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Principal Process Development Engineer

Location: 

Buffalo, NY, US, 14213

Req ID:  25491
Segment:  Research & Development

Rich’s, also known as Rich Products Corporation, is a family-owned food company dedicated to inspiring possibilities. From cakes and icings to pizza, appetizers and specialty toppings, our products are used in homes, restaurants and bakeries around the world. Beyond great food, our customers also gain insights to help them stay competitive, no matter their size. Our portfolio includes creative solutions geared at helping food industry professionals compete in foodservice, retail, in-store bakery, deli, and prepared foods, among others. Working in 100 locations globally, with annual sales exceeding $3.8 billion, Rich’s is a global leader with a focus on everything that family makes possible. Rich’s®—Infinite Possibilities. One Family.

PURPOSE STATEMENT

This R&D engineering position will provide overall technical leadership in the area of UHT processing.  As a member of the R&D team, this position will focus on continuing to grow our global emulsions business in refrigerated and ambient formats.  These low acid products include dairy and non-dairy toppings, icings, creamers, cooking creams, and beverage bases. 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES/OUTCOMES
  • Providing technical leadership for our rapidly growing UHT business by establishing best practices, providing technical guidance to the R&D team, and assisting in setting overall strategy for the category.
  • Designing and developing UHT processes for new products
  • Improving UHT processes at existing manufacturing facilities
  • Selecting, purchasing, and starting-up R&D pilot lab scale UHT equipment
  • Training, coaching, and providing technical advice to members on the Global R&D team
  • Partnering with Operations on the commissioning and process qualification of new manufacturing locations
  • Researching new and emerging technologies and determining their application to our product portfolio
  • Actively participating in Rich’s Global Community of Practice
KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE
  • Extensive UHT processing experience (10+ years) is required.
  • Engineering degree or equivalent
  • A passion for innovation and knowledge sharing
  • An excellent communicator who enjoys working on a diverse team
  • Fluent in English
  • A willingness to travel globally about 30%, this is typically planned well in advance.

Rich Products Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates (“Rich’s”), are committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local law. The information collected by this application is solely to determine suitability for employment, verify identity, and maintain employment statistics on applicants.

 

Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on Rich’s. Please contact Rich’s Human Resources department at asc@rich.com if you need assistance completing this application or to otherwise participate in the application process.

BRINGING YOUR BEST SELF TO WORK.

As a family-owned company, caring for our associates—their whole selves—is a top priority. That’s why we provide benefits and tools to help our people balance the integration of work and life:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Health & financial benefits
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Family planning support
  • Flexible work policy
  • Associate affinity groups
  • Volunteering & community impact opportunities
  • Holiday gatherings
  • In-house taste tests (we are a food company after all)!

It’s all part of how we support our family of associates. Because in the company of family, all things are possible.

MEET RICH’S.

Rich’s, also known as Rich Products Corporation, is a family-owned food company dedicated to inspiring possibilities. From cakes and icings to pizza, appetizers and specialty toppings, our products are used in homes, restaurants and bakeries around the world. Beyond great food, our customers also gain insights to help them stay competitive, no matter their size. Our portfolio includes creative solutions geared at helping food industry professionals compete in foodservice, retail, in-store bakery, deli, and prepared foods, among others. Working in 100 locations globally, with annual sales exceeding $3.8 billion, Rich’s is a global leader with a focus on everything that family makes possible. Rich’s®—Infinite Possibilities. One Family.


Nearest Major Market: Buffalo

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