Pilot Process & Commercialization Engineer

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LOCATION

Rochester, NY

JOB SUMMARY

The Pilot Process and Commercialization Engineer would assist in development and operations of Farther Farms’ pilot scale facility, utilizing a knowledge of engineering, safety, and food production principles.  For the right candidate, the position would have a range of responsibilities from overseeing day-to-day operations of the pilot manufacturing facility to working with the R&D and engineering teams through concept, development, and commercial-scale implementation of new products and technologies.

 

WHAT SUCCESS LOOKS LIKE

  • Farther Farms’ pilot facility is efficient, organized, and adherent to production schedules and goals;

  • Equipment in the operations facility is optimized, improved, and replaced as needed; downtime is minimized, and output is continually improved;

  • You flow seamlessly between the R&D lab, operations facility, food safety team, and engineering team, collaborating effectively with a holistic understanding of commercialization from bench-top to full-scale manufacturing; 

  • You approach R&D and process improvement with creativity and a foundational understanding of engineering principles, food safety, and food production.

 

SELECTION CRITERIA

  • 3+ years of engineering, food manufacturing, or related experience;

  • A multidisciplinary knowledge of mechanical, electrical, and chemical engineering principles;

  • A creative, entrepreneurial, collaborative work style;

  • Experience with 3D CAD software and microprocessors, food processing technologies, and Lean Six Sigma is preferred. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintain a comprehensive understanding of all manufacturing operations, end-products, raw materials, packaging materials, and quality specifications and standards;

  • Ensure facility compliance with good manufacturing practices and safety standards;

  • Assist with the creation, planning and execution of preventative maintenance programs;

  • Assist with resolving production issues and maintaining the quality standards and production requirements;

  • Aid in writing LOTO equipment procedures, SOPs, and SSOPs;

  • Collaborate with the Operations, Quality, and Engineering teams to improve and optimize existing processes for cost, efficiency, and essential attributes in the manufacturing facility based an in-depth understanding of the company’s technology, regulation compliance, resource availability, and business strategy;

  • Assist the engineering team with equipment maintenance, troubleshooting, and preventative care to ensure line efficiency, improving key performance indicators to minimize down time;

  • Assist the engineering team with ideation and design-building for machinery for the production line.

 

COMPENSATION AND POSITION DETAILS

This is a full-time, salaried position with benefits.  Compensation commensurate with experience.

Candidates must have valid work authorization and be able to work in the U.S. without company sponsorship

 

Farther Farms is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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