Our client is a multi-billion-dollar manufacturer of dairy and beverage products, with fifteen manufacturing plants in the US. Founded over 100 years ago, today they are one of the largest and most trusted food and beverage manufacturers in the United States. They seek a Senior Process Development Engineer in their Research and Development Department in Massachusetts.

Collaborate with product development scientists in the development, process design, scale up, commercialization and renovation of products. The position will improve manufacturing processes to enable consistent delivery, enhanced efficiency, reduced cost, improved sustainability, and maximized profitability. Proactively maintain material handling, batching, and processes and actively engage cross-functionally to bring new products to market.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Design and implement projects focused on new products, process, ingredients, and continuous improvement.
  • Generate reports and write project proposals.
  • Present design and research to internal customers.
  • Actively engage cross-functionally to drive the Customer to Concept process and bring new products to market.
  • Develop processes to meet production and consumer needs; measures process capabilities with the plants.
  • Proactively maintain material handling, batching, and process and new technology and equipment to improve process/efficiency of the business.
  • Use and proactively share knowledge associated with statistical analysis, Design of Experiment, and Statistical Process Control.
  • Author comprehensive process instructions/specifications.
  • Travel required as needed for business; communicate with supervisor when not manageable.

Education & Experience

  • 5+ years of food industry experience.
  • PhD/Masters/Bachelor of Science/Engineering degree in relevant scientific field of study.
  • Certifications such as 6 sigma and ELP are highly beneficial.

Skills & Competencies

  • Strong technical knowledge of engineering and/or data analysis of food science, sensory science, and ingredient functionality/handling.
  • Strong knowledge of Consumer Packaged Goods product processes and line equipment.
  • Understanding of technical process parameters associated with products and the relationship with Customer and Consumer needs.
  • Deals with concepts and complexity; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty; can decide and act without having the total picture.
  • Strong self-accountability to meet deadlines and drive results; is accountable for own work; meets timelines and expectations; works independently and is accountable to deadlines while flexible to changing business needs.
  • Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions.

No sponsorship is available.

For more information, please contact Moira McGrath at OPUS International, Inc. at (954) 428-3888 or moira@foodscience.com