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Process Improvement Engineer (2 positions available)
Job Posting Category: Experienced Professionals (1+ years)
Career Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Industry: Packaged Goods
Job Category: Manufacturing,Project Management,Engineering
Years Experience: 1-2 Years
Job Type: Full-time
Number of Positions: 2
Posting Date: January 25, 2023
Job Location:

Mississauga, ON
Niagara, ON
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Job Description
Niagara Falls

At Arterra Wines Canada, we love inspiring the big and small moments that happen when our products are shared and enjoyed. For us it’s not just about what’s in and on the bottle, it’s what happens in people’s lives when we’re a part of them that keeps us thirsting for more and not resting on our laurels as Canada’s largest and most enjoyed wine company. We put the consumer at the center of everything we do and we’re looking for people who do the same.

The Process Improvement Engineer is responsible for leading the development and implementation of continuous improvement projects to improve productivity, reduce waste and deliver cost savings. This position will support the development of a lean mindset among all employees, thus, improving efficiencies in our operations through continuous improvement and standardized processes. Work with all sites and managers to define the scope of improvement opportunities.

Key Responsibilities

Optimization - analysis

  • Conduct assessments of manufacturing operations to provide focused improvement opportunities to increase production efficiencies, eliminate waste, reduce inventory, reduce lead times, increase quality and increase due date performance.
  • Evaluate production bottlenecks and develop action plans to increase efficiency.
  • Analyze KPIs and recommends process changes leading to more efficient production
  • Work with employees to identify and develop continuous improvement strategies that will drive operational excellence, increased capacity and cost reductions.
  • Support risk analysis on areas that could significantly harm the business and provide input to the development of mitigating strategies
  • Utilize value stream mapping to identify and eliminate waste.

Optimization - Execution

  • Lead efforts to improve Operational Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) in home site and share results, data and solutions across all sites.
  • Make recommendations and assist in implementation of corrective actions.
  • Coordinate with manufacturing operations to identify, prioritize, and execute both process and material pipeline project initiatives.
  • Develop benchmarks, measurements, quantifiable benefits and track progress.
  • Lead cross functional teams to implement continuous flow manufacturing and pull systems, 5S improvement, standard work, setup reduction, value stream mapping exercises, TPM implementation, visual standards.

Capital projects

  • Provide data driven recommendations for capital optimization and manage capital projects.
  • Assist in analyzing asset optimization and make/buy decisions.
  • Improve and maintain documentation for site production assets
  • Act as the project manager for all assigned projects
    • Review of technical documentation (drawings and specifications) and development/monitoring of project budget from an “Owner’s Engineer” perspective
    • Review and selection of vendors and general contractors through an RFP process
    • Assist with construction activities including budget, productivity, progress, and safety of employees and subcontractors. Attend construction site meetings and conduct site visits, as needed
    • Provide field support as needed for project engineering and construction teams
    • Coordination with regulatory groups to facilitate communication and information exchange for obtaining the necessary approvals and maintaining compliance


  • Facilitate change management throughout various stages of our lean journey so that continuous improvement and teamwork become the standard.
  • Provide technical training for site maintenance and production resources as necessary
  • Focus on teaching operations staff to use Lean tools (5S, fishbone, 5-whys, PDCA)
  • Create and maintain work Instructions, standard work, and troubleshooting guides


  • Recent Graduate from a University in Engineering or working towards Professional Engineering designation
  • Experience in project management within a manufacturing environment (Food related preference)
  • Lean Manufacturing /Six Sigma background (asset)
  • Bilingual French/English (asset)
  • Advanced Excel and other Microsoft Office applications including PowerPoint and Project
  • Ability to create and review technical documentation
  • Resilient and persistent, comfortable with ambiguity and managing through adversity
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Proven problem-solving skills
  • Results oriented, self-motivated, driven and disciplined

        What we offer:

        • Competitive salary and bonus
        • Benefits and Pension Plan
        • Product Allowances & Safe Ride Home Program
        • An organization that cares about Corporate Social Responsibility
        • Tuition reimbursement
        • Training & Development Programs
        • An opportunity to learn about the world of wine


        We are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that reflects the diverse population it serves and we encourage applications from all qualified individuals. We are also committed to preventing and removing barriers to employment for people with disabilities, and we invite you to inform us should you have any accessibility or accommodation needs.


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