Clemens Food Group

  • Industrial Process Engineer

    Job Locations US-MI-Coldwater
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings Remaining
    Employment Status
    Regular Full-Time
    1st Shift
  • Overview

    Build your career. Challenge the process. Collaborate & Engage.

    Build your career with Clemens Food Group and be a part of an exciting, collaborative, team environment.

    At Clemens Food Group, we want you to constructively challenge and have your ideas heard. We are looking for diverse individuals who push the limits and think outside the box!

    Clemens Food Group realizes that our team members are the key to our success. Come be a part of our team and see your ideas in action!


    The Process Engineer is responsible for the following:


    Asset Utilization

    Develop tools to analyze maximize capacity

    Leverage capacity tools to facilitate decision making; identify, recommend and communicate potential solutions

    Facilitate and mediate capacity strategy development

    Investigate capacity concerns related to increased sales

    Facilitate engineering process change request

    Capital justification, NPV reviews for other functions

    Drive improvement in VA and Fresh margins , absorptions (things driving overhead) - be able to identify inputs driving variances (Yield, Labor)

    Utilize discrete event simulation software to improve processes and to reduce constraints


    Quality/Cost Improvements

    Make recommendation for portfolio optimization

    Support sales initiatives as engineer on new product develop teams

    Review and approve area changes including product specification, equipment/process and new products.

    Lead cross functional teams for timely resolution of tactical and strategic issues.

    Collaborate with Supply Chain team on implementing system improvements

    Act as area technical resource to optimize and improve operations performance as related to our KPIs and products

    Apply advanced trouble shooting skills utilizing root cause analysis for quality, breakdowns, and process deviations

    Implements methods for improving worker efficiency and reducing waste of materials and utilities including restructuring job duties, reorganizing workflow, relocating workstations and equipment, technology and purchase of equipment.

    Strong Communicator during change management.

    Participate in cost saving ideation sessions to help drive cost out of the system

    Identify and challenge Operations labor trends for opportunities for improvement i.e. Overtime leading to additional shifts or creative scheduling improvements

    Establish relationship with key vendors to leverage and apply their key knowledge and expertise.

    Utilize lean manufacturing tools, SPC/Analytics, Kaizen Events, Line Balancing, value stream mapping to drive the development and implementation of cost and quality improvement projects for the plant


    Standards Maintenance

    Perform standard audit for assigned process area on a yearly basis.

    Perform the following studies to develop standards for process changes, new opportunity or product specification changes.

      -Time studies for labor standards

      -Yield and material standards

      -Packaging Standard for film and ingredients

    Create and maintain SOP's for IE functions

    Perform indirect and PF&D labor analysis

    Maintain central location of all IE related information pertaining to inputs of labor utilization

    Participate in new item development process - ownership of costing development & minimum pricing expectations, spec optimization recommendations (i.e. trim levels, pump levels, packaging)

    Creation and maintenance of performance management tools(DSC, Hourly Production)

    Maintain standard crewing for the supply chain


    Team CFG

    Staying current with IE best practices and recommend opportunities for implementation

    Support safety performance

    Participate in CFG sponsored personal development programs

    Support company wide initiatives

    Participate weekly activity tracking meeting


    Experience & Qualifications:

    Bachelor's degree (B. A. or B.S.) is required

    Minimum 3 years experience in Industrial Engineering, Continuous

    Improvement, Finance or Analytical role


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