Process Engineer
The J. M. Smucker Company
Scottsville, KY
For more than 120 years, The J.M. Smucker Company has brought families together to share memorable meals and moments. Guided by a vision to engage, delight, and inspire consumers through trusted food and beverage brands that bring joy throughout their lives, Smucker has grown to be a well-respected North American marketer and manufacturer with a balanced portfolio of leading and emerging, on-trend brands. In consumer foods and beverages, its brands include Smucker's ®, Folgers ®, Jif ®, Dunkin’ Donuts ®, Crisco ®, Café Bustelo ®, R.W. Knudsen Family ®, Sahale Snacks®, Smucker's ® Uncrustables ®, Robin Hood ®, and Bick’s ®. In pet food and pet snacks, its brands include Rachael Ray ® Nutrish®, Meow Mix®, Milk-Bone®, Kibbles 'n Bits®, Natural Balance®, and Nature’s Recipe® . The Company remains rooted in the Basic Beliefs of Quality, People, Ethics, Growth, and Independence established by its founder and namesake more than a century ago. For more information about our Company, visit jmsmucker.com .

TITLE

Process Engineer

LOCATION

Scottsville, KY

~A comprehensive relocation package may be available

REPORTS TO

Manager, Operations

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Develop and implement improvement projects
Develop and improve process documentation
Drive out defects in the process and enhance overall productivity, safety and quality by collaborating with production teams and leadership
Responsible for the evaluation of ingredients, optimization of formulas for quality, performance, consumer-liking and profitability
Provides technical leadership within cross functional teams to deliver initiatives and departmental projects
Identifies and advances cost savings and process improvement opportunities
Efficiently and successfully formulates new, and improves current, products leveraging consumer/customer and marketing feedback and sensory shelf-life results
Employs effective interpersonal time and resource management skills to complete projects assignments; leads multiple projects simultaneously
Builds and leverages strong internal/external network to gain insight, influence and information
Help organization stay current with applicable new technologies/ingredients
Supports and provides guidance to operations/engineering organizations on evaluation of new production opportunities, improving existing operations, cost-saving ideas, and troubleshooting of major problems
Monitor new products trends/competitive trend and activities

SELECTION CRITERIA

Education

A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering required

Experience

Previous manufacturing experience in a co-op/internship is required, preferred experience in food manufacturing
Sensory training, culinary experience, recipe development, tolerance testing

Other

Project management skills
Problem solving ability
Solid inter-personal skills
Ability to teach and lead others
Open to managing operating teams as needed (as backup or future assignment)
Can work off shift or weekends as needed

This position is not currently eligible for company work visa sponsorships

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