Process Engineer-North America

Job Locations US-Field
Posted Date 3 months ago(7/9/2021 2:00 PM)
# of Openings
1
Category
Manufacturing/Production/Warehouse
Type
Regular Full-Time

Sazerac Company Overview

Build your career at Sazerac! Sazerac Company produces and markets the most award-winning bourbons and whiskeys in the world, including Buffalo Trace, Pappy Van Winkle, Eagle Rare, Blanton’s, and Sazerac Rye. Additionally, Sazerac owns many popular brands across a range of spirits, including Fireball, Southern Comfort, Seagram’s V.O., Myers’s, Goldschläger, Parrot Bay, 99 Brand, and Platinum Vodka.

 

We’re proud of our award-winning culture and distilleries. Our Louisville office has been named one of the “Best Places to Work in Kentucky” four times, and our Buffalo Trace Distillery has earned the title of “world’s most award-winning distillery” through the dedication of our craftsmen for well over 200 years. During COVID-19, Sazerac distilleries began producing hand sanitizer for some of the world’s largest organizations in healthcare, government, military, retail, distribution, airline, pharma, and banking. Also, during this time, while many companies are wading through uncertainty, Sazerac is poised for acquisition and growth – recently acquiring 18 more brands, two companies and a distillery.

 

Since 1850, Sazerac Company has thrived as an independent, American family-owned company with operations in the United States and around the world. Since the 2000s, Sazerac has averaged double digit growth every year! We attribute our success to a unique blend of our history, culture, brands, relationships, innovation, technology, and most importantly, our people. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, Sazerac provides extraordinary opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, entrepreneurial industry.

Job Description/Responsibilities

The Network Process Engineer is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control and completion of line acceleration related activities for the Process Leads across the network.  Applying engineering principles while striving to improve quality, productivity, and waste, while ensuring consistency with company strategy, commitments and goals.

  • Meets and exceeds customer expectations through the coaching of process leads on equipment and systems to deliver capacity and OEE Improvements.
  • Focuses network processing lead improvements to drive productivity and safety. Ensure adherence to Personal Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Environmental Policies and Practices. Analyzes and resolves problems relating to line efficiencies, line availability and equipment stops.
  • Monitor efficiencies, quality and production data to improve yields and throughput without sacrificing quality. Works with Processing, Quality, and internal and external Technical resources to analyze and resolve issues related to efficiency, processes, material, loss and waste to deliver line glidepath.
  • Provide Engineering and Technical expertise to effectively develop and coach line acceleration process leads throughout the network.
  • Support line capacity planning and inventory accuracy efforts. Identify, streamline, and document the line glidepath process with focus on improving efficiencies, reducing errors, and improving the quality of work.
  • Utilize the priority system to enable focus on key priorities that will grow the company faster. Complete assigned tasks in a timely fashion.  Monitor progress towards accomplishment of priorities, projects and tasks.
  • Assist the process lead in identifying and planning of annual cost saving capital projects within the plant to drive capacity and OEE improvements.
  • Trains Processing Leads to improve technical skills and performance. Ensure adherence to Personal Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Environmental Policies and Practices. Analyze and resolve problems related to line efficiencies.
  • Ensures line acceleration meets regulatory requirements including OSHA, EPA and TTB regulations. Takes immediate corrective action when needed to stay in compliance.

Qualifications/Requirements

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks at one time
  • Ability to quickly learn new systems/processes
  • Engineering or related degree
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of an org
  • Comfortable with change in a fast moving environment,
  • Detail oriented and demonstrated ability to perform work with high degree of accuracy
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing principles
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • 2 years relevant experience in a fast paced and complex environment
  • Demonstrated success in the design and implementation of process improvement initiatives
  • 2 years Experience in the food & beverage industry
  • Working knowledge of MS Office Products (Word, Excel and Outlook)

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