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Senior Process Development Engineer II

Location: 

Buffalo, NY, US, 14213 St. Simons Island, GA, US, 31522 GA, US NY, US FL, US

Req ID:  27271
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 $4 billion, Rich’s is a global leader with a focus on everything that family makes possible. Rich’s®—Infinite Possibilities. One Family.

PURPOSE STATEMENT

The Sr. Process Development Engineer 2 will conduct applied complex research in the Protein category aimed at advancing technical knowledge and expertise necessary to develop, commercialize, and expand existing and new Rich Products Corporation business platforms.  This position recommends product/process solutions; prepares detailed reports and presentations for Rich’s management.  This role will also provide technical leadership and is a key contributor to initiatives in product/process development.

 

 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES/OUTCOMES

  • Identify, evaluate, and develop a detailed proposals for breakthrough new food processing and ingredient technology that can be applied with or across product categories.
  • Initiate ideas for and lead the design of manufacturing processes and product development for new, high complexity products.
  • Develop the tools and methodology to effectively survey the food industry and identify emerging food product or process innovations that Rich Products should consider in order to maintain our competitive advantage.
  • Determines requirements for and then prepares thorough and accurate product and process specifications, designs and conducts experiments to set specifications.
  • Ensures the work environment is sanitary, safe, and orderly.
  • Provides guidance and day to day supervision for the project work of Associates in the team.                                            
  • May lead multiple technical project teams.
  • Must work effectively with the Operations team. 
  • Interfaces frequently with various internal and external groups within industry.
  • Demonstrate and accomplish cost savings.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE

  • B.S. Degree in Food Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or related engineering field (8 years’ experience with B.S degree/M.S. 6+ years/Ph.D. 3+ years of relevant job experience) 
  • PC / internet skills (Excel, Word, database, statistical software) and the ability to create spreadsheets, computer analysis, report writing. Proficient with relevant software tools (e.g. PLM/SAP.)
  • Must have R&D process engineering experience
  • Experience in cheese, appetizers, seafood, or meats preferred
  • A passion for product and process development –  innovations, renovations and cost savings.
  • Proven record of independently achieved accomplishments as demonstrated by: products/process / technological innovation and/or improvement
  • Product development experience is a plus

 

Currently very limited travel, but can go up to about 25% if located in Buffalo, NY or Saint Simons Island, GA

Currently very limited travel, but if this role is remote, may require 50%+ travel

 

 

 

#LI-KR

 

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

Job Segment: PLM, Management

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