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Senior Process Development Engineer

Company: Daisy Brand
Location: Dallas
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

OverviewSenior Process Development Engineer facilitates R&D and Engineering in the development and refinement of existing processes, operational standards, and new process designs. Utilizing a pilot plant, exiting operations and outside technical developments to strengthen the organization in existing fermented dairy products and potential new product development.Requires a food first focus and passion for process and equipment design for production of wholesome high quality food products.ResponsibilitiesLead R&D directed process improvement projects throughout the company.Investigate and experiment with new processing designs and systems to improve product quality and manufacturing efficiency.Determine and document critical parameters for equipment and process design using data from credible publications, empirical laboratory tests, pilot- and large-scale trials, and manufacturing.Improve existing and compose new process documentation to be used for training of operators.Oversee testing of new process and equipment design concepts.Work with Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement groups to continue the refinement after commercialization.Investigate potential process control measures and sensors to achieve incrementally improvements in product consistency and process efficiency.Organizational RelationshipsThe Engineer reports to the Director Innovation and Technical Services and will influence many departments throughout the organization as a technical leader.TravelTravel is expected. Not more than 25%.Education, Training, and ExperienceDegree in Food Science or degrees such as biomedical engineering or chemical engineering with relevant food process design experience. Formal education and experience in food chemistry, microbiology, fluid dynamics, heat transfer and engineer principals are a must.Minimum 10 years process engineering experience in the food industry with cultured products highly preferred.Knowledge and SkillsExtensive working knowledge of dairy processing unit operations such as HTST and CIP design and regulatory requirements such as 3A and or European sanitary EHEDG design requirements.Working knowledge of industrial control PLC and sensor technologies.Mastery of heat transfer for a variety of unit operations used in food processing such as plate, shell and tube, scraped surface and tube in tube heat exchangers.Extensive working knowledge of fluid dynamics.Knowledge of principles of statistical process control is preferred.Understanding of the basic principles of utilities and their impact on costs and capacities within operations.Possess a teaching approach, not a taskmaster.Familiarity with cultured dairy products.Must work collaboratively across facilities.Aptitude to prioritize work activity according to its value to the organization.Track record of working on incremental improvement with an ideal state in mind.Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and professional demeanor are required.For over 100 years, Daisy Brand has been a family-owned and operated company committed to providing the freshest, highest quality dairy products. The company is headquartered in Dallas, Texas with manufacturing plants in Garland, Texas (opened in 1998), Casa Grande, Arizona (opened in 2008), and Wooster, Ohio (opened in late 2015).Daisy's core values are woven into everything we do earning us the prestigious American Business Ethics award by Foundation for Financial Service Professionals in 2008. The average tenure of Daisy's senior management staff is in excess of 15 years, speaking to the organizational stability and unwavering commitment to foundational, long-term growth and leadership in our industry.While maintaining a strong culture of curious and innovative problem-solvers, Daisy Brand tripled employment over the last 15 years, and continues to have a rock-solid foundation. We are truly positioned for a bright future with best-in-class manufacturing and supply chain capabilities that are unsurpassed within our industry, delivering to our customers when it matters most.Daisy Brand offers an industry leading benefits package that includes:A no-deductible, $0 premium option for employee-only health coverage.401(k) with 50% company match on first 8% of earnings you contribute.Safe harbor and profit-sharing company contributions to 401(k).Company paid short and long-term disability coverage.Company paid 2X annual salary life and AD&D insurance.4 weeks annual paid time off in first full year and increases with tenure.Extra time off for volunteering.Tuition reimbursement.Fitness membership reimbursement.And moreDaisy Brand is a nicotine-free company. Daisy Brand is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Veterans and disabled encouraged to apply.

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