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Senior Process Engineer - Food Manufacturing

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
Schwan's Company
Physical Address

Salina, KS 67401
Job Description

At Schwan’s Company, we are a fast-paced, innovative team, focused
on bringing delicious foods to our customers. If you’re passionate about food
and creating a successful future, this is the place for you. Based in
Minnesota, Schwan’s is a national, multibillion-dollar company that
manufactures and markets quality foods through home-delivery, retail-grocery
and food-service channels. Its many popular brands includeRed Baron®, Tony’s® and Freschetta® pizza, Mrs. Smith’s® and Edwards® desserts, Pagoda®
Asian-style snacks and Schwan’s® home
delivery. To learn more about Schwan’s, visit

We are seeking a Senior Process Development Engineer for
our facility in Salina, Kansas. This is one of the largest Pizza
production plants in the country, putting out upwards of 1 Million pizzas a
day! We have a strong team at Salina and the team is tasked
to execute projects involving multi-million dollar capital investments that are
being made to the facility. You will have the opportunity to grow your Process Development,
Project Management and leadership skills. We do offer a comprehensive
relocation package!

This highly visible role,
under general supervision, is responsible for the investigation, development,
improvement, and testing of complex, new or modified food processing
techniques. The position also supports
department and corporation strategies in the areas of process development and
engineering, test runs and specification development.

This job may participate
in one or more of the following duties:

+ Identify, develop, and evaluate
new process technologies providing breakthrough capabilities for all
innovations, renovations, and productivity initiatives within Schwan’s
manufacturing and co-packer facilities.

+ Lead the process development
and process capability assessment to ensure product design aligns with
process capability.

+ Develop and execute Commissioning,
Qualification and Verification protocols.

+ Apply advanced statistics,
experimental designs (DOE) and six sigma in problem solving.

+ Interfaces with manufacturing
and operations engineering departments to identify, educate and implement
major cost savings projects or product improvements involving new
processes, processing technology, and equipment.

+ Collaborates with other R&D
groups, Manufacturing, and Engineering to develop process and equipment
specifications for existing and new equipment or production lines
including any improvement and/or changes.

+ Works with product development
and manufacturing staff to develop process or equipment to reach attainment
goals for new and existing production lines.

+ Develops, presents, and
communicates preliminary capital proposals of new processing technology,
equipment, or cost reduction opportunities including determination of ROI
and other benefits, process or equipment specifications, and estimated
capital investment and production capacity and attainment.

+ Documents all work according to
established procedures and guidelines and prepare various project reports.

+ Assists with development of training programs for
operations personnel in executing and operating new processes and
processing equipment in the areas of operation maintenance and sanitation.

+ Coach and mentor new Associate
Process Engineers, and Process Engineering Interns.

Education: Bachelor’s Science in Engineering (Chemical,
Mechanical or Food) combined with 5-8 years of related experience. Master’s of Science in Engineering preferred.

Years of Experience: 5-8 years of related experience


+ Working knowledge of R& D
product development flow from conception to product launch.

+ Strong in statistical analysis
and Statistical Process Control (SPC)

+ Incorporates a high level of
technical knowledge & expertise into decisions.

+ Ability to develop and execute
Commissioning, Qualification and Verification protocols.

+ Ability to read and produce tooling
conceptual drawing with a CAD program such as Solid Works. 3D printing
experience is a plus.

+ Ability to develop Process Flow

+ Ability to perform mass balance
calculations and cycle time study.

+ Ability to perform pay- back calculation.

+ Ability to write preliminary
capital proposals.

+ Ability to effectively
communicate with all levels of the organization.

+ Effective interpersonal, written
and verbal communication skills.

The employing
subsidiaries of Schwan’s Company are Equal Employment Opportunity Employers.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without
regard to disability, age, race, color, religion, gender, vet status, national
origin or other protected class.

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