Job Posting – Sr. Engineer Product Development

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Job #1008-MH811
Job Title: Sr. Engineer Product Development
Location: Midwest
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Our client is a major pet food company dedicated to nutrition technology. They are a leader in developing innovative, cost effective, healthy and flavorful products. They currently have a new opportunity for a Sr. Engineer Product Development at their facility in the Midwest.
 
Their mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationship between people and their pets by providing the best, leading-edge pet nutrition technology, products and expertise to pet owners, veterinary professionals and other key pet professionals worldwide. The Company is a globally-recognized Best Place to Work.

As a Sr. Engineer, you will support the product development lifecycle process; leading or assisting with projects that move products (new or modified) from formulation through the pilot plant and into plant facilities for confirmation of product design. Additionally, the job will perform continuous improvement activities in support of existing products.
 
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
• Coordinates EFL/plant tests, documents process data, summarizes key outcomes, and ensures representative samples are obtained.
• Implements and adjusts processes and procedures to achieve desired product characteristics utilizing knowledge of nutritional constraints, ingredient functionality/ properties, and target plant capabilities.
• Helps establish and manages test plans within established project budgets.
• Actively participates in cross-functional teams to positively influence holistic product design for new and improved product initiatives including formula cost savings.
• Leads the collaboration and development of improved work processes which improve speed to market while maintaining quality of execution.
• Contributes to the ongoing development of the technical community through knowledge transfer and coaching.
• Designs, fabricates and tests experimental equipment and processing systems and then teams with contractors and equipment manufacturers to design, install and test prototype process equipment.
• Works closely with the Experimental Food Lab to identify/implement process equipment modifications which enhance the capability and scalability of EFL pilot processes.
• Implements procedures and practices that adhere to policies and standards for Sanitation, Food Safety, HACCP, and Good Manufacturing Practices.
 
Education / Experience Requirements:
Basic qualifications include:
B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering or Food Engineering/Food Process Engineering and 8+ years of product development experience
Preferred qualifications include:
M.S. in Chemical or Food Engineering/Food Process Engineering and minimum five years of product development experience
 
The Company offers all employees:
• Highly competitive pay
• Great employee, domestic partner, and family benefits that start the first day of employment (medical/dental/vision)
• Short-term and long-term disability
• Life Insurance
• Retirement Income Program/Savings & Investment Plan with company contributions and matching
• Healthcare and dependant care reimbursement accounts
• Annual tuition reimbursement up to $10,000
• 14 paid holidays
• Annual paid vacation
• Discounts on pet insurance
• On-going training
• Opportunities for advancement
• Highly professional, ethical, drug-free environment
 
This is a company that cares about people.  Attracting, developing and retaining exceptional talent are key global priorities.  They proudly offer global career opportunities and a world-class People Development Program including mentoring, training and work/life balance programs that ensure all employees have access to professional and personal development opportunities.  They continuously strive to become a great place to work.

All applicants for this position must be authorized to work in the United States now and in the future without requiring sponsorship.

For additional information, please contact Gina Tentzeras, (954)428-3888 or ginat@foodscience.com

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Moira McGrath
OPUS International
954 428-3888
moira@foodscience.com
www.foodscience.com

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Job Posting – Sr. Engineer – Implementation and Support

 

 

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Job #1007-MH811
Job Title: Sr. Engineer – Implementation and Support
Location: Midwest
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Our client is a major pet food company dedicated to nutrition technology. They are a leader in developing innovative, cost effective, healthy and flavorful products. They currently have a new opportunity for a Sr. Engineer – Implementation and Support at their facility in the Midwest.
 
Their mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationship between people and their pets by providing the best, leading-edge pet nutrition technology, products and expertise to pet owners, veterinary professionals and other key pet professionals worldwide. The Company is a globally-recognized Best Place to Work.
  
As a Sr. Engineer, you will support the product development lifecycle process leading or assisting with projects that move products (new or modified) from formulation through the pilot plant and into plant facilities for confirmation of product design. Additionally, this role will perform continuous improvement activities in support of existing products.
 
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
• Coordinates EFL/plant tests, documents process data, summarizes key outcomes, and ensures representative samples are obtained.
• Implements and adjusts processes and procedures to achieve desired product characteristics utilizing knowledge of nutritional constraints, ingredient functionality/ properties, and target plant capabilities.
• Helps establish and manages test plans within established project budgets.
• Actively participates in cross-functional teams to positively influence holistic product design for new and improved product initiatives including formula cost savings.
• Leads the collaboration and development of improved work processes which improve speed to market while maintaining quality of execution.
• Contributes to the ongoing development of the technical community through knowledge transfer and coaching.
• Designs, fabricates and tests experimental equipment and processing systems and then teams with contractors and equipment manufacturers to design, install and test prototype process equipment.
• Works closely with the Experimental Food Lab to identify/implement process equipment modifications which enhance the capability and scalability of EFL pilot processes.
• Implements procedures and practices that adhere to policies and standards for Sanitation, Food Safety, HACCP, and Good Manufacturing Practices.
 
