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Engineer - Process-Lynchburg Engineering

Lynchburg, 1000 Robins Rd, Lynchburg, Virginia, United States of America Req #362
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
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.

Primary Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

The Process Engineer is responsible for introduction of new formulas to the plant from laboratory batches through scale up and validation, introducing process improvements (either through equipment, processing parameters, or operator training), monitoring existing processes to identify trends in production, and implement other continuous improvement projects in the Compounding department.This position will interact with external and internal customers (New Projects team, Validations team, and Engineering team in addition to the compounding group).This position will also assist with failure investigations, remediation processes, and new equipment installations.

  • Implements all responsibilities in a safe manner, following all company safety rules and OSHA regulations.

  • Acts as the primary technical contact point for external customers

  • Develops rigorous and repeatable manufacturing instructions through Design of Experiments.

  • Communicates with maintenance and other departments to develop production and design standards to ensure optimal levels of performance;

  • Manages laboratory batch planning as well as scale up batches

  • Reviews data from all experimental batches and generates reports for customers (internal and external)

  • Coordinates supervision of customer monitored batches along with the Customer Account Managers

  • Evaluates design strategies and challenges to ensure optimal setup of equipment;

  • Provides technical feedback during product failure investigations, safety investigations, and customer complaints

  • Assists facility engineers and the Compounding group with LEAN projects and continuous improvement objectives

  • Reviews equipment and facility upgrades as part of the planning process to identify areas that impact safety or suitability of the changes (provides User Requirements and ensures that the changes will support those requirements

  • Provide costing reviews to the New Projects team and review performance against targeted costs.

  • Participate in FAT testing and IQ/OQ/PQ activities in the plant.

  • Performs other duties
    as needed.

Education and Experience:

  • BS in Chemical Engineering or Chemistry required (Chemical Engineering preferred)

  • 2 - 3 years formulation development experience in the Cosmetic, Personal Care, or OTC drug manufacturing areas with emphasis on semi solid and liquid preparations

  • Familiarity with LEAN and Six Sigma elements

Knowledge, Skills and

  • Direct cGMP manufacturing experience desired;

  • Direct experience with batching equipment including homogenizers, educators, kettles,
    and mixers.

  • Experience in preparation and execution of commissioning and IQ/OQ/PQ of equipment;

  • Direct experience with project management and project planning.

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
  • Lynchburg, 1000 Robins Rd, Lynchburg, Virginia, United States of America