KIK Custom Products

  • Process Engineer

    Job Location US-IN-Elkhart
    Posted Date 1 month ago(9/6/2018 3:13 PM)
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    Performs engineering duties in support of operational goals that include promoting and maintaining a safe work environment, ensuring product quality standards are met, reducing cost and improving production throughput. Work may include process design, process optimization, process modeling, chemical system improvements, new product development, safety and environmental compliance, development and implementation of initiatives or other work related to process improvement.Helps organization transform workplace and work cultures to become safer, more efficient, and more environmentally sustainable.  The work is performed in a plant in a regulated environment by the FDA. 


    The focus of this position is quality investigation.  The position involves investigations and identifying root cause for processes that result in quality issues on the production floor. Create new processes and documentation in standard work to finalize improved processes.  

    Essential Job Functions

    • Envisions, analyzes, and manages initiatives and capital projects to improve the functionality, safety and efficiency of key plant process systems.
    • Leads process improvement studies to reduce cost, increase material utilization, integrate new products/processes into production and reduce variation; implements necessary changes and documents changes to SOPs.
    • Preparation of Process Flow Diagrams, heat and material balances, equipment specifications and operating instructions in support of an executed project.
    • Effectively present/convert technology and design to for IQ/OQ and PQ documentation- for QA/QC review
    • Supervision of capital projects necessary for the continued improvement and modernization of the plant; ensuring timely completion of project scope within budgets 
    • Understands and applies company’s processes for capital funding, execution and documentation. 
    •  Develops project scope, funding proposals, and generates machinery specifications and test protocols for major purchases. 
    • Coordinates project work with project stakeholders including but not limited to Operations, Scheduling and follows applicable Safety, GMP, FDA Codes and/or Guidelines, as they pertain to each project. 
    • Coordinates and supervises outside contractors and other personnel as required. 
    • Manages all phases of assigned projects including spending control, fund tracking, close-out. Ensure that documentation requirements are met for all phases. 
    • Provides input into the budget process and provides technical assistance and training, as needed.


    The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.


    • Bachelor degree (or higher) required in Manufacturing or Industrial Engineering
    • 5 years' experience as a manufacturing or quality engineer required.
    • Experience in regulated industry  strongly preferred,  such as FDA or FAA.  This can include food packaging, phamaceuticals,  personal care products or aerospace. 
    • Experience with manufacturing data collection, root cause analysis required. 
    • Demonstrated skills in creating or improving Standard Operatiing Procedures and or Standard Work. 



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

    KIK is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

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