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Food Process Engineering Manager

Job #: 105526
Industry: Food & Beverages
Location: Missouri (MO)

Summary: Directs and coordinates the process engineering team and related activities at the plant level. Serves on the plant leadership team and contributes to overall guidance of facility safety, quality, delivery, and cost objectives. Additional duties to include process engineering support to worldwide operations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

•     Leads, mentors, guides, and develops process engineering team to support overall process improvement of facility value streams

•     Serves as a member of the plant senior leadership team to contribute to value creation through the levers of strategy, talent, and execution

•     Contributes and presents on key performance indicators through daily visual management, weekly reports, and monthly operating reviews

•     Complete engineering assessments of new products or business opportunities including preliminary design, capital requirements and operational costs

•     Support customer needs by providing technical assistance in the design and operation of palatant handling systems

•     Provide engineering support to the organization including but not limited to equipment specification/selection, process flow, and overall specification

•     Provide engineering evaluations for new products and technologies including but not limited to; mass & energy balances, capital cost estimates, operation cost estimates, process modeling, and overall facility requirements

•     Strong partner with site operations leaders to seek out process bottlenecks and lead 
initiatives around improvement

•     Lead process improvement efforts utilizing cross functional teams to optimize and enhance process control

•     Develops, writes and presents reports and documentation to various internal and external individuals to gain market advantage, maintain regulatory compliance, and meet internal standards

•     Generates ideas and suggestions in support of new product development and application teams within the Research & Development Department

•     Provide project planning including scheduling, team requirements, and required resources so that projects meet defined objectives

•     Review, modify and implement processes and processing instructions, which engineer product quality and efficiency into manufacturing systems

Education and/or Experience:                                                

  • Bachelor’s of Science degree in Chemical Engineering or related field.
  • Ten or more years related engineering experience in a food manufacturing or processing environment and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Demonstrated ability to drive and execute process improvement and project execution.