Particle Engineering Scientist

TWG Recruiters has been engaged to find a Particle Engineering Scientist with hands-on experience in product development and commercialization in food or nutritional markets with emphasis on agglomeration and micro-encapsulation technology being preferred. Seeking someone who can act as a Project Manager/Technical Project Leader on new product development and support projects, both in the lab(s) and in support of manufacturing.

In this role you will interface between R&D and several other departments including manufacturing, supply chain, quality, sales, analytical labs, and other R&D groups. You will develop scientific data in the lab, pilot plant, and at commercial scale. As a team member, you will work closely with the manufacturing plant and will be responsible for the execution of plant trials.

Particle Engineering Scientist overview:

  • Technical Project Leader for research projects to design, develop and improve new and existing product portfolio simultaneously managing multiple projects.
  • Responsible for the execution of projects from ideation through to commercialization.
  • Adept at creating experimental designs, executing technical experiments, making detailed observations, analyzing data, recording and interpreting results, and effectively reporting information written and orally.
  • Ability to lead cross-functional teams as a Project Manager and deliver results on time and within scope.
  • Actively contribute to ideation, responsible for bringing ideas for new products to the team.
  • Leads product development efforts in formulation, application, process development, process capability, and specification development.
  • Work closely with Sales, Marketing, Manufacturing, Quality, Supply Chain, other R&D teams, and internal and external functional business partners to develop and test product development solutions for new product launches and to troubleshoot issues with existing products and processes.
  • Carries out hands-on pilot scale trials and supports pilot plant to include pilot plant operation and writing pilot plant reports.
  • Works with manufacturing and quality to make any required changes to equipment and/or processes involved to ready the product for full scale production.
  • Participates in scale-up trials from pilot plant to commercial scale equipment being available at non-traditional hours for scale up trials, as needed.
  • Troubleshoot production problems relating to raw materials, equipment, and/or processing conditions and documents findings.
  • Maintains documentation of all aspects of project work, and other activities sufficiently to enable filing of patents where appropriate and to provide a record for future reference.
  • Assists in the preparation of presentations and reports to communicate results to key stakeholders.
  • Follows GMP protocols, regulatory requirements, and works to ensure product compliance with regulatory bodies like FDA.  

Particle Engineering Scientist qualifications include:

  • BS degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Food Science, or related is required. 
  • 7 to 10 years industrial experience in process or product development and commercialization with emphasis on agglomeration and micro-encapsulation technology is preferred.
  • Encapsulated agglomeration is desired or the interest and ability to learn this niche area of the Food Manufacturing industry.
  • Experience with Minitab, Microsoft Dynamics 365, and Six Sigma is a plus.
  • Knowledge of food and dietary supplement GMPs preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in Project Management in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent communication, influencing, and problem-solving skills.
  • Highly self-motivated individual comfortable working individually while managing multiple tasks and projects efficiently.
  • Ability to apply prior learning or scientific principles to new situations.
  • Ability to exhibit a collaborative mindset and to apply innovative solutions.
  • Proficient with word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation applications, and be able to easily learn new applications.
  • Able to travel up to 20%.

Industry: Food Science,Agglomeration, Nutritional Products, Ingredients

Job Code: j-1585

Apply directly at: Particle Engineering Scientist – Minnesota or Utah

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