Newell Brands OPEX Engineer - CCS in Lumberton, North Carolina

Position Title: OPEX Engineer - CCS

Location: Lumberton, NC

Reports to : Manager, Engineer


The Project Engineer will act as a plant authority on project implementation. A strong background in Lean, Packaging and other manufacturing principles is preferred. Also will act as an advisor to all departments and participate in cross-functional teams to support effective use of manpower and materials to achieve the lowest overall cost.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead and implement projects that drive improvements in automation, capacity, productivity, cost savings, packaging, etc., while using applicable company systems and business tools.

  • Make implementation and results a top priority and regularly update the plant’s management team.

  • Empower every employee in the plant through positive reinforcement of team oriented continuous improvement.

  • Communicate the status of engineering efforts to corporate personnel, plant management and other engineering resources throughout the division in a professional manner. Provide documentation of results and benefits achieved.

  • Share “best practice” methods and ideas across plants/divisions.

  • Deliver to an annual productivity savings target.

  • Perform other duties as required.


  • Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering/Industrial Engineering, Packaging or relevant technical degree or 1-3 years of plant/operations experience.

  • Working knowledge of six sigma tools and methodology, strong quantitative, analytical, process and packaging redesign skills, along with the excellent project management skills is preferred.

  • Lean manufacturing experience with the ability to lead Packaging, SMED, Kaizen, and 5S events/projects preferred.

  • Good understanding of financial measurements and goals in the Lean/Flow throughput world.

  • Bottom line oriented with knowledge of financial functions.

  • Must have good presentation skills to effectively communicate accomplishments and ideas.

  • Must have good MS Office skills including Excel, Word, Power Point and have good skills in SAP.

  • Must be a self-starter, motivated for change and improvement.

  • Must be able to multi-task with the ability handle stressful situations.

  • Must be able to work in a team environment.

Working Conditions

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to work overtime and weekends as well as some irregular hours.

  • Will be exposed to some or all of the following: dust, odor, oils, outdoor weather, moving mechanical parts and moderate to loud noise levels.

Physical Requirements

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, talk, walk, hear, reach with hands and arms, stoop and bend.

  • The employee must often lift and/or move more than 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 50 pounds.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

Above is a representation of the general responsibilities of the position and should not be construed as a complete description.

  • This position may require other responsibilities as deemed necessary by the management team.

  • I have read and agree that I am able to meet the requirement of the above job description including the performance of the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Newell Brands (NYSE: NWL) is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Paper Mate, Sharpie, Dymo, EXPO, Parker, Elmers, Coleman, Jostens, Marmot, Rawlings, Oster, Sunbeam, FoodSaver, Mr. Coffee, Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Graco, Baby Jogger, NUK, Calphalon, Rubbermaid, Contigo, First Alert, Waddington and Yankee Candle. For hundreds of millions of consumers, Newell Brands makes life better every day, where they live, learn, work and play. Newell Brands and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers and comply with applicable employment laws. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled are encouraged to apply.