Process Controller


Eddystone, PA, US, 19022

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At Barry Callebaut, we are on a journey to transform the cocoa and chocolate industry. As the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, our actions truly shape the future of our industry. We are a business-to-business company, serving the entire food sector, from the cocoa bean to the finest chocolate product. We are a company with a purpose, we believe in doing well by doing good and reinvesting in the communities we operate. We have a long-standing commitment to sustainability and our goal is to shape a sustainable cocoa and chocolate future. We are headquartered in Zurich, and have more than 12,000 passionate Employees working in more than 40 countries worldwide. We are very proud of who we are and what we do. And of course, we are always looking for talented people to help us have a positive impact on our industry and beyond!

About the role:

Barry Callebaut is a global organization poised for growth; a company which has embraced the vision to delight its customers, while out-performing its competitors, a business which is committed to sustainability, has innovation in its DNA, is a leader in complex manufacturing and supply chain solutions and is focused on being a best-in-class employer. Barry Callebaut seeks diverse and passionate people who thrive in a dynamic environment, focused on continuous learning, living BC’s Values and of course loving chocolate.

The Process Controller, under the direction of the Site Leader, provides process engineering support, implementation/commissioning services and maintenance support of manufacturing processes and equipment. The Process Controller also supports all aspects related to the full deployment of the CI implementation at the home site. The engineering services may include equipment specification, process design, charts and graphs, and process development/improvement. The Process Controller evaluates and recommends new process procedures, organization or technologies that will optimize performance, are cost effective, and will improve product quality and manufacturing techniques. Successfully executes projects or areas of large projects. Provides significant contributions on project teams. Monitor work for compliances to applicable codes and BC standards.


Key responsibilities include:


  • Assessing processes for their relevance, and assessing the adequacy of engineering equipment

  • Propose, lead CI actions in regards to performance 

  • Use continuous improvements tools together with local CI leader

  • Reviewing existing data to see if more research and information need to be collated

  • Starting new production units, monitoring modifications and upgrades, and troubleshooting existing processes

  • Aligns process with quality expectations

  • Conducting process development experiments to scale from the lab into the processing plant.

  • Preparing reports, flow diagrams and charts

  • Assessing the availability of raw materials and the safety and environmental impact of the plant

  • Selecting, managing and working with sub-contractors

  • Ensuring the process works at the optimum level, to the right rate and quality of output, in order to meet supply needs; 

  • Making observations and taking measurements directly, as well as collecting and interpreting data from the other technical and operating staff involved –potentially coordination with other facilities in the group

  • Ensuring that all aspects of an operation or process meet specified regulations

  • Working closely with other specialists internally or externally including: scientists responsible for the quality control of raw materials, intermediates and finished products; engineers responsible for plant maintenance; commercial colleagues on product specifications and production schedules; and the operating crew

  • Must promote a safe working environment and good GMP’s

  • Committed to providing a safe food product

  • Works within all regulatory requirements

  • Perform all other related duties as requested


About you:


  • Bachelor of Science or Master of Science degree in food process, mechanical or electrical engineering

  • 5+ years experience in a highly process oriented manufacturing environment 

  • Experience in designing and improving process flows

  • Experience in process thinking/design, quality improvement driven work, project management   

  • Lean manufacturing/ Kaisen knowledge is a plus

  • Experience with computer simulations and modeling

  • Knowledge of instrument installation

  • Ability to multi-task and work independently

  • Team player with good communication skills


What you can expect from Barry Callebaut:


  • Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package

  • 12 paid holidays, generous PTO, plus your birthday off

  • Environment that welcomes workplace flexibility 

  • An atmosphere where diversity is embraced, and inclusivity is second nature. We call it #OneBC! Just ask our champions with the Americas Women’s Forum and the Racial Equality Forum!

  • Ability to grow personally and professionally within an organization that values development and internal career growth

  • Be part of our mission in making sustainability the norm through Forever Chocolate with priorities centered around prospering farmers, zero child labor, carbon and forest positive, and creating 100% sustainable ingredients in all of our products. 

At Barry Callebaut, we are committed to Diversity & Inclusion. United by our strong values, we thrive on the diversity of who we are, where we come from, what we’ve experienced and how we think. We are committed to nurturing an inclusive environment where people can truly be themselves, grow to their full potential and feel they belong. #oneBC - Diverse People, Sustainable Growth.

If you want to learn more about Barry Callebaut, please find further information here.

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

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