Continuous Improvement Engineer


Covington, OH, US, 45318

Perrigo Company is dedicated to making lives better by bringing Quality, Affordable Self-care products that consumers trust everywhere they are sold.  Help us do it.

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Description Overview

The Continuous Improvement Engineer is responsible championing the sites continuous improvement efforts. Including collaborative work with Safety, Quality, Operations, Maintenance and Engineering process improvement efforts. 

Scope of the Role

The Continuous Improvement Engineer will be directly responsible for directing the sites continuous improvement efforts. They will have the ability to identify a problem, utilize six-sigma / lean tools to develop data driven solutions and implement corrective actions. They will also provide technical support as it relates to incident/deviation investigations for the Ohio facility and ensures timely completion of all deviation reports. Self-driven and motivated team player able to oversee cross functional group through complex issues in the plant to identify root cause and develop corrective and preventative actions to prevent or minimize future issues.

  • Directly manage and support a small team of non-exempt investigators.
  • In directly manage and guide cross functional teams to assess and investigate operational deviations to identify scope and establish root cause.
  • Ensure appropriate corrective actions and preventative actions are identified, implemented, and closed out in a timely manner relating to production, packaging, and manufacturing operations.
  • Perform trend and Pareto analyses of operational deviations to identify priority areas to address to reduce the overall rate, severity, and occurrence.
  • Evaluate product quality through deviation trend evaluation to ensure products and processes are consistently produced within their quality attributes.
  • Participate in implementation of change controls, new product introductions and continuous improvement initiatives relating to production, packaging, and manufacturing operations.
  • Identify potential process related issues along with SME’s to streamline operations and ensure ongoing sustainability and cGMP compliance.
  • Use lean manufacturing methodologies to deliver both incremental improvements and step-change improvements in the plant.
  • Participate in Kaizen Project Teams and 5 Why/DMAIC problem solving sessions.
  • Review and update controlled documents (SOP’s, Forms, Logbooks, etc.) for adequacy, clarity, and compliance to cGMP
  • Perform activities in support of design and construction of minor capital projects and perform tasks in the development and implementation of equipment installations, process improvement, and facility, utility, and maintenance related projects.

Experience Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, food science, or related discipline.
  • 3-5 years of direct field experience.
  • Direct experience with process improvement, lean, six-sigma and kaizen tools.
  • Demonstrated experience with quality systems in a FDA current GMP regulated environment, including experience with investigations and/or developing and recommending process improvements.
  • Well-developed reasoning skills including the ability to develop sound economic analyses with prudent financial judgment.
  • Well-developed interpersonal, organization and communication skills, ability to work effectively with staff members at all levels, strong technical writing skills, familiarity with cGMP and FDA regulations.
  • Ability to work alone on multiple concurrent projects with minimal guidance and to meet project deadlines.
  • Hands-on knowledge of production operations and associated control systems preferred.
  • Computer literacy with a working knowledge Microsoft Office (Excel and Word), and SAP experience preferred.
  • Established understanding of theoretical fundamentals of blending and spray drying infant formula/dairy products and demonstrate the use of standard principles, theories, concepts and techniques is preferred.

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We are an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or other characteristics protected by law.  Our full Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy Statement is available on our main career site in English and Spanish and will be provided in other accessible forms for persons with disabilities. #DIV

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Nearest Secondary Market: Cincinnati