Sr. Process Engineer

Food & Beverage
Job Location: 
Delhi, NY

Our client, a global manufacture of ingredients such as hydrolysates and pharmaceutical ingredients for infant to sports nutrition consumer products, is searching for a Senior Process Engineer to join their expanding engineering department. 

The ideal candidate must have a Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering with 6 to 10 years in a food manufacturing setting OR a Masters in Chemical Engineering with 4 to 6 years’ experience in a food manufacturing setting.  Salary is based on your experience and your training.  Our client offers a competitive salary but also training and education on the job in order to grow professionally.

As an employee you will have the opportunity to work with many different parts of the production process and know that you are helping to make a difference in the lives of millions of people in more than 100 countries.

Job description

Production Support: Support operations with the production of existing and new products. Interact with production personnel to troubleshoot and optimize processes to meet quality standards, and plant throughput goals.

Process/Production Experiments: (With the assistance of Sr. colleagues) Set up, plan, execute and analyze experiments, and reports results, taking into account possible risks to production


Relation with management: Build and maintain a network of relevant internal and external relations, stakeholders, partners and customers, especially operations and R&D.

Process Scale-up support: Support scale-up and implementation of new processes in operational environment, according to all applicable guidelines.

Lead Continuous Improvement Initiatives: Use of Lean 6-Sigma approach and techniques to identify and execute continuous improvement initiatives in our manufacturing operations plant.


Project initiation; orientation: Identify and collect ideas, business requirements and needs, define the scope of the project, determine the feasibility by building a business case and define project objectives within agreed project management guidelines


Project design/plan: Formulate the project plan (including resourcing, planning, risk mitigation, quality control and organizational requirements), determine budget and acquire approval, in line with project objectives

Project preparation/execution: Execute project, coordinate the activities of the project team members, monitor progress of project and compliance with the project plan, manage and mitigate project risks and resources, create risk awareness amongst stakeholders, manage stage-gates and adjust project plan when necessary.

Project closure/implementation: Deliver the project in line with project objectives, budget and planning, discuss project results with business, hand over project to line management when necessary and evaluate the project with all involved stakeholders.

Stakeholder Management: Create support for complete project approach (objectives, planning etc), update and consult relevant stakeholders regularly, manager expectations of relevant stakeholders during execution, involve stakeholders in decision making and build and maintain a network of relevant stakeholders

Supplier Management: Assess and select suppliers, possible partners and other relevant organizations, based on agreed project requirements and build and maintain relationships with them 
Reports: Ensure periodical project management reporting, quantitative and qualitative, according to defined formats and project management guidelines

Methods and techniques: Keep up with relevant project management methods and techniques and optimize the implantation of and support for these at Company

Team/people Management: Functionally lead, coach, develop members of the own project team, and give input for appraisal

Program management: Initiate, define, manage and monitor the progress, alignment, quality and continuity of various multidisciplinary projects


Differentiating factors
Stakeholder Management: Manages the relation with a few (group of) stakeholders on operational level

Project complexity and risk: Participate in well defined, medium complex projects with low risk and using given techniques

Project scope: Leads mono-disciplinary involving a limited amount of parties and reports to PMT/OT

Autonomy: Autonomously executes project activities within given scope, supported by senior colleagues


Job requirements

Evaluate, implement and monitor processes and operating systems for the manufacture of hydrolysates.


Project management: Follow and adhere to all company safety policies; Lean Six Sigma methodologies


Data processing
Create/edit/maintain necessary documentation. 
Monitor and improve the efficiency, output and safety of manufacturing processes through observations and measurements as well as by collecting and interpreting data from other technical and operating personnel.


Please note, while we appreciate your interest in our openings in the United States, we can only accept resumes from individuals who:


1. Are citizens of the United States, or


2 . Have a current authorized work visa or are otherwise authorized to work in the U.S. by United States Citizens & Immigration Services.


Recruiter Name: 
Annie Versnik
Recruiter Phone: 
(262) 886-8000 ext. 225

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