The Processing Engineer works with our DogStar Kitchens Team in Auburn, KY, to continually optimize and improve the dry food production and Freeze Dry processes. The candidate will support and lead existing projects and identify, prioritize and lead future projects to optimize personnel safety, food safety, and process effectiveness and efficiency. The primary focus of this position will be project management of process equipment installation, coordination, optimization as well as continuous improvement initiatives. This position supports company initiatives to achieve goals and objectives set by our Mission of making Biologically Appropriate Foods from Fresh Regional Ingredients, Never Outsourced, and the Champion Petfoods Vision: To Be Trusted By Pet Lovers Everywhere.
This position will report directly to the Kitchen Manager, but will also function as a technical resource role that may be called upon by the Morinville kitchen, corporate office, or various departments and/or peers across the organization.