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Treats Process Engineer

Company: Nestl-- Purina Pet Care
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

We're a leader in the pet care industry, which means we're not only ahead in volume, profit and market share, but our associates dare to Stand Taller. We innovate new products, impart new agilities into existing processes, constantly advance pet nutrition, and always pay it forward in the form of service for our communities and families. Are you up for the dare?
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Position Summary
Our larger team - the Technical Applications Group - creates the flavors, shapes and textures often developed in marketing and brought to life through innovative engineering. In your role as a Process Specialist, you will make a key contribution in the area of Treat Pet Food Processing technology. Primary responsibilities in this position include researching, introducing, and promoting manufacturing equipment, processes, technologies and standards that make our production more efficient. You'll have the opportunity to collaborate cross-functionally, lead project teams, interface with leadership, bring new products to market, stand up new manufacturing lines and factories, provide technical input to multi-site capital investment projects, and provide expert technical assistance to address product, process, or quality challenges in our factories.

Although you will often work independently in role (depending on level of experience), much of your time will be spent working collaboratively in cross-functional teams on innovation and renovation projects, capacity expansion projects and continuous improvement projects. We'll count on you to leverage your sharp engineering background and experience with food production to help us develop modern equipment, concepts, and techniques that take our products from concept to shelf.

This position will require the ability to travel up to 60%.

  • Conduct pilot scale experiments, industrial scale trial runs, and first saleable production runs with new equipment, processes and/or products.
  • Develop or refine then document processing equipment standards and routines for both new and existing equipment.
  • Ideate, assess and implement process-related continuous improvement opportunities that advance safety, quality, efficiency, reliability, hygiene, yield, cost savings, etc. in our factories.
  • Collaborate with Corporate Engineering and R&D to establish and formalize project priorities, technical requirements, timelines and budgets.
  • During the design/build phase of new capability or capacity expansion projects, verify that new production lines are created in accordance with divisional standards.
  • Organize site acceptance testing of key equipment to verify it satisfies technical performance criteria.
  • Teach, coach, and assess Factory associates as well as provide guidance and mentoring to less experienced TAG team members

    • Bachelor's Degree in chemical, electrical, mechanical engineering, or a related technical field and 2+ years of experience working with food or chemical processingOR
      • High School Diploma and 10+ years of experience working with food or chemical processing within in an industrial, manufacturing, production, or related environment
        REQUISITION ID:225041
        It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.
        To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestl--. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities. Nestl-- seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you'll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestl-- home.
        The Nestl-- Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.
        This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

Keywords: Nestl-- Purina Pet Care, St. Louis , Treats Process Engineer, Engineering , Saint Louis, Missouri

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