, SC

Job Description :

Under the direction and supervision of the Production Manager, this position is primarily responsible for driving the execution of process improvement projects and driving SPS implementation with the Adhesives organization. This position is primarily accountable for achieving stated SPS milestones and productivity goals.

This position works closely with all levels of the Adhesives organization including hourly associates and members of management ensuring that focused/continuous improvement activities are aligned with the overall productivity goals of the business. 

The job responsibilities include SPS, SWFL and ME, PE's, Roadmap execution, capital tracking.  This position will interface with PMG Division level resources as needed to provide support. Additionally this position may be called upon to provide support/leadership to other manufacturing facilities especially those within the Production Managers area of responsibility. 

Specific Duties: 


Responsible for personal commitment to safety, working toward an injury-free environment. Must engage in and be supportive of the Safety culture and activities. 
Take a leadership role (Coordinator) in guiding, training, supporting, and communicating focused/continuous improvement activities at all levels within the plant especially as related to Standard Work for Leaders and Sonoco Performance Systems (SPS) rollout and sustaining activities. 
Must be highly proficient with financials behind unit cost/productivity/SPS losses and be able to direct project activity to effectively achieve sustained improvements within these metrics. 
Guide/mentor process engineers and management trainees in focused improvement activities around cost reduction and quality improvements. 
Utilize the Process Engineer Development Program and Management Trainee Guidelines as part of their performance management process. 
The candidate must be an expert in Six Sigma/DMAIC/Lean methodology and be able to coach/guide process engineers in each one of these areas. 
Lead or actively support the Focused Improvement and Continuous Skills Development pillar of SPS.  This position may require active participation on other SPS teams as well.  This position needs to be able to delegate to hourly associates to serve/lead SPS teams. 
Works closely with operators/production leaders and maintenance associates to identify areas of improvement and involves associates in daily problem recognition and resolution through sustainable RCA and CA/PA process systems. 
Tracks project activity in detail and can present improvement opportunities and resolution strategies in a clear manner to all plant levels (including upper management).
Actively involved with improvement of processes involving raw material quality and management of vendors of supplies and materials.
Actively involved with customers.  Must stay informed of all customer issues and actively work to eliminate quality complaints.  This position must work closely with the Quality Group and lead focused improvement efforts to reduce quality issues.  Should help work with customers to develop plant driven metrics to gauge customer satisfaction with product received. 
Maintain continuous communication with the SPS Specialists, Plant Managers and Manufacturing Manager on the progress of focused improvement activities. Should be able to recognize the gaps and communicate this information as well.
Work closely with Operating Excellence group to stay updated with all Six Sigma/DMAIC/SPS tools that should be communicated/taught to hourly associates.
Responsible to stay informed (and implement if applicable) of benchmarking opportunities presented by other mills. 
Will also be responsible for communicating benchmarking opportunities that are a result of Hartsville’s successes.
Work with Maintenance Department to mentor/guide/lead focused improvement activities dedicated to reducing maintenance costs and improving reliability.
Assist in development of yearly budgets.
Productivity tracking system administrator.
Manage effective allocation of resources to maximize improvement opportunities.
Responsible for developing and managing the capital budget for the business.
Performs other related duties as assigned which are related to the safe, effective, profitable operations of all facilities within the responsibility of the Adhesives Production Manager. 


Required Skills


                Required :         BS Degree in Engineering or similar discipline                               

                Preferred          Lean Certified

                                       Six Sigma Black Belt Certification


Required Experience

Experience: Minimum 2 years technical experience in an industrial environment or direct process improvement role preferably related to continuous manufacturing processes


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