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Process Engineer

  • Posted: 28 Feb 2024
  • Operations
  • United States
  • On-site

About the job


At Danone, Manufacturing the best products and supplying them to meet demand is a key driver for our plant teams.

We have an opening for a Process Engineer based in Bridgeton, NJ!  The Process Engineer is responsible for the equipment improvement, standardization, technical training, and problem solving. The role of the Process Engineer is to eliminate process losses on equipment or areas and drive standards and problem solving.   




  • Serve as backup to the Line Leader and lead Daily Direction Setting (DDS) process when Line Leader is unavailable
  • Identify, prioritize, and eliminate process losses (lead discussion on losses and Top 3 Plan for the month in weekly DDS)
  • Provide feedback to design (materials & product initiatives) and lead smart standardization deployment 
  • Define the equipment standards
  • Direct and coach the change management & validation processes   
  • Lead, build and coach the capability of process failures technical troubleshooting 
  • Lead and coach process benchmarking & reapplication
  • Collaborate with Line Leader and line team (frontline workers) to develop new standards
  • Design, implement and maintain systems to collect and analyze data for critical product and process parameters to identify process losses
  • Collaborate with line management to prioritize improvement opportunities
  • Eliminate or reduce (prioritized) losses through process or work system changes
  • Participate in the daily direction-setting process – report results, flag issues and request resources
  • Own critical Daily Management Systems (DMS)
  • Use Reliability Engineering tools to drive centerlining and loss elimination
  • Standardize equipment and work processes
  • Own the Change Management (CM) system for a designated process
  • Update process control strategies and operating procedures as changes occur
  • Share and reapply learning across processes, modules, and plants
  • Prepare and give training on process/equipment changes
  • Develop self through participating in corporate and external training
  • Participate in planned stops and changeovers on the line as needed
  • Standardize and improve changeovers and Clean In Place (CIP) activities
  • Spend 60-80% of time on the floor
  • Become a technical expert for a designated process
  • Train and become proficient on all basic line team roles
  • Coach and collaborate with the line teams and site and regional equipment or process owners
  • Delivers on SQCDMN daily/weekly/monthly/yearly goals and objectives through individual and team efforts
  • Ensures adherence to safety standards and regulations (WISE) to ensure a safe working environment

About you

Education and Experience Required:

  • 4-year engineering degree preferred
  • Or 3-5 years’ experience in manufacturing with demonstrated technical aptitude and leadership capability
  • Ability to adjust schedule to support 24/7 Manufacturing Operation, may include working overtime, graveyard shift and/or weekends as business needs dictate.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Fundamental skills in influencing and persuasion
  • Strong interpersonal skills associated with developing trusting relationships
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and SAP
  • Ability to work in a fluid environment
  • Ability to identify problems, draw conclusions, and make recommended solutions
  • Ability to be self-directed with little supervisior.

About us

At Danone North America, you’ll work with some of the best-known food and beverage brands in the world like Activia, Silk, Horizon Organic, Two Good, Oikos, evian, and Happy Family. You’ll be part of the largest Certified B Corp™ in the world, working together to make sure our brands create real benefits for people, communities, and the planet. We have 6,000+ employees across the U.S. and Canada. Come join our movement for a healthier world: One Planet. One Health BY YOU.


Danone North America doesn’t just welcome what makes you unique, we value it. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All hires to our team are based on qualifications, merit and business needs. We recruit, employ, train and promote regardless of race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other protected status. Faithful to our values of openness and humanism, all our employees share in the commitment to engage one another with dignity and respect. http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf