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Manufacturing Engineer Vancouver

Purdys Chocolatier

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
Vancouver BC

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