The position will be leading or supporting projects across multiple growth platforms. The Process Development Engineer will be responsible for supporting process research and commercialization of technologies that enable new product development or support the companies agenda.
Leading scale-up trials at manufacturing locations
Performing lab and pilot plant experiments to support NPD and/or Process Innovation projects
Driving investigation into new process technologies
Making recommendations for commercializing new technologies supported by experimental data
Scanning open literature for emerging technologies related to the field
Collaborating effectively with manufacturing personnel and cross-functional teams to commercialize new products/processes, as well as troubleshoot and optimize processes
Preparing and maintaining updated task level project plans. Actively participating in project team meetings, and providing status updates including project plans and milestones
Writing reports and effectively communicating results to the project team and stakeholders
Analyzing production data to identify root cause for process failure
Operating laboratory equipment safely and with little direct supervision to support project needs
Maintaining a clean and safe work environment. Following guidelines set-up for good housekeeping, GMPs, and safety
Expertise with bioreactor/fermenter design, scale-up and operation, downstream purification processes (e.g. chromatography, membrane filtration, ion exchange, centrifugation, etc.) and technoeconomic modeling of bioconversion processes is highly desired
Qualified candidates will have:
Master of Science with 5+ years relevant experience or PhD with 1-2 years relevant experience in Chemical Engineering or Food Engineering. Experience in process development / R&D of plant-based proteins preferred.
Expertise in the design and scale-up of downstream purification processes (e.g. chromatography, membrane filtration, ion exchange, etc.) and technoeconomic modeling.
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects independently
Flexibility to handle and manage both long-term development projects and short-term troubleshooting needs
Critical analytical thinking and problem-solving capabilities
Strong computer and communication skills, both written and oral
Ability to constructively interact with colleagues from a wide variety of roles within the company