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Process Engineer II

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. The J.R. Simplot Company is a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution.


Process Engineer to support the newly created Process Development Function in R&D.  This position will help to build the new Function, creating competitive advantage in the processes where Simplot will continue to grow. Position will support new technology development into new markets. Will lead experimental design, analysis and recommendations on new Process Technology Platforms.  Will lead teams with cross-functional partners from Marketing, Product Development, Quality and Food Safety. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Design novel processes, products or equipment for IP trade secrets or Patents that provide Simplot with a competitive advantage

  • Support R&D, Marketing, Operations, Sales, etc for product launch activities by utilizing engineering principles to solve complex business problems
  • Keep up with Food Industry Technology to apply knowledge to existing and new product manufacturing processes.  

  • Work with plant leadership and engineering teams to set up new processes and production lines.

Typical Education

  • BS or MS in Mechanical, Food or Chemical Engineering

Relevant Experience

  • 4-8 years of relevent experience
  • Knowledge of processes and engineering principles as they apply to food processing. 

  • Experience in a food manufacturing facility.

  • Fluent in Microsoft Office, CAD, Design of Experiments, Finite Element Analysis, Solidworks

  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Must be able to accurately define problems, develop, execute, analyze and make recommendations based on current and future manufacturing issues

  • Working knowledge of food processing and packaging methods, focusing on delivering safe, high quality food products to the market

Job Requisition ID: 4546

Travel Required: Up to 25%

Location(s): Tech Center - Caldwell 

Country: United States

**The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.**

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