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Production Engineer

Company: Ecolab
Location: Joliet
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Join Ecolab at our flagship manufacturing site in Joliet, IL as a Production Engineer . You will lead technical improvement work at our largest chemical blend operation to produce the cleaning and sanitation products Ecolab makes for the United States' market. Ecolab is currently a $14B Fortune 500 Company on track to be $20B by 2020 - supply chain enabled sales will be a big part of that growth.

In this role you will lead technical and organizational efforts to develop and integrate manufacturing processes for new and significantly revised products. We are seeking an engineer to develop engineering and organizational solutions, determine effort hour and cost estimates, and to plan and implement improvement work for Operating Departments to recognize objectives. You will have the opportunity to work with others and will lead the team to ensure projects conform to local, regional, national, and corporate safety, environmental, and other applicable standards.

What You'll Do:

  • Own and develop result tracking systems and utilization
  • Define and improve equipment and TPM system standards
  • Coach and develop EO and RE technical skill capabilities
  • Apply, improve, and coach others on TPM tools to drive process improvements - AM, PM, FI
  • Lead OEE & capacity improvements for Business with an emphasis on top loss transformations
  • Develop and lead execution of OEE improvement action plan
  • Work closely with Production and Reliability teams to implement and improve TPM tools
  • (CIL's, CL's, planned maintenance standards, etc.)
  • Lead small technical changes (FI projects) and small capital improvements
  • Work closely with the Engineering team to provide technical design input
  • Support and lead the start-up of the projects using Early Equipment Management (EEM) tools and the CQV process.
  • Develop technical mastery in area / process
  • TPM tools and apply scientific understanding to key area transformations
  • Material Loss & QA projects
  • Technical troubleshooting
  • Apply engineering skills and experience to improve plant safety, quality, throughput, and cost by planning and executing engineering projects while meeting project cost and schedule objectives.
  • Design, develop, and execute capital projects. In general, define the project scope, develop equipment specifications, conduct/review the engineering design, establish the project budget and timeline, direct resources for project implementation, and work closely with operations during commissioning and start-up.
  • Contribute and conduct the design and engineering of a wide variety of processing, filling, packaging, and material handling equipment.
  • Support efforts to identify areas within the operations function where safety, quality, delivery, and cost may be improved.
  • Manage third party contractors and engineering in support of projects.Location Information
    The Production Engineer will work at our largest North American plant: 3001 Channahon Road, Joliet, Illinois, 60436 and will be involved in the planning and execution of capital and organizational improvement projects. The plant is a 600,000 square foot site that operates 24/7 and manufactures approximately 900 formulas and 1,700 SKUs. Products include Liquid, Powder, Organic and Cast products used by businesses for cleaning and sanitation to promote clean water, abundant energy and safe food.

    Basic Qualifications
    • Bachelor's degree Chemical, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
    • 3+ years of experience in a chemical, food, or related manufacturing environment
    • Project management experience
    • No immigration sponsorship available for this positionPreferred Qualifications
      • 5+ years of experience in a chemical, food, or related manufacturing environment
      • 5+ years of project management experience
      • Experience managing projects $1MM+
      • Experience managing contractors
      • Automated packaging line experience
      • World Class manufacturing and TPM experienceEvery day, we make the world cleaner, safer and healthier - protecting people and vital resources. Ecolab is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services. Around the world businesses in foodservice, food processing, hospitality, healthcare, industrial, and oil and gas markets choose Ecolab products and services to keep their environment clean and safe, operate efficiently and achieve sustainability goals. Our global workforce of over 44,000 employees is consistently delivering comprehensive solutions that meet the unique needs of our customers.

        Ecolab strives to provide comprehensive and market-competitive benefits to meet the needs of our associates and their families. Click here to see our benefits.
        If you are viewing this posting on a site other than our Ecolab Career website, view our benefits at

        US Federal Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate
        Due to legal requirements applicable to federal contractors, applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated (i.e., 14 days past the final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine regimen) and provide proof of vaccination prior to their start date unless a religious or medical accommodation is requested by the applicant and approved by Ecolab.

        Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
        Ecolab will provide reasonable accommodation (such as a qualified sign language interpreter or other personal assistance) with our application process upon request as required to comply with applicable laws. If you have a disability and require accommodation assistance in this application proces s, please call Ecolab Recruiting Support at (866) 841-6682 for assistance.

        Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
        At Ecolab, we believe the best teams are diverse and inclusive, and we are on a journey to create a workplace where every associate can grow and achieve their best. We are committed to fair and equal treatment of associates and applicants. We recruit, hire, promote, transfer and provide opportunities for advancement on the basis of individual qualifications and job performance. In all matters affecting employment, compensation, benefits, working conditions, and opportunities for advancement, we will not discriminate against any associate or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, creed, national origin, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expressions, genetic information, marital status, age, disability, or status as a covered veteran.
        In addition, we are committed to furthering the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) through Affirmative Action (AA). Our goal is to fully utilize minority, female, disabled and covered veteran individuals at all levels of the workforce. Ecolab is a place where you can grow your career, own your future and impact what matters.
        We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance and the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Keywords: Ecolab, Joliet , Production Engineer, Engineering , Joliet, Illinois

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