Manager, Process Technology - Powders in Springfield MO

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Dairy Farmers of America
Manager, Process Technology - Powders
Job ID: 
Springfield MO
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Job Types:
Prod./Plant Manager, Production Supervisor

Manage personnel and process related initiatives in support of the Ingredient Solutions business unit. The role is responsible for optimization and innovation of products, processes and/or packaging. These initiatives include the optimization and innovation of products and processes, including the commercialization of new products and the maintenance of existing products and processes. The role validates usage rates of rework in existing products. Finally, the role provides technical support to cross functional teams working on (strategic) capital projects.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the process technology team to effectively plan and execute process initiatives related to spray dried products. Review, prioritize, and assign projects. Set clear direction by clearly communicating and reinforcing expected outcomes with the team
  • Build collaborative relationship with research and development (R&D) scientists. Understand production processes and flag any potential problems to R&D scientist at early development states
  • Scale-up of line extension products (e.g., functional dairy powders, process modifications)
  • Scale-up of production scale runs of new products and new processes as handed off by R&D
  • Develop written instructions for scale-up trials to be handed off to operations teams
  • Finalize product documentation including specifications
  • Conduct asset evaluation
  • Conduct mass balance verification related to Stage Gate projects
  • Commission equipment/process validation following new equipment installation
  • Maintain products and processes including secondary ingredient supplier validation
  • Verify shelf-life of existing products
  • Identify rework opportunities and acceptable usage levels
  • Identify and validate alternate ingredients
  • Identify and implement cost savings related to process, materials, and packaging
  • Identify and implement yield improvements
  • Identify and commission alternate asset utilization
  • Commission co-man opportunities
  • Utilize analytical skills to collect and analyze data from multiple sources
  • Exhibit flexibility and adaptability when working on multiple projects
  • Provide routine updates on status of projects and initiatives
  • Communicate verbally and in writing with those throughout the organizational structure
  • Actively promote safe work behaviors and hold oneself accountable for following safety rules and regulations
  • The requirements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employee, but is not a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Other duties may be assigned.
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