Industrial/Mechanical Engineering Manager

Location: Antioch, IL

Department: Fischer Paper Products

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Fischer Paper Products is a successful, stable, and respected supplier to the Foodservice Industry specializing in quick, customized paper packaging solutions. For more than 40 years, the Fischer team has worked with fanatical effort to meet our customers' needs for reliable service, quality product, and quick order turnaround. At Fischer, we believe that honesty is the foundation of trust and always strive to be collaborative, mindful, personal, and responsive both within our internal teams as well as with all our external customer relationships. We pride ourselves and stake our reputation on superior quality, friendly and helpful service, short lead times, and prompt delivery of our products - it's the little things we do to make things easier for our customers. 

Fischer Paper is positioned for exciting growth and innovation. Continuous improvement is the foundation of our growth, allowing us to serve our customers in ways that ensure long-term mutual success. We seek employees who strive to meet these standards in a safe and rewarding and fun working environment. If you are interested in being part of our team and are in need of an Industrial Engineer to lead our engineers and maintenance technicians team to future success.

The selected individual will develop and implement optimal cost-effective manufacturing processes and methods in accordance with product specifications and quality standards, recommend and implement improvements to production processes, methods, controls and equipment, coordinate manufacturing launch for new or revised products and lead the engineering and maintenance functions in a safe manner which meet/exceed customer expectations, and promote departmental innovation to the next level of continued sustainable growth, operations flexibility and innovative product mix to support and sustain accelerated growth.

The primary responsibilities of the position include:

  • Improve manufacturing processes and methods for cost-reduction, quality improvement and efficiency (OEE)
  • Perform research, design, and development of manufacturing processes including production flow, assembly methods and production equipment
  • Prepare and maintain detailed layouts of buildings and equipment
  • Perform product process analysis for cost reduction, quality improvement, and improved efficiency
  • Drive to achieve and improve company Key Performance Indicators which include: Safety, Perfect Order Quality, On-time Delivery, and OEE
  • Drive and champion new technologies, collaborations and improved processes to define, leverage and implement best production practices including leading continuous improvements in cost reduction, production time and pipeline capacity using methodologies such as Lean Manufacturing principles

The ideal candidate for Fischer will possess the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in industrial or mechanical engineering or related field strongly desired.
  • At least 10 years in the manufacturing environment including several years in a management/leadership role.
  • Experience and/or training in safe work environments, capital improvement, and maintaining compliance with state and federal regulations.
  • Computer assisted design (CAD) proficiency.
  • Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines while maintaining a positive attitude.
  • Strong decision-making ability.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

In return, Fischer offers a strong potential for growth, a business casual work environment, competitive wage commensurate with experience, an excellent benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, disability, vacation, 401(k) Retirement Savings matching contribution, and more. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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