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Process Specialist I/II/III- Moses Lake, WA (29087)

Date Posted: 13-5-2010
Location: Moses Lake, WA , U.S.
Contact Person: Recruiter
Company/Business Name: J.R. Simplot Company

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The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. These endeavors have been around for centuries and will continue to be a vital part of the global economy. We currently have a Process Specialist position open at our Moses Lake, WA potato processing facility.
Overview:The Process Specialist is accountable for directing, coordinating or assisting activities relating to resource conservation, productivity improvement, governmental compliance, Process control systems (design, development, optimizing), capital and operational expansion plans, equipment analysis, cost opportunities and special projects as required. This position works closely with all departments within the facility to implement continuous improvement.
The incumbent must closely monitor internal information gathering and communication systems to evaluate performance of the facility. Planning, organizing, analysis of data, and interpersonal skills and communications are key ingredients for the success of the Process Specialist. Varying shift assignments, weekend work and overtime may be necessary to reach operational goals.
Essential Functions:Lead and support multi-disciplinary project teams through the use of project management techniques/processes and activities that require evaluation, planning, communication, implementation, and follow-up. In addition, requires the ability to lead decision making processes, lead root cause analysis, utilize available improvement tools (such as lean manufacturing), provide analytical & financial analysis / studies as required, and drive non-capital improvements at the facility. Support continuous improvement by leading or supporting major cost reduction and quality improvement teams.
Responsible for supervision and management of one salaried information technology position.
Skill/Experience Requirements:

Demonstrated cross-functional communication skills, both verbal and written, and experience creating and delivering effective presentations.
Understanding of company policies and federal regulations concerning sanitation, safety, security and labor agreements.
Flexibility to work any days and shifts as necessary to support a 24/7 operation.
Understanding of food manufacturing and experience and training in project management is desirable.
Six Sigma certification is desirable.
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Candidate will need strong computer skills, presentation skills and database management experience.

Location Information:Located in the heart of Washington’s beautiful Columbia Basin region, Moses Lake is known for its favorable climate, outdoor recreation, and wineries. The Tri-Cities are not far away, and Spokane and Seattle are just a quick road trip away.

The J.R. Simplot Company does not collect personal information during
the initial hiring stages. For additional details and to apply, please visit our
website at www.simplot.com and select "Careers at Simplot". EOE/AA

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