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Process Engineer

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The Process Engineer is responsible for the on-going technical support of the manufacture of infant formula products at the Zeeland, MI Supply Center (ZSC) as well as those products manufactured at external manufacturing operations.  


• Continuously improve operational and technical capabilities to achieve business goals.
• Assess and implement improvements for Plant CIP / COP / Master Sanitation 
• Serves as leader for cross-functional teams formed for product qualifications, launches, and troubleshooting.
• Effectively communicates technical topics to key stakeholders, management, and team members to influence decisions.
• Partners with the Operations, R&D, and Quality groups to ensure products are manufactured right the first time, from initial product qualification through on-going formula optimization.
• Leverages knowledge of unit operations and engineering principles to effectively troubleshoot processing and equipment issues.
• Uses knowledge of process instrumentation and process control concepts, in partnership with automation colleagues, to develop and optimize functional requirements for the plant floor control system.
• Identifies and implements cost reduction improvements.
• Identifies and develops initiatives and projects that enhance supply chain processes.
• Sets technical standards for operations, maintenance, safety and quality.
• Develops protocols to qualify processes and equipment (IQ, OQ and PQ).
• Applies the understanding of HACCP, GMPs and regulatory requirements to process design and qualifications.
• Incorporates understanding of corporate safety and environmental standards into execution of Product/Process trials and development of process sites.


• Candidate must have a BS degree (Chemical Engineering, Food Science, Food Technology or any related field) along with 2 years hands-on experience in food processing desired.  Or, BA with minimum of 5 years of hands-on experience in food processing engineering in lieu of a B.S. in Engineering.
• Experience in CIP, Liquid Milk Processing, Spray Drying, Blending, Powder Transport, and Packaging knowledge desired.
• Knowledge of nutritional products, food chemistry, analytical sampling and testing, and product formulation strongly desired.
• Candidate must be familiar with Process Engineering, reaction kinetics and modeling, equipment design, thermodynamics, and process optimization.
• Candidate should have experience in technical writing, Process and Quality Control Documentation, and Technical Presentations.
• Candidate should be knowledgeable in Statistical Process Control and other statistical applications (DOE, ANOVA, capability analysis, etc.).
• Proficiency in Computer software – Autocad, Visio, Minitab, Microsoft Office and other useful work tools in the accomplishment of tasks.
• Must be able to work in a dynamic environment where a high degree of teamwork and collaboration are required.
• Understanding of regulatory and GMP requirements for manufacturing of infant formulas is desired.
• Some travel, including internationally, may be required.


In Return RB offer very competitive salaries with excellent benefits and the chance to progress your career within a truly global organisation.
RB is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by appropriate law. All hiring decisions are made based on merit, competence and business need.

Nearest Major Market: Grand Rapids

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