Food Process Engineer at Nourish Ingredients

Food Science, Canberra canberra engineering
Posted 11 days ago

Our team is rapidly growing and we’re on the hunt for a brand-new Food Process Engineer to join our team and help our company to achieve our big, audacious goals to transform the plant-based and alternative protein sector.

Our Food Process Engineer will:

  • Design equipment for scale up processes and liaise with equipment supplier/fabrication workshop for equipment building up and procurement.
  • Perform equipment commission, installation, operation and maintenance.
  • Establish equipment standard operating procedure and provide training to other lab members.
  • Develop and optimise scale up processes at lab and pilot scale.
  • Lead, design and perform research for product optimisation and innovation.
  • Perform process optimisation to cut down cost and improve product quality.
  • Coordinate with Team lead for defining and planning team development strategies.
  • Collaborate with Lab custodian to manage lab resources.

You have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in food/ chemical / biochemical/process engineering or related areas, with at least 5 years of experience in food processing industry.
  • Sound understanding and experience in thermal processing and other common processes in meat and/or dairy production.
  • Expertise in modelling and process scale up from laboratory to pilot plant and commercial-scale manufacturing.
  • Experience in designing, commissioning, installing, and operating new equipment.
  • Experience in optimising food processes and product development.

It would be great, but not essential, if you also had:

  • Experience in meat and dairy flavour.
  • Experience in food packaging.

If you do a good job:

The world is your plant-based oyster! This is a pivotal role that will provide you with an opportunity to gain experience within the alternative food ingredient industry in a start-up environment. We want everyone at Nourish to have equal access to success and joy, and this role will be integral in driving both of these things to the team!

We offer:

  • Opportunity to be part of something big as we set out to change the way the planet looks at sustainable, plant-based alternatives
  • A supportive and collaborative environment
  • Hybrid work environment
  • The potential to participate in the Nourish Employee Share Option Plan
  • Generous Relocation budget for interstate or overseas individuals

**Maybe this role is not for you if:

Prefer to have a role with specific focus. As a start-up employee, you will need to wear many hats and get your hands dirty with tasks and projects outside of the traditional scope of this role.

Here’s how to apply:

Send us your CV now along with a brief cover letter telling us about yourself and why you would be a great fit for this role!

Need more convincing?

This is a unique opportunity to be part of solving real world problems and help spur the next era of alternative protein food production. Find out more about Nourish Ingredients here: