Process Technologist - Fractionation in Springfield MO

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Dairy Farmers of America
Process Technologist - Fractionation
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Springfield MO
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Research Technician

Under direction of the Manager of Process Technology, conduct process related initiatives in support of the Ingredient Solutions business unit. Be responsible for the optimization and innovation of products and processes, including the commercialization of new products and the maintenance of existing products and processes. Provide technical support to cross functional teams working on (strategic) capital projects.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Execute process initiatives related to milk fractionation and related products
  • 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 line extension products (e.g., process modifications, alternate packaging, enhanced functional properties)
  • Scale-up production runs of new products, 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
  • Assist in asset evaluation
  • Assist in mass balance verification related to strategic projects
  • Validate new equipment/process during new equipment installation/commissioning
  • 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
  • Utilize analytical skills to collect and analyze data from multiple sources
  • Exhibit flexibility and adaptability with scheduling and travel when working on multiple projects
  • Provide routine verbal and written updates on status of projects and initiatives
  • 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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