The Equipment Engineer/Digital Printing SME is responsible for
leading both the continued development and expansion of existing
and new equipment technology platforms in digital printing,
packaging, and process systems. This role with be the technical
subject matter expert for digital printing systems, this including
inks, substrates and pre/post treatments as well as the equipment
platforms for application. In addition, this position will be
working with cross functional partners across Global Engineering,
Supply Chain, R&D, and Brands.
They will Support multiple business channels (eg. Ecomm,
Travel/Retail and In-Store) by being the innovation steward for the
equipment, ensuring all aspects meet or exceed the quality,
creative and product delivery requirements within a managed
timeline and cost objective.
* Understand that the equipment innovation and technology
development enables rapid creation and development of product
innovations. Represent the culture and DNA of Innovation
Engineering and Global Engineering. * Experience in inventing,
developing, and creating intellectual property around ownable
machine innovation * Lead and support global late stage digital
printing projects with cross functional teams to drive forward the
implementation of new capabilities which builds agility into our
Supply Chain to enable Brands to drive increased market share at
the right cost. Ensure capabilities are scalable across all
Equipment Concept Feasibility
* Drive innovation by leading development of new equipment
systems concepts, technologies and delivery systems to support new
Marketing, Product Development and Design ideas. * Search new
applicable technologies both within and outside our industry in
order to continuously evaluate best practice and support product
innovation. * Drive value realization by researching the latest
digital printing technologies and/or new ways to apply existing
technologies both within and outside our industry. * Improve and
investigate ways to enhance existing capability gaps with
innovation and integration of new updates and capabilities. *
Provide comprehensive feasibility with data of each concept or
equipment solution that defines function, manufacturability,
component cost, tooling estimates, preliminary development lead
time, risk and global consistency.
* Support the Strategic Management Initiatives by leading all
aspects of the development process.
o Technical Feasibility.
o Equipment systems outline development.
o Equipment Systems costing specifications and technical
o Supplier recommendation /selection.
o Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (Pre-Design Turnover and
Post Business Award).
o Suggest equipment strategy to support both preliminary
forecast and weekly rate of production requirements.
* Build business case for moving forward with technologies by
working closely with a cross function team with input
o Define, design, develop technology and act as the main
technical lead for new to the world/innovation driven capital
* Create equipment URS, develop a protypes and systems, to test
and conduct DOE to confirm that the design fits the application and
URS, source vendors and suppliers, build purchase agreements for
the equipment, create technical guidebooks and lead the equipment
qualification plans. * Build value analysis into every new
development ensuring the construction and design provides the most
cost effective way to achieve design criteria but also provide the
best function and quality. * Manage projects through Technical
Proof of Manufacturability to ensure design and construction meets
all Estee Lauder engineering requirements. * Develop and implement
equipment test plans for all projects. * Work with Engineering
Excellence, Manufacturing and Quality Engineering to define
specifications, design criteria and defect ranges to ensure optimal
process flow from manufacture of components through filling and
assembly. * Develop equipment specifications and validate that
technical drawings clearly identify all aspects required to define
the system. * Ensure all projects are completed and meet the
intended design, quality, cost, functionality, and
manufacturability objectives. * Ensure equipment systems are
operating efficiently at optimal rate of production. * Ensure that
equipment systems meet the needs of the Brand, corporation,
Regulatory and Environmental Legislation, and consumer safety. *
Keep informed through colleagues, vendors, journals, professional
affiliations, and seminars of new materials, processes, and
* Build and/or support the creation of project plans/timelines
working with key functional groups; Ensure effective communication
strategies on reporting KPI's and project status to stakeholders
and sponsors is established * Support Global Brand Supply Chain
(GBSC) and Global Supplier Relations (GSR) with equipment systems
development schedules and identify risks or ways to mitigate risks
to support a component availability requirement. * Identify and
inform GBSC and GSR of any risks and or delays during the course of
development. * Establish workload priorities to ensure all projects
are managed within expected due dates. * Ensure all projects are
completed and meet the intended design, quality, cost, risk,
sustainability, functionality, and manufacturability objectives and
meets ELC guidelines.
Direct and Indirect Management
* Communicate and work closely with all development groups
including Marketing, Product Development, R&D, internal plant
teams, QA, Procurement, Packaging ,artwork & creative teams. * Work
with key customers to generate outlines efficiently and processes
correctly and effectively. * Work with external suppliers and
vendors to develop detailed engineering designs, analysis and
custom solutions. * Work with GBSC and GSR to manage specific
project development and provide detail analysis on risk when
required. * Build and cultivate relationships with Global
Manufacturing and Manufacturing Engineering.
Digital Printing Steward specific responsibilities:
* As the EL SME on digital printing you will also support as
o Execute feasibility, development, available operating windows
(eg. Equipment, packaging, inks and testing), and offer
troubleshooting for digital printing on regional & global programs
and packages across all ELC brands.
o Develop and maintain working relationships with vendors and
internal groups as required to understand testing queue, artwork
requirements, and upcoming programs.
o Create internal guides and process for training and sharing
details throughout the global network.
o Interface with various teams around the globe to execute
programs, develop decorations, and troubleshoot issues
o Understand and generate hypothesis for material compatibility.
Partner with the materials testing team to track results and make
* Direct Experience:
o Experience in cosmetic equipment or regulated equipment
o Concentrated experience in regulated equipment industries (ie.
Food, Pharma, Cosmetics, etc)
o Proficiency in computer systems including 3D Design Systems
and Analysis (SolidWorks preferred), MS Excel, Word, Outlook and
Timeline management systems.
o Experience in manufacturing process and equipment
o Demonstrated experience with fundamental machine design and
engineering safety guards and systems
o Experience in manufacturing of regulated products involving
the need for traceability and drug reconciliation.
* Technical Competency
o Analysis of geometric objects in 2 and 3 dimensions including
understanding of clearances, fit and finish of packaging components
o Comprehensive knowledge of materials used in the construction
and manufacturing of primary, secondary and tertiary packaging and
equipment including knowledge of decorating techniques and
o Comprehensive knowledge of test methods used to validate
components/package and equipment performance
o Experience/background in digital printing/technologies and 3D
o Experience in equipment engineering and leading capital
o Knowledge of manufacturing processes in relation to how it
would impact the design/functionality of the package
o Ability to demonstrate strong fundamental engineering
o Comprehensive knowledge of test methods used to validate
Preferred Degree: Mechanical / Electrical/ Chemical/ Industrial