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Job Title   Process Improvement Engineer
   
Contact   Doreen Shaven
Company   Griffith Foods Inc.
    6601 Griffith Way,
    Lithonia, GA 30058
Phone   708.239.2471
Fax   708.371.9547
Submit Date   Monday, November 20, 2017
Post Date   Monday, November 20, 2017
   
Company Information   Griffith Foods is a family owned, global organization comprised of three business operations: Griffith Foods, Custom Culinary and Innova Flavors. The common goal of these three operations is to collaborate with food companies to deliver new and exciting food products to consumers. This is achieved by applying superior food science and technology expertise, creative innovation and worldwide presence to create and manufacture unique and customized food ingredient systems, which take Food Beyond Boundaries!
   
Job Duties   This position is responsible for analyzing Supply Chain processes to identify opportunities for standardization, mistake-proofing automation, and capacity and efficiency improvements to drive down manufacturing costs while improving the ergonomics and the sustainability of the operation. Essential Duties & Responsibilities:  Responsible for improving the efficiency of the operation by using mathematical methods to redesign manufacturing and information technology systems.  Execute Productivity Improvements to maximize capacity utilizing existing equipment and facilities.  Identifies areas for standardizing processes and equipment to be utilized across US Manufacturing Plants.  Identifies process bottlenecks and constraints and provides solutions for eliminating those obstacles.  Research, evaluate, and recommend equipment and/or software technologies to drive process automation and cost improvement.  Manages and maintains the reporting of Metrics, KPI’s, and Scorecards for Manufacturing Plant.  Coordinates and facilitates 5S, SMED, and Lean Manufacturing projects as needed.  Coordinates bi-annual plant Kaizen Events.  Conducts PowerPoint presentations of project proposals and results to management.  Minimal travel, less than 10%, typically to the Alsip Plant.
   
Skills/Knowledge    Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or equivalent.  3-5 years’ related experience in Food Manufacturing facilities.  Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel and PowerPoint.  Lean Manufacturing/Six Sigma training or certification preferred.  Working knowledge of MS SharePoint a plus.

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