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Job Code: 1452
Job Title: Reliability/Continuous Improvement Engineer
Location: Atlanta, GA
Job Category: Craft Workers (skilled)

Job Description:
Position Summary:
The Reliability Engineer will report directly to the Plant Manager and be responsible for working with the Operations and Technical teams to drive process improvements. Activities will include improving line efficiencies, reducing material & yield losses, and improving equipment reliability. The individual needs to be capable of influencing people that do not directly report to him/her, and have strong mechanical, analytical and problem-solving skills.
This is a great opportunity for a recent engineering graduate to learn and grow with an experienced leadership and technical team. The successful candidate will be self-motivated, data driven, have a strong desire to succeed and be capable of operating independently at times and effectively within a team at other times.

Job Description:

• Comply with all Sunny Delight Beverages policies and procedures
• Comply with all Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) as required
• Work with operations and the technical group to identify productivity improvements that impact: quality, cost, performance, and preventive and predictive maintenance
• Work with external suppliers to reduce material and ingredient issues
• Work with external suppliers to ensure equipment and consumables used are appropriate to the operations and are the most efficient solution
• Work closely with operations to host Kaizen improvement activities
• Oversee transitions, upgrades, and shifts in job structure, including defining and tracking performance metrics
• Build strong relationships with the leadership, technical, and operations teams to effectively drive process improvements
• Analyze equipment and safety specifications to provide recommendations
• Drive operational improvements during the shift by coordinating & leading countermeasures with Operations and the Technical group
• Develop standard procedures and policies
• Train and guide resources as needed
• Assist Managers in management for capital projects
• Prepare project presentations for management when needed
• Review and update business procedures and documents based on project requirements


• A bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
• Preferably 2-3 years of continuous improvement (CI), or similar experience in a manufacturing environment. But, not a must for the right candidate.
• Demonstrable knowledge of implementing lean manufacturing/continuous improvement
• Lean knowledge and experience: green belt certification preferred
• Project management experience with a proven ability to establish a clear tracking and reporting system (i.e. on Excel, Minitab, MS Project, etc.)
• Strong computer skills: including Microsoft Office applications (e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook)
• Experience with databases and data analysis
• Experience with statistical software (excel, minitab)
• Process knowledge with an understanding of customer requirements and basic business practices
• Ability to work a flexible schedule as needed to drive improvements across multiple shifts
• Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities
• Must be able to drive results and work independently and effectively in a team setting

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, citizenship, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, disability status, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protect

Sunny Delight Beverages Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans & the disabled are encouraged to apply. Candidates must be a U.S. Citizen or national, permanent resident, refugee or asylee, or temporary resident under the legalization program of the 1986 Immigration Act. Sunny Delight Beverages Company does not offer practical training positions nor sponsor foreign citizens to obtain work visa or permanent residency (except for certain highly specialized roles such as some R&D positions requiring Doctorate degrees.)

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