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Process Engineer - Anaheim, CA

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the scale-up/transfer of new/existing products introduced in Manufacturing Plant and ensure that processes are safe, high quality, cost-effective and of high efficiency
  • Responsible for optimization of existing poor performing products or processes where safety, quality, efficiency, and economic viability are below target (Hypercare)
  • Responsible for process improvement of the existing process and equipment: search and test new ideas leading to amelioration of the process
  • Execute projects in Pilot Plant (or Manufacturing) in the field of (non-limited to) reformulation, testing new ingredients, process improvement (includes documentation, reporting)
  • Support pilot plant activities for non-routine trials and working with operators
  • Write/Update manufacturing instructions for new and existing products
  • Write/Update Standard Operating Procedures (Pilot Plant or Manufacturing Plant)
  • Able to operate safely pilot plant equipment
  • Performs lab bench work or use analytical instruments to characterize products
  • Act as a technical expert with Manufacturing Team and Quality Control when product is out of specification and participate with root cause analysis and implementation of corrective actions
  • Assist leadership with continuous improvement projects to increase efficiency
  • Work closely with Manufacturing Team with implementation of new/improved processes or best practices


  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Process Engineering with an aptitude and interest in chemistry/formulation, or Food Science, Material Science, Chemistry with an aptitude and interest for process. 
  • Minimum of 3 years’ of experience in Production- or Pilot Plant-environment with demonstrated results towards process or product performance improvement
  • Experience in the Flavor, Food Ingredients, Pharmaceutical or Chemical Industry
  • Experience with at least one of the following technical area is strongly desired: emulsions, extrusion, microencapsulation, or hard candy technology
  • Strong technical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong data-driven skills for analysis and decision-making
  • Strong verbal, written communication, and presentation skills
  • Working flexible hours to support the Manufacturing Plant


We value:

  • Diversity, Inclusiveness, Belonging
  • Work Ethics, Reliability
  • Teamwork, Positive Attitude, Motivation, Adaptability, Collaboration
  • Safety & Quality Conscious, Integrity

We offer:

  • High Challenge and High Reward Environment
  • Entry to exciting and inspiring world of perfumes and taste
  • Culture that values diversity where people are at the heart of the company
  • Opportunity to work for a company that cares about the environment and sets and achieves ambitious sustainability objectives


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.

Firmenich is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran


At Firmenich, we create an environment in which employees are valued, motivated and encouraged to reach their full potential. We foster entrepreneurial spirit and imaginative teamwork with freedom to act within our strategic plans. We recruit and develop the best talents, rewarding them accordingly.

We offer competitive pay, career growth opportunities, and an outstanding benefits program that features:


* Generous Paid Time Off!

* Quarterly Bonus Potential!

* Retirement Plans!

* 401(k) with Company Match!

* Low Cost Medical, Dental & Rx & Vision Coverage!

* Tuition Assistance for Employees and Children!

* Flexible Spending Accounts!

* Tobacco-Free Campus!

* And Many More Employee-Friendly Programs!

Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Anaheim

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