Process Engineer at International Flavors and Fragrances in Rochester, New York

Posted in Other 8 days ago.

Job Description:

Job Description

International Fragrances & Flavors Inc (IFF) is looking for an experienced Process Engineer for our Rochester, New York Health & Bioscience site. The Engineer will work as a key team member in the Manufacturing Technology organization in Rochester supporting production operations, continuous improvement, Process Safety Management (PSM) and capital projects.

A successful candidate will provide process improvement and troubleshooting support to the H&B plant in Rochester and will also participate in and/or lead numerous divisional projects with local and global scope. The position is instrumental in analyzing process information, developing conceptual improvements and designing and carrying out experiments needed to make decisions and driving them from conceptual phase to the implementation of those improvements. In addition, this role will include working with the manufacturing staff and vendors to specify process equipment for capital plans and providing engineering support for capital improvement projects.

  • Proactively identifying, troubleshooting and resolving issues to support and improve efficiency of the Rochester manufacturing operation.

  • Build proficiency in plant Automation and Processs Control systems.

  • Participation in PSM Process and lead ownership of PSM element(s).

  • Report monthly KPI metrics for the Manufacturing Technology (MT) group for ongoing projects.

  • Actively participate in all MT and associated BioProcess Development (BPD) group meetings.

  • Participate in any CAPEX projects as a Technology team member.

  • Daily monitoring of process performance in the facility.

  • Design and execution of experiments to improve process performance.

  • Working with plant operational ring teams to drive continuous improvement efforts.

  • Support for new product and technology introductions to the plant, interfacing with others in the company.

  • Execution of detailed projects covering technical aspects of manufacturing.

  • Monitoring and reporting on process performance trends, product cost and operational logistics.

  • Cost, material and efficiency studies and learning/understanding the impact to the business.

  • Leadership of project teams, where appropriate.

  • Lead all process documentation updates for industrialized processes included, but not limited to batch sheets, training documents, SOPs, etc.

  • Design and development of operations protocols, processing equipment installations and plant upgrades.

  • Development of technical assumptions for AOP and ongoing analysis of cost and performance.

  • Acts in compliance with all company policies including, but not limited to: Quality, Safety, Food/Feed Safety, Environmental, GMPs, Dietary Supplements, and HACCP-HARPC

  • Responsible for adherence to all quality systems including: ISO 22000 Food Safety, FAMI-QS and NSF Dietary Supplements with an understanding of DuPont/Danisco Corporate Quality policies and procedures.

Job Requirements

  • BS / BA degree in Bio-process, Bio-chemical or Chemical engineering with at least 3-5 years work experience in the field. Advanced degree a plus.

  • Skilled in the use of statistical analysis and proficient in the use of spreadsheets and databases.

  • Must have process design expertise, e.g. calculation of material and energy balances, equipment specification, facility layout design.

  • Automation and Process Control experience is highly desired.

  • Applied working knowledge of fermentation and downstream processing technology. Experience with Lactic acid bacteria and Anaerobics a plus.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills both verbal and written.


  • Ability to travel 10% of the time.

  • Limited handling of hazardous materials such as liquid nitrogen, strong acids and strong bases.

Nearest Major Market: Rochester