Process engineer technologist, South Coast of England

Salary: £40K
Sector: Engineering
Location: South Coast of England
Job type: Permanent

Job Description

A fantastic, UK, award winning food and drink manufacturing client has an opportunity for a Process Engineer.
This is a brilliant opportunity for the right person with bundles of energy, enthusiasm, and willing to learn to join a fast-paced team working in the food manufacturing industry!

Your job is to actively contribute to the Company’s World Class Manufacturing and continuous improvement culture throughout both sites and support departmental goals. Flexibility in approach is required to maintain internal customer satisfaction.
To develop and improve products and processes with special responsibility for those involving extractions and distillations and to provide technical support and training to other departments as required.

The company is passionate about:
• Expert technical support
• High Specification, unique products
• Total Flexibility
• Tailored product development
• Exceptional Customer Service

The Role
• New product and process development, either speculative or against customer projects with special emphasis on processes involving extraction and distillation technologies.
• Managing development projects to create commercially viable products against a brief, using project management tools and techniques to deliver the project to timescales required.
• Managing product and process trials in a systematic and logical way to evaluate operating parameters.
• Liaising with QC laboratory and stills operator to resolve any problems that might arise e.g., out of specification products and changes in procedures.
• Scale-up and monitoring of production of new products at pilot plant level as required and assist in the technology transfer to Production.
• Providing technical support to the Production Department, ensuring processes are operating in an optimal way and that products are made to specification.
• Provide training, guidance and support to team members and Production staff on equipment and processes where required.
• Work with the Production and Engineering departments to specify new and replacement equipment where needed and support with commissioning of equipment.
• Management of laboratory, implementing and managing laboratory procedures to ensure compliance with hygiene to GMP standards
• Identifying the need for, writing, and implementing manufacturing procedures and process control procedures in conjunction with the Quality Assurance and Production groups.
• Record and collate data collected from all laboratory trials, factory- based trials and studies.
• Conform to and develop area safety standards for safe working practices and good housekeeping.
• And more!

The Candidate
• Chemical engineering degree
• Good to advanced theoretical and practical knowledge of distillation and extraction and associated processes
• Demonstrable experience and ability to undertake practical problem solving relating to scientific issues
• Ability to contribute to innovative ideas within the team related to processes
• Ability to work in collaboration with other departments
• Awareness of SDS and warning labels
• Awareness of H&S policies and procedures and flammable area risks
• Understanding of HACCP procedures and product quality safeguards
• High attention to detail with a passion for continuous improvement
• Ability to train and provide guidance to others
• Excellent working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) desirable
• Food production experience desirable
• Understanding of basic Food Hygiene Regulations desirable
• Understanding of flavour legislation and flavour application desirable

Benefits
• 20 days holidays (+8 Bank Holidays) can buy more days
• Statutory Pension scheme (Aviva)
• Life Assurance Policy
• Health care plan
• Company bonus
• Cycle to work scheme
• Off site day

Meet your consultant
Emily Greene
emily.greene@drnewitt.com

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