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R&D Technologist - Process Engineer, Pilot Plant

Company: Smuckers
Location: Topeka
Posted on: January 11, 2019

Job Description:

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?, Caf? 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 R&D Technologist ? Process Engineer, Pilot Plant LOCATION Topeka, KS REPORTS TO Scientist, Research & Development KEY RESPONSIBILITIES * Perform established test procedures; become proficient in standard operating procedures and test methods relevant to the job * Document and summarize experimental data for review and interpretation * Communicate results or observations to supervisor and other team members, making special note of unexpected results or observations * Safely set-up and operate process equipment; perform experiments for analysis of new processes, products and materials * Follow all J.M. Smucker, health and environmental compliance requirements, and all OSHA Safety rules; comply with company GMP/GSP and other Food Safety/QA requirements * Accurately weigh out the ingredients required for experiments, transfer them to the Pilot Plant Laboratory for processing and convert the ingredients to finished goods, per written instructions in Pilot Plant Laboratory Run Request Forms * Needs to be familiar with basic automation and process controls, basic electronics, can read blueprints, or use electronic/electrical diagnostic equipment to troubleshoot repairs * Needs familiarity with parts and components of complex machinery and engines, as well as the tools to fix them * Supports preventive maintenance requirements on engines, motors, pneumatic tools, conveyor systems, and production machines; following diagrams, sketches, operations manuals, manufacturer's instructions, and engineering specifications; troubleshooting malfunctions * Assist R&D Scientists, Technicians, and Engineers in the execution of Pilot Plant Laboratory experiments * Collect data, maintain records, and make basic routine calculations on the acquired data; provide accurate and timely summaries of experiments performed including data compilation, machine settings, process parameters, recipe contents, etc SELECTION CRITERIA Education * A Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering is required Experience * Previous experience in a similar environment is preferred * Previous experience in a pet food manufacturing site is highly preferred Other * Must be willing to travel * Ability to adapt to fast-paced changing environment * Planning and effectively thinking ahead * Proven track record of excellence in attention to detail * Must be self-motivated and able to produce results * Ability to lift/carry 50 lbs. on a regular basis * Willingness to relocate for future opportunities is requiredSDL2017

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