Process Optimization Scientist, R&D – Norwich, NY
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We are Kerry. The Taste &
Nutrition Company. We make products people enjoy and feel better about.
And, we are growing. We need
talented, passionate people who want to help us make the business better.
People who expect better from themselves. People who care about delivering
better for customers, their colleagues, the company and their own career.
People who take pride in paving new paths to lead the business forward. We
need great people who want to do great things. People like you, perhaps.
If you are high energy,
self-motivated, creative, collaborative, and enjoy executing against the
demands of a fast-paced high growth organization, then consider joining our
team to help drive your career and Kerry forward.
Kerry is a $7.5B company with
world headquarters in Ireland and 40+ manufacturing facilities and 4,500
employees in North America. Learn more and/or apply at www.kerry.com/careers
Kerry is an Equal
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continuous improvement, cost efficiency, troubleshooting existing products
and processes, optimization of existing processes. Ensures the smooth scale
up of products (NPI) from the R&D pilot plant to the production plant.
Consults on special projects from customers to understand performance
requirements, quality aspects, and reproducibility of Kerry’s Cell Nutrition
solutions, supporting TSS investigations as needed. Ensures formulas/recipes
are accurate and up to date in HMI control systems (iFIX). Technical lead on
cross-functional teams in Norwich operations.
- In conjunction with the Process
Technology Manager, Production Manager, and Production Supervisor,
troubleshoots processing issues from batch-setting through to final
- Assists in developing standard
manufacturing procedures for process-improvement projects scaled-up to
- Reviews processing Batch Records
for Protein and Cell Nutrition product processing within the Production
plant for technical support inquiries.
- Maintains and optimizes process
control recipes used in the manufacture of Protein and Cell Nutrition
- Assists Product Development (PD)
in bench/pilot development of Protein and Cell Nutrition products and
complex blends and assists PD in running special tests on the newly
- Utilizes design of experiments
and current scientific techniques.
- Works in Pilot Plant to support
Production scale-up and commercialization.
- Executes customer requests, both
internal and external, to satisfy project needs from a conceptual phase
through commercialization and troubleshooting. Participates in
- Assists in process development
- Executes internal processes.
- Is able to understand and
troubleshoot customer processes.
- Proposes continuous-improvement
projects in the manufacturing processes and develops plans to implement.
- Drives continuous-improvement of
current products and processes.
- Designs and conducts experiments
for efficiency and cost savings initiatives.
- Implements manufacturing yield
and activity improvements.
- Prepares MOC (Memoranda of
Change) documents, as required.
- Runs required pilot trials and
performs all analytical evaluations.
- May be required to handle
hazardous waste (internal training provided).
- Manages resources required:
supply materials ordering; initiates and implements capital
- Works with cross-functional
groups to optimize the strengths of Kerry and the Proteins and Cell
- Strives for high standards, seeks
innovative solutions, drives continuous-improvement of products and
processes and demonstrates a high degree of intellectual curiosity.
- Minimum of a
Master’s degree (MS) in a related science, such as Food Science,
Chemistry, or Biochemistry. Familiar and comfortable with statistics and
process control systems.
- A minimum
of 5+ years experience in the food or
pharmaceutical ingredients industry, with strong understanding of
current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs).
- Experience with
food processing equipment and processes (evaporation, spray drying,
freeze drying, dairy/meat equipment, centrifugation, filtration,
Leadership – leading projects