Education / Experience Requirements:
Basic qualifications include:            
B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering or Food Engineering/Food Process Engineering and 8+ years of product development experience
 
Preferred qualifications include:      
M.S. in Chemical or Food Engineering/Food Process Engineering and minimum five years of product development experience
 
The Company offers:
– Highly competitive pay
– Great employee, domestic partner, and family benefits that start the first day of employment (medical/dental/vision)
– Short-term and long-term disability
– Life Insurance
– Retirement Income Program/Savings & Investment Plan with Company contributions and matching
– Healthcare and dependent care reimbursement accounts
– Annual tuition reimbursement up to $10,000
– 14 paid holidays
– Annual paid vacation
– Discounts on pet insurance
– On-going training
– Opportunities for advancement
– Highly professional, ethical, drug-free environment
 
This is a company that cares about people. Attracting, developing and retaining exceptional talent are key global priorities. They proudly offer global career opportunities and a world-class People Development Program including mentoring; training and work/life balance programs that ensure all employees have access to professional and personal development opportunities. They continuously strive to become a great place to work.

All applicants for this position must be authorized to work in the United States now and in the future without requiring sponsorship.
For additional information, please contact Gina Tentzeras, (954)428-3888 or ginat@foodscience.com

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Moira McGrath
OPUS International
954 428-3888
moira@foodscience.com
www.foodscience.com

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Sr. Engineer – Implementation and Support

 

 

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Job #1007-MH811
Job Title: Sr. Engineer – Implementation and Support
Location: Midwest
Click Here To Apply

Our client is a major pet food company dedicated to nutrition technology. They are a leader in developing innovative, cost effective, healthy and flavorful products. They currently have a new opportunity for a Sr. Engineer – Implementation and Support at their facility in the Midwest.
 
Their mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationship between people and their pets by providing the best, leading-edge pet nutrition technology, products and expertise to pet owners, veterinary professionals and other key pet professionals worldwide. The Company is a globally-recognized Best Place to Work.
  
As a Sr. Engineer, you will support the product development lifecycle process leading or assisting with projects that move products (new or modified) from formulation through the pilot plant and into plant facilities for confirmation of product design. Additionally, this role will perform continuous improvement activities in support of existing products.
 
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
• Coordinates EFL/plant tests, documents process data, summarizes key outcomes, and ensures representative samples are obtained.
• Implements and adjusts processes and procedures to achieve desired product characteristics utilizing knowledge of nutritional constraints, ingredient functionality/ properties, and target plant capabilities.
• Helps establish and manages test plans within established project budgets.
• Actively participates in cross-functional teams to positively influence holistic product design for new and improved product initiatives including formula cost savings.
• Leads the collaboration and development of improved work processes which improve speed to market while maintaining quality of execution.
• Contributes to the ongoing development of the technical community through knowledge transfer and coaching.
• Designs, fabricates and tests experimental equipment and processing systems and then teams with contractors and equipment manufacturers to design, install and test prototype process equipment.
• Works closely with the Experimental Food Lab to identify/implement process equipment modifications which enhance the capability and scalability of EFL pilot processes.
• Implements procedures and practices that adhere to policies and standards for Sanitation, Food Safety, HACCP, and Good Manufacturing Practices.
 
Education / Experience Requirements:
Basic qualifications include:            
B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering or Food Engineering/Food Process Engineering and 8+ years of product development experience
 
Preferred qualifications include:      
M.S. in Chemical or Food Engineering/Food Process Engineering and minimum five years of product development experience
 
The Company offers:
– Highly competitive pay
– Great employee, domestic partner, and family benefits that start the first day of employment (medical/dental/vision)
– Short-term and long-term disability
– Life Insurance
– Retirement Income Program/Savings & Investment Plan with Company contributions and matching
– Healthcare and dependent care reimbursement accounts
– Annual tuition reimbursement up to $10,000
– 14 paid holidays
– Annual paid vacation
– Discounts on pet insurance
– On-going training
– Opportunities for advancement
– Highly professional, ethical, drug-free environment
 
This is a company that cares about people. Attracting, developing and retaining exceptional talent are key global priorities. They proudly offer global career opportunities and a world-class People Development Program including mentoring; training and work/life balance programs that ensure all employees have access to professional and personal development opportunities. They continuously strive to become a great place to work.

