Dairy Process Engineer



Laporte Consultants is looking for a highly technical Process Engineer with experience in the dairy industry to support our team in the US. This role may work out of our Chicago office or Philadelphia office. Remote applicants will also be considered.

The ideal candidate will have at least 10 years of experience in the design and construction of plant systems in the food & beverage industries with experience in the dairy industry specifically.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Support and lead the process engineering requirements for client projects in the dairy industry
  • Develop conceptual, preliminary and detailed designs, drawings and specifications
  • Critically review engineering designs, test plans, and assess risks
  • Prepare project schedules, scope statements and budgets
  • Ensure that projects are implemented in accordance within the agreed scope and time lines and make relevant recommendations to the client;
  • Work collaboratively as part of multi-disciplinary design teams
  • Chair project team meetings and provide technical direction
  • Manage timely completion of tasks per plan without direct supervision
  • Support project management requirements
  • Provide discipline specific input for bid packages and tenders
  • Suggest, contribute and champion initiatives to improve the Engineering Department’s operations and procedures
  • Support positive client interactions and sub-consultant interface
  • Perform data analysis, prepare technical reports, SOPs, and internal and external presentations
  • Pursue opportunities for business development and future growth of the organization across various local geographies

Basic Qualifications

  • BS degree in Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering or related fields
  • Minimum of 7 years of progressive experience in the area of process design for the food and beverage industry
  • Experience in the dairy industry required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Flexibility to travel to external manufacturing sites as needed
  • Familiarity with HACCP, FDA, AIB, USIS and USDA requirements
  • Experience in the design of sanitary process systems including piping, vessels and CIP systems
  • Strong leadership, relationship management, and organizational planning and project management skills, in addition to technical knowledge
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment in methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results
  • Knowledge of post-implementation continuous improvement efforts and methodology

Come join a company that is currently expanding across multiple geographic areas in North America – both Canada and the US. Laporte offers a competitive salary and benefits and an environment that promotes work-life balance and professional growth.

Job Type: Full-time

Travel required: 10-15%

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