Process Engineer

Lakeville, MA

Ocean Spray is hiring for a(n) Process Engineer! We’re a team of farmers, thinkers, creators, and doers. Whatever your title, whatever your role — it always comes back to this: we’re a farmer-owned co-op where everyone rolls up their sleeves to get the job done. Three maverick farmers started it all — and we’ve been making our own way ever since.


Position Location: We're all about flexibility! This will be a hybrid role based out of our corporate headquarters in Lakeville, MA or our Seaport Boston, MA location with Mondays & Fridays remote.


The Process Engineering team plans, organizes and executes product innovations to support growth for Ocean Spray Cranberries. The Process Engineer provides dynamic technical leadership to innovations from inception through launch and supports other initiatives, manufacturing operations and related activities. Engineers work with functional business and operations partners to develop and test processes for new beverage and food products. The role is also responsible for identifying and implementing process improvements for existing products.


A Day in the Life...


The Process Engineering team plans, organizes and executes product innovations to support growth for Ocean Spray Cranberries. The Process Engineer provides dynamic technical leadership to innovations from inception through launch and supports other initiatives, manufacturing operations and related activities. Engineers work with functional business and operations partners to develop and test processes for new beverage and food products. The role is also responsible for identifying and implementing process improvements for existing products. Position location: We're all about flexibility! This will be a hybrid role based out of our corporate headquarters in Lakeville, MA with Mondays & Fridays remote.


A Day in the Life of a Process Engineer:

  • Design, develop, and commercialize processes for new products and product optimizations
  • Conduct hands-on bench and pilot scale tests
  • Design processes to ensure products are reproducible and robust enough to consistently meet consumer expectations, quality and cost requirements, and supply of raw materials, with consideration to the impact on plant operations
  • Travel as needed (30%) to conduct product/process commissioning and to provide manufacturing support for existing processes
  • Serve as technical leader on cross-functional project teams
  • Effectively manage technical timelines and multiple projects with competing deadlines
  • Align with Operations to develop best practices and standards that are consistent across the manufacturing facilities
  • Demonstrate creativity, foresight, and mature judgment in anticipating and solving problems that arise from processing food and/or beverage products
  • Remain abreast of new processing technology and present concepts for application

What We're Looking For:

  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in Chemical Engineering.
  • Creative thinker with a passion for Innovation
  • Highly organized, self-starter able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, adapt well to change and able to prioritize multiple projects.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills and ability to work with various levels of an organization.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Advanced PC skills: Windows, Excel, PowerPoint. Experience with Microsoft Project or similar software desired.

What We Are Looking For: Required

  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in Chemical Engineering
  • Creative thinker with a passion for Innovation
  • Highly organized, self-starter able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, adapt well to change and able to prioritize multiple projects
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills and ability to work with various levels of an organization
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Advanced PC skills: Windows, Excel, PowerPoint. Experience with Microsoft Project or similar software desired

Preferred

  • Additional experience preferred beyond minimum (to be selected below)
  • Beneficial certifications/application knowledge


Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift low to medium weight (10-30 lbs) materials on a regular basis and heavy (40-50 lbs) materials on an occasional basis
  • Requires ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to climb ladders and traverse catwalks
  • Assume awkward positions in the course of working include but not limited to reaching overhead, twisting, bending over, working from a laying position


Benefits:

  • Complete insurance package on Day-1 that includes a plethora of health and wellness programs
  • Health, Dental and Vision insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Flexible spending account
  • Life and accident insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Telehealth services
  • Fertility benefits
  • Transgender benefits
  • 1:1 health coaching and more
  • 401(k) with up to 6% Company matching; additional potential discretionary match at year-end
  • Short-Term Incentive/Performance bonuses
  • Flexible scheduling options
  • Vacation pay, up to three weeks of time (pro-rated for your first year of employment)
  • Holiday pay for 12 holidays
  • Career development and growth opportunities
  • Tuition/Education assistance programs
  • Access to LinkedIn Learning
  • Scholarship programs for children of employees
  • Parental leave
  • Bright Horizons Family Solutions – Back-up care, tutoring, etc.
  • Adoption assistance
  • Bereavement leave
  • Up to $300 fitness reimbursement
  • Up to $300 massage reimbursement
  • Employee appreciation events
  • Employee discounts
  • Charitable giving


Who We Are: You might have our iconic cranberry juice in your fridge or have gotten into heated holiday debate about what’s better - canned or fresh cranberry sauce. But did you know that the hardworking people growing the superfruit in our products are 700 family farmers that own our cooperative? They entrust us with what is most precious to them to create new and innovative products that will delight consumers and grow this beloved brand today and into the future.


Team members, farmers, consumers and communities alike-we value what makes us unique and strive to connect our farms to families for a better life by living our values:

  • Grower Mindset – We embrace our grower-owners innovative spirit and heritage through confidence, learning and focus on the future.
  • Sustainable Results – Guided by purpose, we are focused on delivering results for our grower-owners.
  • Integrity Above All – We are ethical, doing the right thing for our grower-owners, customers, consumers and each other
  • Inclusive Teamwork – We build diverse and inclusive teams that strengthen our cooperative.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Process Engineer
North America

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