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NESTLE PURINA PETCARE COMPANY Senior Engineer in Saint Louis, Missouri

less thanbr>Senior Engineerless thanbr>less thanbr>Job Descriptionless thanbr>less thanb>Senior Engineerless than/b>less thanbr>less thanbr>Nestle Purina has an outstanding opportunity for a Senior Engineer in the Research and Development (RandD) Department located in St. Louis, Mo. The position is a combination of many skills including Technical Leader, Project Manager, and Scientist. The successful candidate will lead global food manufacturing RandD projects throughout all phases - ideation, experimental design, testing, data analysis, scale-up and implementation. The core function of this position will be to develop new technologies, improve production processes, assist with product development and support global manufacturing.less thanbr>less thanbr>less thanb>JOB SUMMARY:less than/b>less thanbr>less thanbr>Plan, organize and perform a broad range of research and/or development activity utilizing a high level of advanced, specialized knowledge to create differentiating technology while using professional judgment with minimal supervision.less thanbr>less thanbr>less thanb>ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:less than/b>less thanbr>less thanbr>less thanbr>1. Plan, organize and perform the necessary trials and experiments (bench-top, pilot plant, and factory scale) as required to deliver the process and product development projects that meet the requirements of the client companies and SBU and are delivered in a timely mannerless thanbr>less thanbr>2. Provide engineering input and assistance within the Center and externally (e.g., with Marketing, Manufacturing, Divisional Engineering, Technical Applications, other RandD centers, vendors, etc) as required on a wide variety of projectsless thanbr>less thanbr>3. Function as a project team leader as assigned. Required activities include, but are not limited to:less thanul>less thanli>Providing effective project leadership for the projects assignedless than/li>less thanli>Fulfilling all requirements of the StageGate/Product Development Process and Nestec regarding "absolute" deliverables for each phaseless than/li>less thanli>Complete all required documentation and project reporting in a timely mannerless than/li>less thanli>Adherence to Company policy on protection of patent rights and intellectual propertyless than/li>less thanli>Ensuring all appropriate documents and project records are filed in the Central Project Files, whether paper or electronicless thanbr>less thanbr>4. Participate and contribute as a member of a cross-functional team. Actively drive product and process conceptualization, development and scale-up. Interface on a project implementation team by assisting with hand-off from development to start-up and providing operational training as required.less thanbr>less thanbr>5. Provide "technical" training as required to operating company personnelless thanbr>less thanbr>6. Effectively communicate results through oral presentations and timely, written technical documentation and reportsless thanbr>less thanbr>7. Conduct all activity in compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and all required Company policies and proceduresless thanbr>less thanbr>8. Travel as necessaryless thanbr>less thanbr>9. Practice safety in the work arealess thanbr>less thanbr>less thanb>ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:less than/b>less thanbr>less than/li>less thanli>Provide technical leadership to create original, differentiating technology with a high level of ability to apply relevant scientific knowledge to products/processesless than/li>less thanli>Further develop RandD expertise and competence in the manufacture of pet food (dry, wet, treats), with an emphasis on dry food.less than/li>less thanli>Provide a resource to the Business that can be used to coordinate the building of new or the renovation of existing pet food facilitiesless than/li>less thanli>Develop Nestl Purina's core competence in all areas of pet food manufacturing by monitoring and evaluating new t