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Manufacturing Engineer

Company: Trivium Packaging
Location: Youngstown
Posted on: September 13, 2021

Job Description:

Location: Primarily Youngstown, Ohio

Department: Engineering

Job Summary:

The Manufacturing Engineer will plan, design, set up, modify, and optimize, and monitor manufacturing processes in our industrial facility.  The manufacturing engineer will also manage capacity addition, process improvement and / or equipment replacement projects to include project scope, costing, business case development, resource planning, timeline, and execution. 




Job Duties:

  • Support Production in reducing / eliminating equipment and tooling downtime or scrap, utilizing good analytical methodologies.
  • Manage capacity addition, process improvement and / or equipment replacement projects to include project scope, costing, business case development, resource planning, timeline, and execution. 
  • Collaborates closely with project team to develop proposal of improvement initiatives including process, equipment, and product improvements with relevant details such as scope of work, timelines, labor requirements, costs and return on investment.
  • Manage and forecast of associated project capital spending compared to budgeted costs.
  • Generates vendor Technical Scope of Supply documents and works closely with Purchasing Manager in negotiating capital purchases.
  • Prepare and present detailed financial analysis including project budgets, ROI analysis and forecasts. 
  • Create and maintain Process Flow, PFMEA, and Operation and Maintenance documentation
  • Ensure that manufacturing cost standards are achieved through process optimization and improvement methods.
  • Support and maintain error-proofing methodologies.
  • Support facility and production line enhancements
  • Support and develop department or maintenance projects / activities with good engineering direction. Take part or facilitate the team Lean strategies and methodologies and / or Six Sigma activities
  • Facilitate continuous improvement for all processes.
  • Support, cost estimate and document all engineering changes.
  • Initiate actions to prevent the occurrence of any nonconformance relating to product, or processes and systems.
  • Document all activities as required.
  • Optimize maintenance programs and practices.
  • Any additional responsibility deemed necessary by management.
  • Compose and publish standard training documents and single point lessons.
  • Perform all other job duties as assigned.






Qualifications and Experience Requirements:


  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline
  • Minimum of 5 years related experience in manufacturing or assembly processes
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing / mechanical processes and equipment
  • Experience designing, operating, troubleshooting, or maintaining complex production machinery is desirable.
  • Knowledge of computer or PLC based machine control systems is desirable.
  • CAD experience (SolidWorks, AutoCAD) is desirable
  • Knowledge of Lean / Six Sigma theory and practices is desirable.
  • Strong skills utilizing Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Project, PowerPoint) with the ability to learn new systems and tools quickly.
  • Good mechanical / technical skills
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to read, interpret and create mechanical, electrical, and P&ID drawings.
  • Possess excellent leadership & teamwork abilities, and organizational skills.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong understanding of statistical analysis including Six Sigma, control charts, etc.
  • Competency with Measuring Devices both in (SI) Metric and US Customary units.
  • Ability to travel from up to 50%


Physical Demands:


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use of hands to finger, handle, feel, talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  The employee must frequently lift and or move up to 15 pounds with occasionally lifting or moving up to 75 pounds. There is no continual lifting with this job description. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and distance vision as well as color recognition. Good hand eye coordination is necessary.


Average hours per week:       50 or 36/48 alternating

Usual Shift worked is:             8 or 12 hours

Time during the normal workday, the team member may be required to:

Stand                         50%

Sit                                    20%

Walk                          30%

Lift                                   10%

Twist                          15%

Squat                              20%

Crawl                         as required

Climb                              as required


(90-180 degrees)   15%

Reach above

shoulders                       as required

Work at heights        as required







Table: Occasionally 1-33%, Frequently 34-66%, and Continuously 67-100% of the time.


This position requires ability to lift:

Up to 15 lbs... Frequently

16-30 lbs........ Occasionally

31-50 lbs........ Occasionally

51-75 lbs........ Occasionally

76-100 lbs..... Not required




Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is very loud. Employees must wear hearing protection and all other assigned personal protective equipment. Temperature can range from extreme cold (<40 degrees) to extreme heat (>95 degrees). The atmosphere contains fumes, dust, and odors.


Who We Are:

Trivium Packaging is a global leader in metal packaging with more than 60 locations worldwide and employs close to 8,000 people. Trivium serves a diverse range of customers in a variety of end markets such as food, seafood, pet food, nutrition, beauty and personal care, household care and premium beverages.


At Trivium, people are the driving force in all our successes by bringing expertise and talent to help us stand out, achieving excellence through their commitment and drive, and maintaining a focus on continuous improvement in everything they do. Together, our goal is to be the number one choice for customers seeking sustainable metal packaging solutions.


Trivium Packaging is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.


Keywords: Trivium Packaging, Youngstown , Manufacturing Engineer, Other , Youngstown, Ohio

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