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Sr. Process Engineer

Requisition ID 23991
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Engineering and Maintenance 
Posting Type DNI

Leading to better encompasses all we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the worlds leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building and manufacturing sustainable solutions for food, beverage or pharmaceutical consumers, our commitment to lead the world to better nutrition drives us forward. With 24,000+ colleagues across the globe and 15,000+ Kerry products, your opportunities are limitless.

About Kerry

A career with Kerry Taste & Nutrition offers you an opportunity to shape how people across the globe view food and beverage while providing you opportunities to explore and grow as your interests do. With our commitment to a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

Where you'll work:

Our Rochester location creates dairy flavors and fermented ingredients for Kerry customers and brands. You'll find a dynamic array of fun things to do in Rochester, MN! Enjoy the city's vibrancy and charm when you visit our picturesque parks and renowned historical sites. With a growing portfolio, comes need to grow our team! If you like working with a close-knit group that makes a big impact, we may be the place for you!

What you'll do:

Leads capital projects and continuous improvement initiatives around sterilization, hydrolysis, fermentation, aseptic processing, centrifugation, filtration, lyophilization, spray drying, milling, and packaging.   Provides process technology support to TPM’s as necessary.  Analyzes and evaluates project designs and ensures compliance with engineering principles, hygienic design standards, and HSE requirements.  Oversees all phases of assigned projects from inception to final operation. Responsibilities include project planning, cost estimating, scheduling, managing installation, supporting commissioning, operator training, and financial control.  May require temporary relocation to complete projects at other Kerry locations with the potential for permanent relocation. Travel Requirement could be up to 50%.
•    Leads capital projects to extend capacity and/or improve processing at Kerry’s AH&N facilities including upstream and downstream processing. 

•    Provides process technology support to TPM’s as necessary   

•    Using continuous improvement tools, leads projects that improve overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), equipment cleanliness, product yields, and 1st pass quality.

•     Assures compliance with Kerry’s sanitary design standards.  Assists sanitary design teams to complete hazard analysis critical control point (HACCP) studies and assure current good manufacturing practices (cGMP’s) compliance.

•    Conducts start-up field testing and troubleshoots new, modified, and current systems and equipment related to a project.  Creates installation and operational qualification documents (IQ/OQ) and implements IQ’s/OQ’s upon management approval. Assists with the completion of cleaning qualification (CQ). Trains personnel responsible for operation of equipment.

Qualifications and skills

What you'll need to be successful in this role: 
•    Minimum BS in Chemical Engineering with at least 5 years of process optimization in the food or pharmaceutical industry. 
•    Must have experience in process control systems.  Well versed in the development of project schedules, cost estimates, PFD’s, P&ID’s, site and elevation drawings, and utilities requirements.
•    Strong problem solving and organizational skills.
•    Good interpersonal skills.
•    Able to manage multiple priorities.

Kerry is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Kerry will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen. EEO is the Law poster can be found here. Additional information can also be here .                                                                                                         

Nearest Major Market: Rochester MN

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