System Engineer - Processing

General Mills   •  

Carson, CA

Industry: Food & Beverage


5 - 7 years

Posted 421 days ago

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The Processing System Engineer (SE) will provide technical leadership as an equipment, system, and product specialist on the processing system. The SE is responsible to identify, lead, develop, and execute solutions for performance improvements through strong business partnership, strategic productivity, capacity solutions and continuous improvement efforts. 


This position will have responsibility for the processing systems including: milk receiving, batching, pasteurization, fermentation/storage and packaging fruit and flavor addition systems.  The individual will be expected to share best practices across the Yoplait network.




Food and Human Safety:

  • Demonstrate clear understanding and execution of human and food safety practices

Technical Knowledge:

  • Demonstrate understanding of unit op functionality and key transformations
  • Demonstrate product and material knowledge
  • Demonstrate and coach problem solving
  • Demonstrate expertise in manufacturing information systems (MQIS, RMT, Maximo, SAP, VantagePoint, PLM, etc.)
  • Develop and maintain material balances and unit operation capability information to ensure optimal production rates, parameters, and formulas
  • Demonstrate understanding of quality metrics, analysis methods and procedures

Technical Leadership:

  • Leverage and advance system through people process and technology
  • Support a technical training and transfer plan for system
  • Provide leadership in application of performance metrics (data accuracy)
  • Lead and support technical improvements
  • Coach and provide technical expertise on foundational systems (process centerline, CILs, basic conditions, etc.)
  • Understand and leverage accounting principles for plant, system, and products
  • Apply statistical methods to solve problems

Holistic Margin Management:

  • Identify, vet and implement Holistic Margin Management (HMM) solutions
  • Support business driven HMM initiatives

Product and Technology Commercialization:

  • Deliver key technical elements for capital projects and vertical start up process
  • Provide technical guidance and system knowledge in new and reformulated product launch

Future State Strategy:

  • Lead development of future state (cost and capacity)
  • Lead development of current and future state Loss Tree/Glidepath
  • Provide technical expertise in development of improvement plan
  • Identify, develop, lead and execute equipment and system improvements that deliver financial and performance benefits. (overuse reduction, reliability improvements)
  • Develop and champion a system vision, technical road map and capital needs to support Long Range Plan


  • B.S. (or higher) in Engineering from ABET-accredited program. Chemical, Mechanical or ElectricalEngineeringdegrees preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years related work experience in process and/or packaging engineering, process/system development, product development, quality engineering, or manufacturing
  • Demonstrates technical leadership, adaptability, analytical and problem solving skills, decision making, and trouble-shooting abilities
  • Demonstrates ability to work with and influence diverse groups at various levels and across functions
  • Experience working with plant operators, maintenance, leadership, research and development
  • Strong interpersonal skills, effective written and oral communications and strong listening skills
  • Continuous Improvement, Dairy, food manufacturing, Batching, (highly preferred)

Job Number: 7744