Senior Manufacturing Engineer Personal Care / HBC / Cosmetics

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Senior Manufacturing Engineer Personal Care / HBC / Cosmetics
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Senior Manager
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The company is a privately held manufacturer and marketer of Health & Beauty Aid products serving major food/drug & mass merchant retailers with both branded and private label lines. The company has achieved success for 45 years through a passion for quality and innovation. Our client is committed to meeting its customers’ needs — going the extra mile to provide the products retailers and shoppers want. Today, the company offers more than 125 foot-care; first aid and other Health & Beauty Aid products. They are a progressive, dynamic, growth-oriented company who cares about their family of employees and offers an engaging work environment where they value work ethic and team chemistry. Our client is a “flat” organization focused on continued growth through product innovation and channel expansion.

Our client is looking for a capable engineer to lead our manufacturing improvement operations and become a subject expert on assigned technologies and products. Work with production personnel, other company engineers, management, and outside vendors to improve the yield and quality of existing products. Be the point person for new product development trials and scale-up in your operational areas. The person in this position will be expected to investigate and propose new technologies that improve performance, quality, and lean flow in our production operations.

This is an outstanding opportunity for someone with hands-on engineering skills who loves to work directly with production equipment and operating personnel. We are looking for a self-starter who can work independently and drive toward real change and goal achievement. Experience with labeling, flow wrapping, liquid filling, adhesive coating and rotary converting is desired but not essential. Essential is the ability to understand process operations, to work with production equipment and to effectively train production operators.


Manufacturing improvements: Yield improvements and operational constraint reduction. Work with production to understand pain points and areas of inefficiency. Understand the sources of waste and quality issues. Present to management on status of production operations with identified projects for improvement. Collect and use data to drive decisions.

New Product Development: Responsible for engineering and production tasks associated with new product development. Be the process expert on NPD teams to develop timeline and required investments. Innovative thinking, task accomplishment and dedication to timeline are essential for success.

Machine Improvements and New Technology introduction: Work with department management to define and analyze opportunities to improve operations with equipment modifications or new technology. Assume the responsibility for new equipment start-up, and operator training.

The company regards the Manufacturing Engineer position as one of great importance.  The position of Manufacturing Engineer offers an opportunity for a dynamic and motivated individual to join a company that has demonstrated growth but is not satisfied. The Company seeks to lay the groundwork for future growth, the company seeks to solidify and expand its product lineup and increase its speed to market. The individual will have the opportunity to make his / her mark within a company that still has a “family” team-oriented culture.

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Professional Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering is required

Minimum one to three years in production environment with hands-on support

Experience in a Consumer-Packaged Goods in a cGMP environment preferred

OTC and Medical device experience a plus

Solid Work and/or CAD experience a plus

Positive pro-active attitude that is both collaborative and team-oriented with a strong work ethic

Ability to effectively work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

Solid time management skills and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a lean/agile work environment

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