The Manufacturing Engineer  – Sweetener provides technical leadership for Sweetener Manufacturing and Packaging processes that drive significant improvement in overall equipment effectiveness and operational excellence. Partners closely with Operations, Quality, and Engineering on introduction and integration of new products and processes. Coordinate and lead activities of Manufacturing, Engineering, and Quality departments to successfully achieve timely cost effective goals.


Essential Duties and Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and lead Engineering projects designed to improve machine efficiency/uptime, reliability, equipment safety, and maintenance activity efficiency.
  • Develop data acquisition and performance measuring techniques to gather and analyze critical data necessary to execute actions that improve process cost, component cost, and manufacturing reliability
  • Advise management of new developments which may affect profit, schedule, costs, customer relations, and/or inter-departmental relations.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of new technologies which may improve operations, and develop recommendations and plans accordingly.
  • Specify, design, and execute a portfolio of projects focused on Capacity, Process and Cost Improvements requiring cross-functional partnering across multiple disciplines within the organization.
  • Identify opportunities or implement changes to improve products or reduce costs using knowledge of fabrication processes, tooling and production equipment, assembly methods, quality control standards, or product design, materials and parts.
  • Identify, analyze and solve manufacturing problems by recommending, evaluating and executing alternative cost-effective solutions that cover a variety of situations.
  • Determine root causes of failures using statistical methods and recommend changes in designs, tolerances, or processing methods.
  • Provide technical expertise or support related to manufacturing.
  • Incorporate new methods and processes to improve existing operations.
  • Train production personnel in new or existing methods.
  • Design, install, or troubleshoot manufacturing equipment.
  • All other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering is required: Industrial, Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years of engineering experience in a production manufacturing facility with emphasis on OEE and Manufacturing process improvements, Process & Equipment Design, and Project management.
  • Experience managing projects and being a hands-on leader
  • Experience in a food grade environment (FDA, GMP’s, HACCP) with high speed packaging equipment preferred
  • Excellent computer skills, extensive Process and Packaging equipment design and operation, automation and controls (PLC, DCS, etc.) knowledge.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in use of Process Excellence tools and Design for Six Sigma DFSS, (DMAIC, DOE, VSM, RCA, FMEA, etc.).
  • Familiar with Auto-Cad/Draft site


Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to physically perform the functions of climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions
  • Must be able to work seated using a computer and phone for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to work extended hours, such as daily overtime and an occasional weekend
  • Must possess visual acuity to document company records
  • Continuous walking throughout plant and distribution center.
  • Lifting up to 40 pounds