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PROCESS ENGINEERING SPECIALIST

LONDON, ON, CA, N6A 4Z2

McCormick Canada continues its long track record of growth and is a respected leader in the spice, seasoning, flavouring and specialty food industry.  Our consumer products division serves retail grocery customers and emerging channels with Club House, Billy Bee and McCormick products, while our Custom Flavour Solutions division serves food service distributors and other respected food manufacturers across Canada.  McCormick Canada is part of the world leader in spice and seasonings, McCormick & Company Inc.

 

The Power of People is one of our five pillars.  It has been the foundation for McCormick's success for decades.  There is something inspiring about working at McCormick.  We have created an unusually dedicated workforce by fostering a culture of respect, recognition, inclusion and collaboration based on the highest ethical values.  Without our employees, our success is not possible.  Our commitment to our customers, our consumers and our employees is unsurpassed. 

 

Under the direction of the Continuous Improvement Manager the Process Engineering Specialist is responsible for the overall improvement of McCormick Canada manufacturing processes and standard operating procedures. The key objective of this role is to reduce variation in operating methods thereby improving the reliability and repeatability of processes. This includes development and maintenance of documentation that captures the best operating practices in the plant.

 

This role will work with Department Managers to ensure that the formal change process is used thereby ensuring that change proposals are appropriately evaluated prior to change. Key concentrations include working on each of the 7 wastes and eliminating them based on TPM and lean problem-solving tools.

 

Key Responsibilities

 

• Focus on cost reduction programs, process improvements, and engineering service requests as well as evaluation and recommendation of process capital improvements and automation. Critically analyzes processes/systems/practices to identify current gaps and opportunities for improvement.

Providing expertise for manufacturing improvements and facilitate continual dedication to prevention of defects and CCI (Comprehensive Continuous Improvement). The Process Engineering Specialist will use the 7-wastes as guiding principles to drive the waste to zero and the throughput of a machine to its optimal rate. After a no-capital solution is formed and run to ground, the Engineer will also support the development of the full capital solution.
• Providing Process Engineering Specialist support and project engineering guidance to filling, processing, and/or support departments under the direction of the Department Manager(s).
• The Process Engineering Specialist is responsible for supporting the development of the following documents for the assigned area: 
•    Department Operating Procedures and line machinery training manuals 
•    Standard Operating Procedures. ie., Lubrication, Preventative Maintenance, Autonomous Maintenance, focused improvement, and quality systems 
•    Standard Control Procedures 
•    All run documents including Baseline Audit Sheets, Changeover documents, Shutdown procedures, Startup procedures, and Operational Cleaning procedures. 
•    Line Capability 
•    All above documents for new projects and maintained annually for ongoing systems 

• As requested, support new plant startups providing personal technical expertise and process team support. Is expected to be current on industry standards and latest developments. Applies best practices and ensures that they are approved and documented

 

Required Qualifications

  • BASc (Bachelor of Applied Science) in Relevant Engineering field  (ME, IE, EE, or related engineering fields)
  • Minimally, must possess one year of relevant production/engineering experience in a food environment.
  • Knowledge and experience with plant operations, packaging and processing equipment is required.
  • Experience developing and writing procedures with cross functional teams.
  • Working knowledge of MPWS systems working knowledge of facilitative coaching and mentoring working knowledge of packaging and Process Engineering Specialist (packaging preferred)

 

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Throughout the selection process, accommodations for applicants with disabilities are available upon request.  Please notify H.R. if required.

WHY WORK AT MCCORMICK?

United by flavor. Driven by results.

As a McCormick employee you’ll be empowered to focus on more than your individual responsibilities. You’ll have the opportunity to be part of something bigger than yourself—to have a say in where the company is going and how it’s growing.

Between our passion for flavor, our 130-year history of leadership and integrity, the competitive and comprehensive benefits we offer, and our culture, which is built on respect and opportunities for growth, there are many reasons to join us at McCormick.