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Industrial Engineer- Flexographic Printing

Company: Inland Label and Marketing Services
Location: Downingtown
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Inland Packaging is a local label and packaging manufacturer seeking a Full-time Industrial Engineerto join our growing team in our Downingtown, PA location. Here at Inland, we print labels for brands like Kraft Heinz, New Glarus Brewing, Sprecher's, Leinenkugel's, and Coors Light. Inland is a family-owned business (78 years- to be exact) that invests in cutting edge technology and provides endless career advancement opportunities.
Position Summary:
As an Industrial Engineer with Inland Packaging, you will be responsible for engaging with employees at all levels of the organization, at all Inland facilities (with a focus on our Flexographic Printing operations), to aid in improving quality, reducing waste, improving and simplifying processes, continually reducing operating costs, and improving the overall effectiveness of assigned business processes and operations (with a primary focus on manufacturing floor activities). This position suggests measures for improvement of manufacturing processes to ensure safety, quality, productivity on time delivery and cost goals are achieved while increasing efficiencies and improving company profits. The Industrial Engineer will work closely with vendors and other internal and external customers to identify and execute process and equipment improvements concerning cost, quality, and performance. This is a highly visible role within the organization and must be able to build strong partnerships with internal stakeholders for success.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This list of essential functions is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary.

