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R&D Process Engineer

Location: Buffalo, NY, United States
Date Posted: 10-15-2018
  • Execute projects to create scalable food processes from benchtop to full scale. Leverage equipment suppliers and others to create process schemes that fit the needs of new products.
  • Initiate test plan development, experimental setup, test execution and data analysis to quantify key process  machine parameters and fundamental mechanisms at both pilot and factory scale.
  • Deliver scalable process specifications collaboratively developed with Product Development and Design Engineering to achieve exceptional product attribute targets and ensure superior product quality and food safety.
  • Identify and evaluate innovative processing options based on product attribute requirements including evaluation based on technical and economic feasibility.
  • Provide technical support to product development and Operations on new or existing processes.
  • Lead translation of technology ideas into visual, physical models and working prototypes.
  • Delivery of IP for technical insulation of new technology.
  • Work as part of the process engineering team to assist in the management of scale-up risk and introduction of technology into supply chain.
  • Minor project and budget responsibilities are required with potential contractor and technician management responsibility.
KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE
  • B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
  • Minimum of 6 years of food process engineering experience
  • Experienced with a broad variety of food unit operations and processes.
  • Significant experience in food plants.
  • Strong engineering fundamentals and familiarity with experimental design and statistical data analysis.
  • Demonstrated success working in a pilot lab, developing new processes and commercializing – process validation and qualification.
  • Engaged with a wide range of equipment vendors
  • Self-starter with assertive project ownership qualities.
  • Demonstrated abilities to be creative and innovative.
  • Working knowledge of process development and industry best practices, packaging science, consumer needs/trends, and potential relevant technologies.
  • Demonstrated process development and project management abilities.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, experimental design software, and CAD systems (e.g. Solidworks, AutoCAD).

Daniel Frank 
President | Frank CPG Partners
Executive Search & Recruitment | Consumer Packaged Goods 
d) 615-369-3575 | m) 518-378-5976
dfrank@frankcpg.com | www.frankcpg.com 
 
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