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Process Engineer - IL Chicago

Requisition ID 38756

Position Type (US)Full Time

Career Function Engineering and Maintenance

Recruiter #LI-AM1

Posting Type LI

Leading to better encompasses all we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the worlds leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building and manufacturing sustainable solutions for food, beverage or pharmaceutical consumers, our commitment to lead the world to better nutrition drives us forward. With 24,000+ colleagues across the globe and 15,000+ Kerry products, your opportunities are limitless.

About Kerry

Kerry is the world's leading taste and nutrition company for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. Every day we partner with customers to create healthier, tastier and more sustainable products that are consumed by billions of people across the world. Our vision is to be our customers' most valued partner, creating a world of sustainable nutrition. A career with Kerry offers you an opportunity to shape the future of food while providing you opportunities to explore and grow in a truly global environment

About the role

Responsible for optimizing existing processes and clean-in-place systems using continuous improvement tools. Oversees all phases of assigned projects from inception to final operation.

Key responsibilities

Using continuous improvement tools, leads projects to improve equipment cleanliness, debottleneck processes, improve throughput, reduce waste, and decrease costs.

Develops Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to detail operations of new equipment or revises SOPs to reflect changes to operations as a result of modifications to existing equipment.

Develops capacity models for existing processing lines and identifies bottlenecks that restrict capacity. Suggests projects that can improve capacity on the line.

Creates capital proposal including scope document, cost estimate and timeliness for management review and approval.

Manages projects to meet all technical requirements.

Develops project specifications and systems by making calculations, preparing process flow diagrams (PFDs), piping and instrumentation drawings (P&IDs), site and floor plans.

Leads the selection of contractors/vendors and supervises same in actual design and specifications of installations.

Conducts feasibility studies for new or existing systems.

Assists in training Production Supervisors, Team Leaders, and Operators in the proper operation of equipment and prepare various instruction manuals.

Assis in the revisions to Standard Manufacturing Procedures (SMPs).

Qualifications and skills

  • 4 year technical degree, preferably engineering

  • 3 years in the role or similar position

  • Six sigma certification

  • Fermentation experience (nice to have)

  • Effective communication

  • Teamwork

  • Influence others

Kerry is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Kerry will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen. EEO is the Law poster can be found here ( . Additional information can also be here ( .

Salary Range
$65,000.00 - $84,000.00
per Year
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Chicago, IL, 60290, US