Food Process Engineer, Technologist

Location
Melbourne, Australia
Posted
10 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
25 Oct 2019
Ref
583275
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
  • Full-time, on-going opportunity based at RMIT Bundoora campus, may be required at other campuses location
  • Develop and broaden your experience in food Pilot Plant production/manufacturing as well as research equipment technologies in thermal processing, spray drying and/or filtration systems in this hands-on position
  • Report directly to Technical Manager Process Chemistry, Mary Karagiozakis
  • Remuneration at HEW 6 ($78,632 - $85,116) + 17% superannuation

Position Summary

As the Food Process Engineer/Technologist, you provide:

  • Manage and oversee day-to-day technical activities and provide support to the Food Research & Innovation Centre for the pilot plant for all stakeholders and their requirements
  • Oversee, manage and deliver a well maintained, functioning & clean equipment in all areas of the pilot plant as well as research for all undergraduate, post graduate and commercial activities (external and internal stakeholders)

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Oversee and ensure smooth delivery of the daily activities and operations in the pilot plant.
  • Provide high quality equipment compliance training for all internal and external stakeholders for the Pilot Plant
  • Develop and maintain continuous improvement process and procedures for all Pilot plant equipment and its operational area
  • Lead Pilot scales trials for all stakeholders
  • Commissioning and managing of all equipment in the Pilot Plant
  • Develop and maintain equipment SOPs, risk assessment equipment and its Equipment maintenance program of all Pilot Plant equipment by implementing risk control measures
  • Create and Implement in the planning and management of the routine preventive maintenance schedules and periodic servicing of equipment so that it is functional and ready for use for the Pilot plant
  • Maintain pilot plant area and its equipment adhering to OH&S legislative requirements
  • Provide support in Learning & Teaching activities, research laboratories and other operational areas.
  • Ensure all laboratory works are performed following laboratory policies and RMIT policies and procedures as well as any legislative requirements

Skills and Experience Required

  • Degree qualified in Chemical Engineering, Process Engineering or Food Technology or related areas with experiences working in factory or pilot plant
  • Demonstrated capability & sound working knowledge of food pilot plant and safety regulations in maintain Food Manufacturing equipment
  • Experience in food production/manufacturing and research equipment as well as in dairy and/or in technologies such as thermal processing, spray drying and filtration will be highly regarded
  • Capacity to commission Pilot plant and research equipment and excellent track record in product development, process engineering and/or continuous improvement within the FMCG sector is desirable
  • Ability to manage time effectively and efficiently as well as sound analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong work ethics with the ability to provide high level of professionalism to deliver innovative and creative solutions
  • Passion and ability to build strong relationships across all levels of professional staff within the organisation, a drive for pursuing best practice and equipped with strong technical report writing and verbal communications

Culture

Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. You will be a part of a productive and collaborative team, who values working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices.

Imagination. Agility. Courage. Passion. Impact. Inclusion.

What unites us is our purpose and our values; they are at the heart of who we are, what we stand for, how we make decisions and connect with each other.

Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. You will be a part of a productive and collaborative team, who values working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices.

When you join our team, you'll be able to access a range of benefits. From travel to fitness, there's something for everyone

About Us

The College of Science, Engineering and Health comprises four Schools delivering a broad range of programs in science, engineering, health and technology at apprenticeship, certificate, bachelor, masters and PhD levels. Many programs articulate between vocational and higher education, creating pathways for further study. There is a vibrant research community attracting funding from a range of government and industry sources. The College has an annual income of approximately $425 million and employs over 1,000 staff providing on and offshore programs to approximately 20,000 students.

RMIT University is an Athena SWAN member and the College of Science, Engineering and Health is central to driving improvements in gender equality, diversity and inclusion, particularly in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines.

Details about the College may be found at: www.rmit.edu.au/seh

Bring your whole self to work:

We are better for our diversity. When we listen to those who are different to us, or challenge us, we grow stronger together. When we feel like we belong, we can achieve so much more. We respect each other, embrace our differences and build a sense of belonging in our team and beyond.

Were proud to share with you some of our wins:

  • RMIT University is an Athena SWAN member with Bronze Award accreditation and the College of Science, Engineering and Health is central to driving improvements in gender equality, diversity and inclusion, particularly in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines.
  • RMIT was placed 10th in the 2019 Randstad Employer Brand Research Awards, up five spots from 2018.
  • We were named as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency in 2019.
  • We achieved Gold Employer status for LGBTIQ inclusion in the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) in 2018 and now in 2019.
  • We were recognised as a top five employer in 2018 for workplace accessibility with the Australian Network on Disability.
  • Exceeding our targets in our Reconciliation Action Plan for Bundyi Girri - an important step in our reconciliation journey.

To Apply

Applications close on Friday 25 October 2019.

Applicants will need to attach their updated resume and a cover letter expressing their suitability for this position. Applicants will be required to address the Key Selection Criteria as stated on the Position Description.

This role will require satisfactory confirmation of a Working with Children Check and a current Australian Drivers license.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to be a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

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