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87P, LLC is a market leader in food production specializing in healthy, fresh, clean-label, and plant-based products located in Carol Stream, IL. We provide full-service food processing and cold-pressed juice, tea, coffee and beverage solutions. The Manufacturing Systems Engineer I role is responsible for all manufacturing processes. This position will allow the right candidate to fulfill her or his entrepreneurial dreams within the context of a fast-paced food startup on the cutting edge of new fresh food development. Proven communication and teamwork skills are essential in this role, which operates in a dynamic and cross-functional environment. This position requires an individual to manage multiple assignments/ tasks concurrently with a high degree of autonomy.

Outline of responsibilities:

  • Serve as the subject matter expert (SME) of all manufacturing processes at 87p (processing and packaging).

  • Provide troubleshooting and guidance to operators and technicians

  • Track capacity analysis and reliability of manufacturing systems

  • Create process improvement plans based off of data gathered during operation

  • Provide technical support during system startups and new product commercialization

  • Work on new process designs and new equipment installation

  • Provide technical support to product development trial runs and sample production of new products.

  • Oversee initial full-scale production of new products.

  • Collaborates with operations to optimize processes and production for existing items within the limits of product specifications.

  • Manage the resources and budgets for projects and platforms

  • Meet aggressive timelines in a resource constrained environment

  • A successful engineer at 87p will have full working knowledge of the following areas at the 87p manufacturing facility:

    • Manufacturing utilities (water, steam, power, air, and all ancillary equipment involved in their use)

    • Plumbing/piping design and function

    • Process controls (PLC logic)

    • Mechanics and statics

    • Food safety

    • Human factors and ergonomics

    • System reliability tracking

    • Capacity analysis


  • BS/MS degree in Industrial/Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or General Engineering

  • 1-3 years of experience

  • Strong heat transfer/thermodynamics skills

  • Strong process engineering skills

  • Have Knowledge of production processes, costs, quality control, raw materials and other methods for maximizing the efficient manufacture and distribution of goods.

  • General knowledge of machines and tools, their design, uses, repair and maintenance.

  • Ability to design and understand technical drawings, P&IDs, and other equipment/process schematics.

  • Knowledge of the ways various systems interact and how changes in operations, the environment, and other conditions will affect outcome

  • Strong communication and technical writing skills

  • Need intermediate knowledge of food manufacturing and processing capabilities

  • Willing to roll up their sleeves and get work done

  • Previous work experience in food manufacturing (preferred)

  • Must speak English; Spanish (preferred)

Our company’s Core Values:

  • Safety & Health         

  • Community

  • Respect

  • Continuous Improvement

  • Integrity

  • Environmental Stewardship

  • Accountability


We offer competitive pay; Medical, Dental, Vision, voluntary coverage (STD, LTD, Life); an Employee Assistance Program (EAP); holiday pay, plus a great working environment, a culture of trust and growth opportunities for our employees.

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