Process Technologist

Department: Process
Location: Manchester (Trafford Park)
Closing date: 3rd June 2019

The Process team has a key role in developing processes and products for the Trafford across the site, along with maintaining the current product base manufacture.  This includes Lucky Boat branded noodles and Patak’s branded rice, along with products for the major retailers and industrial customers.

What does this role offer?

Reporting directly to the Process Development Engineer you will be responsible for the site manufacturing process development from day-to-day troubleshooting as well as new product or capital project process trials. You will be where the action is and gaining hands on as well as deeply analytical experience in developing, optimising and improving manufacturing processes. You will have key accountability within the site operations team but also take a position in strategic long-term project work. You will co-ordinate, lead and support factory activity including: process and product data analysis, supporting new product launches, value engineering and CI initiatives, commissioning new equipment, maintaining the technical data library and ensuring process compliance and standards are reviewed and up to date.


This is a broad and challenging role where cross functional working is key. You will have strong communication skills and have the ability to lead cross functional projects.

What are we looking for?

Degree educated with a strong understanding of process development and factory processes you will possess high attention to detail, excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise and meet multiple deadlines.  Experience in working in a FMCG environment would be highly desirable.  We are looking for a self-starter who is motivated to deliver to high standards.  You will be comfortable spending your time in the factory, test kitchen/lab, office, workshop, external equipment suppliers and with customers on and off site to deliver your analytical approach in the work you do across the site.

Knowledge and skills are important but we are equally looking for someone who will fit well with the team and will keep their positive and vibrant attitude in a fast paced environment with some challenging situations.

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