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Manufacturing Engineer

Job Id:  5741

Kingstree, South Carolina, United States

Department:  Manufacturing
Function:  SCM
Employee Type:  Permanent Full Time
Seniority Level:  Not Applicable

About UPL

UPL is a leader in global food systems and with the acquisition of Arysta LifeScience, is now one of the top 5 agricultural solutions companies worldwide. With revenue of US$5 billion, UPL has presence in 130 countries. With market access to 90 percent of world’s food basket and focused on high-growth regions, UPL represents a compelling value proposition for growers, distributors, suppliers and innovation partners in a consolidating market. UPL offers an integrated portfolio of both patented and post-patent agricultural solutions for various arable and specialty crops, including biological, crop protection, seed treatment and post-harvest solutions covering the entire crop value chain.

JOB SUMMARY: The Manufacturing Engineer will work closely with the production manager, project engineer, maintenance manager and the process engineer to achieve production and safety goals.  The Manufacturing Engineer will have responsibility for optimizing equipment uptime and throughput. This person will also be continuously looking for equipment process improvements.  This person will need to be capable of identifying technical problems and solving them with minimal guidance.


  • Procure and monitor performance of equipment/machines/tools and manufacturing processes
  • Meet plant individual performance expectations focusing on Quality, Safety and Delivery.
  • Assure compliance with corporate site and regulatory policies, practices, and guidelines.
  • Responsible for problem diagnosis / root cause(s) determination (automation, mechanical, documentation, training, etc)
  • Subject Matter Expert of process, equipment, and automation change requests for prioritization
  • Review of process requirements and evaluation of equipment and systems to ensure deliverables meet or exceed process specifications and manufacturing requirements.
  • Define and review the cycle times for all production workflows and create process improvements plans to continuously improve them.
  • Create work instructions and SOPs for workstations and maintain updated documentation
  • Determining facility and equipment specifications.
  • Planning and coordinating infrastructure and equipment maintenance schedules and activities.
  • Provides direction of process engineering support to ensure operational success of the maintenance coverage program. Analyzes repeated issues with equipment.



  • Bachelor degree in Mechanical/Manufacturing Engineering or related field
  • 1-4 years of experience working in engineering
  • Must have a working knowledge of process/packaging equipment
  • Good Understanding of Lean Manufacturing
  • Ability to analyze operational process issues and automation challenges to recommend/initiate appropriate corrective and preventative actions.
  • Coordinating and overseeing contractors performing maintenance activities.
  • Must have excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • Must have excellent supervisory, collaborative, and teambuilding skills
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel/Word/Outlook/Powerpoint)
  • Proven ability to recruit, manage and retain talent.



  • Flexibility/Adaptability - Responds to changing needs of the business; personally identifies and champions new ideas for improvement and growth
  • Technical Expertise - Understand manufacturing practices and standards
  • Customer Orientation - Determines and fulfills customer needs and expectations
  • Problem Solving - Identifies root cause of a problem and works with others to permanently fix problems


Travel - Approximately 5% - training programs, vendor/supplier visits.

We are one team, for maximum impact. One team with shared goals. We all play for the team and no-one plays against team. We have a laser-like focus on what our customers need and want, on anticipating their future needs and how we can create innovative solutions and experiences for them.