April 21, 2021

Innovation Process Engineer

Fresca Foods Inc.

Position Overview

The Commercialization/Process Engineer manages and leads the evaluation, review and manufacturing plan for packaged food products including capital evaluation, operational requirements and technical feasibility within the company.

Essential Functions

  • Leads technical evaluation of new projects and products to determine fit into existing platforms and systems
  • Investigate and develop manufacturing solutions across a wide range of food products and applications
  • Develops, configures and optimizes manufacturing processes from inception, through to start up and certification
  • Provide manufacturing inputs to overall costing model Failure Modes and Effect Analysis’s
  • Manages commercialization projects to assure all deliverables are achieved including safety, food safety, quality, productivity and budgeting
  • Supports plant operations through innovation, technical expertise and continuous improvement efforts
  • Supports plant maintenance with technical troubleshooting
  • Participates in the development, implementation and coordination of capital budgets to purchase, improve or maintain equipment and processes as needed
  • Leads and manages capital projects as needed including new equipment/process installations, plant layout and design, manufacturing automation projects and maintenance related projects
  • Other duties as assigned
Skills & Knowledge
  • Strong leadership and project management skills
  • Strategic and critical thinking skills
  • Proven work experience in manufacturing and operations
  • Excellent technical skills
  • Wide working knowledge of food manufacturing solutions
  • Strong analytical and data driven problem-solving
  • Basic mechanical design capability
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Ability to work in a hands-on environment
  • Ability to generate creative solutions
Education & Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering Discipline (Mechanical, Chemical, Food Process, Industrial)
  • 5+ more years in a food and/or beverage process manufacturing environment
  • Experience in process engineering and design including creating PFDs
  • Experience in commercializing new food processing technology and processes
  • Experience in leading projects from concept through validation: equipment specification, installation, commissioning, qualification, and verification
  • Experience in sanitary design, USDA, and FDA food processing as well as HACCP, OSHA, and other food production standards

$93,500 – $123,000

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