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Senior Process Engineer

Company: Freshpet Inc
Location: Bethlehem
Posted on: July 30, 2022

Job Description:

General Description

The Manufacturing Process Engineer supports Operations, Maintenance, and Engineering teams at manufacturing sites to assure the highest level of safety, quality, consistency, and productivity in Freshpet processes and products. The Manufacturing Process Engineer partners with multidisciplinary teams and works collaboratively with employees at all levels to continuously improve performance and to and develop processes. This individual is a lead technical resource to 24/7 manufacturing operations.

Specific responsibilities include:

Leading troubleshooting and problem-solving efforts to identify root causes and to implement effective corrective actions.
Identifying and realizing opportunities to improve equipment efficiencies and to reduce waste and production costs.
Supporting quality and safety initiatives and participating in behavioral based safety observation program.
Starting-up new or modified processes and fully developing operational guidelines and standard operating procedures to achieve targeted goals.
Identifying and evaluating new equipment types, designs and configurations
Reinforcing best practices in safety behaviors and food safety principles while meeting productivity, cost and quality objectives.
Managing multiple projects and delivering updates and results on a timely basis
Working with equipment designers and manufacturers to develop improve process capabilities, line efficiencies and product quality.
Analyzing and evaluating process data and trends to identify opportunities for improvement. Presenting data driven options for creative solutions.
Collaborating with other professionals such as scientists, R&D managers, and other engineers on product development project and new product initiatives
Assisting incident investigations and advising on corrective actions
Availability on nights, weekends and holidays to manage project work and to respond to emergencies.

Experience and Education Requirements

Bachelors' degree in an Engineering Field (Mechanical, Chemical, Industrial, or Electrical Engineering) or equivalent experience.
7+ years' engineering experience in a food manufacturing environment. Experience in meat protein, vegetable protein, or ready-to-eat food manufacturing is preferred.
3+ years of process engineering experience in a food manufacturing environment.

Preferred Skills

Strong analytical and conceptual thinking skills
Ability to analyze data and use problem solving techniques to resolve issues and implement change.
Ability to manage multiple process improvement projects and to adapt priorities in dynamic manufacturing environment.
Excellent communication (both verbal and written) and interpersonal skills
Ability to schedule resources effectively so continuous improvement is not sacrificed for day-to- day results
Knowledge and experience with automated primary packaging, case packing and palletizing systems.
Familiar with GMPs, quality attributes, critical control points, GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) requirements and audits.
Proficiency in MS Office, MS Project, MS Excel, AutoCAD or Visio

Keywords: Freshpet Inc, Bethlehem , Senior Process Engineer, Engineering , Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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