The Role 

The ManufacturingEngineer will develop, coordinate and commission innovative solutions for a variety of manufacturing processes across the GTI manufacturing network.  This role is focused on developingoptimized processes and integrateautomated solutions for our sites to deliver outstanding quality cannabis products, at scale, to our consumers and patients.  This role will play a pivotal role in the Early Management process – taking projects through ideation with site involvement, through a full IQ/OQ/PQ validation and hand-off to the site production teams.  The right candidate for this role will possess a unique combination of skills: ability to work with a diverse team across all locations, extensive knowledge in real world engineering applications, Cannabis regulatory understanding, ability to influence diverse peer group, and strong leadership and people-development skills.   A passion for our product and our consumers along with an entrepreneurial mentality will be key to long-term success. 

Requirements: 

Process Design and Optimization: 

  • Design and develop manufacturing processes for a variety of products and packages applications.  
  • Continuously optimize and improve existing processes for increased efficiency, yield, safety and quality.  
  • Work with cross functional teams to establish and launch new concepts across the enterprise.   
  • Deliver ongoing training to sites on applications, quality improvements and efficiency. 

 

Equipment and Schedule Management:  

  • Evaluate and source strategic automatedsolutions for processing and packaging.  
  • Select and maintain the appropriate automated manufacturing equipment and machinery per market.  
  • Deliver start-up management excellence to selected project efforts. 
  • Maintain and communicate project schedule and milestones to key stakeholders.  

 

Continuous Improvement:  

  • Implement Lean Manufacturing principles and Six Sigma methodologies to drive continuous improvement initiatives.  
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify and execute process improvement projects.  

 

Quality Control: 

  • Work with QA team to implement quality control procedures to ensure required standards and regulations are met. 
  • Identify and address quality issues promptly, implementing corrective actions as necessary.   
  • Recurring audits of quality through the eyes of the client across all sites   

 

Compliance and Regulation: 

  • Stay up to date with local, state, and federal regulations governing production requirements. 
  • Work with regional compliance to ensure all manufacturing processes adhere to compliance standards, including safety and quality regulations.  
  • Work directly with site compliance team to assess risk for projects impacting equipment that is regulated by state. 

Cost Control and Finance: 

  • Manage production costs by optimizing resource utilization, minimizing waste, and reducing production downtime.  
  • Develop project justification for new capital, manage capital project budget, and audit equipment/process integration to ensure metrics are met.   
  • Gain approval from Senior Leadership Team on projects requiring capital spend. 

 

Training and Documentation: 

  • Train and supervise production staff on proper manufacturing procedures.  
  • Maintain detailed documentation of manufacturing processes and changes for compliance and quality assurance.   
  • Implement safety protocols to protect employees and the environment.  

 

 

 

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field and 4+ years managing professional Operations and Engineering efforts   
  • Previous experience in a manufacturing engineering role, ideally in the cannabis, food or beverage industries.   
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail  
  • Able to diagnose complex technical systems and develop simple human-machine interface and training solutions for optimal operations.   
  • Highly motivated, self-directed, innovative and able to work independently or among teams with keen judgement, common sense and resourcefulness.   
  • Adapts and thrives in a demanding, start-up, fast-paced environment.   
  • Possesses a high level of critical thinking. 
  • Operates with a high level of professionalism and integrity, including dealing with confidential information 
  • Must understand and comply with the rules, regulations, policies, and procedures of GTI 
  • Must have a solid understanding of the Medical Marijuana laws, rules and regulations set forth by the state.   

 

Additional Requirements: 

  • Active driver’s license or State ID card. 
  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age. 
  • Must pass any and all required background checks. 
  • Must be and remain compliant with all legal or company regulations for working in the industry. 
  • Must be approved by the regulatory agency, if required, and maintain compliance with any employee badging process. 
  • Travel: Up to 60% 

Working Conditions:  

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to perform grasping, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions. 
  • Physical demands – May be required to stand and/or walk for extended periods of time. Must be able to lift, carry and balance up to 50 pounds (200 pounds with assistance).   
  • Extended periods of sitting and computer work. 
  • This is a GMP facility and the Employee Hygiene and Personal Effects Policy must be followed, which prohibits wearing/having false eyelashes/eyelash extensions, false/long fingernails, fingernail polish/art, hairpins, non-permanent jewelry (permanent means it can only be removed surgically), and other items that may fall off. 
  • Work involves daily exposure to allergens (such as cannabis, tree nuts, and coconut oil). 

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