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Process Engineer




Danone Nutricia

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Job Description:

Danone is a large, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) company with market leading brands across four divisions: Essential Dairy and Plant Based Products, Waters, Specialised Nutrition and Medical Nutrition. Specialised Nutrition offers nutritional solutions with the shared goal of improving the health and well-being of vulnerable individuals, from the first day of pregnancy into old age. Danone Nutricia Wexford are a fast-paced, dynamic manufacturing organisation, where no two days are the same. We are looking for high calibre, dedicated and experienced personnel to complement our existing workforce.

At Danone we are passionate in our commitment to sustainability with the belief in building a healthier future through food. Our eating and drinking choices have an impact on our own health, the health of our society and the health of our planet.

We are recruiting for a Process Engineer to join our Engineering Department. The Process Engineer is to undertake multiple, process continuous improvement projects, and upgrade projects, from scoping initial concepts, detailed design, tender and through to start up, handover and completion.

Outline of the Role:

End to end project management, project conception, scoping, costing, justification, through to completion for Powder and Liquid processing projects.

Provide detailed project specifications, drawings, procedures, handovers and training.

Prepare capital requests. Ensure that all purchasing activities are carried out in accordance with company purchasing policies.

Development and completion of Engineering Validation protocols URS, DQ, FAT, IQ, OQ, PAT, SAT

Ensure compliance of process designs/installations with applicable Corporate, Regulatory and GMP standards.

Supervision of contractors associated with project works.

Support vertical ramp-up of project and project handover to plant operations.

Design; quality, health & safety and environmental best practice into each project and ensure that all project work is completed in a safe and environmentally friendly manner

Project tracking and reporting to up line management in terms project delivery, specifically performance, time, and cost

Other work as requested by the Plant Engineering Manager

Ideal Candidate:

In depth knowledge and expertise around powder and liquid food/beverage processing, CIP, Heat treatment, evaporation, mixing/agitation, fluid dynamics, drying etc

Skills in the use of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Communication, written, numerical, verbal and analytical skills

Ability to think ahead and anticipate needs before they arise

Excellent communication skills, able to lead and influence across all functions and levels

Agility to cope with pace of change & constantly evolving pictures

Education and Professional Experience

Essential: Level 8 Degree in Engineering/Science (NFQ) in Chemical, Mechanical, with focus on food processing

Essential: 3-5 Years’ experience in similar role preferably ins a FMCG Liquid / powder processing regulated food or beverage facility, or similar.

Advantageous but not required: in depth food science experience /knowledge

Ensuring an inclusive working culture that is accessible to all is important to us. We therefore support flexible ways of working wherever possible. Please let us know in your application if and how you would like to explore flexible working for this position.

Danone Nutricia Wexford is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Owning to the large volume of applications we receive, we will only be able to repond to shortlisted candidates.


Permanent / Full-time

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