Process Optimisation Engineer

North West, Full Time Deadline: Not specified

You are responsible for applying technical expertise to drive continuous improvement in the manufacturing unit in order to maintain and improve operating efficiencies, reduce cost and improve sustainability. You will assist in the design of processes for new and existing products. You will implement projects to align with engineering strategies, standards and frameworks. You will optimise operating systems to enable safe, efficient and effective operation of facilities and infrastructure throughout its lifecycle. You will support MECP through the Focused Improvement Pillar and PMC. You will be based in a manufacturing unit reporting into a Plant/Manufacturing Manager with a dotted line to the CoE Process Engineer.

Perform data analysis, root-cause analysis and identify and implement process improvements to support issue resolution and optimizing production processes to eliminate losses, improve quality, capacity, throughput and conversion cost.
Conducting process capability studies to establish optimal product rationalization on production lines and provide input to the production planning team
Develop and review energy and material balances
Become an SME – understand the manufacturing technology in the category and work with technology, maintenance and manufacturing teams to resolve issues relating to product quality, process capability and efficiency challenges
Evaluate manufacturing processes by designing ’ conducting research; applying knowledge of product design, fabrication, assembly, tooling, and material; consulting equipment vendors and soliciting observations from operators.
Work with the R’D, Projects and Quality teams to support the design of new systems and processes for the introduction of new products and the improvement of existing processes. Assist in trial design, execution and reporting for NPD
Be the process custodian, evaluating new innovations as it is deployed
Evaluate the impact of projects on current processes, and develop and implement appropriate changes relating to operating, safety and quality procedures.
Facilitate Process risk assessments, i.e. HAZOP
Develop Processing/Technical Procedures for your plant processes
Lead the PMC pillar and be the governance of the FI pillar of MECP.
Leverage process community involvements through weekly interactions with other sites to fast track improvements in your plant.
Develop and drive the water and energy reduction initiatives at your manufacturing unit

Key Professional Competencies
Core knowledge – Tertiary qualification in Engineering (Industrial/Chemical/Mechanical), Food Technology and Food Science. Process Engineering, Supply Chain collaboration, New product development
Key foundational competencies

Academic – Analytical skill, Problem solving, Project management, Risk management, Decision making,
Leadership – Owning it, Taking the Tiger perspective, Managing change, Driving long-term results, Thinking Innovation, Staying a Step-Ahead
Personal Effectiveness – Effective communication, Interpersonal skills, continuous learning


Function – 2 to 3 years' experience in Engineering, Food Technology. Technical proficiency across lifecycle in study, design, installation, commissioning and operation.
Industry – FMCG experience in preferred


Process capability Matrix
Quality Metric
Total savings delivered
Waste savings reduction delivered
Number of improvement project initiated and completed