I collaborate with eco-informed business and science teammates to make production and processing lean, clean and green. Like other traditional roles, mine now includes wearing an Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) hat with my Engineer hat. I leverage new innovations from material synthesis, chemistry, energy management, waste management, ecosystem management, production, packaging, multi-use, you name it… we engineer it for non-hazardous, low impact outcomes. With data from connected digital systems, we model, spec and track practices to ensure they’re economically and environmentally sound.
Who applies principles and practices of green engineering and green chemistry to process quality and innovation in lean manufacturing? Who performs as a key hybrid merging engineering with a commitment to holistic sustainability and stakeholder needs: eco-friendly quality, safety, reliability, and cost? The Sustainable Manufacturing Process Engineer originally designs, continuously improves and retrofits processes to conserve energy and natural resources, decrease hazards, improve safety and contribute to regenerative life strategies. These engineers create and implement the backbone of sustainability not only for compliance or as the right thing to do, but as the best option for the bottom line and for increasing manufacturing innovation.