Engineer Process Improvement

Date:  Sep 27, 2022
Location:  East Windsor
Company:  Shiseido
Country/Region:  US
Custom Field 4:  Employee (Permanent)
Company:  Shiseido

Job Summary: 

The Production Process Engineer will support the Packaging team in the Filling and Assembly Process. The focus of the department is to promote a constant transformation in the industrial operation by developing, implementing, and ensuring conformity of the Cosmetic Production Processes. Experience with Packaging and Production of at least 3 years is mandatory for this position.

This role will be under the direction of Production & Packaging Engineering Supervisor and will be responsible to provide leadership, strategic focus, and Improvement Initiatives for driving a strong culture of high performance, excellent quality, and cost either using the current production process and technology or through change the components (packaging).

The individual will be required to drive his/her projects and solicit other team members to ensure the required tasks are performed in a timely manner. The engineer must have the ability to adapt to fast-changing environments. The position will require an individual to have the willingness to take risks and to consider new approaches to improve the organization's competitive position.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Engineering & Testing - Production & Packaging
    • Identify and Analyze opportunities in production operation process driving improvement of Performance, Quality, and cost
    • Review and approve technical engineering process and drawings for components/assemblies
    • Perform statistical analysis from testing data to assess specification values
    • Attend line trials and process validation
  • Project Management
    • Ability to handle multi-task launch projects with limited supervision and support
    • Meet timeline due dates for all required actions
  • Packaging- Bill of Materials
    • Support and perform BOM (Bill of Materials) changes for existing products (new products, artwork updates, material changes, new tertiary pack outs)

Working Relationships/Key Stakeholders:

  • Production Operation
  • Technical Engineering
  • Brand Marketing and Product Development
  • Procurement
  • Packaging engineering & lab
  • Component suppliers

Qualifications & Competencies: (List required or desired education; competencies; experiences; soft & hard skills)

  • BS + degree in Package Engineering or another Engineering discipline (mechanical, material science)
  • 3 years’ experience within Packaging department
  • 3 years’ experience within Production department
  • 3 years of experience in Cosmetics, Pharmaceuticals, Chemicals or Consumer Goods Production & Packaging team
  • Basic knowledge with CAD software and 3D printing, SolidWorks
  • Responsible for initiating and resolving queries from other functions in a timely manner and communicating, escalating issues when appropriate
  • Aware of cross function and regional impact of decisions
  • Appreciates importance of on-time and quality delivery of projects to business partners
  • Knowledge of Filling and Assembly processes and High-Speed machine are preferred
  • Six Sigma certification is recommended (Green Belt or Black Belt)
  • Basic knowledge of molding processes, resins, and package testing methods
  • Ability to network, work in teams and network
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills (verbal, written, good listening skills, providing support with trust, respect, and transparency)
  • Entrepreneurial spirit: taking initiative and drive clarity and resolution
  • Drive projects with full ownership, and hold accountability on team members to ensure all steps of the timeline are met
  • Ability to adapt to fast-changing environments
  • Problem Solving: ability to predict, recognize and define meaningful corrective actions to problems
  • Willingness to take risks and to consider new approaches to improve the organization's competitive position





Below is a list of Core Competencies designed to help employees at Shiseido Americas succeed as the company continues to evolve and innovate.

  1. Business Insights: Applying knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the organization’s goals
  2. Customer Focus: Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer centric solutions
  3. Collaborates: Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives
  4. Drives Results: Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances
  5. Action Oriented: Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm
  6. Develops Talent: Developing people to meet both their career goals and the organization’s goals
  7. Nimble Learning: Actively learning through experimentation when tackling new problems, using both successes and failures as learning fodder
  8. Instills Trust: Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity and authenticity
  9. Communicates Effectively: Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences
  10. Drives Vision & Purpose: Painting a compelling picture of the vision and strategy that motivates others to action

Shiseido is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender identity, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other classification protected by Federal, State or Local law

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