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Senior Process Engineer at The J. M. Smucker Company

Senior Process Engineer

The J. M. Smucker Company McCalla, AL Full-Time

Senior Process Engineer


McCalla, AL

Why Smucker is the Place for You

You deserve a positive and encouraging work environment. One that allows you to deliver your best work while enjoying each day. That is exactly what you will find at Smucker.

Inspired by our unique culture, we are determined to support every employee as part of our commitment to be an employer of choice. Highlights include:

Comprehensive benefits package effective first day of employment, including: medical, dental and vision insurance, 401(k) Savings Plan with up to 7% Company match, 3 weeks paid vacation, 12 paid company holidays plus 4 personal days, parental leave, and annual holiday bonus
Ensuring a collaborative and friendly workplace – an environment you will look forward to coming into each day

Your Opportunity

Come help us startup a $1.1 billion state-of-the-art manufacturing plant producing everyone’s favorite peanut butter & jelly sandwich, Uncrustables.

At Smucker, we view our manufacturing operations as the heart of our efforts to deliver food people and pets love. It is foundational to our commitment to provide safe, high-quality products our consumers count on for themselves and their families. With this, we believe passionately in promoting manufacturing as a career. That means ensuring continued growth and development opportunities to help you expand your skills while providing an enjoyable and supportive environment.

In this role, you will oversee both Sandwich Making and Bakery Operations and function as a senior member of the site leadership team. Ensure standardization across the operating departments and lead targeted initiatives to drive improvement across the site. Responsible for leadership development of roles within Operations.

In this role you will:

Serve as Process Engineer onboarding lead, mentoring new engineers and engineering interns.
Identify and advance cost savings and process improvement opportunities.
Drive out defects in the process and enhance overall productivity, safety and quality by collaborating with production teams and leadership.
Provide technical leadership within cross functional teams to deliver initiatives and departmental projects.
Evaluate ingredients, optimize formulas for quality, performance, consumer satisfaction and profitability.
Serves as an expert within the plant in a key business area or discipline.
Efficiently and successfully formulates new, and improves current, products leveraging consumer/customer and marketing feedback and sensory shelf-life results.
Employs effective interpersonal time and resource management skills to complete projects assignments
Leads multiple projects simultaneously, using best practices and knowledge of internal or external business issues to drive improvements
Build and leverage strong internal/external network to gain insight, influence and information.
Solve complex problems; take a broad perspective to identify creative and innovative solutions.
Develop and implement improvement projects.
Develop and improve process documentation.
Help organization stay current with applicable new technologies/ingredients.
Support and provide guidance to operations/engineering organizations on evaluation of new production opportunities, improving existing operations, cost-saving ideas, and troubleshooting of major problems.
Monitor new products trends/competitive trend and activities.

The Right Role for You

Are you motivated by the chance to help provide quality products consumers count on every day? Are you interested in working with a collaborative team to get the job done while learning new skills? If so, you are exactly who we are looking for to join our Company!

What we’re looking for:

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering required Mechanical, Chemical, or Industrial preferred
Manufacturing experience, preferably in food
At least 3 years of experience in project management/construction management is required
Problem solving ability
Solid inter-personal skills
Ability to teach and lead others, working independently, with guidance in only the most complicated situations
Open to managing operating teams as needed (as backup or future assignment)
Can work off shift or weekends as needed
Sensory training, culinary experience, recipe development, tolerance testing
An understanding of the Capital Delivery Process

Learn More About Working at Smucker

Our Total Rewards Benefits Program
Our Continued Progress on Inclusion, Diversity and Equity




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