We are searching for a self-driven and detail orientated Process Engineer to play a critical role in a new facility development and capital expansion projects for an ingredients processor in MN.
The Process Engineer is responsible for evaluating existing and new processes and configuring manufacturing systems to reduce cost, improve sustainability and develop best practices within the production process. This position is responsible for the leadership of the innovative Process Engineering and R&D team.
Work with cross-functional teams such as R&D, QA, Operations, maintenance and senior leadership.
Troubleshoot challenges faced at the processing facility.
Responsible for developing and maintaining the entire process mass balance.
Recommend the most proficient equipment to optimize given ingredient process.
Lead plant personnel to optimize and commercialize innovative ingredient process.
Provide processing expertise on day to day production.
Responsible for cost reduction on current manufacturing processes.
BA or BS in Chemical Engineering or Technical Degree with equivalent experience required, other engineers are acceptable.
Experience in Production Engineering or Project Management within a food process oriented industry is highly desired.
Prior project execution experience required, with 5 years of experience preferred.
Experience in New Plant or Process startup would be a bonus.
Strong teamwork skills, with the ability to lead, participate and/or work directly with cross-functional teams and/or individuals.
Ability to lead and integrate safety into manufacturing activities. Demonstrated working understanding of environmental agency requirements and compliance.
Familiarity with processing unit operations such as hydro-cyclones, evaporators, centrifuges, powder handling and packaging systems, batch reactors, multi-stage evaporation, drying equipment, tanks and vessels, process and utility piping, heat exchangers, boiler utility systems (e.g. steam, compressed air), pumps, and valves desired.
Demonstrated strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills.
Ability to travel up to 20% of the time to Northern Mid-West states.