Clemens Food Group

Industrial Process Engineer

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


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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