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Principal Process Engineer

Ascent

Job Description

Principal Process Engineer
Omaha, NE or Chicago IL
Direct Placement
 

Job Summary:

This position is responsible for leading the process development of major initiatives (such as network optimization or M&A initiatives) and commercialization of new technology applications. The individual will also act as the technical lead for one of the major business platforms (Snacks), will be the R&D Processing core team member on the R&D 'Margin by Design ' team, and will also be instrumental in developing the 3-yr processing technology pipeline.

Position Responsibilities:
  • Build & maintain an understanding of the process technology needs & capabilities across the company, especially in designated platform.
  • Partner internally and externally (Universities, suppliers, competitive scouting) to identify and champion technologies that can be adapted for our needs.
  • Act as the lead process development resource for major business initiatives that may span multiple or new business opportunities.
  • Champions the appropriate use of MOPD/VSU tools across work.
  • Serve as a technical mentor for junior engineers in the group.
  • May have responsibility for direct management of technicians, interns, or other junior engineers as appropriate.
  • Ensure all processing specifications developed by engineers in designated platform are accurate, complete, and effective in ensuring the factory makes quality product at target costs.
Position Qualifications:
  • BS in Chemical, Food, Biochemical, or Mechanical Engineering required. Advanced degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience with proven leadership in food process technology or related areas of work.
  • Extensive knowledge of food science & food processing.
  • Demonstrated project management skills.
  • Demonstrated documentation discipline.
  • Proven troubleshooting skills with demonstrated ability to execute root cause analysis and follow through with corrective actions.
  • Thorough understanding of food safety, sanitary design, & equipment cleaning.
  • Solid understanding of sensory testing methodologies and translating consumer insights into technical solutions.
  • Understanding of food/package interaction.
  • Knowledge of product development process.
  • Basic financial understanding, to enable profitability optimization and project budgeting skills
  • Strong interpersonal communication and presentation skills along with the self-confidence to drive the technical organization to new levels of accomplishment and performance.
  • Knowledge of capital engineering practices a plus.
  • Ability to travel up to 40% of the time. Must be able to travel independently and as a responsible company representative.
Physical Requirements (preferred):
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. occasionally; lift up to 25 lbs. regularly.
  • Work extensively in pilot plant and or production plant floor environment.
  • Exposure to manufacturing environments for periodic extended work days to include: loud noise, heat, cold, wet, and slippery conditions.
  • Walking and/or standing for long periods of time.
  • Climbing to various heights via stairs or ladders.
  • Bending and/or crawling; must be able to move safely and freely around machinery.
  • Driving a company or rental vehicle as needed.
 
 
 
 

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Location US-NE-Omaha
Employment Type Full-Time
Pay Type Hour
Pay Rate N/A
Store Type Engineering & Aerospace

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Job Description

Principal Process Engineer
Omaha, NE or Chicago IL
Direct Placement
 

Job Summary:

This position is responsible for leading the process development of major initiatives (such as network optimization or M&A initiatives) and commercialization of new technology applications. The individual will also act as the technical lead for one of the major business platforms (Snacks), will be the R&D Processing core team member on the R&D 'Margin by Design ' team, and will also be instrumental in developing the 3-yr processing technology pipeline.

Position Responsibilities:
  • Build & maintain an understanding of the process technology needs & capabilities across the company, especially in designated platform.
  • Partner internally and externally (Universities, suppliers, competitive scouting) to identify and champion technologies that can be adapted for our needs.
  • Act as the lead process development resource for major business initiatives that may span multiple or new business opportunities.
  • Champions the appropriate use of MOPD/VSU tools across work.
  • Serve as a technical mentor for junior engineers in the group.
  • May have responsibility for direct management of technicians, interns, or other junior engineers as appropriate.
  • Ensure all processing specifications developed by engineers in designated platform are accurate, complete, and effective in ensuring the factory makes quality product at target costs.
Position Qualifications:
  • BS in Chemical, Food, Biochemical, or Mechanical Engineering required. Advanced degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience with proven leadership in food process technology or related areas of work.
  • Extensive knowledge of food science & food processing.
  • Demonstrated project management skills.
  • Demonstrated documentation discipline.
  • Proven troubleshooting skills with demonstrated ability to execute root cause analysis and follow through with corrective actions.
  • Thorough understanding of food safety, sanitary design, & equipment cleaning.
  • Solid understanding of sensory testing methodologies and translating consumer insights into technical solutions.
  • Understanding of food/package interaction.
  • Knowledge of product development process.
  • Basic financial understanding, to enable profitability optimization and project budgeting skills
  • Strong interpersonal communication and presentation skills along with the self-confidence to drive the technical organization to new levels of accomplishment and performance.
  • Knowledge of capital engineering practices a plus.
  • Ability to travel up to 40% of the time. Must be able to travel independently and as a responsible company representative.
Physical Requirements (preferred):
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. occasionally; lift up to 25 lbs. regularly.
  • Work extensively in pilot plant and or production plant floor environment.
  • Exposure to manufacturing environments for periodic extended work days to include: loud noise, heat, cold, wet, and slippery conditions.
  • Walking and/or standing for long periods of time.
  • Climbing to various heights via stairs or ladders.
  • Bending and/or crawling; must be able to move safely and freely around machinery.
  • Driving a company or rental vehicle as needed.
 
 
 
 

Job Requirements

 
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