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Senior Process Engineer

Date: Jun 29, 2022

Location: Aurora, IL, US, 60504

Company: Glanbia

Glanbia Performance Nutrition is a wholly owned subsidiary of Glanbia located in Downers Grove, Illinois. GPN’s brand portfolio consists of – Optimum Nutrition, BSN, Isopure, Think!, Nutramino ABB, Body & Fit, Amazing Grass and SlimFast, each with its own brand essence. GPN manufactures and markets the full range of performance nutrition and lifestyle products including protein, pre-workout, muscle gainers, ready-to-eat snacks and general health. Products are sold through a variety of channels including specialty retail, the internet, gyms and FDM in a variety of formats including powders, bars and Ready-to-Drink beverages. GPN has a global and expanding footprint with a current in-market presence in 24 countries.


As the Senior Process Engineer you will: 

  • Lead discussions around technical challenges with cross functional groups
  • Understand and determine impact of ingredient characteristics (size, density, angle of repose, flow) on mixing & segregation. Use learning to make recommendation for ingredient selection to improve product consistency.
  • Provide input & develop solutions for Manufacturing Team to maintain reliable and safe manufacturing systems while improving production rates, efficiencies, yields, costs and changeovers.
  • Handle advanced/complex projects and ensure projects are completed on time.
  • Understand and determine impact of ingredient interactions on process capabilities
  • Provide recommendations during incident investigations.
  • Identify and source testing equipment required for evaluation and studies of powder blends.
  • Design and execute experiments to relate powder properties with performance in Manufacturing.
  • Create and train standard operating procedures and best practices across R&D, Manufacturing and Quality.
  • Work within R&D group and operations and will office from 948 Meridian, Aurora, our manufacturing plant. 
  • Projects will be defined by R&D management to provide Manufacturing Food Process Engineering support:
    • Define optimized process operations for new products (primarily powder blends) for scale-up to the plant
    • Assure optimized blending and processing for current products being manufactured for sale
    • Identify critical process steps to assure flawless manufacturing every time.


Decision Making/Problem Solving

  • Scope and define required processing for new products as they move through development to manufacturing.
  • Identify critical physical requirements and measures required to understand issues with powder  production
  • Use critical thinking skills to uncover fundamental issues and root cause when products are not processing as expected.     
  • Define upper and lower process control limits by leveraging strong knowledge of processing equipment and technology.                         



Ideal experience includes: 

  • Bachelor's degree in Food Process, Chemical or Process Engineering or similar with 5 years in Food or Supplement manufacturing
  • Specialized training in: optimized powder mixing, segregation mechanisms, powder blend/ingredients characterization and selection, powder flow, and anti-segregation mechanisms/strategies.
  • Good analytical skills and detail-oriented
  • Excellent communication written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Deal with ambiguity and make decisions when clear answers are not available.
  • Ability to build positive working relationships with other employees working with the production process




At Glanbia, we have re-considered how we structure work and re-shape expectations about the employee experience. To enable our people in navigating this new way of working we have formalised our flexible working models through the launch of Smart Working at Glanbia. Smart Working is an outcome driven work model that enables more flexible ways of working to deliver superior business performance, greater productivity and higher levels of employee engagement. 

At Glanbia, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a wide variety of candidates, and we will give your application consideration, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. 


At Glanbia our culture will celebrate individuality, knowing that together we are more.

Nearest Major Market: Aurora
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago