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Industrial Engineer in Quinte West at Kruger Products

Date Posted: 6/27/2018

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Job Description

The Industrial Engineer is responsible to manage the safe and efficient operation of the Converting Asset Lines to which they are assigned.  Assets for each line may include: tissue re-winder, wrappers, case packers, and core machines.


The Industrial Engineer reports to the Production Manager


  • Responsible for the production of the required grades of finished product in accordance with quality specifications, at or better than budgeted volume levels and within budgeted per-case equivalent costs.
  • Coordinate with maintenance to ensure the production equipment is maintained in good condition and preventive maintenance is supported to minimize reliability breakdowns.
  • Lead root cause failure analysis efforts including the development and follow through of action plans to improve efficiencies.
  • Identify opportunities to increase efficiency on assigned assets, reduce costs and reduce downtime for such things as grade changes, cleanings, etc.
  • Responsible for monitoring the paper quality and ensuring that all quality specifications are being met.
  • Must identify, coordinate and lead training opportunities for employees assigned to assets. This may include mentoring operational and troubleshooting skills, vendor training, OJT, participation in the development of SOPs and standardizing best practices for operating the equipment.
  • Manage and coordinate changeover activities.
  • Responsible for conducting and/or working with the quality and technical teams on new product trials in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Responsible for the tracking and managing production rates, machine efficiencies and waste, material usage, and maintenance performance on assigned lines using daily, weekly and monthly reports.
  • Fulfill an active supervision role. Being a leader in order to:
    • Optimize efficiency and employee morale.
    • Ensure operators complete production paperwork properly


  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial or Mechanical Engineering.
  • Preference for 2-5 years experience working with converting and/or packaging equipment in a technical or operational capacity.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both in writing and verbally.
  • Multi-task in a high-volume environment, anticipate production and drive improvement opportunities.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and with production management.
  • Provide consultation, coaching, facilitation or teaching with employees.
  • Ability to plan, organize, execute and work to specific goals and objectives.
  • Ability to change and adapt to new situations.
  • Promote change and growth.  Establishes trust with employees through support, goal setting, action planning, and follow-up.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and other applicable software applications.
  • Demonstrated experience with performance management and effective conflict resolution.

 Kruger Products is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals.  We thank all applicants for their interest in Kruger Products but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.