Industrial Engineer
The Hershey Company 188 reviews - Stuarts Draft, VA

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Job Location: Stuarts Draft, VA

Under minimal supervision, will assume responsibility for undertaking and executing complex engineering projects. Perform specific and at times limited portions of more complex assignments. Actively take part in planning and executing tests, analyzing data, flowcharting processes, providing input to process/equipment design and economic analysis, and drive continuous improvement activities across the plant prepare engineering reports. Conduct feasibility studies, determines solutions, and leads initiative to drive improveement, determines manpower and cost estimates and develops engineering criteria. Perform analyses to develop design options or recommendations for structures, systems and components. Receive close supervision on new aspects of assignments. Using prescribed methods, performs specific and limited portions of a broader assignment of an experienced engineer.

Major Duties/Responsibilities:

Opportunity Identification:
  • Participates in the formulation, evaluation, and presentation of product, process and manufacturing alternatives
  • Develops an understanding of business aspects of assignments

  • Under minimal direction, provides support for operations and project teams. Fully functioning team member. Seeks and accepts direction
  • Responsive to coaching
  • Fully executes assignments

Business Knowledge:
  • Demonstrates knowledge of fundamental food industry and Hershey manufacturing processes, construction practices, standards
  • and codes to ultimately provide sound and economical Engineering solutions
  • Demonstrates operational understanding to provide sound continuous improvement solutions
  • Developing an understanding of external customer/supplier relationships
  • Developing business understanding of key measures such as EVA, TRR, cost of capital and how they relate to Engineering/Financial analysis

  • Developing appropriate relationships and respect

  • Identifies opportunities on predefined alternatives for specific assignments of increasing complexity by
  • exhibiting/proficiency of: Development of engineering solutions, engineering calculations, contacting facilities
  • representatives and external suppliers.
  • Exhibits developed communication skills with team members

Impact of Actions:
  • Business Impact (Cost, safety, timing, performance) $.5MM-$2MM
  • Project Scope/Scope of Responsibility
  • Utilizing engineering principles and creativity, participates and supports portions of predefined Engineering projects.
  • Teach Problem Solving Methodologies (DMAIC, Six Sigma, etc)
  • Utilize Problem Solving Methodologies (DMAIC, Six Sigma, etc)
  • Understanding of Loss Analysis and Improvement Methodologies

Provides technical analyses:
  • Makes appropriate recommendations and participates in the design and implementation
  • Under moderate direction, supports plant equipment checkout and startup
  • Participates in the development of specific capital projects through completion
  • Continues to develop negotiation skills to "sell" capital project progression
  • Serves on capital project implementation team

  • Continue to develop understanding and knowledge of administrative tools (productivity tools, vacation policies, etc…) to
  • function effectively within Engineering

Problem Resolution:
  • Identifies new problems and investigates predefined problems
  • Analyzes and identifies probable causes with root cause analysis and recommends/facilitates the implementation of solutions

  • Provide mentoring on the Product Line Complexity model, SAP standard costing, capital project development, operational knowledge to team members and customers

Capital Budgeting/Planning:
  • Participates in development and prioritization of capital requests
  • Participates in the review and development of product line standards

Process and Metrics:
  • Leads internal process improvement teams
  • Teaches how to lead process improvement teams

Internal Customer Relationships:
  • Leads internal process improvement teams
  • Expand relationships and credibility with broader customer base
  • Begin to leverage both to effect positive business results

Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform major duties/responsibilities:
  • Capital Project administration
  • Microsoft Office Applications
  • Project Planning
  • Task Planning
  • Annual planning preparation
  • Resource planning
  • ork load prioritization
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Industry trends and directions
  • Risk Assessment
  • Project management processes and techniques
  • Process Design/-process facilitation
  • Product and vendor evaluation
  • SAP knowledge
  • Personal Administrative
  • Cost Center Administration
  • Departmental Administration

Business Process Competencies:
  • Capital program/financial drivers
  • Supply Chain process
  • Manufacturing and Co-Manufacturing processes
  • Marketing processes
  • Packaging processes
  • QRC processes
  • Customer Service processes
  • Material Control processes
  • IE processes/PCM processes
  • Product Knowledge
  • New Product process
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPI)

Continuous Improvement Competencies:
  • TPM experience preferred
  • Six Sigma experience preferred
  • Lean experience preferred
  • Engineering fundamentals
  • Engineering Disciplines (Utilities, Electrical, Packaging, Process)
  • Specifications development
  • Computer-based development tools
  • Value Analysis
  • Project estimation
  • Scope of work (analysis and development)
  • Budget (Task)
  • Systems design
  • Development and interpretation of Engineering documentation
  • Operations/Manufacturing knowledge
  • Ergonomic design
  • Construction practices
  • Regulatory/code/standards compliance
  • Technical Writing
  • Stong Microsoft Excel skills preferred

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
  • Education: B.S. Required (Engineering Degree required, Industrial Engineering preferred)
  • Experience: 2-3 years of Manufacturing Experience

Any offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of the background check results consistent with The Hershey Company's employment policies. Background checks may include, but are not limited to the following: education verification, employment verification, criminal check, social security number verification, and / or drug test.

The Hershey Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The policy of The Hershey Company is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, Veteran Status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected category recognized by state and federal laws.

About this company
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The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY), headquartered in Hershey, Pa., is a global confectionery leader known for bringing goodness to the world...