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Process Project Engineer

Requisition ID: 53011 
Position Type: FT Permanent 
Workplace Arrangement:  #LI-Onsite 

About the role


The Process & Project Engineer reports to the Project & Process Lead.


Initially focusing on implementing 'in-flight' projects & providing technical expertise in the troubleshooting and optimisation of multiple process unit operations. There is also opportunity to be involved in concept through detailed design of engineering and process improvement projects. On a daily basis, you will collaborate closely with colleagues from Engineering, Production, Quality and HSE teams at Menstrie. There will also be direct interaction with suppliers and central functions in the group - all to ensure that the projects are delivered in accordance with the agreed specifications, on time, within budget and with safety built in as standard.


About Kerry


Kerry is the world's leading taste and nutrition company for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. Every day we partner with customers to create healthier, tastier and more sustainable products that are consumed by billions of people across the world. Our vision is to be our customers' most valued partner, creating a world of sustainable nutrition. A career with Kerry offers you an opportunity to shape the future of food while providing you opportunities to explore and grow in a truly global environment.

Key responsibilities


  • Responsible for Process Optimisation (OEE Improvement, Yield Improvement, NPI) of key site unit operations: solid-Liq Extraction; Evaporation; Centrifuge Separation; Reaction; Spray Drying, CIP etc.
  • Support Operator capability building, through process cross functional SOP creation, training and knowledge sharing.
  • Utilise process SME knowledge to own and support troubleshooting of critical site concerns.
  • Support process & project lead with special tasks and actions.
  • Create investment proposals, including detailed descriptions, cost estimates, savings and timetables.
  • Developing & delivering multiple capital projects simultaneously.
  • Creates Project Plans and harnesses resources to ensure project milestones are met within expectations of timeline, quality and budget.
  • Managing contractors and supporting safe systems of work (PTW, Confined Spaces, Working at Height etc).
  • Improvement and development of project engineering procedures.

Qualifications and skills


  • Degree in Engineering (Chemical and Process preferred).
  • Several years of progressive experience work in plant maintenance, manufacturing engineering or process engineering in food manufacturing or alternative heavily regulated environment (e.g. Pharma manufacturing, etc.).
  • Knowledge of HACCP and hygienic engineering (EHEDG or 3A)
  • Preferred experience with Food manufacturing unit operations: Solid-Liquid Extraction, Evaporation, Centrifuge Separation, Reaction, Spray Drying, CIP etc.
  • Able to manage multiple priorities and achieve results under pressure.
  • Comfortable communicating at all levels of the business.
  • Experience in managing and executing capital projects £50k - £500k from design through to commissioning.

What do you get in return?


  • 25 days annual leave (excluding bank holidays).
  • Matched pension scheme- matched ER &EE Min 4%, Max 10%.
  • Benefits platform offering discounts and cashback on major retailers.


In Kerry we benefit from the knowledge of our colleagues who bring a diverse range of cultures, backgrounds, lifestyles and experiences. One team fostering an inclusive culture that, above all, inspires food and nourishes life. One culture where everyone brings their unique perspectives and experiences to help make us better, together. We are committed to nurturing an environment of positivity and inclusiveness, where everyone can be at their best, both personally and professionally. 


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Recruiter: #LI-MU1 
Posting Type: LI 


Please note: We do not accept CVs or candidate profiles from recruitment agencies where Kerry terms of business have not been signed. Additionally, we will not consider or agree to payment of any recruiter fee under these circumstances. This also applies to CVs or candidate profiles sent directly to any Kerry Hiring Managers.

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