Plans, conducts, or coordinates Process Engineering functions covering all aspects of material handling and unit process operations as applied in the production of wet and dry pet foods, pet treats, and cat/dog litter. Technical expertise to include all aspects of food processing technology, in terms of production systems, quality/sanitation, and equipment design and application.
90% - Provide Process Engineering design and review for capital projects including detailed phases of the process engineering work, related documentation, and field support. Requires coordination of work by outside consultants and suppliers, broad knowledge of precedents in the specialty area, and an understanding of principles and practices in related specialties. Requires strong communications skills and ability to perform well on teams.
10% - Provide process engineering technical assistance to operating facilities. Includes planning/implementing investigation and analysis in problem areas or areas of opportunity for process improvement. Requires ability to collaborate with and contribute to cross functional teams.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS (Minimum):
Minimum Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering – Mechanical, Industrial or Chemical
Minimum 5 years of experience in process design, process equipment, process instrumentation, manufacturing operations, and process engineering support roles in food, pharmaceutical or chemical industry. Experience with hygienic food design preferred.
Team oriented with excellent troubleshooting skills. Experience with industrializing new process technologies. Experience with P&ID development, equipment sizing and specification, bulk material handling, liquids handling, and mass & energy balances.
25-40% to factory locations and construction sites for field data gathering, scope development, project reviews, construction support and commissioning/start-up.