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Process Technician

Company: Pactiv Evergreen
Location: Kalamazoo
Posted on: May 6, 2024

Job Description:

Overview: Pactiv Evergreen Inc. (NASDAQ: PTVE) is a leading manufacturer and distributor of fresh foodservice and food merchandising products and fresh beverage cartons in North America and certain international markets. It supplies its products to a broad and diversified mix of companies, including full service restaurants and quick service restaurants, foodservice distributors, supermarkets, grocery and healthy eating retailers, other food stores, food and beverage producers, food packers and food processors. To learn more about the company, please go to the company website at pactivevergreen.com. -140 miles west of Detroit and 50 miles south of Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo is a city in southern Michigan. The Kalamazoo Valley Museum offers science, technology and history exhibits, plus a planetarium. American and European art form the core collection of the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. To the south, the Air Zoo museum features vintage aircraft, flight simulators and rides. The multi-use Kalamazoo River Valley Trail runs through the city, linking parks and nearby communities. -The Pactiv Evergreen Kalamazoo Converting Facility is located in Kalamazoo, Michigan, with easy access to the beautif Great Lakes region and the cities of Chicago and Detroit. Opened in 1952 and employing 175 team members, the facility prints and die cuts refrigerated gable top cartons for a variety of national and regional brands, primarily supplying important dairy nutrition to schoolchildren throughout the US. -Pactiv Evergreen is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. - Pactiv Evergreen is an Equal Opportunity Employer. - All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, religion, creed, age national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status or other characteristics or statuses protected by law. - For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please -call (847) 482-4320 or email TalentHelp@Pactiv.com. -All information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines and applicable laws. -Our Social Responsibility platform features a robust, employee-led Give Back program, which includes a matching gifts plan, community grants initiative, and our annual Company-wide Month of Action campaign. With each of these initiatives, our employees are empowered and equipped to give back to their communities and support the non-profits important to them and their families. Through our Give Back program, we own our commitment to Social Responsibility and live our purpose of Packaging a Better Future. Responsibilities: Responsibilities: -In this role, you will be responsible for monitoring and improving manufacturing results and engineering processes as the -OPS Extrusion or Solid Sheet Thermo-Forming Process Tech. -This hands-on role requires you to be knowledgeable of manufacturing equipment, processing and troubleshooting. -Job Duties include but not limited to:Provides on-call after hours engineering support as required for 24 Hour Plant Manufacturing processes.Establishes, coordinates and directs Extrusion and/or Thermoforming process improvement initiatives.Provides technical operations support for -Extrusion and/or Thermoforming -manufacturing problems. Develops and leads process-improvement initiatives to address specific issues as they arise.Develops OEE and Quality improvement plans with the plant Leadership Team to meet Pactiv targets.Assists in the development of the capital budget project pool.Assists in the development of the technical talent in the group.Provides technical support of Changeover teams in order to optimize efficiency.Leads the team for completion of safety awareness topics and works for the reduction of triggers for unsafe behaviors. Corrects safety related issues and leads investigations on safety related topics.Utilizes Plan, Do, Check and Adjust methodology for managing daily improvement (MDI).Capable of recognizing opportunities for improvement and generating a list of ideas for annual plant operational improvement.Utilizes lean methods (Kaizen) for process improvements and utilizes daily coaching for sustainment.Utilizes operational data to make informed decisions on a daily basis.Uses metrics for accountability to mark improvement or need for improvement.Provides engineering support and resources to sustain plant production including assisting with plant facilities and production equipment maintenance.Assist operations in the development of Operator & Sr. Operator Specialist skills Qualifications: Qualifications: - - - - - - - - - -Ability to create, and follow written procedures related to tooling / equipment changeover(s), checklists, tooling maintenance, tooling repair, tooling storage and retrieval and tool shop housekeeping. - - - - - - - - - -Must be self-directed and reliable. - - - - - - - - - -Must have acceptable work and attendance record: - - - - - - - - - -Must successfully complete Senior Operator Specialist certification. - - - - - - - - - -Must be able to interact and effectively communicate with other associates in a team oriented environment. - - - - - - - - - -Must be able to troubleshoot process problems quickly and accurately in a fast paced environment. - - - - - - - - - -Willing and able to provide off shift technical support when required. - - - - - - - - - -Exhibit ability to develop and audit process training materials and manage operator qualifications training matrix.2-3 years of plant experience in technical and supervisory roles (preferred) - - well versed in all facets of plant operations and maintenance with a strong emphasis on safety.Lean Methodologies or Continuous Process Improvement desired.Technical experience to include process support and working/hands-on knowledge of -Plastic extrusion and/or thermoforming -on a large scale with demonstrated results. -

Keywords: Pactiv Evergreen, Kalamazoo , Process Technician, Hospitality & Tourism , Kalamazoo, Michigan

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