Fermentation Process Engineer

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Laporte is looking for a highly technical Fermentation Process Engineer with experience within fermentation, filtration, and manufacturing plants. The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of experience in the design and construction of plant processes with bioindustrial applications.

Located in Vancouver, BC and reporting to the Operations Director, the engineer will be responsible to support and lead the process engineering requirements for client projects.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Support and lead the fermentation, extraction & filtration process engineering requirements for client projects;
  • Develop conceptual, preliminary and detailed designs, drawings and specifications such as PFDs, P&IDs, etc;
  • 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 5 years of progressive experience in the area of process design for the food and beverage industry;
  • Experience in the design of filtration, fermentation, and extraction processes as well as sanitary process systems including piping, vessels and CIP systems;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Flexibility to travel to external manufacturing sites as needed;
  • Familiarity with Food Safety requirements;
  • 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;

Preferred Qualifications

  • PEng designation for professional registration will be considered an asset;
  • Knowledge of regulatory compliance requirements;
  • 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;
  • Ability to influence clients, suppliers and peers into adopting « best practices » in the engineering field;
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal, written, listening and interpersonal with the ability to transfer knowledge to others;
  • Capability to engage and energize others to reach their fullest potential and performance
  • Familiarity with Lean Manufacturing/Six Sigma;
  • Versatility in disciplines other than the one academically trained for is highly desired;
  • Proficiency in using the Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Flexibility to travel to external manufacturing sites as needed.

 Travel is expected for this position.

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