KIK Custom Products

  • Engineering Manager

    Job Location US-IL-Danville
    Posted Date 1 week ago(1 week ago)
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  • Overview

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    Site Overview

    Custom Division's Danville, IL contract manufacturing plant is located conveniently in Danville with 300,000 square feet of production space. The facility runs 24 hours at 5 days a week and is registered and compliant with the FDA, EPA, & cGMP. This plant contains 9 aerosol production lines for pressurized products. It also has 3 liquid production lines and manufactures personal care and OTC products.


    Position Summary

    This position manages all aspects of the Engineering function, including Facilities Engineering. Leads and directs department activities through four direct reports to design new products, modify existing designs, and improve production techniques. Manages and develops budget for assigned function or department including operating requirements and equipment and material purchases and 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.


    • 8-10 years of experience in packaging and production systems and/or automated manufacturing systems and food, pharmaceutical, beverage or consumer products industry is required
    • 3-5 years supervisory or management experience
    • 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 preferred.
      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




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