Food Technologist - Factory-13001815
– Solon, OH
knowledge & support for the industrialization of new products, and
reformulations in the factory supporting Nestle’ Prepared Foods business
objectives. Participates as a team member in the NPDI process, to ensure
projects deliver safety, product quality and proper performance in the
plant operations. This position also supports both
internal and externally identified NCE (Nestle’ Continuous Excellence) and
ensure supply projects. Individual reports to Solon Factory TAG
project testing and start-up management of new and reformulated products to
deliver the NPFC business plan and to maintain product quality and
coordination and management of plant trials
· Plant Interface
for CTAG/R&D on New Product Development and Product/Process/Packaging
Manufacturing Technical Subject Matter Expert
· Identify and recommend opportunities to TAG and local
management, utilizing the short brief format and process that will enhance
the efficient production of high quality products at lowest possible costs.
· Ensures an
understanding of risks associated with job and complies with all safety
rules, procedures and work practices.
· Reports all
safety incidents and actively works with Plant Management team to ensure a
safe working environment.
· Elevates safety
concerns about processes or ingredients to CTAG and Plant Management.
Overall Commercialization Process Leadership:
§ Is an active
participant in CTAG project teams to contribute to product design and
process capability decisions. Leads change
management activities of assigned projects in the factory from validation
trials and the industrialization phase through post launch.
§ Leads factory
planning meetings to review trial requests and schedule necessary resources.
§ Leads factory
discussion on current project status and to assist the plant functions in
completion of required functional NPDI process activities.
§ Provides Operations
insight in discussions on changes affecting the plant processes on assigned
Plant Trial Process Leadership:
§ Issues and
reviews the PTR (Plant Trial Request) and required forms that are complete,
accurate and outline the overall trial scope.
§ Ensures the
optimal use of the production line time for trials to minimize disruption
to existing production schedules.
§ Coordinates and
leads the trial with CTAG/R&D/Engineering. Facilitates trial after
action review to ensure the project continues smoothly in the
· Responsible for
all accurate documentation of formulas and manufacturing instructions,
their development, maintenance, distribution, quality assurance and
· Ensure proper
records of all recipes and test work is documented in files as per NQMS
guidelines and SOP’s.
· Safeguard company’s
designs, formulations, processes, packages and reputations in all matters
Plant Interface to TAG/R&D on New Product
Development and Product/Process/Packaging Changes:
CTAG/R&D/Engineering during technical development discussions.
§ Develops in conjunction
with CTAG Brand and Processing teams the overall design of trial testing
protocol for assigned projects.
§ Ensures the
establishment of process control points and floor systems for assigned
§ Works with the
CTAG developers on strategies for leveraging existing ingredients and
§ Reviews PRT’s
and graphics approval information for completeness and accuracy for the
§ Works directly
with the Production Operations Managers and other plant functions on crewing
required, yields and control points required for the product to being
§ Develops SPC
trending analysis on weight control by ingredient.
§ Ensures data
collection to understand the capability trends vs. targets and to
coordinate follow up action items.
§ Leads closure
discussion for factory turn-over on assigned projects.
Product/Process Capability Development:
§ Works directly
with the TAG/R&D/Engineering members to fully define how the process
will be tested to better understand the capability of the process in a
technical coordination on post trial proof of
principle testing and next steps.
Overall Meals Manufacturing Subject Matter
§ Represents the
plant in general conversations as a subject matter expert on manufacturing
working equipment/product knowledge guidance and support to the
TAG/R&D/ Engineering resources during the development of new technology
guidance to operations during process upset situations and is involved in
the resolution process.
with TAG/R&D/Engineering on future process capability possibilities.
AND MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL:
Degree – Food Science or related field. Masters in Food Science preferred.
ability to manage multiple projects and interface with management and
Travel Required – 0% - 20% between manufacturing locations, Vendors and the
· 0-2 years experience in
manufacturing or consumer goods industry. Experience in food industry
Knowledge of Food Science and manufacturing
Knowledge of food safety, regulatory requirements for
Knowledge of Data Analysis and problem solving.
Strong Communication and networking skills.
Project Management and organizational skills.
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