Food Technologist – Springville,
Provides technical 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 Springville Factory TAG Manager.
' Commercialization project testing and start-up management of new and
reformulated products to deliver the NPFC business plan and to maintain
product quality and consistency.
' Overall coordination and management of plant trials
' Plant Interface for CTAG/R&D on New Product Development and
' Product/Process Capability Development
' Overall 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
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.
factory planning meetings to review trial requests and schedule necessary
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 projects.
Plant Trial Process Leadership:
and reviews the PTR (Plant Trial Request) and required forms that are
complete, accurate and outline the overall trial scope.
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
' 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
Interfaces 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
with the CTAG developers on strategies for leveraging existing ingredients
Reviews PRT's and graphics approval information for completeness and accuracy
for the products/products affected.
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.
closure discussion for factory turn-over on assigned projects.
Product/Process Capability Development:
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
Provide technical coordination on post trial proof
of principle testing and next steps.
Overall Meals Manufacturing Subject Matter Expert:
Represents the plant in general conversations as a subject matter expert on
Provides working equipment/product knowledge guidance and support to the
TAG/R&D/ Engineering resources during the development of new technology
Provides guidance to operations during process upset situations and is
involved in the resolution process.
Maintains continuity with TAG/R&D/Engineering on future process
REQUIREMENTS AND MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL:
BS Degree ' Food Science or related field. Masters in Food Science preferred.
' Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and interface with
management and factory associates
' Some Travel Required ' 0% - 20% between manufacturing locations, Vendors
and the Division Office
0-2 years experience in manufacturing or consumer
goods industry. Experience in food industry preferred.
' Strong technical skills.
' Knowledge of Food Science and manufacturing principles.
' Knowledge of food safety, regulatory requirements for food safety.
' Knowledge of Data Analysis and problem solving.
' Strong Communication and networking skills.
' Project Management and organizational skills.
' MS Office suit