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SPC Engineer

Company: Crown Holdings
Location: hanover
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

About Crown:

CROWN Cork & Seal USA, Inc., a wholly owned company of Crown Holdings, Inc. is a global leader in the design, manufacture and sale of packaging products for consumer goods. At Crown, we are passionate about helping our customers build their brands and connect with consumers around the world. We do this by delivering innovative packaging that offers significant value for brand owners, retailers and consumers alike. With operations in 36 countries employing over 24,000 people and net sales of over $8 billion, we are uniquely positioned to bring best practices in quality and manufacturing to our customers to drive their businesses locally and globally. Sustaining a leadership position requires us to build a team of highly talented, dedicated and driven individuals.

Division Overview:

Crown's Food Division is the number one manufacturer of food cans in the world. Our complete array of food packaging serves a variety of markets, including fruit, vegetables, dairy, fish, meat, ready meals, pet food, infant milk powder and other dry food products. We offer a wide selection of food cans from round to bowl as well as shaped cans. We truly focus on excellence. Here is your chance to join the Crown Food Division.


Plant 37 is located in Hanover, PA. The Plant manufactures 3-piece steel cans for the food industry over 3 shifts. There are approximately 50 employees at the Hanover location. The Plant is located on Route 194 in York County and is in close proximity to Gettysburg PA, York PA and the Maryland border.

Position overview:

The SPC Engineer provides technical support and training to plant management and manufacturing personnel in the application of statistical tools and problem solving techniques. Evaluate and improve manufacturing quality, performance and capability within this manufacturing location.

Duties And Responsibilities:

Reporting directly to the Quality Manager, the SPC Engineer responsibilities would include, but will not be limited to, the following:

1. Technical Support to Management Team

Provide statistical analysis of plant manufacturing performance.

Conduct statistical evaluations of new and existing equipment to determine process/equipment capability.

Provide data analysis to facilitate the allocation of resources in the scheduling of plant equipment maintenance and repair.

Participate in customer/supplier audits and provide supporting process performance analysis.

Manage plant SPC training program 2pc line

2. Technical Support to Plant Personnel

Conduct training in basic SPC principles and applications.

Conduct training in the application of statistical problem solving techniques.

Coach hourly personnel in the use of SPC on the plant floor

Provide process analysis to QA manager and QIT on plant performance

Conduct gauge R&R, Accuracy and Gauge Stability studies and roll out training programs in this regard

Support establishment and monitoring of gauge maintenance programs

Provide training in the use of statistical software packages

Facilitate plant SOP development and training programs.

Support corporate TQ engineers with the installation and maintenance of quality network systems.

Facilitate team meetings and support development of team dynamics.

Manage process certification efforts within the plant.

Maintain quality network systems.

3. Project Management / Team Work Groups

Plant QIT / Management Team

SPC Implementation Team

SPC Certification Teams

Gauge Maintenance Committee

SOP Team

Lead Six Sigma and Lean Process Improvement Teams

4. Provide Quality Support

Gauge Design and R&R Studies

SPC Software

Document Control

Plant / Process Performance Audits

Procedures / Policies

* Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Job Requirements


* Engineering Degree * 3-5 years working experience in a Quality role in manufacturing environment (preferred) * Complete knowledge of Microsoft Office * Complete knowledge of WCP/TQM philosophies * Experience with statistical software (NWA Software Suite) * Experience with gauge capability software (Gauge Base & MSA Quantum)


* Problem solving skills through an individual and/or collaborative approach * Ability to work independently or with a team. * With consensus be able to look at new solutions and "think outside the box". * Effective leadership skills such as conflict resolution, communication, decision making, etc. * Excellent time management skills and multi-tasking. * Excellent oral and written communication skills. * Computer skills and working knowledge of various Microsoft programs (Excel, Word, Access, etc.).

Physical Requirements:

* While performing the duties of this job, the associate is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, use hands, reach with hands and arms, and may be required to balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. * May lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Working Conditions:

* Generally works in a production environment where hearing protection is required. * While performing the duties of this job, the associate will be exposed to light lifting, warehouse forklift traffic. * Production noise level is frequently loud.

Personal skills:

This is a highly interactive position. The ideal candidate must be able to effectively advise management of process performance issues in the plant. Good personal interactive skills are essential for the training and coaching of plant hourly and management teams. Analytical skills must be highly developed with an ability to objectively evaluate data and perform statistical analysis. The successful candidate must have the ability to interface with corporate engineering and customers, concerning quality and process capability. Technical writing skills provide an advantage in report development and team progress documentation.

The ideal candidate will also be open to on-going personal training and development opportunities in order to develop them for potential Quality Assurance Manager opportunities within the organization.


Crown offers competitive pay, comprehensive benefits including free company paid health insurance for employees as well as Company matched 401(k).


Take the next step in your career and apply online today at www.crowncork.com/careers.



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Crown is an equal opportunity employer. Crown does not discriminate against any candidate or employee on the basis of race, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

Keywords: Crown Holdings, Ellicott City , SPC Engineer, Other , hanover, Maryland

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