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Process Engineer II

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Position Summary

The Process Engineer is responsible for implementing projects aligned with our philosophy of Lean manufacturing.  This position is responsible for identifying and implementing improvements in process, materials, and equipment. This position is also responsible for the quality of products as they are passed on to the customer.


About Batesville

A cornerstone in the death care industry, Batesville has distinguished itself from all others through our commitment to quality, service and innovation. For more than 100 years, Batesville has been dedicated to serving the needs of licensed funeral professionals and helping families honor the lives of those they love.® With annual revenues of approximately $600 million, Batesville is the clear leader, providing a comprehensive portfolio of burial and cremation products, memorialization offerings, profit-enhancing merchandising systems and leading-edge technology solutions.

At Batesville, our associates are our strongest asset, and we strive to attract, hire and develop the best and brightest to ensure our place in the future. Batesville has a strong culture of achievement, which is underpinned by these five core values:

  • Individual worth and integrity
  • Excellence in execution
  • Spirit of continuous learning and improvement
  • Courage
  • Customer focus and partnership


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Requires knowledge and experience in own discipline; still acquiring higher level knowledge and skills
  • Builds knowledge of the organization, processes and customers
  • Solves a range of straightforward problems
  • Analyzes possible solutions using standard procedures
  • Receives instruction, guidance or direction from others
  • Design, develop, and implement process improvements and to control usage and reduce scrap.
  • Ensure product flow is optimized by reducing WIP and improving productivity.
  • Drive lean manufacturing and continuous improvement principles throughout the organization using value stream mapping and other lean manufacturing tools such as 5s, kanban, and visual management.
  • Support implementation of corrective actions to solve production/quality issues.
  • Applies statistical process control (SPC) methods and quality design and control tools (PFMEA, Control Plan, DOE, etc.) for analyzing data to evaluate the current process and process changes.
  • Generates risk assessment, engineering requirements, cost estimates, schedules and works with manufacturing to implement new product/process development projects.
  • Perform system reviews to ensure quality system policies, standard operating procedures, work instructions, and job instructions are being used and followed and assist in establishing or improving process flows for standard work.
  • Other duties may be assigned.


Supervisory Responsibilities

This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities however may directly supervise project teams as required.



Employee must be able to travel <10% of the time. 


Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) or equivalent from a college or university in engineering or related field; and three to five years related engineering experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience with an emphasis in manufacturing environment.


Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills required.
  • B.S. in Engineering preferred
  • Experience in AutoCAD and Info View preferred.
  • Direct experience in applicable industry is preferred.
  • Experience with Statistical Software Packages preferred.
  • Firm grasp of Lean/Continuous Improvement tools and methodologies preferred. Concentration specific knowledge/experience as required for assigned area.


What We Offer

  • Unique Health & Welfare Benefits
  • Onsite wellness center with FREE office visits, FREE physical therapy & many FREE generic prescription medications  (available in Cincinnati, OH; Batesville, IN; Batesville, MS)*
  • Revolutionary Bod Pod Assessment & Weight Management Program
  • Generous 401K Matching Program – 4% (base pay) automatic contribution + $.50  for each additional dollar saved on the first 6% of pay saved*


What Sets Us Apart

  • We Develop From Day #1: We promote an on-boarding experience focused on individual training through our Experience Batesville program. Our focus on intentional talent development continues through our Batesville University offerings and education events. We encourage associates to create Individual Development Plans (IDPs) to help drive career focused discussions and advancement opportunities.
  • We Support Each Other: Our mission is to help families honor the lives of those they love® and to carry that mission through to our team, we host an annual Remembrance Day to help our associates honor the lives of those they love who have passed as well as honoring those who have and continue to serve our country on Memorial and Veteran’s Day.
  • We Have Fun!: We work hard, but when it’s time to play hard, our Tree is Me team  focuses on planning and promoting team events such as: our annual Associate Christmas & Children’s  Parties, Summer Picnic, March Madness & Putt-Putt tournaments, Super Bowl  and many other  fun activities.
  • We Give Back: In addition to planning associate events, our Tree Is Me team partners with our local Relay for Life team to encourage associate participation in annual fundraising events to help raise funds and increase awareness for cancer.

*These services are not available at all Batesville locations.


At Batesville, we strive to build a diverse workforce through equal opportunity employment that embraces and leverages the differences each individual has to offer. Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer of minorities/females/disabled/veterans.

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