R&D Engineer

Job Description

Auto req ID: 193629BR

Job Description

The FLNA R&D Productivity Engineer will lead the qualification and execution of Productivity initiatives. The Associate will apply engineering principles, project management skills and experimental design/analysis to evaluate Productivity projects.

Key Responsibilities:
· Understanding productivity opportunities - These opportunities include improvements in throughput, yield and sustainability without compromising quality, product design or consumer acceptability
· Execution of project plans to quantify and develop identified opportunities – Working in conjunction with cross functional partners to execute critical plans will provide opportunities to learn project management skill
· Application of sound engineering and science principles to address technical challenges – Most productivity problems are resolved through the correct application of basic engineering principles
· Conducting experimental designs and statistical analysis of results – Project decisions will be based on data driven results
· Collaboration with cross-functional partners Productivity opportunities span many functions, such as Operations, Purchasing, and Ops Finance as well as across sectors and regions.
· Communication of Results – Results and recommendations will be shared both written and verbally within the productivity team and with the productivity leadership.
By joining Transformational Productivity you will become a part of a team which helps drive over $20MM in annual savings to the bottom line.

As a Productivity Development Associate you will:
· Drive bottom line savings which can be used to fuel future innovation
· Insure product design integrity while making big changes to big brands
· Qualify breakthrough innovation which can be leveraged across our global businesses
· Learn technical leadership, while partnering with a team of R&D technical resources.
· Gain experience and knowledge on multiple brands and processes
· Learn business principles which define project successes.
· Provide updates to the team and productivity leadership
· Learn Lean Six Sigma skills

Qualifications/Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:
· BS in Engineering with some prior process experience
· or an MS in Engineering
· Leadership and collaboration skills
· Ability to communicate
· Willingness/ability to travel up to 33%
Preferred Qualifications:
· Some prior experience in processing
· Creative and innovative problem solving skill
· Understanding of basic financial concepts
· Ability to manage multiple priorities
· Ability to work effectively both in an individual and team environment
· Willingness to learn new systems and adapt existing skills
· High intellectual curiosity

Relocation Eligible: Not Eligible for Relocation
Job Type: Regular


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