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Process Engineer in Cincinnati, OH at Vaco

Date Posted: 10/18/2018

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Job Description



Position Summary:

Lead the operational optimization process for an automated distribution center with a focus on continuous improvement, process engineering and maximizing throughput in collaboration with operations management and automation solutions providors. Demonstrate the company's core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety.



Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide process engineering support for an automated distribution center
  • Analyze operational processes/equipment, complete root cause analyses and drive procedures to ensure equipment reliability and process stability
  • Improve the technical and operational capabilities of operations teams in order to achieve business goals
  • Identify/implement cost reduction improvements for both new and existing equipment/processes
  • Define, specify and communicate expectations for quality and throughput outcomes to operational teams
  • Ensure engineering solutions meet requirements for safety, cost, time, quality and throughput expectations
  • Assess risks/issues and make decisions with a sense of urgency
  • Use formal problem-solving techniques to identify/resolve complex problems
  • Identify and develop strategic initiatives and capital projects that enhance supply chain processes to meet growth and customer service objectives
  • Develop project components, including scope definition, sponsorships, timelines, vendor relationships, cross-functional department coordination and comprehensive return on investment (ROI) analyses
  • Actively seek and evaluate vendor qualifications through collaborations on project opportunities
  • Research, evaluate, justify and recommend capital improvements and upgrades
  • Set technical standards for safety, quality, maintenance, operating manuals and training programs in collaboration with the operational and corporate automation teams
  • Ensure all projects include risk analysis and contingency planning details to maintain services levels in the event of planned/unplanned interruptions or delays
  • Travel to collaborate with key stakeholders on process improvement opportunities and upgrades
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation


Minimum Position Qualifications/Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or 6 years of experience in process improvement/operational excellence project roles within the manufacturing and/or distribution sector
  • Proficient skills and knowledge of lean manufacturing and project management processes
  • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects/assignments
  • Proven leadership skills with the ability to foster positive working relationships with key stakeholders
  • Strong technical background with advanced analytical and investigation skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency and applicable training in statistical problem solving methodologies and statistical process control
  • Experience successfully implementing continuous improvement programs using advanced techniques


Desired Previous Job Experience/Education:

  • Master's degree
  • Ability to provide leadership and guidance to manager-level associates to achieve corporate goals
  • 10 years of Operations experience in automation systems environments
  • Six Sigma Green or Black belt certification

Leadership Behaviors: Achieves Results through Teamwork, Coaches and Develops Others, Communicates Effectively and Candidly, Executes with Excellence, Leads Change and Innovation, Leads through Positive Influence, Provides Clear and Strategic Direction, Puts the Customer First.