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Cacique Foods® LLC

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Process Engineer



Engineering

Amarillo, TX
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ID: 491-357
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Full-Time/Regular

Established in 1973, Cacique® has affirmed itself as America's leader in Hispanic perishables. Our product offerings span from fresh cheeses, table creams, and processed cheese to cured meats and drinkable yogurts. Our company has a leadership position amongst the Hispanic population nationwide and enjoys a steady path of growth. We are a very dedicated and competitive family owned company which offers an excellent environment in which to thrive and grow.

 

Cacique looks to hire future teammates who embody Cacique's Four Pillars: Family, Quality, Integrity and Authenticity. These four Pillars are the values that have been the foundation of Cacique's success since its inception in 1973. Our work culture embraces people who are innovative, resourceful, determined, catalysts of change and champions of our values.

 

We are currently looking for a passionate individual to become our next Process Engineer who embody our values and is looking to join America’s leader in Hispanic perishables. The Process Engineer will be responsible for process design, operation and implementation.  Process Engineer will be able to improve manufacturing processes in order to maintain efficiency, reduce cost, improve sustainability and maximize profitability. This facility produces a variety of dairy products as safely and efficiently as possible, while meeting all corporate, customer, and government requirements. 

 

At Cacique eligible employees receive a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance and short term disability.  As well as vacation, sick, holiday pay, birthday day off, 401k with company match, and more!

 

DUTIES/ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Utilizing continuous improvement mindset, develop and implement best practices, routines and innovative solutions to improve and optimize processes, quality of output, process capability and reliability from inception through startup and certification.
  • Design, run, test, upgrade systems and perform process simulations.
  • Assess process, take measurements, collect, record and interpret/transcribe data.
  • Investigate, resolve, and document all process related issues.
  • Develop and maintain support systems to provide stable core production processes.
  • Develop, implement, and administer new predictive technology systems.
  • Provide technical support to operating teams to include process documentation and operating instructions.
  • Perform risk assessments.
  • Work with operating teams to address safety concerns and assist in resolution.
  • Search literature and assimilate information generated by others with the aim of solving relevant issues.
  • Research and advise on new manufacturing technology.
  • Work with equipment designers and manufacturing to develop a cost-effective and working production processes.
  • Ensure projects are completed on time.
  • Ensure financial budgets are followed.
  • Follow Good Manufacturing Practices.

“Management retains the discretion to add or change the duties of the position at any time.”


Required Skills

KNOWLEDGE:

  • Knowledge of process related standards
  • Working knowledge of process engineering software packages
  • Familiarity with health and safety regulations
  • Analytical thinker with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Able to articulate key messages in a persuasive manner that builds employee respect and understanding. Facilitates constructive communication across the team. Breaks down complex subjects into key messages.
  • Able to understand and solve problems that arise in day-to-day operations. Can develop hypotheses and identify data needed to evaluate problem areas.
  • Able to identify changes to the industry from an engineering perspective and leverages this information to make recommendations to enhance capabilities.
  • Understands the manufacturing process. Is able to impact the process and efficiency. Has depth of expertise needed to achieve goals and objectives.

Required Experience

Education:

Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Process Engineering or related science.

 

Experience:

  • 5+ years' experience with process materials, equipment and systems
  • Strong leadership and analytical skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to effectively establish working relationships with various departments / supervisors and management personnel
  • Ability to work weekends and extended hours as needed to support operational needs
  • Work experience with food processing equipment, manufacturing and/or use
  • CAD or AutoCad skills
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • Good computer skills, including but not limited to Word, Outlook, and Excel.
  • Be willing to participate in continuing education
  • Some travel maybe required
  • Proven work experience in process engineering

This position is located in Amarillo, TX. View the Google Map in full screen.



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