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Process Technologist/ Process Engineer - Powders

Company: Dairy Farmers of America
Location: Zumbrota
Posted on: May 12, 2024

Job Description:

Under direction of the Plant Manager, conduct process related initiatives in support of the manufacturing plant. Be responsible for the optimization and innovation of products and processes, including the commercialization of new products and the maintenance of existing products and processes. Support other plants in the area based on priority. Provide technical support to cross functional teams working on (strategic) capital projects.Job Duties and Responsibilities:Execute process improvement initiatives related to Spray Drying and its related processes. Focus on product quality, formulation management, yield improvement and reduction of lossesBuild collaborative relationship with research and development (R&D) scientists and the Technical Services team.-- Understand production processes and flag any potential problems to R&D scientist at early development statesScale-up line extension products (e.g., process modifications, alternate packaging, enhanced functional properties)Scale-up production runs of new products, new processes as handed off by R&DDevelop written instructions for scale-up trials to be handed off to operations teamsFinalize product documentation including specificationsAssist in asset evaluationAssist in mass balance verification related to strategic projectsValidate new equipment/process during new equipment installation/commissioningMaintain products and processes including secondary ingredient supplier validationIdentify rework opportunities and acceptable usage levelsIdentify and validate alternate ingredientsIdentify and implement cost savings related to process, materials, and packagingIdentify and implement yield improvementsIdentify and commission alternate asset utilizationUtilize analytical skills to collect and analyze data from multiple sourcesExhibit flexibility and adaptability with scheduling and travel when working on multiple projectsProvide routine verbal and written updates on status of projects and initiativesActively promote safe work behaviors and hold oneself accountable for following safety rules and regulationsThe requirements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employee, but is not a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required.--Other duties may be assigned.

Keywords: Dairy Farmers of America, Minneapolis , Process Technologist/ Process Engineer - Powders, Engineering , Zumbrota, Minnesota

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