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Process Engineer

Job Number 18006897
Company Nestle Nutrition
Location Fremont, Michigan
Gerber Products Company dba Nestl? Infant Nutrition is seeking a Process Engineer at our Fremont, MI facility.
POSITION SUMMARY:
The position will provide process engineering technical support to operations. In this role, the individual will plan, design, implement and manage continuous improvement systems to enhance business objectives and operational performance. This may include developing processes and procedures for manufacturing and packaging, performing validation evaluations and writing/executing validation protocols. Additional responsibilities include developing and managing data collection systems for continuous feedback to production and maintenance as well as assist with the preparation and execution of capital and expense projects.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Technical expertise and leadership in his/her area of responsibility:
Lead, design, install, commission and start-up as well as maintain and improve the liquid, kitchen, and aseptic process and equipment.
Responsible for the process engineering and improvements in the areas of Material Handling, Ingredients preparation, Receiving, CIP, Liquid & kitchen Process and aseptic process
Ensures compliance of process parameters and operational conditions with USDA and FDA regulations.
Responsible for improvement initiatives that define equipment data, equipment capabilities, utilization, efficiencies and obsolescence.
As subject matter expert, provide technical leadership in the areas of CIP, liquid & kitchen process, and aseptic operations.
Authors and reviews documents including Preventive Maintenance plans, Standard Operating Procedures, Batch Records, Material specifications, and other forms. Author and review validation and change control documents such as master plans, validation protocols, summary reports and change requests
Develop project justification and engineering proposals for capital credit submission.
Resolving Problems:
Proficient on problem solving methodologies (DMAIC, GSTD or BDA)
Proficient on data analysis and loss deployment
Proficient skills in troubleshooting mechanical, process, and automation related issues
Planning and Organizing:
Utilizes the process to analyze available data, plan, design, and implement the best value options that result in low cost/high efficiency and renovation/innovation improvements (including the development and organization of necessary systems).
May own one or more Focused Improvement systems.
Communication:
Coordinates with the Business Unit, Engineering, Maintenance, and others as necessary to provide information regarding necessary improvements to equipment / processes in order to reach targets.
Participates in budget preparation and capital expenditure recommendations.
Tracks and reports progress on departmental DMAICs, GSTD and BDA.
Utilizes the Management of Change process as needed.
Training:
Acts as Subject Matter Expert to provide assistance as necessary to the Supervisors and Training Coordinators in order for the Coordinators to provide appropriate training to employees entering the department or as needed for process changes.
All employees will support and participate in Nestl? Continuous Excellence (NCE) and Total Performance Management (TPM) as a part of there job responsibility within their Business Unit or as assigned within the factory.
Employee shall follow Fremont Factory safety & environmental objectives & targets, follow the plant safety rules, report unsafe conditions immediately, report incidents immediately or by the end of the shift, maintain compliance with regulations, and refer to the Safety & Environmental Management System(s) on all related procedures and programs.
Qualifications
REQUIREMENTS AND MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL LEVEL:
Bachelor degree in Mechanical, Chemical, Food Engineering or equivalent with experience in the food, beverage, or dairy industries.
EXPERIENCE:
Minimum requirements:
2+ years of engineering experience in aseptic processing or equivalent in a FDA, USDA or PMO regulated food, beverage, or dairy plant
2+ years of Project Management experience.
Preferred:
Experience with UHT / Aseptic operation in a food, beverage or dairy plant
Experience with process control of liquid or aseptic processes
Knowledge on CIP systems, Hygienic engineering, food industry GMPs
LOTO and line break safety procedures identification and development
SKILLS
Strong analytical and conceptual thinking skills; ability to analyze data.
Excellent communication (both verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.
Ability to complete major projects. Ability to develop and execute validation documents.
Ability to schedule resources effectively so continuous improvement is not sacrificed for day to day results.
Strong organizational and prioritization skills
The Nestl? Companies are equal employment and affirmative action employers and looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment.



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