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T. Marzetti Company Continuous Improvement Engineer in Altoona, Iowa

Position Summary:

The Continuous Improvement Engineer is responsible for driving process improvement within the Marzetti Frozen Pasta locations, along with project management support for engineering and cost optimization projects. This position will support the plant along with corporate engineering and contract engineering to support a multi-phase project and track Cost Optimization projects through completion. ​

Essential Functions/Primary Responsibilities:

  • Guides and positively motivates Project Teams​

  • Responsible for meeting established objectives pertaining to plant goals and performance​

  • Assist and audit Pillar teams, attend regular meetings and measure progress​

  • Conduct regular audits and manage Layered Process Audit​

  • Work closely with accounting/finance department to determine plant loss and cost saving opportunities​

  • Drive best practices, challenge status quo and guide pillar/project teams​

  • Drive total employee engagement and develop associate's skills through effective coaching and mentoring​

  • Maintains close working relationship with all departments and responds to deviations from standards immediately.​

  • Responsible for & maintains positive employee, corporate and community relations along with appropriate interface with customer service.​

  • Ensures a disciplined and safe work environment.​

  • Supports the overall Operational Excellence program and deployment​

  • Provides assistance & information to leadership team with strategic needs and plans for plant operations​

  • BS degree in engineering or a technical field, preferably in industrial, civil or mechanical engineering.

  • Minimum of 7-10 years of prior experience in processing and/or packaging manufacturing.

  • CPG, nutritional, or food processing experience is preferred

  • Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt required

  • Strong analytical, financial and capital project management skills

  • Experience overseeing external contractors and/or working with engineering firms

  • Experience using AutoCAD and Microsoft Office software.

  • Works in a normal office environment where the employee is regularly required to speak, see, hear, sit, stand, talk, type, walk and bend while moving about the facility.

  • Approx. 10 - 15% travel to corporate offices in Columbus, Ohio, and other company locations for education, onboarding assistance or other company support.

Requisition ID: 2019-1921

External Company Name: T. Marzetti Company

External Company URL:

Street: 803 8th St SW