Production Engineer

Date: Feb 12, 2024

Location: Memphis, TN, US

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Requisition  ID : 493276 

Job Description

 

 

It's an exciting time to be a part of IFF! Join our Memphis Protein Solutions team as a Production Engineer.


The Production Engineer (mid-career level) uses a deep understanding of the unit operating procedures and processes to provide analysis, give instruction, plan, compile information, and work collaboratively with others to meet daily production plans. The Production Engineer draws upon significant knowledge of the unit processes and equipment to make business-based decisions. Has responsibility for assessing the quality, robustness, and capability of the process and making decisions, with others, to halt or modify production as needed if the process does not meet quality and/or safety standards. The incumbent must be able to interact effectively with plant personnel at all levels to influence desired outcomes.
Responsibilities: 
Typical duties of the job include but are not limited to:
•    Lead unit activities to meet Safety Health Environmental, Quality / Food Safety, Cost, and Production goals. 
•    Provide technical support for specific manufacturing unit(s) including monitoring performance metrics, monitoring OEE data, troubleshooting, and investigating product quality problems
•    Manage unit Process Safety Management (PSM) aspects including Management of Change (MOC) and Pre-startup Safety Review (PSSR) processes as needed.
•    Lead and/or participate in incident investigations using Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) and/or other tools.
•    Provide Unit subject matter expertise/process knowledge to all functions (e.g., Maintenance, Manufacturing Technology, Quality, etc.) 
•    Coordinate Unit maintenance activities utilizing the Work Management Process (WMP) and in collaboration with the Maintenance Coordinator and Maintenance staff.
•    Coordinate and communicate Unit daily activities including the issuance of the Unit’s “Daily Plan”
•    Provide expertise in starting up and shutting down the plant for planned and unplanned circumstances.
•    Assist the Unit Manager in developing plans to ensure cost-effective use of assets.
•    Use Six Sigma or other defect elimination tools and lean tools to find solutions.
•    Provide coaching & counseling for FLS and Co-Ops. Mentor other professionals who support production areas through teaching and communicating to improve the organization’s skills to meet business needs.
•    Establish effective communications systems throughout the unit focused on sharing information and engaging employees in the success of the facility.
•    Perform job duties in a manner that follows food safety and quality guidelines including but not limited to HACCP, GMPs, QA Policies, Sanitation, and Pest Control.
•    Other duties that may be required due to dynamic changes in business focus.

Job Requirements


•    Chemical or mechanical engineering degree and 5 years or greater of experience in an industrial environment and/or process engineering role. 
•    Demonstrated ability to collect and analyze data, identify solutions, assess risk factors, and make sound business decisions.
•    Familiar with Process Safety Management practices including MOC and PSSR.
•    Demonstrated ability to lead teams and role model strong safety standards.
•    Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills.
•    Must be able to use Microsoft applications (WORD, EXCEL, POWERPOINT, etc.) and be able to learn other computer systems/databases.
Preferred skills and experience include:
•    Demonstrated knowledge of solids drying technologies, wastewater pH control, wastewater solids processing
•    Experience with capital project management (development through execution)
•    Familiar with environmental regulatory reporting.
•    Familiar with Work Management Process and maintenance best practices.
•    Familiar with Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA)
•    Demonstrated ability to use key computer-based tools including SAP, SharePoint, ETQ Reliance, Lotus Notes
•    Six Sigma Certification, Lean Manufacturing Methodology, and Continuous Improvement Knowledge.

 

Preferred:

  • 5 plus years' experience in a food manufacturing or chemical environment.
  • Chemical Engineering degree strongly preferred.
  • Desire to grow and lead in a plant environment.


 

At IFF, we believe that your uniqueness unleashes our potential. We value the diverse mosaic of the ethnicity, national origin, race, age, sex or veteran status. We strive for inclusive workplace that allows each of our colleagues to bring their authentic self to work regardless of their religion, gender identity & expression, sexual orientation, or disability. Visit IFF.com/careers/workplace-diversity-and-inclusion to learn more… 

We are a global leader in taste, scent and nutrition, offering our customers a broader range of natural solutions and accelerating our growth strategy. At IFF, we believe that your uniqueness unleashes our potential. We value the diverse mosaic of the ethnicity, national origin, race, age, sex or veteran status. We strive for an inclusive workplace that allows each of our colleagues to bring their authentic self to work regardless of their religion, gender identity & expression, sexual orientation, or disability.

Visit IFF.com/careers/workplace-diversity-and-inclusion to learn more.


Nearest Major Market: Memphis