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Process Improvement Engineer

Position: Chemical Engineer / Food Process Engineer


Key Responsibilities:


  • Responsible for the technical support of a multi-steps process to ensure successful commercialization of new products and continuously improve the existing processes and products (quality and yield).
  • Ameliorate existing processes; search and test new ideas enabling performance improvement
  • Data collection, interpretation, report writing and presentation to senior colleagues and management.
  • Continual evaluation of equipment and processes to ensure both efficiency and quality remain high.
  • Provide technical oversight to all first time manufacture and nonconforming products.
  • Provide manufacturing instructions and responsible to ensure safety, quality and efficiency.



  • Min. of BS in Chemical Engineering, Food Engineering or Science, Material Science, Chemistry, Process Engineering with and aptitude and interest in chemistry.
  • Min. 2 years of experience in Production environment or Pilot Plant with demonstrated results towards performance improvement
  • Experience in the Flavor, Food Ingredients, or Pharmaceutical Industry.
  • Experience with emulsions, extrusion, microencapsulation or hard candy-technology is strongly desired.
  • Strong analytical thinker with interpersonal skills.
  • Strong verbal, written communication and presentation skills required.



We value:

  • Working safely in a production environment
  • Problem solving and analytical skills to prevent or correct issues
  • Strong technical skills including mathematics and physical sciences
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Knowledge* of electronic spreadsheet, statistical tools, database, and data analysis
  • Handling multiple priorities in a fast paced production environment


We offer:


  • The ability to be a part of a highly creative and imaginative team in an incredibly competitive and inspiring industry
  • A fast-paced environment surrounded by some of the biggest talents and brands in the beauty and fragrance industries
  • Learn how to understand consumers and how to meet their needs effectively


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