Innovation Engineer (Caldwell, ID)
The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses.
These endeavors have been around for centuries and will continue to be a vital part of the global economy.
We currently have a position available at our Tech Center in Caldwell, ID.
Caldwell boasts great community events, many outdoor recreational activities, and several wineries. SUMMARYThe primary focus of this position is assessing and developing transformational products and proprietary technological solutions for the Simplot Food Group. The Innovation Engineer is a primary resource for creative and innovative ideas that create value for the company. The Innovation Engineer will assist in developing, designing, testing, and implementing innovations that through technology, product, or process deliver a significant competitive advantage. RESPONSIBILITIES* Lead technical projects including schedules, resources, budgets, external collaborators.* Develop and protect intellectual property (i.e. patents, trade secrets).* Seek out and assess current and developing technologies applicable to the food industry.* Oversee fabrication and testing of prototypes. REQUIREMENTS* Bachelor's Degree – Mechanical Engineering preferred.* Five plus years related experience and/or training is required. * Experience in a food processing facility is essential. * Computer aided drafting skills are required. * Light metal and plastic fabrication skills are highly desirable.
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