All applicants for this position must be authorized to work in the United States now and in the future without requiring sponsorship.
For additional information, please contact Gina Tentzeras, (954)428-3888 or ginat@foodscience.com

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Moira McGrath
OPUS International
954 428-3888
moira@foodscience.com
www.foodscience.com

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Job Posting – Process Development Manager

 

Opus-Logo-21Job #1005-MH811
Job Title: Process Development Manager
Location: Northeast

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A leader in specialty coffee and coffee makers, our client is recognized for its award-winning coffees, innovative brewing technology, and environmentally and socially responsible business practices. Their multi-brand portfolio and multi-channel distribution strategy are aimed at changing the way North Americans prepare and enjoy coffee and other beverages both at home and in the workplace.  They have a new opportunity for a Process Development Manager at their facility in New England.

SUMMARY:
The Process Development Manager will be responsible for day-to-day project work and the development of new manufacturing processes for new beverages in the Research and Development area. This position reports directly to the R&D Process Development Senior Manager.

The launch and development of new products will utilize (and require) many new food/beverage processing technologies, such as granulation, sizing, spray drying, aromatization, coating, mixing & blending. The Process Development Manager is the in-house expert for the identification and development of process technology from pilot scale and scale-up through commercial testing. Therefore, the successful candidate will have experience in dry processing, and in wet processing as well. This will require her/him to have a firm understanding of process microbiology and food stabilization processes such as acid/pasteurization and sterilization. New products will involve many diverse ingredients, including dairy, emulsifiers, flavors, food colors, sweeteners, nutraceuticals, and process aids. A sound understanding of food and physical chemistry is thus required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Research and develop new processes for manufacturing new beverages.
• Conduct equipment selection, pilot/scale-up tests, factory acceptance testing, and process qualification.
• Develop process specifications.
• Identify and develop external contract manufacturing / suppliers.
• Evaluate and qualify process technology / processing parameters leading to the ability to quickly produce new beverages.
• Set-up and maintain laboratory facilities and support others to develop new products.
• Assist Engineering in the selection, testing and start-up of new processing equipment.
• Solve specialized technical problems.
• Work with operations to ensure the successful production start-ups of new beverage products and to determine production equipment for new beverages is fully-functional.
• Partner with the Product Development Group to develop and test products.
• Coach direct reports to enhance Process Development skills and in-house capacity to develop new beverages.
• Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s principles, policies and applicable laws.
• Accountable for communication, interviewing and hiring, training Product Development employees; planning, assigning and directing work, leveraging team and individual strengths, managing performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and solving problems to ensure high performance results.

OTHER NECESSARY FUNCTIONS:

• Establishment and commitment to project timelines (factory start-up’s and new product rollout’s)
• Invention and/or adaptation of process technology and methods.
• She/he will use employees, vendors and consultants to run the necessary experiments and tests to demonstrate a successful means for producing the new beverage.
• Commitment in time to train new engineers and technicians.
• Getting More Done with Less: This will require the Process Development Manager to find ways to execute projects with minimum resources. Initially, the position will have no direct reports. Conducting the required work to develop the new processes will require out-sourcing and the development of suitable R&D partners.
• Establishing a Proprietary Multi-Purpose Pilot Plant: The Process Development Manager will need to specify, install, operate and maintain unit operations and associated systems.

QUALIFICATIONS:
 
• Degree in Chemical Engineering or Food Engineering, with a minimum of 5 years of food or beverage Process Development experience is a must. Advanced degree a plus.
• Experience at managing a group of at least 1-4; R&D team preferred.
• Candidates must possess strong communication and project-management skills. The successful candidate will be able to manage projects cross-functionally.
• She/he will also have experience working on bench top and pilot plant, as well as scale-up to full factory processes, and be able to manage and develop scientific studies.
• Beverage experience and experience working with outside vendors (ingredient suppliers, flavor houses) is required.
• Ability to communicate with multiple stakeholders and demonstrate superior communication skills.
• Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects within the R&D function.
• Ability to uphold safety standards, participates in Continuous Process Improvement on the job, and follows our manufacturing best practices.
• Ability to manage the work of others, to get along with others, be punctual, and follow instructions.
• Ability to follow Company policies and procedures as well as Operating Principles.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS:

• Ability to occasionally kneel, squat, bend, and stoop, twist, and reach overhead with repetitive motions within the Research and Development laboratory/pilot plant.
• Ability to frequently be in a sedentary light office position with high frequency of keyboarding/computer work required (at times 67% – 100% of the workday).
• Ability to work in a Research and Development lab/pilot plant with frequent exposure to coffee, burlap, food products (including granulated products), and food science tools. Some exposure to food powders on exposed skin is possible.
• Ability to occasionally travel (twice per month).
• Ability to lift up to 40 pounds occasionally.
• Use of gloves and hearing, dust and eye protection as required.

All applicants for this position must be authorized to work in the United States now and in the future without requiring sponsorship.

