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Process Improvement Engineer

PepsiCo Inc.

Mesquite, TX
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JobId: 126967BR
Job Title: Process Improvement Engineer
Location: Mesquite, TX
Category: Supply Chain


  • Reports to the existing Total Productive Manufacturing (TPM) Manager
  • Is a cross-functional leader with technical and business system expertise, who overcomes obstacles inherent in organizational structures by providing objective leadership and technical expertise.
  • Pulls members from various departments and functions into Focused Improvement (FI) teams to determine root cause and implement solutions to problems.
  • Determines priorities with data and with direction from plant leadership, using business systems to capture and analyze data for trouble-shooting, support of operations and justification of investments.
  • Ensure the seamless transition to new materials, ingredients, equipment of work processes and drives improvements in throughput, quality, safety and waste reduction.
  • Works hand-in-hand, on a daily basis with the key plant functions, including Quality, Operations, Maintenance, Finance, Production Planning, Shipping and HSE (Health, Safety and Environmental).
  • Leverages and/or supports capital projects to drive process improvements in support of assignments
  • Applies TPM and LSS principles to analyze, plan and execute the requirements of assignments.
  • Develops standard operating procedures, specification documents, protocols, training programs, trouble-shooting guides and other documents to establish, improve and sustain operational and maintenance processes.
  • Administers training for maintenance, operations, quality and other's affected for updated or new equipment, processes and systems related to assignments.
  • Is responsible for developing their own skills and attaining knowledge of plant processes and equipment to allow development of improvement projects and to provide troubleshooting, problem analysis and technical support to the plant as requested.
  • Manages multiple projects and duties of varying priorities simultaneously.
  • Must be an effective motivator who can engage a diverse group of employees (operators to directors) in the problem solving process.
  • Maintains communications with other facilities in sharing \"best practices\" to drive results and capability development.
  • Must be flexible, capable and willing to change and take on additional responsibilities as the business requires and as assigned by manager.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required. Preferably in engineering, business, operations management, or similar field
  • Lean Six Sigma Experience preferred, demonstrated by successful completion of a major improvement project.
  • 2 + years of manufacturing experience in a consumer products manufacturing operation preferred
  • Must be self-motivated, results and action oriented.
  • Ability to make independent and sound decisions.
  • Ability to conduct assessments and audits and evaluate to measure progress.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Solid understanding of Business Finance principles
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite applications
  • Ability to give and receive constructive feedback
  • Ability to lead a team-based approach to decision making
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a results-oriented, challenging environment
  • Strong leadership with the ability to get results through mentoring others
  • Effective coaching, facilitation, presentation, and team building skills
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
PepsiCo is an equal opportunity employer Minorities/Females/People with Disabilities/Protected Veterans/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

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