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Process Engineer


Morristown, TN, US, 37813

Req ID:  24082

Rich’s has been able to pull off something rare in the business world: a culture that successfully blends the latest business practices with family values.  That means our associates are able to work for a great company while also benefiting from a work environment that fosters world class professionalism combined with family intimacy.  Our benefit offerings are reflective of this unique blend of Life, Work and Family .


Are you an Engineer who is looking to take the next step in your career? If you are, wouldn't you love to work for a stable family owned company with sales in 110 countries, a workplace with a great culture, and incredible potential for advancement? If this is the kind of opportunity that you are looking for then this position could be for you.


  • Manages engineering projects from inception through completion. Initiates concepts, develops designs, estimates costs, formulates justifications, coordinates installations, troubleshoots start-ups, writes operational and maintenance manuals, trains required personnel and validates justification.
  • Initiates the investigation and analysis of new materials, equipment, processes and engineering practices for improved performance. * Prepares engineering computations, estimates, surveys, statistics and analysis.
  • Coordinates drawing files, CAD file management, process documentation and technical literature for library use.
  • Demonstrates thorough knowledge of capital project procedures and follows RPC directives and guidelines.
  • Writes procedures (SOPs) for the operation of new equipment or changes to current equipment.
  • Participates on Project Teams as the plant engineering resource.
  • Acts as a company representative in dealing with government agencies on environmental situations affecting the company. Guides and assists plant associates and coordinates departmental responsibilities for proper process control and disposal requirements (Waste oil, Landfill solids, drum labeling, sludge).
  • Ensures HAZCOM and PSM procedures and policies are documented and followed. Coordinates training and evaluates changes in systems to maintain compliance.
  • Ensures IEPA, MWRD, local county and village procedures and policies are documented and followed. Coordinates paperwork, training and evaluates changes in systems to maintain compliance.
  • Plans, conducts, and documents environmental training and meetings for the plant. Assists in developing plant and departmental goals in respective areas.
  • Implements and maintains Facility Refrigeration Management and documentation according to IEPA requirements.
  • Assists with wastewater pre-treatment procedure and equipment modifications
  • Maintains current SPCC (Spill Prevention Control and Containment) and DA (Discharge Authorization) information to comply with the MWRDGC.
  • As an extension to the ammonia system safety programs (HAZWOPER and PSM), coordinates the RMP (Risk Management Program) initiatives.
  • Inspects, reports and controls permitting on VOC system for east lot and Odor Control System for the wastewater facility.
  • Demonstrates a thorough understanding of the Niles SCADA and PLC systems through troubleshooting and programming work.
  • Ensure Rich’s site safety, environmental and GMP standards are designed to, met and maintained.


  • A degree in engineering with 3 to 6 years experience in the food industry
  • Functional computer, SCADA & PLC programming experience.
  • Strong analytical and communication skills. Ability to write a concise report of findings.
  • Lean Manufacturing experience.
  • Capital project management experience.
  • Understand the interrelationships of factors affecting a given situation and be attentive to detail.
  • Capable of efficiently integrating existing methods with new innovations to economically solve production problems in a timely manner.
  • Able to arrange schedule for immediate corrective actions or support.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of efficient and safe manufacturing operations to include product and Associate safety, OSHA standards, product quality (success rates), and cost control (minimizing downtime and waste, optimizing yield)


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 if you need assistance completing this application or to otherwise participate in the application process.

Nearest Major Market: Knoxville