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Datum:  15 sep. 2023
Tewerkstellingsschema:  Voltijds

Buggenhout, BE

Production Engineer

Ontex is een vooraanstaande internationale producent van hygiënische oplossingen voor baby's, vrouwen en volwassenen. We distribueren in meer dan 110 landen via private labels van grote retailers, als ook met onze eigen merken. De group stelt wereldwijd meer dan 10 000 mensen te werk. Ontex staat ook op de lijst van Euronext Brussels.

Why does this job exist at Ontex?

  • Drive process stability on the Autonomous Manufacturing Unit
  • Drive process and product quality improvements
  • Monitor existing process stability programs, historical trends and KPI data for early identification and resolution of process and quality issues
  • Drive elimination of losses/waste


How big is the job?

Responsible for the 4-7 production lines


What am I expected to deliver, and what are my main tasks?

  • Strive for 0 accident
  • Drive overall operational and performance reduction losses in OEE by ensuring capture and analysis of process and quality data to identify opportunities and create solutions 
  • Lead Root Cause Analysis on OEE losses (i.e. operational and performance losses)
  • Create full understanding of OEE losses (i.e. reduce amount of “unspecified”)
  • Develop operational standards, keep them always updated and audit their correct application in the shop floor
  • Ensure operational standards drive to the optimization of energy consumption
  • Exchange good practices with peers
  • Promote shop floor transformation and coach teams in mindset and behaviors
  • Actively participate in the development of the Capex projects, providing process input to the Engineering/Projects team


With whom do I need to collaborate to get the job done?

Production Manager, Foremen, Operators, Maintenance Reliability Engineer


How complex is the stuff I’m dealing with, and how do I solve problems?

Situations I encounter require constant adaptation or development of new solutions through analytical, interpretative, evaluative, creative and innovative thinking
To find the solution I need to think within broadly defined policies and objectives

What is the educational requirement for the job?

Technical Bachelor


What prior experience is required for the job?

2 –3 years in a manufacturing environment; starter


Which technical skills do I need to master?

Good knowledge of Dutch is essential in the job

Specific job skills:

  • Strong mechanical and electrical knowledge and aptitude
  • Advanced computer skills
  • Knowledge of tools and techniques related to resolving process and quality losses
  • Understands how to drive performance improvement across working groups to achieve high performance
  • (Knowledge of lean principles (i.e. waste identification, OEE and limit analysis, SMED))


What are the core competencies for the job?

  • Dealing with change
  • Convincing
  • Analytical thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Leading innovation  


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