Probiotics Finished Format Manufacturing Techonology Leader

DuPont   •  

Madison, WI

Industry: Manufacturing


5 - 7 years

Posted 38 days ago

This job is no longer available.


  • This position will lead process improvement, troubleshooting, pilot, and implementation within the finish format probiotic operation.


  • Lead, coordinate and optimize probiotic finish format operation (capsule, oil droplets, gummies, chewables, sachet, tablets, sticks, etc.).
  • Lead improvement projects to realization and financial validation through application of Lean and Six Sigma (or similar) methodology.
  • Responsible for testing and evaluating new technologies related to finish formats.
  • Communicate with tollers, internal/external customers and cross-functionally (expectations, performance, and results).
  • Support engineering projects for designing and commissioning new equipment for finish formats.
  • Coordinates new product transfers to tollers or internal facility for finish formats.
  • Responsible for acquiring and maintaining knowledge of equipment at toller site and at in-house site.
  • Specify and possibly measure pertinent powder parameters to assess finish format process feasibility at an early development stage.
  • Leads problem identification and solving.
  • Sets expectations for technical assumptions, total quality, continuous improvement.
  • Discovers new technologies, benchmarks, promotes/manages technology innovation system.
  • Supports and leads global and local projects: assessing payback and resources, initiating, planning, executing, and timelines management.
  • Acts in compliance with all company policies including, but not limited to: Quality, Safety, Food Safety, Environmental, cGMPs, and HACCP.
  • Supporting the pharma validation effort for the Finish Format area.
  • Responsible for adherence to all quality systems including, ISO 9001 and ISO 22000 Food Safety with an understanding of DuPont/Danisco Corporate Quality policies and procedures.



  • B.S. in Mechanical, Packaging, Chemical engineering or related degree (advanced university degree preferred).
  • At least 5 years in finish formats industry or related industry experience.
  • Experience with high speed packaging.
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt or experienced Green Belt, with knowledge of Lean Six Sigma and statistical packages (Minitab, SQC, etc.).

  • Powder handling experience preferred.
  • Strong project management and communication skills highly valued.
  • Food/pharmaceutical plant design expertise (such as equipment selection, efficient layouts), process design expertise (equipment sizing, heat loads, etc.), and the ability to participate in, and lead, a design team.
  • Industrial experience in capsule, sachet and stick making and validation (equipment, cleaning, process, etc.) a plus.


  • Ability to travel 30% or more including international travel
  • Limited handling of hazardous materials such as dusts, strong acids and strong bases
  • The position will be based at our Madison, WI site