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Junior Industrial Engineer at Knowlton Development Corporation

Junior Industrial Engineer

Knowlton Development Corporation Saddle Brook, NJ Full Time

Title: Junior Industrial Engineer

Reports To: Operations Lead / Regional CI Lead

Department: Continuous Improvement

Manages: Varies with activity level and strategic and tactical goals

Organizational Relationships: The Junior Industrial Engineer works cross-functionally to drive goal setting, improvement and problem solving in all areas of the operation.  They are a continuous improvement SME that serves as a facilitator and a coach for site leadership and for all contributors. 

Basic Function: Owns site’s Operational Excellence Program.  Improves efficiencies and process outputs by using various lean tools. Analyzes line layouts and employee utilization to increase throughput and efficiencies, eliminate waste and achieve cost savings.  Creates a floor presence across the site by working with various Teams and develops OPEX skills and competencies of others.


  • 10 Paid Holidays                       
  • Health / Vision / Dental Insurance
  • Paid Sick Days                          
  • 401K Plan with Employer Match
  • Paid Vacation Days                   
  • Fun and Safe Work Environment
  • Annual Bonus Program          
  • Career Growth Opportunities


  • Identify, lead, and manage process improvement efforts and conduct quantitative analysis of process effectiveness using Lean/Six Sigma tools to measurably impact enterprise performance
  • Use continuous improvement methodologies to map current state processes and value streams
  • Assist in establishing processes for business leaders to measure, manage, track, and report KPI’s, project results and financials
  • Responsible for driving culture change as well as productivity projects
  • Support and coach site managers and their respective teams on CI projects
  • Identifies and implements cost savings measures, particularly those driven by Lean Manufacturing concepts, tracks savings and conducts follow-ups
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Lean manufacturing, Lean Six Sigma, Root Cause Analysis and problem solving, flow manufacturing, Statistical Process Control
  • Facilitate, lead, and participate in both local and strategic Kaizen events to affect breakthrough changes
  • Supports new business proposals requiring solutions for continuous improvement, risk management, performance management, and/or quality management
  • Have excellent communication and partnership skills which are essential for interacting and communicating with key stakeholders at all levels across the company
  • Perform other duties as needed

Education and Experience:

  • BS in Industrial Engineering or a related discipline
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant engineering and continuous improvement experience
  • Lean certification
  • PMP certification preferred
  • Six Sigma certification preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Direct cGMP manufacturing experience
  • Preferred experience with the operation, maintenance and improvement of filling and packaging equipment
  • Preferred experience in a regulated environment
  • Advanced level of experience with project management and project planning
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills; Ability to plan, multi-task and manage time effectively


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Lean Six Sigma
Continuous Improvement Process
Six Sigma Methodology
Risk Management

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