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Process Engineer

Description

 

The Process Engineer is responsible for the on-going technical support of the manufacture of infant formula products at the Zeeland, MI Supply Center (ZSC) as well as those products manufactured at external manufacturing operations.  

 

Duties:
• Continuously improve operational and technical capabilities to achieve business goals.
• Assess and implement improvements for Plant CIP / COP / Master Sanitation 
• Serves as leader for cross-functional teams formed for product qualifications, launches, and troubleshooting.
• Effectively communicates technical topics to key stakeholders, management, and team members to influence decisions.
• Partners with the Operations, R&D, and Quality groups to ensure products are manufactured right the first time, from initial product qualification through on-going formula optimization.
• Leverages knowledge of unit operations and engineering principles to effectively troubleshoot processing and equipment issues.
• Uses knowledge of process instrumentation and process control concepts, in partnership with automation colleagues, to develop and optimize functional requirements for the plant floor control system.
• Identifies and implements cost reduction improvements.
• Identifies and develops initiatives and projects that enhance supply chain processes.
• Sets technical standards for operations, maintenance, safety and quality.
• Develops protocols to qualify processes and equipment (IQ, OQ and PQ).
• Applies the understanding of HACCP, GMPs and regulatory requirements to process design and qualifications.
• Incorporates understanding of corporate safety and environmental standards into execution of Product/Process trials and development of process sites.

 

Qualifications:
• Candidate must have a BS degree (Chemical Engineering, Food Science, Food Technology or any related field) along with 2 years hands-on experience in food processing desired.  Or, BA with minimum of 5 years of hands-on experience in food processing engineering in lieu of a B.S. in Engineering.
• Experience in CIP, Liquid Milk Processing, Spray Drying, Blending, Powder Transport, and Packaging knowledge desired.
• Knowledge of nutritional products, food chemistry, analytical sampling and testing, and product formulation strongly desired.
• Candidate must be familiar with Process Engineering, reaction kinetics and modeling, equipment design, thermodynamics, and process optimization.
• Candidate should have experience in technical writing, Process and Quality Control Documentation, and Technical Presentations.
• Candidate should be knowledgeable in Statistical Process Control and other statistical applications (DOE, ANOVA, capability analysis, etc.).
• Proficiency in Computer software – Autocad, Visio, Minitab, Microsoft Office and other useful work tools in the accomplishment of tasks.
• Must be able to work in a dynamic environment where a high degree of teamwork and collaboration are required.
• Understanding of regulatory and GMP requirements for manufacturing of infant formulas is desired.
• Some travel, including internationally, may be required.

Equality

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, disability or medical condition; colour, ethnicity, race, citizenship, and national origin; religion; pregnancy, family status and caring responsibilities; sexual orientation; sex, gender identity, gender expression, and transgender identity; protected veteran status; size or any other basis protected by appropriate law. 


Nearest Major Market: Grand Rapids

Job Segment: Medical, Healthcare

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