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Process Engineer

Requisition ID 37943
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Engineering and Maintenance 
Recruiter #LI-PO1
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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.

About the role

The Process Engineer is responsible for optimizing existing processes and clean-in-place systems using continuous improvement tools. Analyses and evaluates project designs and ensures compliance with engineering principles and company standards. Oversees all phases of assigned projects from inception to final operation. 

Key responsibilities

•    Using continuous improvement tools, leads projects to improve equipment cleanliness, debottleneck processes, improve throughput, reduce waste, and decrease costs.
•    Develops Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) to detail operations of new equipment or revises SOP’s to reflect changes to operations as a result of modifications to existing equipment.
•    Develops capacity models for existing processing lines and identifies bottlenecks that restrict capacity. Suggests projects that can improve capacity on the line.
•    Creates capital proposal including scope document, cost estimate and timeliness for management review and approval.
•    Manages projects to meet all technical requirements.
•    Develops project specifications and systems by making calculations, preparing process flow diagrams (PFD’s), piping and instrumentation drawings (P&ID’s), site and floor plans.
•    Leads the selection of contractors/vendors and supervises same in actual design and specifications of installations.
•    Conducts feasibility studies for new or existing systems.
•    Assists in training Production Supervisors, Team Leaders, and Operators in the proper operation of equipment and prepare various instruction manuals. 
•    Assis in the revisions to Standard Manufacturing Procedures (SMP’s).

Qualifications and skills

  • Bachelor’s of Science degree in an Engineering discipline.
  • 4+ years of professional experience in a similar setting.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, a high level of motivation and the ability to work independently with a minimum of guidance from management.  
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.

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 .                                                                                                         

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