Purdys Chocolatier Vancouver Canada
1 month ago
We are looking for an experienced Manufacturing Engineer to join our production department at our chocolate factory in Vancouver, BC.
The Manufacturing Engineer shall be responsible for overseeing and improving manufacturing processes. The key responsibilities include identifying areas for improvement, maintaining high levels of manufacturing and product quality, designing new products and processes. This person will also ensure cost efficiency and conformance with regulatory standards.
The key responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Focus on improvement on production yields, scrap reduction, downtime reduction etc.
Develop processes to reduce product change over times
Oversee the evaluation and development of new processes, methods, and production controls
Install new equipment and ensure efficient commissioning; train others to operate new machinery
Prepare operations reference materials for new or existing equipment.
Maintain knowledge of new and developing... manufacturing technology, equipment, and applications; apply this knowledge to recommend and implement new technology and processes.
Provide engineering expertise for projects progressing through the manufacturing process for plant layout, process improvement part quality improvement, ergonomic improvement, scrap/reject improvement and cost reduction
Review current manufacturing standards and SOP's,
Develop detailed layouts for equipment, processes and workflow to optimize production efficiency
Ensure manufacturing processes, equipment and products comply with safety standards and legal regulations
Continuous improvement and elimination of waste through ongoing analysis and identification of inefficiencies within the system – Champion a Culture of Lean
Support plant and departments for HACCP, SQF and other audits as required
Conduct line audits, equipment, process capability, and production capacity studies
Identify the root cause of deficiencies and develop required corrective measures
Prepare controls and documents for prototypes, new pilots, molds and tooling
Identify needs, prepare scope and prepare business cases for Capital Projects
Project coordination for maintenance, upgrades and repair when needed
The successful candidate should have:
Bachelor’s Degree in Manufacturing, Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
A minimum of 7 years of engineering experience, with five of those in a similar capacity in a food manufacturing or industrial engineering environment
Good working knowledge of food production machinery and associated systems
Familiarity with ISO or similar standards
Experience working in a GMP and SQF certified environment preferred
Passionate about Lean Manufacturing and proficient with tools such as 5S
Strong project management skills
Strong problem solving, root cause analysis, communication and organization skills
Good leadership and team building skills
Proficient with CAM, data analysis programs, AutoCAD
Good people skills and the ability to work well as part of a multidisciplinary team
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