KIK Custom Products

  • Engineering Manager

    Job Location US-IN-Elkhart
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(5/8/2018 10:59 AM)
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    This position is located at KIK Elkhart, in Elkhart, IN just north of South Bend.  KIK Elkhart is an aerosol and liquids manufacturing facility and makes over the counter drug and personal care products.


    Manages all aspects of the Engineering function, including Facilities Engineering. Directs department activities, through direct reports to design new products, modify existing designs, and improve production techniques. Manage and develops budget for assigned function or department including operating requirements and equipment and material purchases. Provides technical oversight and assistance to other departments as required.

    Essential Job Functions

    • Manages Engineering staff including Maintenance and Project Engineering.
    • Streamlines and improve efficiency of production and maintenance. 
    • Achieves cost reduction and efficiency improvement through process improvement and work balancing as well as lean principles
    • Coordinates/directs all engineering and facilities-related tasks and activities associated with supporting Production.
    • Manages (and may conceptualize) capital improvement projects, consults outside experts as necessary, prepare CAPEX documents for approval, in support of safety, environmental, regulatory, GMP, and productivity initiatives or requirements, and tracks progress and expenditures.
    • Oversees/directs new equipment installations and equipment modifications.
    • Manages and develop budget for Engineering including operating requirements, in addition to equipment and material purchases.


    • Bachelor degree (or higher) required in Engineering

    Additional Requirements

    • 10 - 15 years of experience in packaging and production systems and/or automated manufacturing systems and food, pharmaceutical, beverage or consumer products industry is required
    • Aerosol packaging experience or liquid packaging experience
    • Contract packaging experience
    • Experienced Project Manager leader experienced in full scope from conception through completion among competing technologies that are suitable for solving batching, filling, packaging and utility system issues
    • A thorough working knowledge of consumer goods (liquid, personal care) processing and packaging technology is required.
      cGMP / FDA / Lean Manufacturing plant capital projects
    • PSM experience and knowledge
    • Building and utility system design and operation (including water and wastewater) is highly desirable
    • Computer skills must include Microsoft Office and project management software. AutoCAD experience a plus
    • Must be an effective manager and trainer of people
    • Travel - Minimal, only as required to evaluate machinery, conduct factory acceptance tests, attend trade shows, or gain experience at other KIK facilities



    Thank you for your interest and consideration of a career with KIK!




    KIK is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer

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