Process Engineer

Segra - New Westminster, BC (30+ days ago)

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Segra brings together experts from the worlds of cultivation, molecular genetics, and plant tissue culture to accomplish one goal – establish the global standard of consistency in legal cannabis.Through collaboration with our industry-leading partners, Segra’s ecosystem empowers growers to deliver a quality of product heretofore unseen in the cannabis industry – and at a scale capable of meeting the global demand for disease-free, true-to-type cannabis.

Using proven agricultural and genetic technologies, Segra has already established itself as Canada’s premier provider of cannabis tissue culture and genomic analysis services. Our renowned team of scientists, business professionals, and growers relentlessly pursue and validate the latest advances in Ag and genetic research to better serve the evolving cannabis market.

We believe in our technology and our people; we believe that a collaborative and diverse ecosystem is a must. If you are passionate about working with a team of self-starters who want to set the bar for this fast-growing industry, then we want to hear from you.

The Role:
In the role of the Advanced Process Control Engineer, you will be part of the Tissue Culture team. This is a versatile and challenging position that combines the elements of design, development, and implementation of APC/automation applications in Segra‘s new production facilities. This involves partial automation of product flow for sterilized industrial-scale production of disease-free cannabis plantlets in tissue culture labs.

You will be the Chief Tissue Culture Officer’s right hand in leading and managing the implementation and execution of APC documentation, training of production operations and technical staff, and technical proposal writing of new APC applications and R&D projects to improve production.

The Responsibilities:
Leading Process Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (PFMEA / Control Plan) creation and updates (with supplier participation)
Creation of assembly/process flow charts or supervision of supplier assembly flow charts creation for manufacturing or rework activities
Creation of Work Instructions or supervision of supplier Work Instruction creation for manufacturing or rework activities
Creation of Control Plans or supervision of supplier Control Plan creation for manufacturing or rework activities
Identification of manufacturing process improvements to existing process at CM and tiered supplier base to include a cost benefit analysis to allow senior evaluation and approval
Input of manufacturing (tooling, Assembly and Manufacturing Test equipment) estimates to quotations to our potential customers
Conduct workflow analysis and make recommendations for improvement in material handling and shop layout
Establish and maintain work standards for product costing and productivity measurement
Create Engineering Change Notices (ECN) as related to manufacturing process improvements
Experience

Minimum 5 years' experience as a process engineer in a manufacturing environment.
Experience of taking at least one project through launch plus at least one year of subsequent production.
Experience of participation in a product development team from inception to manufacturing launch including evidence of the imposition of DFM/A into the design

Qualifications:
Engineering degree in appropriate field, e.g. B. Eng (Mechanical or equivalent).
Proven ability to create and execute project plans that have achieved the identified targets.
The ability to produce succinct reports/presentations to communicate status of assigned projects/tasks.
Demonstrated organizational skills with strong oral and written communication abilities.
Quality Control background including problem solving and root cause analysis.
Sound technical background (hands-on) with logical deductive reasoning approach.
Interest in developing technical skills through both internal and external training.
Desired Behaviors

You adapt quickly and learn new tasks independently in an entrepreneurial environment
You have experience with and preference for a fast-growing, dynamic and rapidly changing environment (this industry is constantly evolving, and things are always changing!)
You are naturally curious; if something seems off you want to roll up your sleeves and figure out what’s going on
High sense of initiative and self-starter; takes the initiative in getting things done for the company, even if the work is not within typical job responsibilities
Ability to multitask and willingness to learn new skills
Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills; think out of the box to solve problems
Strong organizational and time management skills; ability to manage competing priorities
Excellent written and verbal communications skills
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with senior management and other members of the team in a professional and collaborative manner
Strong organizational skills, reliable, autonomous and ability to handle multiple requests in order of priority
Analytical, flexible, details and results / deadline driven.

Work Perks that You Need to Know About:
As Segra is a fast and growing company but we remain a family and laughter is our best medicine.
Participation in our Total Rewards program with a competitive base salary, incentive plans, health and dental benefits
Flexible work schedule to meet personal demands
Work within an innovative company; meeting passionate colleagues and partners with diverse backgrounds and experiences
In Segra we seek diversity. Differing perspectives lead to challenging the expected, which keeps new ideas growing up. We’re an equal opportunity employer and invite applications from candidates from all backgrounds, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic. We take pride in celebrating our diverse culture.