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3 months ago
Salary band: $10k - $15k
Location: North America, United States, Michigan
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Plastipak Packaging, Inc.
Category: Engineer
Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for ensuring customer satisfaction by establishing procedures, monitoring process input and output capabilities, and leading continuous improvement activities. Verifies preform, bottle and label requirements are met in a safe, accurate, and timely manner to ensure reduction of produced defective product and defect-free product shipments. Directs and coordinates activities related to customer complaints, SPC, and Continuous Improvement. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Analyzes and interprets SPC data to understand process input and output variation as it relates to process capability. Responsible for initiating action when processes are out of control or out of spec. Conducts studies using statistical and analytical tools, such as DOEs and Gauge R&Rs, to ensure measurement accuracy, and process & machine capability. Devises sampling procedures to confirm Critical To Function (CTF) requirements are documented, specifications are met and process control is sustained. Leads site Continuous Improvement Team Manages Global Change Control Team to ensure any process, machine or material changes are properly documented, verified and validated throughout the conversion process Responsible for ensuring the 19 key elements are consistently met and are capable of being sustained Uses problem solving tools such as fish bone diagrams, 5-Why analysis, etc... to ensure true root cause is identified and corrected. Responsible for managing site qualifications and specified projects, communicating results throughout the organization Establishes and maintains good relationships with customers by visiting customer plants for qualification of new materials, quality concerns, and periodic meetings. Initiates corrective actions per company requirements and works with operations teams to validate effective measures are implemented to prevent future reoccurrence of similar issues Develops work instructions for relevant job tasks associated with products, processes, and testing requirements. Compiles and writes training material and conducts training sessions on quality control activities. Responsible for reporting food safety issues to personnel with authority to initiate action. QUALIFICATIONS: Associates or Bachelors degree in related field. Minimum 1-3 years experience working in a manufacturing environment Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills Understanding of basic manufacturing principles; i.e. GMP, Lean, 5S, 6-Sigma etc... Strong understanding of basic SPC analysis (ppk / cpk, std deviation, UCL / LCL, etc) Capable of interpreting SPC charts (i.e histograms, pareto charts, X-MR, X-Bar/R charts, etc...) Multi-task and handle multiple problems without routine management supervision Ability to lead cross functional teams in root cause investigations and Continuous Improvement activities Willing to travel when given short notice should there be any customer quality problems PHYSICAL DEMAND: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to fifteen pounds, occasionally lift and/or move up to fifty pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Company Description:

Plastipak Packaging is an industry leader in the design and manufacturing of plastic rigid containers of the highest quality. Our list of customers include some of the worlds most recognized and respected brands such as Procter & Gamble, Kraft Foods and Pepsi just to name a few. We support manufacturing operations throughout the United States, South America and Europe. At Plastipak we believe that to be truly successful a company must be concerned with more than profit and loss statements, it must be guided by solid values and principles. Plastipak is an organization of opportunities, for more than three decades this privately owned company has developed a culture where everyone has the opportunity to succeed. Plastipak is fully invested in our associates providing hands-on training opportunities, unlimited access to industry innovations and motivation for career development. We pride ourselves on an environment where our associates have the freedom and encouragement to reach beyond the ordinary, where the possibilities are unlimited.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Veteran/Disability

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