R&D Process Specialist

Job Overview

In this role you will provide technical process expertise to the manufacturing Operation.

You will optimise the process and operating parameters to efficiently deliver the product specification to meet customer needs.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Provide specialist technical expertise to drive process and equipment optimisation.
  • Work with a cross-section of Managers, employees, vendors and suppliers in the design and implementation of plant improvements and process optimisation.
  • Make appropriate technical recommendations based on current research and technology developments.
  • Provide technical assistance in the delivery of plant projects, including plant quality and efficiency improvement projects, capital investment and writing associated technical PSOPs.
  • Lead technical services projects to achieve targets and goals, and provide support to the plant continuous improvement teams.
  • Support the develop and establish production procedures and PSOPs and training Team Leaders Operators, and other relevant personnel
  • Audit, monitor and maintain compliance with operational and technical PSOPs and Company standards.
  • Proactively review and monitor production performance KPIs, to provide support and guidance to the Operations team in response to variances and trends.
  • Troubleshoot operational problems in areas such as quality, efficiency, product yields and product consistency.
  • Develop the Technical knowledge and competence of the plant operators through structured coaching and training.

Other Responsibilities

  • Ensure that your role is performed with due regard for the requirements of the Company Equality of Opportunity Policy and Harassment Policies.
  • Undertaking training in new methods and refresher training in existing methods where appropriate.
  • Participate in the training of others

Skills /Qualifications

  • Third level qualification in Food Technology, Food Science or Food Nutrition related subject
  • 2 years’ experience in a technical or food manufacturing environment, chemical or pharmaceutical industry.
  • A formal qualification or accredited training in any of the following areas would be an advantage:

· Statistical Process Control

· LEAN Manufacturing


  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office packages
  • Excellent communication – both oral and written
  • Confident and credible with good influencing skills
  • Able to display initiative and apply problem solving
  • Good organisational skills and structured methodology
  • Able to meet prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Adaptable to short- & long-term change


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