R&D Process Engineer / Sr. Process Engineer

West Lafayette, IN

Posted: 07/31/2023 Industry: Laboratory - Food & Beverage Job Number: 237.23KG Experience:

Job Description

R&D Process Engineer / Sr. Process Engineer

As the brand is growing, so is our team!  We are looking for a talented R&D Process Development Engineer to join our Research & Development team.  As a member of R&D team the process development engineer will lead technical aspects of assigned product and process development ensuring products are in alignment with production capability.  The process development engineer needs to be able to take part in multiple projects to deliver process and product innovations and renovation projects timely within brief elements.  Leads trial productions and pilot plant operations, establishes, and maintains process specs.  The process development engineer will also identify and execute optimization and improvement projects, and cost savings.

Who are you?

  • A roll-up-your-sleeves type of person with a can-do attitude who embraces challenge & enjoys solving problems
  • A critical thinker with a strong fundamental understanding of food safety, food chemistry and food manufacturing
  • A naturally curious type of person who is not afraid to ask questions and is always open to learn from others & help others grow
  • Someone with a passion for science that embraces disruptive ideas and has the ability to operate in ambiguous environments
  • A very organized person who pays meticulous attention to detail
  • A natural leader able to plan & manage complex projects while working with simplicity, urgency and agility
  • A friendly team-oriented individual with a strong sense of integrity who can develop solid relationships with internal and external partners
  • A foodie, passionate for clean label food who embraces optimism with a personal commitment to health & wellness
  • Someone who takes pride in the job and is eager to help shape our young company

Essential job functions

Working with guidance and support from the VP of R&D, managers, and teammates but with expected autonomy you will:

  • Provide direction for new product categories and process development from bench to pilot scale up, and through full commercialization
  • Work cross-functionally to support continuous improvement and optimization initiatives of current products and manufacturing lines
  • Develop testing methods and data analysis tools to help build in-depth understanding of products, ingredients, processing conditions and equipment used in the company operation
  • Support creation of new processes and procedures as the company grows
  • Think critically, balance multiple tasks, and be flexible wearing whatever “hat” is needed to support cross-functional teams and help meet company goals
  • Contribute to our knowledge base, thought leadership, and company culture through your unique character and skills

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Kristen Gawrys at kgawrys@cps4jobs.com.

JO:  237.23KG

Job Requirements

Technical Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science or Chemical / Biological Systems Engineering required. Master’s Degree preferred
  • 3+ years of relevant experience in food manufacturing environment
  • Experience with process development and continuous improvement
  • While the company has their own custom equipment, knowledge and experience with pasteurizers and extrusion would be helpful
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization
  • Self-starter and intellectually curious. Comfortable with ambiguity
  • Experience working in small and large companies, start-ups preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Kristen Gawrys at kgawrys@cps4jobs.com.

JO:  237.23KG


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