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Senior Thermal Processing Specialist

Senior Thermal Processing Specialist

 

Nestlé’s Research & Development Center is our regional powerhouse driving innovation in food, beverage, and pharmaceutical science. Backed by our global Nestlé R&D organization, we lead breakthrough discoveries that are both good for consumers and the planet. Our team of experts range from product developers to engineers, working across our portfolio of food, beverage, infant nutrition, and health science to create leading-edge products and services. As part of our organization, you will use your entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to excellence to unlock the power of food and provide premium value.  

 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Specialist Thermal Processing will be focused on ensuring the safety and quality of baby foods via aseptic, retort, and hot-fill methods for Nestle Development Center (NDC) Fremont, under the mentorship of a Thermal Processing Authority. The position will collaborate cross-functionally to provide thermal processing solutions to help deliver innovation and renovation projects. In some instances, these projects may involve novel processing technology requiring advanced capabilities in protocol development, experimental design, data analysis and mathematical modeling. In addition, the position will drive knowledge transfer to stakeholders in Nestle baby food factories globally under the form of technical assistance, as well as proactive development of thermal processing standards and training delivery to build factory-level competency. Position will also play a supporting role in building thermal processing as a functional discipline within the NDC and may participate in internal networks and professional affiliations to help achieve recognition as a center of excellence.    

 

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES       

  • Assist in establishing aseptic, retort and hot-fill thermal processes in support of innovation, renovation, and technical assistance. Coordinate or conduct heat penetrations, temperature distributions, and microbiological challenge studies as warranted. To include risk assessments that integrate ingredients, process and packaging, as well as microbiological and controls validation and critical control operational requirements. Prepare scheduled processes for submission with FDA as required. Support deviation analyses and recommend product dispositions as needed.
  • Through mentorship of Thermal Process Authority, provide technical assistance to factories to enhance technical competency, optimize thermal processes, and resolve issues. Support the development and delivery of thermal processing standards and training to enhance factory-level capabilities. To include proactive learning of Nestlé and industry best practices. Respond well to both formal and informal requests for technical assistance.
  • Proactively participate in building NDC mastership in thermal processing by recommending direction and priorities for the function and by collaborating with key internal and external stakeholders. May include participation on NDC Food Safety and Management of Change committees. May also include participation in Nestle expert networks and industry affiliations.
  • Employee will be responsible to follow and uphold all Food Safety, Food Quality, Occupational Safety, Health and Environment policies and procedures as pertains to role.

 

EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS

  • Engineering (prefer food, chemical, or mechanical), Food Science or closely related discipline. Advanced degree preferred. Will also consider extensive experience specific to thermal processing
  • Experience or education should include thermal processing
  • Advanced proficiency in English language

 

SKILLS

  • Knowledge of and experience in thermal processing - aseptic, retort, and/or hot-fill
  • Awareness and working knowledge of applicable regulations and establishment of thermal processes
  • Strong foundational knowledge of food processing, food safety, and quality management principles including Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)
  • Limited knowledge with strong aptitude for project management and team leadership
  • Working knowledge of experimental design and mathematical modeling as applied to thermal processing (Calsoft and NumeriCal)
  • Ellab, DataTrace (or equivalent) is a plus

196992 

 

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role.  In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities.  Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.

 

The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at accommodations@nestle.com or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.

 

 

Nestlé’s Research & Development Center is our regional powerhouse driving innovation in food, beverage, and pharmaceutical science. Backed by our global Nestlé R&D organization, we lead breakthrough discoveries that are both good for consumers and the planet. Our team of experts range from product developers to engineers, working across our portfolio of food, beverage, infant nutrition, and health science to create leading-edge products and services. As part of our organization, you will use your entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to excellence to unlock the power of food and provide premium value.  

 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Specialist Thermal Processing will be focused on ensuring the safety and quality of baby foods via aseptic, retort, and hot-fill methods for Nestle Development Center (NDC) Fremont, under the mentorship of a Thermal Processing Authority. The position will collaborate cross-functionally to provide thermal processing solutions to help deliver innovation and renovation projects. In some instances, these projects may involve novel processing technology requiring advanced capabilities in protocol development, experimental design, data analysis and mathematical modeling. In addition, the position will drive knowledge transfer to stakeholders in Nestle baby food factories globally under the form of technical assistance, as well as proactive development of thermal processing standards and training delivery to build factory-level competency. Position will also play a supporting role in building thermal processing as a functional discipline within the NDC and may participate in internal networks and professional affiliations to help achieve recognition as a center of excellence.    

 

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES       

  • Assist in establishing aseptic, retort and hot-fill thermal processes in support of innovation, renovation, and technical assistance. Coordinate or conduct heat penetrations, temperature distributions, and microbiological challenge studies as warranted. To include risk assessments that integrate ingredients, process and packaging, as well as microbiological and controls validation and critical control operational requirements. Prepare scheduled processes for submission with FDA as required. Support deviation analyses and recommend product dispositions as needed.
  • Through mentorship of Thermal Process Authority, provide technical assistance to factories to enhance technical competency, optimize thermal processes, and resolve issues. Support the development and delivery of thermal processing standards and training to enhance factory-level capabilities. To include proactive learning of Nestlé and industry best practices. Respond well to both formal and informal requests for technical assistance.
  • Proactively participate in building NDC mastership in thermal processing by recommending direction and priorities for the function and by collaborating with key internal and external stakeholders. May include participation on NDC Food Safety and Management of Change committees. May also include participation in Nestle expert networks and industry affiliations.
  • Employee will be responsible to follow and uphold all Food Safety, Food Quality, Occupational Safety, Health and Environment policies and procedures as pertains to role.

 

EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS

  • Engineering (prefer food, chemical, or mechanical), Food Science or closely related discipline. Advanced degree preferred. Will also consider extensive experience specific to thermal processing
  • Experience or education should include thermal processing
  • Advanced proficiency in English language

 

SKILLS

  • Knowledge of and experience in thermal processing - aseptic, retort, and/or hot-fill
  • Awareness and working knowledge of applicable regulations and establishment of thermal processes
  • Strong foundational knowledge of food processing, food safety, and quality management principles including Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)
  • Limited knowledge with strong aptitude for project management and team leadership
  • Working knowledge of experimental design and mathematical modeling as applied to thermal processing (Calsoft and NumeriCal)
  • Ellab, DataTrace (or equivalent) is a plus

196992 

 

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role.  In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities.  Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.

 

The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at accommodations@nestle.com or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.

 

Fremont, MI, US, 49413-0001

Fremont, MI, US, 49413-0001

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