Production Process Engineer

MycoWorks

MycoWorks

Product
United States
Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2022

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Job Summary:
MycoWorks is seeking a person to fill the role of Production Process Engineer. This person will be responsible for improving all machinery, processes, and operator capability in MycoWorks’ new Reishi™ production facility.

Critical focus areas for the Production Process Engineer will be: eliminating the facility’s top losses to root cause; development and maintenance of critical Daily Management Systems; assisting with the implementation of the MycoWay (MycoWorks’ novel manufacturing work system); coaching and development of all plant operators via the rollout of standards; improving the quality systems throughout the facility. The Production Process Engineer will be expected to accomplish their work via daily on-the-floor coaching (50-80%).

This role interacts heavily with multiple organizations, including Engineering, Quality, Supply Chain, EHS, and Process Development. The role reports to the Production Line Leader.

This is an on-site role at our manufacturing plant in Union, South Carolina.

Responsibilities:

  • Identify, prioritize, analyze, and eliminate manufacturing process losses and inefficiencies
  • Collaborate with experts across multiple functions and disciplines in order to arrive at the best possible solution to any given problem
  • Become the “process expert” for the assigned area of ownership and be able to give technical and process input for future improvement projects
  • Create daily action plans to support the Line’s Daily Direction Setting (DDS) cycle
  • Assist the Production Line Leader with the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) process
  • Build Operator capability through the development and training of Standard Operating Procedures, Work Instructions, and One-Point Lessons via the Leadership Coaching on the Floor (LCOF) system
  • Become an Autonomous Maintenance expert and utilize related Daily Management Systems to implement and maintain systematic fixes
  • Own the delivery and start-up of new machinery and projects within the assigned area of ownership
  • Assist in the development and rollout of quality-related standards
  • Support the implementation of the MycoWay by leveraging servant leadership principles
  • Promote a “Zero Defect” culture within the facility
  • Helps to drive the company vision in production facility
  • Serve as the back-up to the Production Line Leader

Qualifications:

  • BS in Engineering or Business is preferred
  • 1-3 years of experience in Manufacturing working on the production floor and coaching operators
  • Knowledge of root cause analysis tools and ability to coach others in the organization on their proper execution
  • Experience working in cross functional teams
  • Understanding of TPM / Lean methodologies
  • Ability to execute gap analyses and create focused action plans
  • Understanding of Autonomous Maintenance (AM) systems, specifically: Defect Handling; Centerline; Clean, Inspect, and Lubrication
  • Knowledge of statistical process control
  • Ability to make business decisions quickly while under pressure
  • Able to effectively give and receive feedback to individuals at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to operate with incomplete information and implicit instruction
  • Knowledge and experience working in a cleanroom environment a plus
  • Experience with starting up new equipment and/or production lines a plus

Physical Demand

Frequency

Stand or Sit (stationary position)

Frequently to Constantly

Walk (move/traverse)

Occasionally to Frequently

Dexterity (use hands/fingers to handle/feel)

Frequently to Constantly

Climb (stairs/ladders) or Balance

Occasionally to Frequently

Stoop, Kneel, Crouch, Crawl

Occasionally to Frequently

Talk/Hear (communicate/convey/discern)

Frequently to Constantly

See (observe/identify/inspect/perceive/assess)

Frequently to Constantly

Lift, Carry, Push, Pull (move/transport/install/remove)

Up to 25 lbs, Occasionally to Frequently / Up to 50 lbs, Seldom to Occasionally

Exposure to Work Environments

Working near loud machinery, Occasionally to Frequently

We are a 24/7 manufacturing operation. This role may require overtime and the ability to work varied shifts in order to meet the needs of the business.

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MycoWorks offers world class benefits and compensation programs to support the health, well-being and financial empowerment of our employees. Our benefits include:

  • Medical, Vision and Dental plans at no cost to employees
  • Equity
  • Optional insurance coverage for partners and dependents
  • FSA Accounts
  • Free Personal Health Advocate
  • Generous PTO policy
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid holidays beyond the traditional
  • 401(k) program

MycoWorks may contact you via text message regarding your application for this or similar opportunities. You can always text STOP to opt out.