For additional information, please contact Susan Canarick, (954)428-3888 or susanc@foodscience.com

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Moira McGrath
OPUS International
954 428-3888
moira@foodscience.com
www.foodscience.com

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Job Posting – Process Development Manager

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Job #1005-MH811
Job Title: Process Development Manager
Location: Northeast

Click Here To Apply

A leader in specialty coffee and coffee makers, our client is recognized for its award-winning coffees, innovative brewing technology, and environmentally and socially responsible business practices. Their multi-brand portfolio and multi-channel distribution strategy are aimed at changing the way North Americans prepare and enjoy coffee and other beverages both at home and in the workplace.  They have a new opportunity for a Process Development Manager at their facility in New England.

SUMMARY:
The Process Development Manager will be responsible for day-to-day project work and the development of new manufacturing processes for new beverages in the Research and Development area. This position reports directly to the R&D Process Development Senior Manager.

The launch and development of new products will utilize (and require) many new food/beverage processing technologies, such as granulation, sizing, spray drying, aromatization, coating, mixing & blending. The Process Development Manager is the in-house expert for the identification and development of process technology from pilot scale and scale-up through commercial testing. Therefore, the successful candidate will have experience in dry processing, and in wet processing as well. This will require her/him to have a firm understanding of process microbiology and food stabilization processes such as acid/pasteurization and sterilization. New products will involve many diverse ingredients, including dairy, emulsifiers, flavors, food colors, sweeteners, nutraceuticals, and process aids. A sound understanding of food and physical chemistry is thus required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Research and develop new processes for manufacturing new beverages.
• Conduct equipment selection, pilot/scale-up tests, factory acceptance testing, and process qualification.
• Develop process specifications.
• Identify and develop external contract manufacturing / suppliers.
• Evaluate and qualify process technology / processing parameters leading to the ability to quickly produce new beverages.
• Set-up and maintain laboratory facilities and support others to develop new products.
• Assist Engineering in the selection, testing and start-up of new processing equipment.
• Solve specialized technical problems.
• Work with operations to ensure the successful production start-ups of new beverage products and to determine production equipment for new beverages is fully-functional.
• Partner with the Product Development Group to develop and test products.
• Coach direct reports to enhance Process Development skills and in-house capacity to develop new beverages.
• Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s principles, policies and applicable laws.
• Accountable for communication, interviewing and hiring, training Product Development employees; planning, assigning and directing work, leveraging team and individual strengths, managing performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and solving problems to ensure high performance results.

OTHER NECESSARY FUNCTIONS:

• Establishment and commitment to project timelines (factory start-up’s and new product rollout’s)
• Invention and/or adaptation of process technology and methods.
• She/he will use employees, vendors and consultants to run the necessary experiments and tests to demonstrate a successful means for producing the new beverage.
• Commitment in time to train new engineers and technicians.
• Getting More Done with Less: This will require the Process Development Manager to find ways to execute projects with minimum resources. Initially, the position will have no direct reports. Conducting the required work to develop the new processes will require out-sourcing and the development of suitable R&D partners.
• Establishing a Proprietary Multi-Purpose Pilot Plant: The Process Development Manager will need to specify, install, operate and maintain unit operations and associated systems.

QUALIFICATIONS:
 
• Degree in Chemical Engineering or Food Engineering, with a minimum of 5 years of food or beverage Process Development experience is a must. Advanced degree a plus.
• Experience at managing a group of at least 1-4; R&D team preferred.
• Candidates must possess strong communication and project-management skills. The successful candidate will be able to manage projects cross-functionally.
• She/he will also have experience working on bench top and pilot plant, as well as scale-up to full factory processes, and be able to manage and develop scientific studies.
• Beverage experience and experience working with outside vendors (ingredient suppliers, flavor houses) is required.
• Ability to communicate with multiple stakeholders and demonstrate superior communication skills.
• Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects within the R&D function.
• Ability to uphold safety standards, participates in Continuous Process Improvement on the job, and follows our manufacturing best practices.
• Ability to manage the work of others, to get along with others, be punctual, and follow instructions.
• Ability to follow Company policies and procedures as well as Operating Principles.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS:

• Ability to occasionally kneel, squat, bend, and stoop, twist, and reach overhead with repetitive motions within the Research and Development laboratory/pilot plant.
• Ability to frequently be in a sedentary light office position with high frequency of keyboarding/computer work required (at times 67% – 100% of the workday).
• Ability to work in a Research and Development lab/pilot plant with frequent exposure to coffee, burlap, food products (including granulated products), and food science tools. Some exposure to food powders on exposed skin is possible.
• Ability to occasionally travel (twice per month).
• Ability to lift up to 40 pounds occasionally.
• Use of gloves and hearing, dust and eye protection as required.

All applicants for this position must be authorized to work in the United States now and in the future without requiring sponsorship.

For additional information, please contact Susan Canarick, (954)428-3888 or susanc@foodscience.com

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Moira McGrath
OPUS International
954 428-3888
moira@foodscience.com
www.foodscience.com

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