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Food Pilot Plant Technologist (24161) - Bridgewater, NJ



Req Id 24161 - Posted 03/18/2015 - UNITED STATES - New Jersey - Bridgewater - Technical Services - Full Time


Job Title:

Food Pilot Plant Technologist

Position Location:

Bridgewater, NJ

Business Unit:

North America- US/Canada Ingredient Solutions



Primary Function

The Food Pilot Plant Technologist will assist in running food process scale-up equipment for Technical Service and New Product Innovation projects by working closely with our US/Canada Customer Service & Product Innovation (CSPI) and Global Innovation Group (GIG) team members.  The Technologist will also collaborate closely with our Sales Team and customers on multiple customer projects.  He/she will conduct bench and in-house pilot plant and production scale trials in our Food Pilot plant.  The Technologist will manage and lead multiple activities within the Food Pilot Plant, including setting up equipment schedules, signing out equipment, maintaining food pilot plant supplies and operation of complex pieces of equipment, such as the Micro Thermic unit.  The Technologist will also ensure that Food Pilot Plant SOP’s and GMP’s practices are adhered to. 



Reports To:

Food Pilot Plant Leader

Project Leader, Technical Service – Ingredient Solutions







Key Deliverables





Customer Relationships & Project Management:

·         Trains colleagues and teammates from CSPI and GIG on the safe operation of Food Pilot Plant Equipment.

·         Works closely with customers, actively using knowledge of our overall business strategy, products, and markets to successfully execute specific customer projects in the Food Pilot plant.

·         Demonstrates knowledge of the company’s technologies by helping to identify how customers can enhance and expand their product offerings using Ingredion’s technologies and solutions. Applies product and application “know-how” to identify technology solutions.

·         Utilizes project management skills to manage and prioritize work, executing on project plans according to shifting goals to align with business needs.

·         Understands project priorities and workloads and balances multiple demands to deliver projects on time.

·         Keeps appropriate records and data and makes data available to others.


Agility and  Innovation

Product Development/Formulation & Ingredient Functionality Expertise:

·         Safely operates and maintains multiple pieces of food processing equipment.

·         Provides technical expertise and support to customers for a broad range of food applications. Utilizes knowledge management tools to bring the best solutions to customers.

·         Conducts Food Pilot plant scale trials with internal and external customers. Executes experiments and scale-ups based on customer needs. Designs and implements new product technologies for customers and internal clients.



and People

Team and Project Management:

·         Collaborates with peers, management and customers.  Understands how and with whom to collaborate with to make individual contributions to deliver goals and execute project plans.

·         Serves as an active team member, actively seeking feedback and guidance from manager. Helps others and responds to business needs.

·         Considers how one’s decisions impact others before taking action and solicits, values, and incorporates different views and ideas.  Provides feedback to peers, as well as obtains feedback from peers.

·         Seeks opportunities (training, projects, etc.) that develop knowledge and skills to become a stronger contributor.




Knowledge, Skills,

and Requirements:

·         BS in Food Science/Food Engineering or other related discipline with 3+ years of experience in operating Food Manufacturing / Food Processing / Food Ingredient Equipment.

·         Strong knowledge of common food processes, food ingredient functionality and ingredient interactions.

·         Strong mechanical aptitude, mechanical process knowledge.

·         Demonstrated experience of creative, hands-on food concept development formulation using pilot plant equipment.

·         Willing and able to work flexible hours to cover pilot plant operation (7AM – 6PM).

·         Demonstrated project management skills and experience to execute work and deliver projects on time.

·         Knowledge of Six Sigma and statistical data analysis preferred.

·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills (technical reports for internal and external distribution, presentations, etc…)

·         Excellent interpersonal and technical skills.



Desired behavior, 

personal attributes:

·         Strong customer focus

·         Demonstrated ability to be self-motivated and results driven

·         Demonstrated ability to deal with ambiguity

·         Demonstrated teamwork skills, creative problem solver.




Relocation Available:

Yes –  Relocation Within Region Considered

Ingredion Incorporated is proud to provide a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental and life insurance, a 401(k) with a generous company match, a pension plan and long term career growth potential.

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