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ABEL Coperion Red Valve Rotex Batesville Batesville

Project Engineer

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Position Summary
Manage and lead the timely, effective completion of multi-site projects aimed at lowering costs or improving processes and quality.  Provide engineering support to the entire Batesville Supply Chain (operations and logistics) to drive improvements in areas of safety, quality, cost and delivery.

Who We Are
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.
  • Project implementation
    • Act as project manager for strategic sourcing, product redesign and process improvement projects
    • Organize, develop and execute project time lines and deliverables
  • Improvement opportunities
    • Identify opportunities cross functionally for improvements in products and/or processes
    • Assist with the financial analysis and feasibility studies of proposed changes
    • Participate in and lead benchmarking opportunities and idea generation events
  • Design and engineering principals
    • Understand and execute principals of design and engineering philosophies
    • Read, analyze and develop part prints
    • Assure system and product quality by executing testing methods
    • Collect and interpret data through research and measurement
  • Lean business principals
    • Lead and participate in CI events and other Lean initiatives company-wide
    • Follow Lean principles and practices
Supervisory Responsibilities
This position does not have any direct supervisory responsibilities
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience with an emphasis in project management, product design or similar engineering disciplines
Required/preferred skills:
  • Ability to work independently and solve problems
  • Strong analytical, organizational and decision making skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate to all levels of the organization and across functional groups
  • Ability to multi-task and manage many responsibilities and projects at one time
Required/preferred experience:
  • 3-6 years of engineering experience in an assembly manufacturing environment with a preference to Metal fabrication / Wood processing industry knowledge
  • Familiarity with LEAN principles and problem solving techniques including value stream mapping, A3’s, 5S, 3P, time observations and standardization
Employee must be able to travel approximately 30% of the time, both domestically and internationally

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; Manchester, TN)*
  • 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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