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Company Name : Cavendish Farms
Company Location : Jamestown, ND 58401
Job Position : Process Engineer
Job Category : Jobs in North Dakota

Job Description :


Cavendish Farms is a leading producer of frozen food products for retail and foodservice markets throughout Canada, the United States, and around the world. We have state-of-the-art potato processing plants in Prince Edward Island, Lethbridge, Alberta, and Jamestown, North Dakota, and an appetizer plant in Wheatley, Ontario. Our Head office is in Dieppe, New Brunswick and has sales office locations in Toronto, Montreal, and Boston.

Reporting to the Engineering Manager, the Process Engineer will be a self-starter with a strong work ethic, “Can Do” attitude and the ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.

Process Engineer is responsible for:

  • Performing diverse engineering analysis, managing engineering projects and implementing process changes for operations. The latter includes machine capability evaluations, modifications of equipment, and developing solutions to production problems relating to materials, processes, and procedures to maximize efficiency and yields.
  • Responsible for collaboration during design, installation and commissioning new processing systems and monitoring modifications as well as troubleshooting existing processing systems.
  • Possesses detailed knowledge and understanding of existing processing systems to provide integrated technical solutions that increase flexibility, improve efficiency, and optimize capital investments.
  • Integrates processing concept designs into OPS / Engineering equipment and capital plans as required.
  • Responsible for keeping current with food industry equipment and processing technologies as well as other industries that may provide opportunities to leverage new process developments.
  • Lead, develop and execute field based engineering solutions for quality and performance improvements on our key technology platforms for processing systems.
  • Improve system efficiencies, reduce ingredient losses and support the engineering group with the design new process tests.
  • Develop, test and implement technological improvements for production systems.
  • Interface closely with all levels of the organization, including other engineers, quality, plant management and plant technicians.
  • Experienced in engineering project management skills from inception through completion. (Sequentially) Initiates concepts, develops designs, estimates costs, formulates justifications, coordinates installations, troubleshoots start-ups, writes operational and maintenance manuals and trains required personnel.
  • Analyze, identify and resolve critical operational problems using the latest control and information technology, modeling methods and knowledge of processing methods.
  • Represents the company’s position and interest effectively in dealing with outside contractors, vendors, and engineering consultants as well as a constructive positive attitude within the facility.
  • Site Safety, Environmental and GMP – Ensure those high standards of the listed are developed, met, and maintained at the facility.
  • Preparation of reports and summaries as required (timely monthly reports).
  • Participates in the development of policies and procedures related to operations, engineering, safety, etc.

Processing Engineer must be able to demonstrate the following competencies at the expert or proficient level:

  • Process Control & Optimization – Able to determine process parameters that deliver desired product quality at targeted cost and reliability. Use statistical process control to determine process specifications. Define control procedures that maintain product quality over time. (Bullseye)
  • Process Commissioning & Qualification – Ability to Qualify process parameters to deliver production quality, cost and reliability at target line speed (verification); define, execute and analyze a statistically valid testing program to verify product, process, and reliability results (Verification); troubleshoot to close minor gaps in key results (target vs. actual) and identify opportunities for continuous improvement.
  • Processing Solution Identification and Analysis – Able to generate and evaluate a broad range of processing platforms/solutions to achieve product performance targets and evaluate based on costs & quality parameters. Recommend integration of new processing into manufacturing. Responsible for ensuring that all aspects of a processing systems meet specified internal and external regulations including safety, quality and sanitation.
  • Processing Materials & Technology – Able to understand processing materials and technology specification tolerances and apply “design for manufacturing” (six sigma) methodologies and principals to machine designs and manufacturing processes to provide operational efficiencies.
  • Change Control – Able to manage all changes made to a product or system, to ensure that no unnecessary changes are made, that all changes are documented, that services are not unnecessarily disrupted and that resources are used efficiently.
  • Vendor Management – Able to identify opportunities for external vendor relationships which control costs, increase capacity and/or increase quality of services and when appropriate, establish and maintain successful vendor partnerships
  • Innovative Thinking- Frames ideas/concepts/opportunities in insightful ways, modeling and visualizing solutions even with imperfect information
  • Problem Solving- Proactively identifies and understands problems and necessary changes, applies disciplined analysis and engages appropriately to identify solutions and recommend changes
  • Data Analysis & Recommendation- Seeks out, extracts and analyzes information concerning all relevant technology and processes, using appropriate analytical techniques, and provides actionable recommendations.
  • Risk Management – Able to identify, analyze and quantify risk-reward tradeoffs of proposed actions and recommend appropriate risk control and mitigation strategies.
Required Experience:
  • Degree in Mechanical, Chemical Engineering preferred or equivalent academic background closely related to the engineering field
  • Minimum of 3-5 years related process equipment engineering and or project management experience with application experience in agricultural processing industry.
  • Strong PC proficiency to include MS Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project and AutoCAD

Physical Requirements:

  • Will be required to perform tasks such as lifting up to 50 pounds, walking, standing, climbing, reaching, stooping, pulling, pushing, grasping, and balancing as part of the production and engineering activities out on the floor.
  • Will be required to see and hear well enough to understand associate’s questions and respond to their concerns.
  • Require up to 50% of time on production floor.
What We Offer:
We take pride in our people and support them. We have an industry-leading employee incentive program, 401K with a company match up to 5%, and continually review and adjust our rates of pay to ensure we remain competitive. We provide unrivaled benefit plans for our employees and their families, most of which start the first of the month after hire, including medical, prescription, dental, and vision coverage, flex spending accounts, life and supplemental insurance, long term disability insurance, and paid time off with carryover. Our other industry leading benefits include internal growth opportunities, paid breaks, uniform and shoe allowance, referral bonuses, and relocation assistance. Now offering a $2,000 sign on bonus!

To Apply for this Career Opportunity:

Please apply online.

We appreciate your interest in our company! Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Cavendish Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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