Process Engineer

Job Description
Job Description
At Elkay, we pride ourselves in our exceptional employees, our valued customers, our high quality products, and our commitment to being in business forever through continued process improvement and innovation. As a financially stable, privately-owned company, ethics, values, integrity and trust remain the driving force in our culture.

It’s Elkay’s people who really give us our edge. Our employees’ commitment to delivering ever-higher levels of excellence drives our reputation for quality and integrity. It also fueled our growth from a three-person shop in 1920 to one of today’s leading international manufacturers of plumbing, water dispensing, decorative surfaces and cabinetry products. For a career filled with challenges, growth and rewards, talk to us about joining the Elkay family.

Elkay Manufacturing Company is looking for a Process Engineer at our Savanna, IL location.

Core member of the Process Engineering team, responsible for the implementation of plant initiatives associated with continuous improvement in the areas of lean, cost reduction, and new product development and introduction. Leads projects, and is a major driving force, contributing to the successful completion of projects targeted to improve plant performance of the key operational metrics, through the use of proven Lean best practices, project management and application of Six Sigma tools.

Savanna, Il. is located on the Mighty Mississippi River, just an hour from the Quad Cities and two hours from the Chicago area. Quality of living is good and cost of housing low. If you enjoy a quieter, less complicated lifestyle this area will appeal to you!

Responsibilities and Duties:

Key contributor to the Process and Product Engineering, and Project Management functions with significant latitude for independent decision making in the implementation of cost savings initiatives using cross-functional teams, project management practices, and Lean and Six Sigma analysis tools.

Uses existing and new methods for monitoring project progress, assesses project issues, and develops or facilitates resolutions necessary to meet project objectives including project schedules, product and project costs, and design objectives.

Leads and facilitates major continuous improvement projects to improve facility performance to key operating metrics. Develop plans to ensure timely and effective completion of projects within overall plan and budget.

Understands and articulates the contribution of the team and department performance to Elkay objectives, and drives those interactions within the business.

Makes technical and/or business decisions based on an understanding of risk which might impact operations or the results of a major project or business unit.

Application of appropriate development tools to include DFMEA, DOE, PDCA, scheduling, innovation, and brainstorming.

Coordinate and implement product changes into production for all relevant phases.

Complete understanding of Project Management principles, including: project formulation, development, implementation, and ramp up.

Required Skills

B.S. in Industrial or Mechanical Engineering or other technical degree required

3 – 5 years Process Engineering experience in Manufacturing environment preferred, but entry level high performing candidate would be considered.

Understanding of Lean principles and concepts

Six Sigma ASQ certification preferred

Job Location
Savanna, IL, US.
Position Type


Elkay Manufacturing Co.

Job Code

State or Province


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