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Packaging Equipment Engineer

Columbus, 8860 Smith's Mill Rd, New Albany, Ohio, United States of America Req #466
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
KDC is a network of best-in-class custom formulators and manufacturers of color cosmetics, skincare, haircare, bath & body, fragrance, deodorant, home, health, industrial, and auto care products. KDC delivers high-touch innovation, operational excellence, and speed to market to well-known and emerging beauty, personal, and specialty companies from coast to coast. KDC has its head office in Longueuil, Québec. In addition, KDC has 10 operating facilities located throughout North America. Altogether, the company employs nearly 4,800 talented and dedicated employees in North America.

Packaging Equipment Engineer


The Packaging Equipment Engineer plans and directs activities to optimize filling line performance and drive continuous improvement plans.The Packaging Equipment Engineer understands and implements company and customer written procedures in accordance with cGMP and other governmental regulations.Also plays a key role in equipment selection for new projects and cost savings initiatives.

Primary Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

  • Drives continuous improvements throughout filling and packaging operations.

  • Supports manufacturing operations by troubleshooting and process improvement.

  • Develops and implements processes and systems to measure line performance and prioritize improvement areas to reduce downtime and improve quality and throughput..

  • Manages the development and implementation of equipment for new products, processes, and capacity expansion plans.

  • Leads equipment and process qualification activities for new equipment and processes.

  • Assists with all project proposals and cost estimates as well as gathers all project related quotes.Provides costing estimates for projects and products.

  • Provides leadership and training in continuous improvement methodologies (Lean, DMAIC, etc) and coaches employees in the use of these tools.

  • Tracks improvement project and submits weekly summaries detailing status of each project.

  • Ensures that capital projects are on budget.

  • Provides training to line leads, operators, and mechanics as needed in key SOPs and improvement methodologies.

  • Supports Health & Safety programs and cGMP initiatives.

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in an engineering discipline or equivalent; preferably Mechanical Engineering or Industrial Engineering.In lieu of a degree, equivalent years of experience will be considered.

  • Minimum 7 years experience in a production environment (preferably FDA regulated) with both high speed and agile filling and packaging systems.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Expertise with a variety of the liquid filling / packaging practices and procedures

  • Technical skills in manufacturing processes and methods – liquid filling and packaging processes required.

  • Strong equipment engineering experience with a track record of driving OEE improvement.

  • Demonstrated skills in Lean Manufacturing, - hands-on experience and appropriate certifications

  • Ability to interact effectively with all levels of the organization

  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office)

  • Strong problem solving, analytical methods and technical skills.

  • Good understanding of FDA Good Manufacturing Practices Regulations (GMP’s) and OSHA safety requirements.

  • Experience with project and product costing methodologies.

  • Strong communication (both written and oral), interpersonal, team building and organizational skills.Can interact appropriately with leadership, customer, and suppliers.

  • Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously and manage time efficiently and effectively.

KDC-ONE is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, gender, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. I understand that employment with KDC-ONE Company is at-will, meaning that I or KDC-ONE Company may terminate my employment at any time, or for any reason consistent with applicable state or federal law. I understand that KDC-One requires the successful completion of a drug and/or alcohol test as a condition of employment.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Employment Indicator Indirect
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
  • Columbus, 8860 Smith's Mill Rd, New Albany, Ohio, United States of America