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Date:  Jul 9, 2024
Job Req ID:  19310
Category:  Supply Chain and Operations
Country/Region:  US
State:  KS
City:  Kansas City
Workplace:  Onsite

Title:  Process Engineer


As a Process Engineer, you’ll work cross-functionally to build capability in people and processes, while hitting and supporting your team’s goals of safety, quality, service, cost and sustainability. Do you see problems as challenges?  Do you have a passion for manufacturing food on a large scale and have an intellectual curiosity driving an understanding of how and why processes work?  If yes, our Kansas City, KS Plant has an exciting opportunity for you!


You’ll be working with the team that produces Cheez-it at the Kansas City site. Projects you may be involved in include safety improvements, new product launches from a baking process perspective, cost savings and mix/bake improvements. This role provides high performers with a great path forward as we have various senior and manager level roles in operations and engineering that you could develop into.


A Taste of What You’ll Be Doing


  • Optimizing Processes – Lead the plant production processes efficient as you work to improve process flow, reduce inventory costs, decrease area loss and implement efficiency-promoting practices. You’ll execute projects by partnering with other key functions, including research and development, the manufacturing reliability team, the continuous improvement team and the autonomous maintenance team.
  • Leading by Example and Coaching – Develop high-performing teams through Kellanova Work Systems tools that identify and analyze losses to develop solutions and control plans. Your leadership and coaching skills will be put to good use!
  • Driving KPIs and Work Standards – Work like an owner by developing and leading plant manufacturing standards for the production lines. As a goal-oriented person, KPIs are key! They’ll make it easy for you to develop, implement and track progress throughout the plant.
  • Promoting Best Practices – Share your key learnings as you learn best practices along the way. We need your expert communication skills to ensure we replicate operational excellence across all shifts and lines.
  • Providing Technical Support – Offer your professional support on production processes, equipment requirements for raw materials and finished goods, standards and specifications.


We’re Looking for Someone With


  • Bachelor's degree in a technical field or HS GED with relevant work experience
  • Experience in safety, ingredient management, manufacturing processes, packaging processes, quality and food safety, GMP and Lean Six Sigma principles within manufacturing environments


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.


The best brands. The best people. The best you.


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 website here.   

Nearest Major Market: Kansas City

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