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Process Technologist-KAN00359


Position Title:            Process Technologist

Reports To:               Site R&D Manager

Segment:                   Petcare

Family:                       Science& Technology

Function:                   R&D

Location:                    Kansas City, Missouri 


Level of Role

Individual Contributor


Number of Reports

No Direct Reports


Purpose of Role

100% delivering project milestones & objectives: Technical support

Perform technical and scientific work to contribute to the delivery of Applied Science project milestones from the technology scouting phase to technology evaluation in the context of new product innovations (prototypes) or COGS optimization.


Principal Accountabilities

Accountable for delivery of sub-projects/small clearly defined projects or project milestones and/or operational objectives:

·         Conduct clearly defined sub project tasks (including action plans & evaluation) and/or clearly defined small scale projects.

·         Support the development of new products with new technologies that deliver against specified KQAs

·         Support the identification of new processes or raw materials for potential application in current technology projects.

·         Prepare, organize, conduct & evaluate trials in the Pilot Plant and Innovation-Kitchen and/or at external suppliers to develop/ identify technologies and novel products.

·         Professional use of Innovation kitchen& Pilot Plant equipment and convert Innovation Kitchen results into pilot processes (trial co-operation & co-ordination with PP area supervisor as necessary).

·         Collect and provide all required data on process parameters, physical product characteristics and analytical values.  Analyze the above data & write relevant scientific reports as necessary.

·         Apply pre-defined physical measurement methods to measure product/process characteristics as necessary

·         Support the development of new measuring methods as discussed with the project leader or scientific advisors; Capture new measuring methods via writing measuring instructions/ specifications

·         Ensure execution of all operational project tasks (i.e panels, product shipment) including those in responsibility areas agreed for the GIC facilities (maintenance, hygiene, safety)

·         Validate technology performance via product attributes: feeding trials, consumer tests, digestibility trials, stability/shelf life.

·         Use adequate software for recipe, process management & design and statistics analysis (such as C5, RADAR or SolidWorks)

·         Provide process equipment usage inductions for associates / interns / external partners.


Mission Critical Competencies

·         Action Oriented

·         Creativity

·         Functional/Technical Skills

·         Problem Solving


Minimum Qualifications:

·         Associate’s degree and 2-3 years technical experience. 

·         Ability to travel 15% of the time


Preferred Qualifications:

·         Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Chemical, or Food Process Engineering or related discipline.

·         Multi-site working experience

·         Proven creative, value-added, results producer


Every associate at Mars has responsibility for the achievement of quality and food safety.


As a privately-held, family-owned company, Mars Petcare US offers benefits which reflect our commitment to attracting and retaining great people. This includes excellent pay, competitive health and dental care coverage, a retirement plan, a very competitive vacation plan and unrivalled career advancement opportunities, to name just a few of our unique and generous benefits.


If you're looking for a place where you can take ownership for your work, where the pace is fast, the environment is built around the importance of open communication, and where employees are called "associates" and treated as such, then we want to hear from you.


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.


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Mars Inc. is a tobacco free workplace.


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