Basic American Foods
  • Supply Chain
  • Moses Lake, WA, USA
  • DOE
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Other benefits include: · Profit Sharing 401(k) Plan · Healthcare FSA · Jack Hume Scholarship Program · Life & AD&D · Education Assistance · Adoption Assistance · Matching Gifts for Education

Do you have an interest in making a difference in a privately held company that is committed to innovation, leadership development, and technical excellence?  If you are a detail oriented, team focused, analytical individual, then Basic American foods has a great opportunity for you.

Basic American Foods, family owned and operated since 1933, is a market leader and innovator in shelf stable food products within consumer foods and the foodservice industry. Our strong employee-focused culture facilitates collaborative working environments while providing opportunities for advancement and professional development.


This professional position will lead, direct, and coordinate value stream process development and optimization activities across all Basic American Foods plants by engaging team members and developing procedures, equipment, and techniques. 


  1. Accountable for supporting operations at the process via standard work through monitoring the performance of assigned processes and responding to requests for support. This may be done by investigating and resolving problems and issues inhibiting the performance of manufacturing processes and products. Plans and implements test requests on the line as requested.
  2. Leading the investigation, development and implementation of improvements and technologies to optimize manufacturing process performance and provide for competitive advantage, increased profitability, and/or enhanced quality and safety.
  3. Accountable for leading and supporting the development and scale-up implementation of processes for new products, product extensions, and changes to existing products.
  4. Provide overall leadership or support of capital improvement projects including the development of project requirements, project justification, equipment flow sheets and process line layouts. Also accountable for new equipment startup, operator training, written operating procedures and specifications, and process conformance to justification criteria.
  5. Responsible for timely and effective communication of project activities to superiors and to internal customers, including Department and Facility Managers, Corporate Marketing, and project team associates


  • Bachelor of Science degree from four-year college or university in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering; MS in a related science preferred and five to ten years related experience and/or training as a process engineer.


  • Should have knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, and preferably experience in TIMEX an Internet software; Adage Manufacturing software; and MS Project Management software.
  • Emphasis and experience in advanced thermodynamics, fluid mechanics is a plus. Experience in Lean Manufacturing principles is a plus.


  • Manufacturing Plant Environment
  • Must move/lift up to 50 lbs.


  • Proactively manage safety by ensuring compliance with all Federal and State regulations and internal Company policies. Regularly complete behavior based safety observations.  Ensure unsafe conditions are corrected in a timely manner.  All employees are responsible for upholding the principles of SQF 2000.   All employees are responsible for immediately reporting any food safety, food quality, or plant security issues to management for appropriate action.


All of our salaried employees receive ten paid holidays, a personal paid holiday, and immediately begin accruing vacation at the rate of three weeks per year in addition to our generous sick leave policy. We provide an on-site medical center for our Idaho employees at no charge for employees and their covered dependents.
Beyond our commitment to quality and convenient products, we provide a culture where employees are valued and supported in meeting their career goals.  We offer meaningful career and employee development opportunities for managerial and technical or professional individuals in our cross functional teams through individual leadership and professional development plans.
Moses Lake, WA.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company.
Basic American Foods
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