Our client is known around the world as the founder of the non-dairy segment of the frozen food industry and the leading supporter and solutions provider to the Food Service, In-Store Bakery and Retail marketplaces. They are one of the world’s premier family-owned food companies with more than $3B in sales.¬† They currently have a new opportunity for a Process Engineer at their facility in Buffalo, NY.

PURPOSE STATEMENT

Utilizes engineering fundamentals to identify, propose, analyze, and design next generation food processing technologies for medium and high complexity projects.

Requires ability to use and apply knowledge of various engineering disciplines to execute projects aligned with the global technology strategy. Significant collaboration is expected with all scientists and engineers in the Product and Packaging areas and Engineering.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES/OUTCOMES 

Develop and manage projects to install factory scalable equipment into the pilot plant and assessment of pilot plant scalability.

Initiate test plan development, experimental setup, and test execution and data analysis to quantify key process and packaging machine parameters and fundamental mechanisms at both pilot and factory scale.

Deliver scalable process specifications collaboratively developed with Product Development and Supply Engineering to achieve exceptional product attribute targets and ensure superior product quality and food safety.

Identify and evaluate innovative processing options based on product attribute requirements, including evaluation based on technical and economic feasibility.

Provide technical support to Product Development and Supply on new or existing processes.

Build/maintain networks within Technology, Product Implementation, Packaging, and Engineering.

Lead translation of technology ideas into visual, physical models and working prototypes.

Delivery of IP for technical insulation of new technology.

Apply Lean Thinking principles and Value Added Engineering.

Work as part of the engineering team to assist in the management of scale-up risk and introduction of technology into supply chain.

Minor project and budget responsibilities are required with potential contractor and technician management responsibility.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE

B.S. degree in Food Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or related engineering field

Minimum of 6 years of process engineering experience

Strong engineering fundamentals and familiarity with experimental design and statistical data analysis

Self-starter with assertive project ownership qualities.

Demonstrated abilities to be creative and innovative

Working knowledge of process development and industry best practices, packaging science, consumer needs/trends, and potential relevant technologies

Demonstrated process development and project management abilities

Ability to use Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, experimental design software, and CAD systems (e.g. Solidworks, AutoCAD)

Able to travel internationally up to 30% of the time.

For additional information, please contact Moira McGrath, (954) 428-3888 or moira@foodscience.com.