Req ID




Req ID:  88913
Function:  Supply Chain
Posted:  Sep 2, 2023

Sanford (NC), NC, US, 27330

Process Engineering Co-Op

Process Engineering Co-Op

Sanford, NC


COTY is looking for smart leaders who are tenacious, passionate, and fearlessly kind.


Process Engineering Co-Op


Kick off a challenging and rewarding engineering career with Coty! Our Manufacturing Co-Op provides the opportunity to own a project for improving a production loss in the area of Cost, Quality, Safety, and delivering breakthrough results in your assigned area.  The areas include making and chemical process, warehouse systems and processes, material optimization, high-speed filling technologies and packing technologies. As a Manufacturing Process Engineer, you will lead continuous improvement activities through detailed data analysis and root cause problem solving tools to achieve a project over a designated period.  You will have the opportunity to use your Studies in a Manufacturing environment giving you experience in your field on a practical level.  





In this role you will be responsible for:

  • Apply process improvement tools including statistical process control, process mapping, control charts, design of experiments, Lean methodology and process capability studies.
  • Analyze critical line data to make recommendations for improvement from trends.
  • Develop standards and train line technicians for continuous improvement at the line.
  • Develop and document processes (Process Flow Diagrams).
  • Interact with New Product Development, Packaging Concept Development, Technical Packaging Development, Engineering, and Manufacturing to ensure effective implementation of new products.
  • Work with Supplier Quality Engineer’s and create link between operational requirements and material supplier capabilities.
  • Drive cost savings through improved productivity, material utilization improvements and by optimizing labor.
  • You will have the opportunity to utilize 6-Sigma and Lean Manufacturing methodologies to drive improvement in critical KPI’s for the manufacturing facility.




We’d love to see candidates who have:



  • Analytical problem solving and information gathering skills (Key Performance Indicator reporting, gap analysis, Kaizen, Loss Tree, cause-and-effect diagrams, 5-whys, etc.)


Functional / Technical Skills:

  • Working knowledge of statistics - Statistical Process Control (SPC) and Design of Experiments (DOE).
  • Lean tools (i.e poka yoke / mistake proofing / pFMEA, SMED, Standard work, value stream mapping, TPM, 5S, continuous flow, visual factory, pull systems / Kanban, etc.)
  • Intermediate to advanced level computer skills (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Access, drawing software, SAP).


Education Requirements:

  • B.S. Degree in an Engineering Discipline with 1-2 years remaining till graduation




This is unique role with a genuine opportunity to make an impact. You’ll get to work in a diverse environment with a team of professionals who are passionate about the work they do and know how to have some fun along the way.




Our people make us who we are. They are the brightest minds bringing the boldest ideas to life every day. If you’re the kind of person who refuses to settle, if you want to think bigger, learn faster and go further than you ever thought possible – we’d love to hear from you.


Coty is deeply committed to Changing the Conversation around Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in an effort to create a more open, inclusive, and diverse workplace where all employees can be their authentic self.





We offer equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Coty complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact We strongly believe that cultivating a diverse workplace gives a company strength. The combination of unique skills, abilities, experiences and backgrounds creates an environment that produces extraordinary results. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled.


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Country/Region:  US
City:  Sanford (NC)

Nearest Major Market: Greensboro