Atlanta, GA   /   Process Engineer

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Job Code: 1529
Job Title: Process Engineer
Location: Atlanta, GA
Job Category: Craft Workers (skilled)

Job Description:
Position Summary:
The Process Engineer will report directly to the Operations Manager and be responsible for working with Operations and Technical teams to drive process improvements. This is an Exempt position. Activities will include coaching & developing frontline leaders and employees, improving line efficiencies, reducing material & yield losses, and improving equipment reliability.
This is a great opportunity for an engineer to build valuable experience in working with Plant and Corporate leadership focused on operational excellence and disciplined cost management. The successful candidate will have strong mechanical, analytical and problem solving skills, be self-motivated, data driven, have a strong desire to succeed, and be capable of leading in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment.

Job Description:

• Work with operations and the technical groups to identify productivity improvements that impact: quality, cost, performance, and preventive / predictive maintenance
• Build people capability through effective employee relations, training, and communication for front-line hourly and salaried personnel
• Develop standardized operating procedures
• Develop trouble-shooting charts
• Perform risk assessments
• Design and test process upgrades and new processing systems
• Develop team to solve day-to-day operational issues and reach short- and long-term performance goals
• Deliver effective change leadership to drive business changes while minimizing people impact
• Communicate and collaborate cross-functionally to assist team to solve operational issues
• Identify and coordinate operational improvements necessary to deliver the site annual operating plan (AOP). Ensure cost performance gaps are identified, action plans are developed and resources are properly allocated
• Identify, prioritize, and coordinate maintenance activities with operations and technical teams
• Track operational output measures (i.e. efficiency, yield loss, product quality, inventory accuracy, transactional accuracy), anticipate and correct trends which impact financial targets
• Follow escalation process to address and respond to system issues. Notify team quickly to orchestrate plan to correct potential outages that affect cost per case
• Optimize process control, operation, and changeovers to reduce yield loss
• Build strong team with leadership, technical, and operations to effectively improve processes
• Comply with all Sunny Delight Beverages policies and procedures
• Follow Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) as required
• Ensure team compliance with all safety policies and procedures
• Maintain product quality and sanitation standards


• Bachelor's degree in engineering is required; Concentration in chemical, electrical or mechanical engineering is preferred
• 3+ years' experience in manufacturing. Prefer food/beverage manufacturing experience
• Thermal process experience in food and beverage manufacturing is preferred
• 1-3 years of continuous improvement (CI) or similar experience in a manufacturing is preferred
• Project management and proven ability to establish a clear tracking and reporting tools (i.e. Excel, Minitab, MS Project)
• Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office applications (e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook)
• Working knowledge of CAD / AutoCad
• Experience with databases and data analysis
• Experience with statistical software (excel, Minitab)
• Process knowledge and understanding of customer requirements and basic business practices
• Excellent analytical, reporting and math skills
• Strong attention to detail
• Ability to work a flexible schedule as needed to drive improvements across multiple shifts
• Capable to manage multiple priorities in parallel
• Must be able to drive effectively results and work independently within 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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