DuPont Manufacturing Technology - Senior Process Engineer (Nutrition & Health) in Memphis, Tennessee

Manufacturing Technology - Senior Process Engineer (Nutrition & Health) (Job Number: 010189W-01)


Employees in positions allocated to this series use their knowledge of engineering, chemistry, health, food science, microbiology, biotechnology, and other sciences to propose, prepare, conduct, direct, and analyze operations data, experiments and plant trials. The objective is to further knowledge and/or develop new and better processes, products and productivity improvements. Some engineers engage in process development (such as development of new processing strategy or equipment), in productivity improvements and some in quality resolution for making robust processes. Differences in levels relate principally to greater depth and breadth of knowledge and experience applied to examining more complex systems and in experiments/projects and in the degree of independent judgment/action allowed in bringing efforts to a conclusion.

Employees in positions at this level of the series will primarily provide independent project planning and execution as well as provide project assistance to others in various Manufacturing and R+D groups throughout Solae as well as provide independent project planning and execution. Work will be completed in our manufacturing facilities as well as in vendors or in R+D. Work is performed under limited supervision.

Job Duties & Accountabilities

  1. Design experiments to reflect both small and large-scale manufacturing systems. Author experimental plans, experimental reports and trial authorizations. Execute experiments, plant trials and plans for improving the processes at the Solae Site.

  2. Design process improvements to meet technical needs. Includes the creation of mass balances, process flow diagrams, and cost estimation for modifying processes. Lead Capital Projects (<$250M) and support Major Capital Projects (>$250M) definition and implementation

  3. Continuously build a body of technical knowledge around Solae unit operations and processes.

  4. Develop and communicate variances and provide improvements in operating standards and equipment to meet Solae goals on quality and productivity.

  5. Develop ideas to improve overall plant performance using sound engineering sciences. Analyze data for ongoing operations to provide direction on upgrades to improve quality and cost.

  6. Lead site specific programs or projects leveraging Site plus Global and External resources. Exert personal influence cross functionally to define solutions to technical issues. Develop Capital Projects justifications, Business Objectives Letters and Lead Process plans for Capital project implementation. Support global programs for Solae.

  7. Mentor less experienced Engineers.


  • Bachelors of Science Degree in Chemical, Food, Biochemical, Agricultural or Mechanical Engineering

  • 5-10 years of Process Engineering duties with unit operations applicable to Solae (extraction, separation, sterilization/pasteurization, drying, etc.)

Knowledge of

  1. Theories, principles, methods and procedures of applicable field of engineering

  2. Statistics and experimental design

  3. MS Office package including Visio

  4. PSM principles

  5. Safety practices and policies.

  6. Specialty Emphasis Networks

  7. Quality Systems Policies and Procedures.

  8. SAP systems and capabilities

Ability to

  1. Design and manage projects

  2. Collect, process and analyze data

  3. Develop creative solutions to complex research problems

  4. Communicate effectively both in writing and orally

  5. Execute Six Sigma methodology

  6. Work effectively both independently and within teams

  7. Define Process improvements for FPFQY or productivity.

Primary Location: NA-United States-Tennessee-Memphis

Organization: Global DuPont


Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)

Shift: Day Job

Employee Status: Regular


Job Type: Experienced