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Process Engineer in Newburgh, NY at Amscan

Date Posted: 9/13/2022

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Job Description

Company Overview:

Party City Holding Inc. (PCHI) is a global leader in the celebrations industry. A vertically integrated designer, manufacturer, distributor, and retailer, PCHI offers consumer party goods in more than 100 countries around the world.

PCHI team members demonstrate a daily commitment to the company's Brand Purpose: to inspire joy by making it easy for customers to create unforgettable memories by connecting them to everything they need for life's many celebrations.

PCHI operates multiple business divisions, including the Retail Division and the Consumer Products Division. On the retail side, Party City ( is a leading omnichannel retailer in the celebrations category, operating more than 800 company-owned and franchise stores throughout North America. Additional Halloween City ( pop-up storefronts are also located throughout North America seasonally. Comprising the Consumer Products Group are design and manufacturing entities Amscan, an industry leader across multiple celebrations goods and costumes, and Anagram, a dominant player in balloons.

Job Overview:

The Process Engineer is responsible to develop the operating teams’ technical understanding and mastery of process control. The Process Engineer is the Centerline owner for the Manufacturing lines/system. In addition, this position will troubleshoot problems within the production process and recommend corrective actions.  He/she will also have significant input and ownership to Capital Equipment installations via 3 phase project management.


Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Actively participates in Daily Line/Department Meetings and execution of the daily/weekly and 90-day action plans
  • Facilitates Line(s) Loss Analysis
  • Responsible for the Centerline Management for the plant operations
  • Leads the process to identify Centerline targets and document standards
  • Develops control strategies to enable operators to respond to out-of-control situations
  • Develops and maintains data systems and drives continuous improvement of line data
  • Analyzes line data to identify and prioritize loss elimination opportunities
  • Leads root cause problem solving efforts on key chronic losses for the line/cell
  • Coaches operators on Centerline execution and problem-solving skills
  • Leads process improvements while mentoring others to improve processes
  • Analyze workflow processes within and across all departments to determine how the entire operations can work more efficiently/effectively
  • Will identify and support cost reductions in all aspects of the manufacturing and logistics operations through new and improved operating technologies and procedures
  • Recommends and supports installation of capital projects as needed in Operations utilizing 3 phase project management tools
  • Owns CQV (Commissioning, Qualification and Verification) of all new capital installs in the operations
  • Part of a TRIO team that implements and maintains “Lean” standards on the shop floor
  • All other duties that are assigned



Leadership Influence:

The Process Engineer has direct contact with production, maintenance personnel, Supervision, and Management

Job Requirements

Skills Required:

  • Strong ability to identify problems, root causes and preventative measures
  • Strong ability to analyze data
  • Able to organize projects or teams throughout Kookaburra to accomplish broad changes and improvements
  • Ability to communicate on all levels of the company in both oral and written methods
  • Capital/Project management skills
  • Both knowledge and demonstrated TPM and Lean manufacturing experience
  • Strong computer (Microsoft office) skills
  • Strong ability to present to groups

Business Acumen:

  • Knowledge of the business and materials
  • Lead by example
  • Understanding the costs of loss


Problem Solving:

Ability to evaluate and make decisions quickly

Deep understanding of the following tools (RCA – Root Cause Analysis, Why/Why, 6W2H, Theory of Operations)


Interpersonal Skills:

  • High interaction with floor associates, maintenance, and management
  • Ability to take direction verbally
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to coach to standards (both the What and Why’s)



  • BS from an accredited college or university (Industrial/Mechanical Engineering) desired
  • Three years’ experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrated success in project management
  • Extensive knowledge in lean manufacturing
  • A background in Environment Health and Safety is preferred

FLSA Working conditions:

  • Ear protection required
  • Frequently lift to 50lbs, stand for long period of time, bend, push, pull, stoop, turn, and pivot
  • Ability to work in varying temperatures, depending on season
  • Willingness to travel up to 25% of time

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