Process Engineer

Michael Foods, Inc.
Norwalk, Iowa
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift

Process Engineer – Norwalk, IA – Negotiable Annual Base Compensation w/full benefits – Annual Bonus Eligibility – Relocation Package Offered – Up to 25% Regional Travel Required

Position Overview

Michael Foods, Inc. is a leader in the food processing and distribution industry with business in egg products, refrigerated grocery and potato products. We are seeking an experienced engineering professional to join our team(s), located in either Gaylord, MN or Norwalk, IA. The chosen candidate will be responsible for providing engineering for new products and manufacturing technical support. They work directly with our marketing team and product development scientists, in our world-class R&D Center, specifying the processing and packaging methods for new food products. S/He also work closely with the capital project engineers and the manufacturing groups at our plant locations. The position will also provide process / packaging engineering support for several manufacturing locations. This is a unique opportunity in a large multi-location organization with exposure to many different food processes including liquid pasteurization, baking, drying, freezing, and others.



Provide the engineering leadership as a core member of the new product development teams.

Specify processing methods and equipment needed to produce new products.

Understand the primary processes / equipment currently in use at MFI facilities.

Lead the development of pilot plant, and manufacturing plant test plans.

Responsible for updating / maintaining procedures, documents and tracking tools used in process engineering role.

Build productive coalitions with Plant and Corporate functional groups to include: Operations, Purchasing, CI Engineering, Capital Engineering, QA, Marketing / Sales, Product Developers, and Finance.

Responsible for developing product manufacturing specifications for all new products and assuring that all processing details and process capabilities are included and accurate.

Lead / manage the commercialization of all new products.

Assure that ALL product metric assumptions are clearly defined during development

Develop Process Flow Diagrams

Determine specific plant equipment and processing parameters

Determine process capability and provide recommendations for final product specifications

Complete product post-launch audit and identify gaps.

Develop plan to eliminate gaps.

Active member on productivity teams providing engineering support on team projects

Prioritize and track requests for technical support

Provide status reports with timelines and task assignments for technical support projects

Interact with the innovation and new technology resources to share process improvement opportunities within our organization



Best Industry – CPG, Food Production, Manufacturing

Best Department – Engineering




Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or a related technical discipline is required.

5-7 years of experience in Food Manufacturing within a plant environment is required.

Experience in product development and commercialization is desired.

Knowledge of food processing and packaging is preferred.

Advanced experience and skills utilizing MS Office, CAD, MiniTab and SAP are strongly preferred.

Up to 25% travel, mostly domestic with occasional international is required.

Travel is typically 3-4 times per month and normally for 2-3 days each time.

US Citizens or Green Card holders only apply.



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Process Engineer

Michael Foods, Inc.
Norwalk, Iowa

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