Nestle Senior Specialist - Process Engineer in Solon, Ohio

JOB SUMMARY: The position requires strong project management, leadership, communication and presentation skills. The candidate must have a thorough knowledge of frozen/refrigerated food production equipment for processing unit operations as well a good understanding of regulatory requirements of a food production facility as it relates to machine design and specification.


  1. Be a leader in the implementation of the Nestle R&D Engineering in the definition of standards, best practices and continuous improvement.

  2. Responsible for the life-cycle management of Projects.

  3. Coordinate the use of R&D Technical Competencies and external engineering resources, as necessary to achieve the business needs.

  4. Support the factories on any type of engineering matters, following priorities agreed upon by SBU and R&D Management.

  5. Provide updated technical advice on new technologies and opportunities, as well as specialized technical advice on equipment evaluation and specific engineering problems.

  6. Define, Analyze and Provide engineered solutions to specific technical problems to improve line efficiencies, reduce costs, or improve product quality.

  7. Attend training programs on engineering matters for the Nestle Engineering Community at factory, corporate and industrial levels.

  8. Control project execution in terms of the technical concept, scope, budget schedule, design and industrialization.

  9. Project implementation technical support responsibility when transferring a project to the factories.

  10. Provide engineering design and /or technical support with regard to Safety and Environmental considerations.

  11. Support interaction and teamwork with other R&D facilities.

  12. Support interaction and teamwork with related Companies/Divisions and their factories.

  13. Provide cross-functional technical assistance to all Factory, Division and Corporate Engineering.

  14. Build teamwork by interacting with Engineering, Quality Assurance, Industrial Performance and Environment & Safety Groups.

  15. Support Nestl Hygienic Engineering objectives

  16. Support NQMS initiatives

  17. Support Knowledge Management process in sharing lessons learned with your colleagues


JOB QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience, and Knowledge):

Engineering degree, Bachelor of Science or equivalent in Mechanical, Chemical, Food or Agricultural

A minimum of 7-10 years of related engineering experience in the food industry. A substantial portion of the food industry experience must have been with processing unit operation specification and/or factory implementation.

Certified PMP is a plus, but skills to this level are required.

Excellent Team leadership skills

Excellent oral, written and presentation communication skills

Excellent organizational skills

Ability to travel up to 40% worldwide

Good knowledge of practical engineering principles.


The Nestl Companies are equal employment and affirmative action employers and looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment.

Category: Engineering