REISER, a global supplier of industrial automation equipment for the Food Industry, seeks an individual to travel to our US customers’ food manufacturing plants to gather, analyze and report productivity and flow data on meat processing and packaging production lines. The objective is to identify flow issues causing yield and waste, and to inform Plant Management of the opportunities to initiate Process Improvement and Equipment Wellness projects optimizing REISER equipment performance within their multi-vendor integrated production operations.
The Process Analyst is a key contributor in our US Services RILS group - REISER Integrated Line Support. Recognized in the Food industry for its high performance automated equipment, REISER also delivers industry leading Technical Services. Many food production lines are designed using automated equipment from multiple manufacturers. Often these configurations fail to deliver optimum results.
RILS Group is committed to ‘smart automation’ eliminating waste of time, money, materials, man-hours, machine time, energy and other resources that do not generate value for our Customer. The RILS Process Improvement Group uses the Analyst’s audit report as the starting point to identify and target non-value-added activities and improve the smooth flow in automated manufacturing process. Based on Lean Manufacturing and Kaizen principles, RILS Engineers engage in projects to ensure effective operation of complex, integrated automation systems that result in higher consistency and product quality, simplification of production, reduced handling, improved work flow, and improved worker morale.
As the first RILS representative scheduled to meet Customer Production Management staff, the Process Analyst projects confidence and professionalism. This role combines analytical capabilities with the know-how to convince seasoned senior Production management that opportunities exist to improve their operations.
Employment starts at REISER HQ, with comprehensive training on REISER equipment and RILS Field Audit Procedures. Analyst is scheduled to audit one production facility per week. Each customer engagement is 5 days in length starting with arrival at customer facility to final wrap-up meeting for presentation of findings to senior Production Management staff.
Focus -along with diplomacy - is critical for success. At Customer premise, the Process Analyst is responsible for:
1. Conduct Equipment Wellness Assessments; Audit Installed equipment; Review performance vs standards, maintenance and repair procedures and records; assess competencies of mechanics and operator personnel;
2. Confer with staff and management regarding procedures, product specifications, production standards and manufacturing capabilities, resource allocation, personnel assignment and scheduling;
3. Production Line Efficiency - Review production schedules, engineering specifications, work flow and procedures, process flows, and other information to understand operations sequence in production process, along with work standards records, set-up and run times for all manufacturing processes;
4. Observe production line identifying equipment and operator activities - workers, machines, material flow, information, and energy;
5. Use REISER proprietary audit tools and methodology to observe and take measurements;
6. Collect, organize, synthesize, and analyze data, summarize findings; develop conclusions and recommendations from a range of data sources;
7. Use MS Excel for mathematical calculations to determine manufacturing throughput and efficiency rates of production equipment. Apply statistical methods and perform mathematical calculations to determine manufacturing processes, staff requirements, and production standards;
8. Present findings to senior management with focus and diplomacy ensuring a positive commitment to launch proactive Process Improvement programs through RILS
9. BS degree in Process, Industrial, Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering
10. 2-5 years’ experience Production Operations or Technical Service
11. Understanding of Kaizen and LEAN manufacturing concepts
12. Process Measurement - Basic expertise to identify and create qualitative and quantitative measures of success and failure;
13. Analytical Skills - Skill and expertise to collect , organize, synthesize, and analyze data, summarize findings; develop conclusions and recommendations;
14. Quantitative Skills: Math, MS Excel spreadsheet
15. Interpersonal Skills: Critical-thinking, Listening, Speaking, Presentation
This position demands regular scheduled flights to customer manufacturing plants located throughout continental USA. Normal travel schedule: Monday – Friday. Candidates need to reside in a location with ready access to an airport.