Process Engineer

Mccain Foods Appleton , WI 54914

Posted 2 months ago

Position Title: Process Engineer

Position Type: Regular

  • Full-Time

Position Location: Appleton

Grade: Grade 05

Requisition ID: 9073


Process Engineer to support the R&D Global Process Innovation team specifically in Appetizers to support the Commercialization work that will be required to support GNA Vision of doubling our Appetizer business by 2025.

Dedicated resource as process expert for appetizer pilot line and expanding upon capabilities as needed to support strategic initiatives to further regional agendas

Process R&D requires an individual that is involved with the planning and layout of the Pilot/PST/1st Production runs and monitoring and collecting data as required during the scale tests

Responsible for data pull for both process and quality data collection as well as obtaining raw material usage from the plants - working closely with dedicated plant process engineers on analysis as it pertains to process and quality capability and BOM creation for new product launches

Generating Manufacturing Manuals in collaboration with Technical Team (ie: Technical Services, Manufacturing, R&D Technical Lead, Quality, Food Safety) for products with critical processing or multiple plant productions required to support network

Work closely with Technical Services on projects to support maintenance of new products as it pertains to Plant Transfers of new products, customer quality concerns, process updates that may require product changes to formula or manufacturing specs/manual


Process R&D Process Engineer Role:

Dedicated support for Appetizer pilot line program as process expert and equipment sustainment (PM programs) and support equipment set-up and operation for all pilot tests

Responsible to build pilot line capability to support strategic initiatives - such as drum forming capability (shapes), extrusion, batter chilling capability, etc. and identifying cost/capital required to meet needs of business

Assist/Support with Appetizer commercialization via pilot line testing/PSTs/1st production runs and plant hand-offs as required across Appetizer network

o Provide detailed summary to PD lead on process and quality capability along with data to support BOM creation from pilot line test to scale to factory

o Continued build of pilot line SOP and build to other appetizers in network

o Work closely with Technical Services on Plant Handovers and Manufacturing Manuals so transfer of knowledge occurs and responsibility is transferred after launch

Support Food Safety programs required to maintain pilot usage and shipments to external sources for evaluation

  • EMP, Sanitation, KEFSQ feedback

Conduct pilot line scale tests for research purposes to improve commercialization agility in future - conducting process DOEs understanding outputs like cook validation, product quality, and product profiling via statistical modelling

Take on NV/ST projects as TPL as expertise commences on project management

Support SCA initiatives that required process support and validation via R&D

Process Assist/Support with Potato PSTs and 1st productions in Plover as needed due to proximity

Support Process engineer intern program as needed/funded for future succession into process R&D


Ability to travel up to 25% as project load and training require.




Bachelor Degree in Engineering and/or Food Science or related fields (Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Food Engineering, etc.)


2+ years Process Engineering experience, Working statistical knowledge (Lean Six Sigma, Green Belt, etc)

Use of systems such as SAP, Infinity Proficient, OSI Pi, JMP/Stats tool is a plus



Exceptional verbal/written skills

  • Powerpoint, Excel, Word, Technical documentation

Excellent collaboration with external partners

  • Marketing, Production, Sales, Research and Regulatory, Technical Services, Food Safety

Ability to function in a highly-paced environment

Ability to work in Manufacturing environment to commercialize new items and scale products to the factory

McCain Foods is an equal opportunity employer. We see value in ensuring we have a diverse, antiracist, inclusive, merit-based, and equitable workplace.

As a global family-owned company we are proud to reflect the diverse communities around the world in which we live and work. We recognize that diversity drives our creativity, resilience, and success and makes our business stronger.

McCain is an accessible employer. If you require an accommodation throughout the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials or accessible meeting rooms), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Your privacy is important to us. By submitting personal data or information to us, you agree this will be handled in accordance with the Global Privacy Policy

Job Family: Research & Development

Division: Global Research and Development

Department: Global Process Innovation

Location(s): US - United States of America : Wisconsin : Appleton

Company: McCain Foods (Canada)

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