Staff Engineer

Staff Engineer

01 Apr 2024
California, Diamondbar, 91765 Diamondbar USA

Staff Engineer

At Niagara, we’re looking for Team Members who want to be part of achieving our mission to provide our customers the highest quality most affordable bottled water.Consider applying here, if you want to:

Work in an entrepreneurial and dynamic environment with a chance to make an impact.

Develop lasting relationships with great people.

Have the opportunity to build a satisfying career.

We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages for our Team Members.Staff EngineerThe Staff Process Engineer – Aseptic and Beverage is responsible for independently designing batching and CIP system for different water and/or beverage (including hot fill and Aseptic lines) as well as scoping projects and obtaining equipment quotes from vendors for new beverage processing lines. These projects include but are not limited to new beverage technologies, cost savings, efficiency improvements, equipment retrofits, process improvements, new product rollouts, and other miscellaneous projects as dictated by customer needs. The position is also responsible for providing technical support to other departments.Essential Functions

Provide technical expertise and collaborate with OEMs in designing batching and CIP systems for water and beverage lines, including but not limited to cold fill, hot fill, CSD, and aseptic.

Ability to develop PIDs for process rooms

Planning, designing, and validating new beverage processes as well as optimizing the existing ones.

Develop beverage equipment and process specifications to satisfy requirements of current products and future products.

Initiate RFQ and collaborate with other Product Development teams to establish required specifications/parameters for beverage process equipment, including batching, thermal processing and filler.

Provide continuous support to all beverage plants for new/existing equipment related issues.

Ability to trouble shoot process equipment including but not limited to pasteurizer, skimmer, UHT, Aseptic valve cluster, Aseptic tank and Aseptic filler.

Strong understanding of PLC programming for the batching and process system.

Collaborate with vendors, corporate project managers and operations to support beverage equipment installation and ensure successful commissioning.

Experience working with process authorities and FDA related certification and validations

Work with appropriate cross functional teams to identify and implement process improvements to streamline equipment reliability.

Identify cost savings opportunities and develop business plans to realize the savings.

Travel requirement of 25% to 50% (domestic and international).

Please note this job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without prior notice.


Minimum Qualifications:

6 Years – Experience in Beverage processing or manufacturing environment

6 Years – Experience in Engineering Project Management

6 Years – Experience managing people/projects

experience may include a combination of work experience and education

Preferred Qualifications:

10+ Years– Experience in Beverage processing or manufacturing environment

10+ Years – Experience Engineering Project Management

10+ Years – Experience managing people/projects

experience may include a combination of work experience and educationCompetencies

In-depth knowledge of different batching and CIP systems for beverage manufacturing lines that would best fit line requirements.

Ability to design PIDs for process room.

Great knowledge of beverage products and different beverage processes (including but are not limited to: hot fill, cold fill, HTST, CSD, and low acid aseptic)

Great understanding of the CQV (Commissioning, Qualification, Verification) process

Project management competencies - planning, budgeting, schedule tracking, vendor management, and cost controls

Strong verbal communication skills

Good understanding of PLC programming

Strong analytical and problem solving skills

Ability to work well in collaborative group environments

Good technical writing and presentation skills

Must be well organized

Proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Project, and Outlook

Knowledge of AutoCAD is preferred

Ability to work independently and with limited direction

Ability to read and interpret technical manuals and schematics

This position embodies the values of Niagara’s LIFE competency model, focusing on the following key drivers of success:

Lead Like an Owner

Identifies safety issues and takes prompt corrective action

Coaches/corrects unsafe team behavior

Effectively prioritizes quality, productivity, and cost

Encourages honest feedback from direct reports, peers, and up-line manager

Uses customer feedback to improve service levels and internal/external customer relationships


Understands the concepts of process consistency and waste minimization

Modifies goals based on changing business needs

Promotes sharing of opposing viewpoints

Find a Way

Anticipates problems and opportunities within functional area, and recommends proactive solutions

Uses technical knowledge to coach team performance and educate others

Leverages technical know-how to solve challenging problems

Encourages and models teamwork to demonstrate behavioral expectations for Team Members

Builds relationships up, down, and across effectively

Empowered to be Great

Provides effective coaching and feedback to improve individual and team performance

Provides positive recognition for Team Member results

Assigns responsibilities to maximize team strengths

Resolves team conflicts with a calm demeanor and skill

Effectively communicates team and individual expectations and follows up appropriately


Minimum Required:

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or other related field


Master's Degree in Engineering or other related field

Typical Compensation RangePay Rate Type: Salary$103,207.00 - $144,490.00 / YearlyBonus Target: 10% AnnualBenefits Any employment agency, person or entity that submits a résumé into this career site or to a hiring manager does so with the understanding that the applicant's résumé will become the property of Niagara Bottling, LLC. Niagara Bottling, LLC will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.Employment agencies that have fee agreements with Niagara Bottling, LLC and have been engaged on a search shall submit résumé to the designated Niagara Bottling, LLC recruiter or, upon authorization, submit résumé into this career site to be eligible for placement fees.Niagara Bottling, LLC has been family owned and operated since 1963. Niagara is a leading bottled water manufacturer in the U.S., supplying major retailers across the nation. With incredible growth over the past several years, the career possibilities at Niagara are endless!Niagara’s culture is fast-paced, innovative and intensely collaborative. Our Team Members are passionate, driven and always find a way to get the job done. We work hard and play hard while staying true to our family atmosphere.From competitive benefits and retirement options to educational reimbursements, ongoing training courses and exciting career advancement opportunities, at Niagara we truly take care of our Team Members.We hope that you consider joining our Niagara family! Niagara Bottling LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in relation to our recruiting, hiring, and promoting practices.

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