Manufacturing Technology – Senior Plant Process Engineer
DuPont Nutrition & Health is a $3.5 billion business and is a global leader in the food industry addressing the world???s challenges in food by offering a wide range of sustainable, and bio-based ingredients to provide safer, healthier and more nutritious food. The range of food ingredients and solutions provided through the global network of food scientists and technologist in DuPont help provide enhanced bio-protection, an improved nutritional profile, and better taste and texture with greater cost efficiency and lower environmental impact, meeting the needs of manufacturers of food, beverages and dietary supplements. NATURE OF WORK:This position will provide process improvement and troubleshooting support to the Cedar Rapids site and with offsite toll manufacturers. Will also participate and/or lead numerous Nutrition & Health related projects with local and/or global scope. RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:Support the design and implementation of Process Safety Management program at the site.Manages project portfolio assessment, prioritization and managementActively participates on N&H Division Plant Process engineer networkSets expectations for technical assumptions, total quality, continuous improvementInterfacing routinely with external toll manufacturing facilities (process improvement, quality tracking, root cause failure analyses)Discovers new technologies, benchmarks, promotes/manages technology innovation systemCoordinates new product transfers and plant-to-plant transfersLeads global projects Plans and effectively organizes resources for local/global projectsInitiates project management and arranging rules/toolsOversee and maintain Minor Capital ProgramCommunicates internally and cross-functionally (expectations, performance, and results).Leads problem identification and solvingOrganizes training for Operations and facilitates hand-off for any new processes or technologiesSets up performance management standards of goal setting, performance measurement, dialogue, coaching, counseling, personal development plans, recognition and rewardInfluences organizational development standards of structure, shared vision and corporate cultureMonitors cost management through manufacturing cost improvements, variable cost tracking, measuring, reportingSupports employee development and communication initiativesActs in compliance with all company policies including, but not limited to: Quality, Safety, Food Safety, Environmental, GMPs, and HACCPResponsible for adherence to all quality systems including, ISO 9001 and ISO 22000 Food Safety with an understanding of DuPont/Danisco Corporate Quality policies and procedures Qualifications:KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: B.S. in Biochemical or Chemical engineering or related bio-technical degree (advanced university degree preferred)Fermentation knowledge/experience and validation (equipment, cleaning, process, etc.) a plusExperience in bio-tech, pharmaceuticals, or food and beverage preferredStrong project management and communication skills highly valued due to remote reporting structureFood/pharmaceutical plant design expertise (such as equipment selection, efficient layouts), process design expertise (equipment sizing, heat loads, etc.), and the ability to participate in, and lead, a design team WORK CONDITIONS:Ability to travel 30-50%Limited handling of hazardous materials such as dusts, strong acids and strong basesRespirator fit testing may be requiredApply for this job.