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Job Summary:

MycoWorks is seeking a person to fill the role of Tannery Process Engineer. This person will be responsible for improving all machinery, process, and operator capability in MycoWorks’ tannery-partner facility. 

Critical focus areas for the Tannery Process Engineer will be: assisting with the development of various Reishi tanning processes; eliminating the facility’s top losses to root cause; development and maintenance of critical Daily Management Systems; assisting with the implementation of the MycoWay (MycoWorks’ novel manufacturing work system); coaching and development of all plant operators via the rollout of standards; improving the quality systems throughout the facility.

This role interacts heavily with multiple organizations, including Engineering, Quality, Supply Chain, and Process Development. The role reports to the Director of Tannery Management.

Responsibilities:

  • Identify, prioritize, analyze, and eliminate manufacturing process losses and inefficiencies in the manufacturing of Fine Mycelium
  • Build and execute experimental plans designed to eliminate top quality losses
  • Report production and process reliability data, as well as the associated gap analyses and action plans, to leadership and broader cross-functional teams
  • Collaborate with experts across multiple functions and disciplines in order to arrive at the best possible solution to any given problem
  • Become the “process expert” for the facility, serving as the lead technical voice for current production as well as for the development of future process improvements and projects
  • Participate in technology transfer of best processes to all of MycoWorks’ tannery partners
  • Build Operator capability through the development and training of Standard Operating Procedures, Work Instructions, and One-Point Lessons
  • Own and maintain the site’s Centerline system, ensure routine centerline completion/compliance is performed, and that all Centerline data is accurate
  • Assist with the development of routine cleaning/inspection/lubrication standards and ensure their completion to standard
  • Assist in the development and rollout of quality-related standards
  • Support the implementation of the MycoWay by leveraging servant leadership principles
  • Promote a “Zero Defect” culture within the facility
  • Helps to drive the company vision in production facility

Qualifications:

  • BS in Engineering or Business is preferred
  • 2-5 years of experience in Manufacturing working on the production floor and coaching operators
  • Knowledge of root cause analysis tools and ability to coach others in the organization on their proper execution
  • Bilingual English/Spanish
  • Experience working in cross functional teams
  • Ability to deliver on goals autonomously, knowing when to escalate
  • Leather industry experience a plus
  • Understanding of TPM/ Lean methodologies 
  • Ability to execute gap analyses and create focused action plans
  • Understanding of autonomous systems, specifically: Defect Handling; Centerline, Inspect, and Lubrication
  • Knowledge of statistical process control 
  • Experience with starting up new equipment and/or production lines a plus

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