Process Engineer

Treatt USA 4900 Lakeland Commerce Parkway, Lakeland, Florida, 33805

Full Time | Posted 7 weeks ago


Job title: Process Engineer
Reporting to: Engineering Manager
Location: Lakeland, USA

The Opportunity

The Process Engineer will play a key role in optimizing manufacturing processes to improve efficiency, quality and safety. You will be responsible for identifying areas for improvement, designing and implementing solutions and ensuring production processes meet regulatory standards and company objectives. With expertise in root cause analysis, this role will drive systems improvement, and identify ways to operate differently, utilizing technology where possible to find solutions. Solutions focused; this role will provide hands on engineering input into the specialist engineering team.

What it’s like to work here

We’ve been making the world taste better since 1886 and sell over 3000 products in more than 90 countries, but we’re only just getting started. We’re on an exciting journey and have ambitious plans to become the indispensable partner of choice for the world’s leading flavor and fragrance houses, beverage and consumer brands.
On joining Treatt, you’ll become one of over 300 international experts, working together to collectively surprise and delight our customers. Nothing is more important to us than the happiness of our people as without them, we’d never succeed.
We think Treatt’s a great place to work, but don’t just take our word for it:
“Everyone wants your feedback and opinion; it feels like a place of study where nurturing and encouragement are the standard. It is very clear the hard work that goes into providing excellence for customers, but it is also very apparent that managers have the same goals for helping us all to progress.” – Anita Olvera, Analytical Chemist
“Treatt offers the opportunity to work with a team of fantastic people on a range of interesting and innovative products” – Magdalena Peake, Flavor & Fragrance Developer

What you’ll be doing

After training you will be responsible for, but not limited to:
• Analyze existing manufacturing processes to identify inefficiencies, bottlenecks and area of improvement.
• Develop and implement strategies to optimize process parameters, reduce waste and increase productivity.
• Collaborate with cross functional teams, production, quality, innovation and maintenance to implement process improvements.
• Validation of processes to ensure new processes meet existing product specifications.
• Develop process flow diagrams and P&ID’s; develop scopes of work.
• Monitor process performance, collect and analyze data and make recommendations for continuous improvement.
• Develop and maintain documentation including Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’S), process flow diagrams, P&ID’s and equipment specifications.
• Coordinate with Operations and Innovation to proactively initiate and lead cross functional continuous improvement projects.
• Provide regular reports as needed with respect to schedules, budgets, delays and problems.
• Coordinate and oversee installations, repairs and preventive maintenance to property, facilities, production-based plant, equipment and control systems.
• Develop ideas into conceptual engineering designs from first principles.
• Stay current with industry trends, advancements in technology and nest practices in process engineering.
• Provide design solutions and coordinate the production of schemes, drawings and assemblies. Specifying proprietary equipment for use in bespoke design systems
• Produce technical reports and studies.
• Liaise with external contractors working on site.
• Work in compliance with Good Engineering Practices (GEP), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), OSHA, Food Safety and other internal safety guidelines.
• Provide on-call support for trouble shooting for 24/5 manufacturing operation and occasional weekends.
• Act in the best interest of Treatt USA and Treatt plc at all times.
• All other duties as customary or as delegated.

What we’re looking for

B.S. Chemical Engineering, or similar discipline, plus minimum of 1-3 years’ experience in similar role. Additional training and development in new types of technology would be beneficial.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

• Experience in process engineering preferably in manufacturing environment.
• Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, analyze and interpret data.
• Excellent project management capability
• Capable of building relationships with a multi discipline team
• Strong problem-solving abilities and attention to detail.
• Ability to work within a team to solve problems and carry out multi discipline projects.
• Ability to challenge the status quo in a professional manner.
• Ability to work and demonstrate the highest level of integrity.
• Ability to bring a high level of pride and passion to every aspect of the job.
• Excellent communication, time management and interpersonal skills.
• Computer proficiency and strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Competent understanding of safe working practices and legal requirements.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Experienced in similar industry with knowledge of the product range and processes used.
• Experience with working in an ISO/GMP food processing environment.
• Experience with data historians.

What we’ll do for you

Excellent package which includes basic pay and discretionary annual bonus.

Polite Notice
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