Senior Process Engineer
Company: Freshpet Inc
Posted on: July 30, 2022
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
Identifying and evaluating new equipment types, designs and
Reinforcing best practices in safety behaviors and food safety
principles while meeting productivity, cost and quality
Managing multiple projects and delivering updates and results on a
Working with equipment designers and manufacturers to develop
improve process capabilities, line efficiencies and product
Analyzing and evaluating process data and trends to identify
opportunities for improvement. Presenting data driven options for
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
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
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
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
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
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