Job Reference Code: WP-417
Job Title: Mechanical Engineer
Location: PA
Salary: $895-110,000 + 20% bonus potential
Last Updated: 09/21/2019
Our services have been retained to recruit a PROJECT ENGINEER for a Central Pennsylvania, $150,000,000 food processor. This newly created role reports to the VP Operations and will lead all engineering efforts in a 300+ person, nonunion production facility located in the beautiful Susquehanna Valley and a total population of the surrounding communities of roughly 30,000. This area offers low cost of living, exceptional schools systems including world-class university, many great outdoor recreational activities, and a superior quality of life.

The Project Mechanical Engineer will support and lead processes directly related to product conveyance, transportation, canning, and pouch filling operations. The qualified candidate will design and develop manufacturing process and automation platforms and apply them for the realization of new product developments as well as optimization of existing products already in production. They also will support manufacturing concepts relative to planned manufacturing quantities, quality requirements and safety/ergonomic improvement designs. They are looking for a team player who is highly engaged in all support along with manufacturing needs. This person should expect to be ‘on the floor with sleeves rolled up’ 50% of the time.

Engineering Skills: • Provided technical support, engineering assistance, and guidance in manufacturing techniques, equipment design and operation, and the debugging of mechanical and electrical and electronic systems. • Execute packaging technology strategies, including growth initiatives, quality improvements, cost reduction activities and general support to all production related disciplines. • Prepared capital equipment justifications, evaluations on production, design reviews and studies, cost reduction systems, and technical responsibilities. • Successfully manage projects. • Leverage best practices and capitalize on technologies with cross functional plant action teams. • Track cost reductions in all process improvement activities. • Define and develop opportunities to reduce cost and to maximize productivity. • Effectively support the production floor as needed. • Review engineering specifications to maintain knowledge of manufacturing methods, processes and activities. • Utilize continuous improvement methodologies to realize improvements to both internal and external processes to reduce net operational losses. • Use Lean tools as needed to resolve specific challenges (mistake proofing, value-stream mapping, root cause analysis, visual factory, and elimination of waste. • Aggressively investigate product yields, determine the nature and scope of the problem and supply corrective action suggestions as well as cost analysis for corrective actions. • Identify and execute cost savings • Design both simple and complex tools, gages, and fixtures to support production. • Apply Problem Solving methods to improve quality and output. • Participate in quality and lean manufacturing Kaizen events. • CAD • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook), Internet. • Driving systems changes such as Red Zone and Megamation. Requirements and Preferences: • Bachelors degree in engineering (prefer Mechanical) with 3+ years food or related consumer products engineering experience. Food experience is preferred but NOT required, however, production industry background is required at a minimum • Pouch or low acid canning experience preferred but not required • Looking for 3 out of the following 5 skills: cost reduction, design drawing, time studies, automation, safety and machine guarding • Looking for capital project management experience (for candidates with 3 years experience this is not required).

Salary in the $85-110,000 base range (based strictly on level of experience) with 20% bonus potential, outstanding benefits package, competitive relocation assistance. This is immediate need…If interested, please send resume as soon as possible. Thank you and hope to hear from you soon!

Phyllis Palmer WADE PALMER & ASSOCIATES, INC. 416-889-1025