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Fermentation Process Engineer

Date: Nov 26, 2022

Location: Rochester, New York, US, 14606

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Requisition  ID : 420421 

Job Description

IFF Health & Biosciences is looking for a results-driven, motivated process engineer who will provide technical support for a biological process manufacturing facility which includes new products, optimizing existing process, and designing new technologies. 


As a Fermentation Process Engineer based in the Rochester facility, you will be part of a team responsible for developing and improving biological processes.  Responsibilities include developing and designing new technologies, scale-up of new products from R&D, capital project support and equipment design.  The successful candidate will be an active participant in cross-functional project teams, global supply initiatives, and continuous improvement teams. 


Responsibilities include:   

  • Facilitate new product and technology introductions to the plant, interfacing with global teams including R&D
  • Provide support to operations for troubleshooting of process, equipment, and automation function, including proactive support and root cause resolution for the manufacturing process
  • Implement strategic technology initiatives focusing on cost and capacity savings
  • Work with capital teams focusing on biological process design, including sterile operation and sanitary design for expansion and site capital projects
  • Drive technical improvements for processes by monitoring and managing critical process performance 
  • Implement continuous improvement initiatives
  • Develop cost justifications, scope, schedule, and budget estimates for continuous improvement projects.

Job Requirements

  • BS/MS in Biochemical, Chemical Engineering, or equivalent
  • Knowledge of biological processes manufacturing processes required
  • Hands on experience operating fermentors at commercial scale
  • Excellent mechanical aptitude and knowledge of bioreactor control hardware/software.
  • Written and verbal communication skills with the ability to work virtually and connect with engineers globally
  • Ability to effectively capture and communicate data and results

We are a global leader in taste, scent and nutrition, offering our customers a broader range of natural solutions and accelerating our growth strategy. At IFF, we believe that your uniqueness unleashes our potential. We value the diverse mosaic of the ethnicity, national origin, race, age, sex or veteran status. We strive for an inclusive workplace that allows each of our colleagues to bring their authentic self to work regardless of their religion, gender identity & expression, sexual orientation, or disability.

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Nearest Major Market: Rochester