The product plant
technologist oversees the quality of the products, understand and monitors
the production processes.
He/She is also in charge to implement the
innovation, renovation and industrial excellence project according the MBY
- Representative of Innovation
/Renovation and industrial excellence at the plant:
- Is the primary technical
resource at the plant for the development and implementation of MBY
changes in process or recipe, and the creation of new formulas (Rennet,
Starters, Salt, Calcium chloride…).
- Coordinates and manages any
development project (inno/reno or industrial
excellence) through the development process with DAMs and the
- Is responsible for the respect
of planning and procedures when performing trials. Can plan and
optimize his/her activity, taking both DAM requests and factory
constraints into account.
- Is accountable for the
validation of the performance level (raw material performance on the
plant P&L: fat and protein usage in BOM, scrap level BOM and
routing, off spec declass, volmas and curd,
- Communicates ideas/proposals
concerning the projects managed by the DAM and coordinators.
- Is also in charge to reach out
the MBY platform / coordinators for the best practices through the 5
MBB plants through the DAM.
- Trials preparation and follow up:
- Is responsible for trials budget
preparation in collaboration with the Development Account Managers.
- Is accountable for the
reliability of the results and the conclusion / recommendation of the
- Defines and sets-up a trial plan
for the DAM, Coordinators or plant manager (with support from DAM if
- Processes data and carries out
trial reports. Shares conclusion and recommendation with technical
projects leaders or project teams.
- Continuous improvement:
- Works closely with all the
supervisors on the daily production concerns including but not limited
- Oversees and makes
adjustments to the daily cheese making processes when necessary.
- Analyzes and follows-up on
customer complaints to ensure the continual growth of Bel products.
- Develops and maintains all
necessary reporting to assess production performance. Partners with the
Sr. Manufacturing Manager and the Process & Packaging Supervisors
to set goals and KPIs for the department.
- Ensures compliance with Company
standards for cost control, off spec reduction, quality, OSHA, safety,
and complete on-time delivery at lowest possible cost.
- Proactively pursues any
necessary improvement projects identified.
- Is in charge of making diagnoses and continuous
improvement in accordance with the deployment of the industrial
performance program (KPI, PCS, Pilar, route team involvements).
- Communication and leadership:
- Provides leadership for employee
relations through effective communication, coaching, training and
- Is a key person in the
implementation of projects (innovation, renovation, industrial
excellence), change management and training of operators.
- Leads and conducts meetings to
rally the employees behind common goals.
- Reports on current and future
workload, giving visibility on the portfolio to the plant manager and
- Manages his/her projects on time
and in full
- Part of the management team,
brings ideas or feedback on any topic belonging to the plant.
- Requires a Bachelor degree in
Dairy or cheese process, and 3 to 5 years’ experience in the dairy
- Food industry Engineer or Dairy
science degree + 2/4 years’ experience
- Excellent communication (verbal,
listening, and written) and interpersonal skills are necessary
- Requires an individual to be
self-motivated, work without immediate supervision and must be willing
to be hands on.
- Intermediate to advanced
knowledge of MS Office software required- Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and
- Strong organizational, analytical
and communications skills.
- Knowledge of continuous
improvement tools and lean methods including Reliability Excellence is
- Need to have flexibility to work
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here
are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully
perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties
of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands to finger,
handle, or touch objects or controls. The employee is occasionally
required to stand, walk, sit, reach above shoulders, taste and/or smell, or
talk and/or hear.
The employee must frequently
lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and must occasionally lift and/or move up to
50 pounds collecting samples and performing laboratory tests. Specific
vision requirements of this job include close vision, peripheral vision,
color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Working Conditions: The work environment
characteristics described here are representative of those an employee
encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
The employee occasionally
works in proximity to fumes or air-borne particles, toxic or caustic
chemicals, and in non-weather related extreme cold.
The noise level in the work
environment is usually moderate.
The physical demands
described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform
the essential functions.
Acknowledgement: This job description describes
the general nature and level of work performed by employee assigned to this
position. It does not state or imply that these are the only duties and
responsibilities assigned to the job. The employee may be required to
perform other job-related duties as requested by the Bel Americas CFO and his
associates. All requirements are subject to change over time and to possible
modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.