  • Is a change agent, a champion for continuous improvement efforts in a manner that achieves buy-in from employees and facilitates effective and lasting change to improve plant safety, quality, delivery, and cost
  • Uses continuous improvement tools, including Lean principles, to implement process improvements that will reduce cycle time, process variation, defects, changeover time, lead time, etc.
    • Works with supervisors, managers, and employees to deploy improvement solutions including procedural changes, line modifications and other changes to process steps and/or equipment operation to ensure improvements are sustained in delivering results.
    • Plans, directs, and coordinates manufacturing processes within our printing operations: Develops, evaluates, and improves manufacturing methods, using knowledge of product design, materials and parts, fabrication processes, tooling and production equipment capabilities, assembly methods, and quality control standards.
      • Implement Lean processes in accordance with the organization's overall vision (Standard Work, 5S, Value Stream Mapping, Problem Solving, Kaizen and Pull Principles).
        • Lead manufacturing process improvements events and other initiatives for exploring and implementing improvements to manufacturing processes.
        • Develop, document, and sustain standard work.
          • Hands on role working closely with production associates and leaders to train and mentor employees in Lean manufacturing and quality system concepts, helping them to understand, embrace, and use those skills.
          • Analyzes and plans space requirement and workflow, and designs layout of equipment and workspace for maximum efficiency.
            • Drives discovery efforts of new and improved manufacturing equipment technologies and formats.
            • Confers with vendors to determine product specifications and arrange for purchase of equipment, materials, or parts, and evaluates products according to specifications and quality standards.
              • Estimates production times, and related costs to provide information for costing of new products and special projects to assist in management decisions.
              • Confers with management, engineering, and other staff regarding manufacturing capabilities, production schedules, and other considerations to facilitate production processes.
                • Maintains a positive attitude while helping to drive continuous improvement through team involvement across all Inland sites.
                • Supports and assists in the implementation plan of CI efforts at the plant level and drives the ongoing culture of CI. Partners with Plant Operations Directors to ensure CI best practices and initiatives are shared consistently across all Inland sites.
                • Collaborates with internal departments on investigating Corrective Action events, identifying valid root cause(s), and developing and implementing effective mitigation strategies that temporarily and/or permanently sustain process control.
                • Leads project teams to develop, implement or revise processes and procedures that are derived from the CI funnel of opportunities. Maintains CI implementation schedules for assigned projects and designs manufacturing processes within schedule and budgetary parameters. Delivers progress updates as required and provides documentation that demonstrates the direct link between CI implementation and process improvements. Documents all project information in the appropriate formant.
                • Develops training materials and provides training to affected users during new equipment startup, process development or process changes. Shares training and knowledge across the organization to ensure industry best practices and strong synergies are being developed and implemented.
                • Performs process audits within operations to assess compliance with work instructions.
                • Supports production control, material control, material changes in improvement projects relating to scheduling production and raw material changes.
                • Maintains a safe and healthy work environment by following and enforcing standards and procedures. Core Competencies:
                  • Cultivating Networks and Partnerships
                    • Initiating and maintaining strategic relationships with stakeholders and potential partners inside and outside the organization (e.g., customers, peers, cross-functional partners, external vendors, alliance partners) who are willing and able to provide the information, ideas, expertise, and/or influence needed to advance understanding of business issues and achieve business goals.
                    • Continuous Learning
                      • Actively identifying new areas for learning; regularly creating and taking advantage of learning opportunities; using newly gained knowledge and skill on the job and learning through their application.
                      • Leveraging Feedback
                        • Taking full advantage of opportunities to receive and explore feedback about own performance (from assessments, managers, coworkers, internal/external partners, or customers); responding favorably to feedback and using it constructively to take action to improve knowledge, skills, behavior, and impact on others.
                        • Results Oriented
                          • Setting high goals for personal accomplishment that align with organizational projects and expected outcomes; tenaciously working to meet or exceed goals while deriving satisfaction for that achievement and continuous improvement. Essential Skills and Experience:
                            • Minimum of 5 years work experience in a manufacturing environment participating in and leading continuous improvement projects is required.
                            • Minimum of 5 years work experience in the flexographic printing industry
                            • Pre and Post Flexographic printing press application knowledge
                            • Possesses a tenacious commitment to continuous improvement.
                              • A demonstrated ability in applying Lean Manufacturing Principle
                              • Strong skills in problem solving, data collection, statistical analysis, manufacturing quality, and quality principles
                                • The ability to handle multiple priorities and balance the needs of each according to business impact. Must be able to readily adapt to changing priorities.
                                  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
                                  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, employees, and vendors.
                                  • Can apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
                                  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
                                  • Can interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
                                  • The ability to utilize business computer, personal (PC) computer, calculator, hand held measuring tools, and telephone.
                                  • Strong written, verbal, presentation, and facilitation skills
                                  • The ability to communicate information - verbally, written - in understandable terms to all levels of the organization.
                                  • Embraces change and pursues learning opportunities
                                  • Provides and welcomes professional, constructive feedback
                                  • Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills involving interfacing, coordinating and negotiating with cross-functional teams and leadership at all levels to facilitate improvements across the organization.
                                  • The ability to work independently under minimal supervision and be effective in a fast-paced environment
                                  • Ability to effectively manage and complete projects within established timelines.
                                  • Prefers floor interactions and efforts in daily work duties to office environments.
                                    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook) and possess a general understanding of business operating systems such as analytics software tools and Maintenance software / CCMS systems. Must possess a competency to learn new systems and technology.
                                      Nonessential Skills and Experience:
                                      • Bachelor's degree or advanced degree in Engineering, Print Technology, Operations or related field.
                                      • Six Sigma Green/Black Belt or PMP certification
                                        Work Environment:
                                        Operates in a demanding, fast-paced, people-oriented manufacturing environment with frequent changes and interruptions, and multiple project assignments. Works with a variety of people including vendors, sales, customers, employees, and managers.
                                        Required Work Schedule:
                                        Typically works standard business days and hours. Flexible to attend meetings or important functions which may occur during off hours, weekends, and holidays to meet organizational initiatives. Some travel, overnight trips, and multi-site support will be required (no more than 25% of time)
                                        Physical Requirements:
                                        Walk, sit, bend, stoop, push, pull and stand; lift 20 pounds; 20/40 vision acuity.

Keywords: Inland Label and Marketing Services, Wilmington , Industrial Engineer- Flexographic Printing, Engineering , Downingtown, Delaware

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