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Aseptic Process Engineer

Company Name: Kroger Manufacturing
Position Type: Employee
FLSA Status: Exempt



Position Summary:

Provide technical expertise and process guidance in the area of aseptic liquid processing and packaging for all food manufacturing plants. Perform all jobs safely, efficiently and accurately to maintain and improve the performance of the entire plant in the areas of Safety, Quality, Reliability (SQR) and our Customer 1st strategy. Provide leadership that embodies our 7 Kroger Manufacturing High Performance Work System principles. Demonstrate the company’s core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Function as a contributor in the development of Kroger Manufacturing’s aseptic product strategy
  • Create detailed engineering and design plans for aseptic food products ranging from dairy products, juices, blended products, viscous concentrates and pastes
  • Optimize, troubleshoot and maintain existing aseptic manufacturing lines to improve quality, productivity and safety
  • Prepare conceptual process and packaging designs which can enhance existing or new aseptic product portfolio
  • Manage multiple assigned projects establishing manpower, budgets, scheduling, equipment, and materials
  • Evaluate and present appropriate current and new equipment and technology
  • Prepare process analysis of existing processing technologies and systems
  • Conduct feasibility studies and cost-benefit analysis
  • Participate in industry tradeshows and technical conferences to identify new technologies and innovations in aseptic processing and packaging applicable to the Kroger Company
  • Incorporate personnel safety, food safety and regulatory requirements into all solutions
  • Maintain an up-to-date awareness of Federal, State, and Local engineering codes and regulations
  • Follow established programs, policies and practices to produce safe quality foods that meet regulatory and company requirements
  • Support the development, implementation, maintenance, and ongoing improvement of the SQF Systems
  • Accountable to the Kroger Manufacturing Food Safety and Quality Principles
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation

Minimum Position Qualifications/Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering or a related field
  • 6 years of progressive engineering experience in food/beverage manufacturing and dairy processing
  • 3 years of Aseptic dairy process experience
  • Strong oral/written communication skills
  • Relevant technical expertise and application knowledge of aseptic processing and packaging
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills with strong grasp of engineering disciplines, plant operations and construction
  • Experience formulating and executing plans that when complete, met pre-defined project goals
  • Proficient in Microsoft office; adept at project scheduling and spreadsheet
  • Ability to travel significantly (75%)

Desired Previous Job Experience:

  • Experience in the food manufacturing industry with a strong preference for dairy or beverage
  • Proven experience in food safety, hygienic design, aseptic, beverage, dairy and juice design standards
  • Knowledge of other liquid food and beverage processing technologies including extended shelf-life (ESL), ultra clean and hot fill a plus
  • Capital project management experience
  • Capital project management >$1MM (pay level - 10)


Education Level: Bachelor's Required
Required Travel: Up to 25%
Required Certifications/Licenses: None
Position Type: Full-Time

Regions: Midwest; Mountain; West


Jobs at Kroger Manufacturing: Through quality products, strong individual commitments and team spirit, Kroger has been established as a leader in the manufacturing industry. Kroger Manufacturing provides career development programs aligned with aspirations in Engineering, Process Management, Information Systems, Quality Assurance, Operations Management, Human Resources, Finance and Procurement. Our work force programs provide technically challenging rotations with cross-functional teams, plants and locations to allow our Associates to learn from some of the brightest minds in the business. Experience and training combined with mentoring and guidance from plant sponsors prepare our Associates with the skills and leadership behaviors needed to achieve a successful career at Kroger.


Company Overview
Kroger Family of Companies employs nearly half a million associates who serve customers in 2,782 retail food stores under a variety of local banner names in 35 states.  Our Family of Companies also operates 2,268 pharmacies, 274 fine jewelry stores, 1,489 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food production plants in the United States.  Kroger is dedicated to our Purpose: to Feed the Human Spirit™ by serving America through food inspiration and uplift and creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025.  Careers with The Kroger Co. and our family of companies offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, benefits and room for advancement.

 Posting Notes:  CO || Denver || 10241 E 51st St || 80239 || Kroger Manufacturing || None || Management; Manufacturing || Employee || Exempt || Full-Time || None 

Nearest Major Market: Denver

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