The Lead Process Engineer is expected to be fully qualified in the application of Chemical Engineering skills and independently applies this knowledge in practical applications. This role provides a technical resource to provide expertise in specific fields of interest e.g. Heat Transfer, Process Development and Modelling and Optimization, Process separations and or Fluid Mechanics and Mixing.
Essential Responsibilities and Duties:
Responsible for product development from conceptualization through commercialization
Establishing product acceptance criteria, determine test protocols and test conditions, access process capability and specification compliance for a production environment.
Responsible for defining project development strategy and reporting feasibility and risks on moderately complex projects. Collaborates with cross functional team members to determine cost, platform and resource requirements to bring products to market on time, correct the first time, and within budget.
Establish performance specifications and tolerances for new products taking into account filling and handling conditions beyond defined customer specifications.
Where applicable, specify technical and operational requirements and order prototype tooling and change parts for new product development.
Direct process lab activities; coordinate with lab technicians, work to acquire change parts, materials, tooling, and support injection/blow to facilitate the manufacture of unit containers and publish process lab work requests and related sampling plans and results
Coordinate corrective action plans, including design reviews, process improvements and quality systems.
Assist manufacturing facilities with start-up and validation of new products.
Document project progress
Create and track project R&D timelines
Responsible for creating and maintaining project budgets.
Coordinate design reviews with other engineers, continuous improvement, customers, designers and vendors.
Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering.
Experience in Polymer Science Packaging Development is desirable.
5+ years of relevant industry/subject matter experience (in one or more of areas such as Heat Transfer, Process Separations, Fluid mechanics and Mixing, Process Development Modelling & Optimization etc.)
Experience in statistical analysis and process control and stability.
Knowledge of injection molding and/or stretch blow molding machinery and process with R/PET plastics.
Knowledge of property enhancing material additives
Computer skills including Microsoft Project, Excel, Work, Access and PowerPoint
Ability to manage complex projects from conceptualization through commercialization
Job Type: Full-time
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Ice River Springs
DISCOVER OUR STORY
Allow us to boast a bit... We're proud to be the first beverage company in North America to collect blue box materials to produce our 100% recycled plastic bottles, USING NO NEW PLASTIC
Beginning in 1995, we have rapidly grown to become one of the largest water bottling companies in North America. At heart, we are a family-owned operation from a farming background. We organically farm about 3,000 acres as part of our source protection plan. We believe that in taking care of the land, the land will take care of you. We started to look at the environmental footprint of our water business and decided that we wanted to be different
REDEFINING BOTTLED WATER
We're changing the way you see bottled water. Every day, we continue to reduce our carbon footprint, finding new ways to recycle, reduce energy consumption and minimize waste. We've built upon the values of environmental stewardship, innovation along with an ethical, business model that ultimately offers consumers a high-quality, healthy bottled water beverage at a great value.