Junior Process Engineer



The Opportunity:
Reporting to the Senior Process Engineer, the Process Engineer will support and lead process engineering requirements for client projects. From coordinating the purchase of equipment and producing detailed designs to implementing projects on the plant floor, this hands-on role is critical to ensuring that quality, cost, and efficiency requirements are fulfilled at every stage of the game. Qualified candidates will have 1 to 3 years of progressive experience in the area of process design for the food and beverage industry.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Develop conceptual, preliminary and detailed designs, drawings and specifications;
  • Critically review engineering designs, test plans and assess risks;
  • Provide specific input for bid packages and tenders;
  • Prepare project schedules, scope statements and budgets;
  • Ensure that projects are implemented in accordance with the agreed scope and timelines;
  • Chair project team meetings and provide technical direction;
  • Manage timely completion of tasks per plan without direct supervision;
  • 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 and prepare technical reports, SOPs and internal and external presentations;
  • Pursue opportunities for business development and future growth of the organization.

Basic Qualifications

  • BS degree in Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering or related fields;
  • 1 to 3 years of progressive experience in the area of process design for the food and beverage industry;
  • Experience in the design of fluid and bulk materials handling processes including preparation of process flow diagrams, heat and material balances and P&IDs, formulation, CIP, Purified Water, aseptic filling, isolators, clean rooms, active ingredients, packaging, fermentation, purification, clean utilities, biological confinement; knowledge of GMPs;
  • Experience in the design of sanitary process systems including piping, vessels and CIP systems;
  • Familiarity with HACCP, FDA, AIB, USIS and USDA requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Flexibility to travel to external manufacturing sites as needed (less than 15%);
  • PE designation or eligibility for professional registration will be considered an asset;
  • Knowledge of regulatory compliance requirements;
  • Strong leadership, relationship management and organizational planning and project management skills;
  • 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 to adopt best practices in the engineering field;
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal, written, listening and interpersonal with the ability to transfer knowledge to others;
  • Familiarity with Lean Manufacturing/Six Sigma;
  • Versatility in disciplines other than the one academically trained for is highly desired;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
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