Aseptic Process Engineer in Temple TX

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Niagara Bottling
Title: 
Aseptic Process Engineer
Date: 
03/13/2020
Job ID: 
R15254
Location: 
Temple TX
Degree: 
Not Specified
Salary: 
Not Specified
Job Types:
Process Engineer
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At Niagara, we’re looking for Team Members who want to be part of achieving our mission to provide our customers the highest quality most affordable bottled water.

Consider applying here, if you want to:

  • Work in an entrepreneurial and dynamic environment with a chance to make an impact.
  • Develop lasting relationships with great people.
  • Have the opportunity to build a satisfying career.

We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages for our Team Members.

Aseptic Process Engineer

The Aseptic Process Engineer role will oversee the processing side of beverage manufacturing up to and including the filler. They will act as the technical lead, and have hands on involvement in the set-up, running, CIP/SIP, maintenance scheduling and troubleshooting of the aseptic process. The Aseptic Process Engineer is also responsible for supervising and coordinating the activities of employees engaged in component preparations, UHT processing, aseptic storage and aseptic filling. They will be the Subject Matter Expert in how the processing equipment operates along with the associated software and applications.

  • Manages and directs activities of the processing area, ensuring product adheres to Niagara’s standard of safety, quality, and throughput while maintaining proper operating aseptic techniques and procedures.
  • Collaborates with the planning department and the Aseptic Production Manager to create production schedules that meet both internal and external needs. Establishes and adjusts work procedures and schedules to meet production plan.
  • Ensures team members follow all SSOP’s in compliance with aseptic principles, and, adhere to all requirements to protect the sterility & integrity of the process and product.
  • Ensures all team members are trained and work in compliance with all applicable standard aseptic work practices, regulatory requirements, GMP’s, HACCP and SQF expectations.
  • Maintain quality standards of all products to ensure food safety and quality which meets the expected shelf life.
  • Monitors all CCP’s and confirms they are recorded and logged appropriately.
  • Monitors all batch sheets to insure completeness, accuracy and proper documentation.
  • Maintains effective working relationships with team members through open communication, visibility, and involvement to promote a positive working environment that maximizes safety, employee engagement, productivity, and throughput.
  • Provides direction to team member through coaching and development, employment decisions, and resolving issues through conflict resolution. Hires, trains, coaches and reviews performance of team members. Partners with Human Resources for recruitment, corrective actions, and terminations.
  • Collaborates with Maintenance Department leadership to plan preventative maintenance on the processing lines and UHT’s. Ensures team members are properly trained on valve, gasket and seal replacements.
  • Develops, recommends, and implements measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, and quality of product, and to reduce raw material/product shrink.
  • Innovate, modify and deploy PLC and HMI software to support operational changes and improvements on the plant floor to drive Safety, Quality, Productivity, Line efficiency, and Predictive Maintenance/Cost.
  • Investigate equipment failures and difficulties to diagnose faulty operation, and to make recommendations to plant leadership
  • Learn the function of all line equipment and how they operate and communicate to be better equipped for fast troubleshooting
  • Recognize potential problems with existing equipment and develop solutions with the ability to adapt to various engineering designs, applications, and process criteria.
  • Maintain technical skills and knowledge and continuously updating them
  • Collaborates with plant leadership to champion a world-class safety culture.
  • Adheres to the highest standards of company and plant safety programs, guidelines, rules, and regulations.
  • Abides by Niagara’s Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s) and Food Safety Standards at all times.
  • Collaborates with raw material planners to ensure correct inventories based on production schedules. Escalates supplier quality issues to prevent customer shortages.
  • Partners with the Quality Department to prevent and resolve Non-Conforming Finished Goods and Non-Conforming Raw Materials.
  • Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of the job.

Qualifications

  • Minimum Qualifications:
    • 6 Years – Experience in Aseptic Field or similar manufacturing environment
    • 6 Years – Experience in Position
    • 6 Years – Experience managing people/projects

  • Understanding of aseptic production processes and controls
  • Food processing experience in an aseptic manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrate functional and technical knowledge of the aseptic process

*experience may include a combination of work experience and education

  • Preferred Qualifications:
    • 10+ Years– Experience in Aseptic Field or similar manufacturing environment
    • 10+ Years – Experience working in Position
    • 10+ Years – Experience managing people/projects

*experience may include a combination of work experience and education

Qualifications

  • Minimum Qualifications:
    • 4 Years – Experience in Field or similar manufacturing environment
    • 4 Years – Experience in Position
    • 0 Years – Experience managing people/projects

*experience may include a combination of work experience and education

  • Preferred Qualifications:
    • 6 Years– Experience in Field or similar manufacturing environment
    • 6 Years – Experience working in Position
    • 0 Years – Experience managing people/projects

*experience may include a combination of work experience and education

Competencies

This position embodies the values of Niagara’s LIFE competency model, focusing on the following key drivers of success:

  • Lead Like an Owner

    • Makes safety the number one priority
    • Keeps alert for safety issues and escalates immediately
    • Effectively prioritizes tasks based on department goals
    • Shows respect to others and confronts interpersonal issues directly
    • Prioritizes resolution of customer issues effectively
    • Responds promptly and honors commitments to internal and external customers
  • InnovACT
    • Makes recommendations to continuously improve policies, methods, procedures, and/or products
    • Demonstrates adaptability by reacting appropriately to unexpected changes in situations or circumstances
    • Increases performance through greater efficiency
  • Find a Way
    • Seeks to develop technical knowledge through learning from other experts
    • Understands interdepartmental impact of individual decisions and actions
    • Seeks solutions rather than placing blame
  • Empowered to be Great
    • Consistently looks for ways to improve one’s self through growth and development opportunities
    • Communicates clearly and promptly up, down, and across
    • Communicates effectively to manage expectations

Education

  • Minimum Required:
    • Bachelor&##39;s Degree with a certificate in PLC Programming and Electrical Maintenance or other related fields or equivalent experience

  • Preferred:
    • Master&##39;s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Industrial Engineering or equivalent experience

Certification/License:

  • Required: PLC Programming and Electrical Maintenance

Foreign Language

  • Required: None Required
  • Preferred: None Required

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