Process Technology Engineer
Employees in positions allocated to this series use their knowledge of engineering, chemistry, health, food science, microbiology, biotechnology, and other sciences to propose, prepare, conduct, direct, and analyze operations data, experiments and plant trials. The objective is to further knowledge and/or develop new and better processes, products and productivity improvements. Some engineers engage in process development (such as development of new processing strategy or equipment), in productivity improvements and some in quality resolution for making robust processes. Differences in levels relate principally to greater depth and breadth of knowledge and experience applied to examining more complex systems and in experiments/projects and in the degree of independent judgment/action allowed in bringing efforts to a conclusion. Employees in positions at this level of the series will primarily provide project assistance to others in various R&D and Manufacturing groups throughout Solae. A limited amount of independent project planning and execution will be expected. Work will be completed in our manufacturing facilities as well as our research facilities. Work is performed under general supervision. Responsibilities: Design experiments to reflect both small and large-scale manufacturing systems. Author experimental plans, experimental reports and trial authorizations. Execute experiments, plant trials and plans for improving the processes at the Solae Site. Lead small Capital Projects ($50M) and support larger Capital Projects (<$100M) definition and implementation. Design process improvements to meet technical needs. Includes the creation of mass balances, process flow diagrams, and cost estimation for modifying processes. Continuously build a body of technical knowledge around Solae unit operations and processes. Develop and communicate variances and provide improvements in operating standards and equipment to meet Solae goals on quality and productivity. Develop ideas to improve overall plant performance using sound engineering sciences. Analyze data for ongoing operations to provide direction on upgrades to improve quality and cost. Lead smaller unit specific programs or projects leveraging Site plus Global and External resources. Qualifications:Bachelors of Science Degree in Chemical, Food, Biochemical, Agricultural or Mechanical Engineering 3 years of Process Engineering duties with unit operations applicable to Solae (extraction, separation, sterilization/pasteurization, drying, etc.) Knowledge of:Theories, principles, methods and procedures of applicable field of engineeringStatistics and experimental designMS Office package including VisioPSM principlesSafety practices and policies.Specialty Emphasis NetworksQuality Systems Policies and Procedures Ability to:Manage projectsCollect, process, and analyze dataDevelop creative solutions to research problemsCommunicate effectively both in writing and orallyExecute Six Sigma methodologyWork effectively both independently and within teamsLead Incident InvestigationsSupport PSM PHAs/PSSRsApply for this job.