Basic American Foods
  • Idaho Campus
  • Idaho Falls, ID, USA
  • TBD
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Full Benefits· Healthcare FSA · Jack Hume Scholarship Program · Life & AD&D · Education Assistance · Adoption Assistance · Matching Gifts for Education

Are you a Process Engineering expert who truly loves working with a team to drive business and solve challenges with your engineering insights and process knowledge? This may be the opportunity for you!!

This engineering 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. 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

Minimum Qualifications

  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications       

  • 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.

About Basic American Foods

Basic American Foods is supplying important and innovative food to America and beyond. From our humble beginnings in 1933 with a vision of moving excess food from California to the East Coast, we are now a critical supplier in the food service industry with shelf-stable potatoes and beans. We are also an innovator in the Health and Wellness space with our Modern Table brand bringing healthy, yummy and easy meals to everyday life

Why work for Basic American Foods?

Located just outside of Idaho Falls, Idaho. Situated along the Snake River at the western edge of the world famous Rocky Mountains, Idaho Falls has all the features of big city living, but still embraces a small-town charm. Our skyline consists of the majestic Teton Mountain Range, and in our back-yard is the world's most famous park - Yellowstone. We are a family-owned, family-friendly and growing company that highly values its employees and innovation. New hires consistently say our culture is great, open and friendly while focused on achieving of our goals. And speaking of our goals, we are growing both our established business as well as in new channels with new foods. Additionally, as a medium-sized business the contributions you make are much more visible and impactful. It is an exciting time to join!

We are an equal opportunity employer



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