Bioprocess Scientist - Bacillus Spores

Dupont Rochester , NY 14618

Posted 3 months ago

Job Description:

DuPont Nutrition & Health is a $3.5 billion business and is a global leader in the food industry addressing the world's challenges in food by offering a wide range of sustainable, bio-based ingredients and advanced microbial diagnostic solutions to provide safer, healthier and more nutritious food. The range of food ingredients and solutions provided through the global network of food scientists and technologist in DuPont help provide enhanced bio-protection, an improved nutritional profile, and better taste and texture with greater cost efficiency and lower environmental impact, meeting the needs of manufacturers of food, beverages and dietary supplements.

DuPont Rochester site is currently seeking an Industrial Bioprocess Engineer who will support multiple Bio-process areas that will utilize Six Sigma, Lean, change management, and other process improvement methodologies.

The Industrial Bioprocess Engineer leads teams to upgrade processes and products that may range from incremental improvements to major technology changes. In this position, the main target is to increase the safety and productivity of our manufacturing assets, optimize costs of the plant through process and technology improvements.

The successful candidate will develop improved process strategies, process safety, yields, plant capacity and uptime performance. May act as technology guardian for a particular unit and/or leverages technical competency across sites. Generates new technology applications. Interacts with internal and external organizations. Mentors other engineers/chemist and assists in operations training.

The essential role and responsibility for this position include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Lead improvement projects that focus on defect reduction or opportunity improvements to achieve increased earnings via cost reduction, productivity improvement, quality and reliability improvements.

  • Co-manage implementation of new processes/products and exploring new technology in the area of Probiotics Cultures production as bioprocess technical expert

  • Manage the plant process capability measurement, evaluation programs

  • Lead trouble shooting identification and problem solving in the plant for process and quality issues as a resource for manufacturing

  • Acts in compliance with all company policies including, but not limited to: Quality, Safety, Food Safety, Environmental, GMPs, and HACCP

  • Accountable for completion of projects that deliver measurable results that are financially validated.

  • Identify, define and lead projects to completion with functional, site, business and manufacturing teams

  • Resource teams to identify, define, implement and drive the completion of projects.

  • Analyze batch records and quality results and monitor consistency of operations by using appropriate database and statistical tools ; propose and implement corrective actions

  • Participate in GAPP process, lead local Rochester plant projects, participate in economic evaluation of the projects to allow proper prioritization, participate in evaluation and validation of changes

  • Act as a resource to monitor industrial trials (sampling; follow up, gather information)

  • Translate and convert process instructions from innovation in local quality system

  • Update bottleneck map and capacity work within site KPIs

  • Support and continuously improve existing Process Safety Management program and supporting the site management in implementation and management of program and associated processes

  • Manage the plant process capability measurement, evaluation programs and troubleshooting actions

  • Co-manage the industrialization phase for new product / new process additions in collaboration with R&D scientists and manufacturing

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelors/Masters of Science or PhD. Degree in Biotechnology, Bio-engineering or chemical engineering

  • 3-5 years of relevant work experience in bio process engineering, process development laboratory/Pilot Plant work with Bacillus spores and sporulation is desirable.

  • Project management, leadership and mentoring capability.

  • Ability to recognize opportunity for improvement, lead change and deliver results.

  • Effective communication and time management skills.

  • Capability to develop and apply statistical and computer skills.

  • Ability to coach influence, negotiate and network with numerous teams as well as work independently when needed.

  • Manufacturing, process technology, maintenance and reliability experience.

  • Innovation and creativity in problem solving and ability to apply proven methodologies

  • Sensitivity for dynamic business needs with the ability to accept and drive organizational change.

  • Occasional travel

About DowDuPont

DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP) is a holding company comprised of The Dow Chemical Company and DuPont with the intent to form strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty products sectors that will lead their respective industries through productive, science-based innovation to meet the needs of customers and help solve global challenges. For more information, please visit us at

The positions represented by this job posting are aligned to one of the three divisions, Agriculture, Materials Science or Specialty Products, which are expected to separate from DowDuPont into stand-alone public companies. Information on the division alignment will be provided during the recruitment process.

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