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Date:  Jun 14, 2024
Job Req ID:  18611
Category:  SupplyChain/ Operations
Country/Region:  US
State:  MI
City:  Battle Creek
Workplace:  Hybrid

Title:  Associate Process Engineer


Do you love taking part in creating new foods that people will enjoy? As an Associate Process Engineer, you will lead the food process scope and specifications of multiple small food process engineering projects. Innovate with us as you develop and refine food process technology from idea generation through proof of concept to commercialization. This position is located at our Battle Creek, MI headquarters and works within our Salty Snacking business to support Manufacturing across North America.


In this role you will be a key project team member and will interact with employees at all levels of the organization to help them understand processing and operations. This role offers an exciting opportunity to travel to and interact with plants and employees across the organization and build relationships across the Kellanova network. High performing individuals can grow a career within our corporate engineering career path or go into plant leadership- choose your adventure!  


 A Taste of What You’ll Be Doing


  • Drive Business Growth – Demonstrating personal capabilities as a Project Manager, Planner, Coordinator, Communicator, and Technical Expert within the department, while giving general direction to assigned cross-functional teams in accomplishing projects on scientific and technical investigation or developments
  • What’s Trending? – An innovative mindset in discovery, advancement, and evaluation of new technologies in food/process research and development, and have a significant impact on new products, improved products, and increased efficiency on global processes
  • Technical Expertise – Working with plant personnel and co-manufacturers you’ll develop and review test plans, estimating scale-up costs, and ongoing operational costs.  You will develop process scope, estimations of cost, schedule and equipment vendor recommendations.  You will work with the plant team to test, commission and validate this process change
  • Operations Mindset - With an eye towards efficiency and operational excellence, you will play a leading role in the scale up and commercialization of new products and processes within Kellanova’s manufacturing operations


We’re Looking for Someone With


  • Clear understanding of process design, equipment, and systems
  • Experience being a key contributor on a project team
  • Proven success at influencing others to deliver results and create a winning team culture


What’s Next

After you apply, your application will be reviewed by a real recruiter, so it may take us a few weeks to get back with you by email or phone. Visit our How We Hire page to get insights into our hiring process and more about what we offer.


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If you join our team, you’ll be rewarded for the difference you make. Our comprehensive benefits offer you the support you need through your life events, big or small. Visit our benefits page & be sure to ask your recruiter for more specific information.


Get to Know Us


At Kellanova, we are driven by our vision to be the world’s best-performing snacks-led powerhouse, unleashing the full potential of our differentiated brands and our passionate people. Our portfolio of iconic, world-class brands include Pringles, Cheez-It, Pop-Tarts, MorningStar Farms, Special K, Krave, Zucaritas, Crunchy Nut, among others.


Kellanova’s Culture of Best means we bring our best to all that we do in pursuit of our vision to be the world’s best performing snacks-led powerhouse. Our culture celebrates boldness and empowers our people to challenge the status quo, achieve results, and win together.


Our focus on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (ED&I) enables us to build a culture of belonging where all employees have a place at the table and are inspired to share their passion, talents and ideas to work.


We’re on a journey to be the best. You coming?

Kellanova is an Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to provide an inclusive work environment, a seat for everyone at the table, and embraces the diverse talent of its people. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information regarding our efforts to advance Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, please visit our websitehere.    

Nearest Major Market: Battle Creek
Nearest Secondary Market: Kalamazoo

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