Process Engineer

Req No.
Regular Full-Time


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Responsible for evaluating existing processes and to configure manufacturing systems to reduce cost, improve sustainability and develop best practices within the production process. The main focus of the process engineer’s work is on maintaining reliable and safe manufacturing systems while improving production rates, efficiencies, yields, costs and changeovers. The process engineer is a part of a team driven to identify, develop and deliver innovative solutions, driven to constantly improve process capability and production volume while maintaining and improving quality standards.



  • Evaluates, prioritizes, and advises on engineering projects by investigating costs, requirements, data, and necessary equipment.
  • Responsible for specifying, justifying, processing and installation of equipment and major facility expansions for all divisions.
  • Assists in troubleshooting processing, packaging, distribution, and warehousing equipment problems and in the formulation of solutions.
  • Serves as project lead for major equipment or facility changes.
  • Selection, scheduling, and management of sub-contractors.
  • Continual improvement focus on process waste-reduction, cost reduction and process constraint indentification and reduction.
  • Provide technical support to help improve utilization and line balancing.
  • Performs engineering and maintenance work if needed to complete pending projects.
  • Strives to reduce waste, recycle products whenever possible, and re-use resources when practical.
  • Works safely at all times, follows safety rules and policies and participates in scheduled training.
  • Reports injuries and near misses promptly and in required detailed format; proposes corrective action.
  • Has a critical role in assuring food safety, quality and continuous improvement.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Directly supervises contractors as needed for projects or maintenance work.
  • May direct employees, maintenance or production, as needed for projects.
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.




Bachelor's degree (BA) in engineering or related field from four-year college or university; and 3 to 5 years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.




Ability to read, analyze and interpret such items as general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or simple governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, or procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions where a certain degree of tact and discretion is needed.




Ability to comprehend the most complex financial principles. Ability to use a computer to create highly customized spreadsheets, charts and reports, and interpret data. Ability to analyze balance sheets, profit and loss statements, and the most detailed types of financial documents, and apply information to make long-term, strategic decisions.



  • Good communication, interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects and work independently.
  • Good organizational skills, problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work within team concept.
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel, AutoCad, and database software.




The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands and/or fingers to type, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and view a computer monitor or video display.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.


Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and depth perception, necessary to judge product quality and to operate machinery safely and effectively.




The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.





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