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Process Engineer II-CP Kelco
at JM Huber Corporation
Okmulgee, OK

Process Engineer II-CP Kelco
at JM Huber Corporation
Okmulgee, OK

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Portfolio Business: CP Kelco 

CP Kelco is a leading producer of specialty ingredients which are added to improve texture, consistency, and stability in food, pharmaceutical and industrial products. Our products are derived from renewable raw materials found in nature for use in jam, fruit and milk drinks, confectionery products as well as industrial applications. We work across the whole value chain from natural raw materials to customers’ end products. CP Kelco is part of the JM Huber Corporation, one of the largest privately held, family owned companies in the United States.  With approximately $2.3 billion in sales and 4,000 employees worldwide, we have a combined material presence in more than 20 countries.

Position Summary

As the Process Engineer you will identify and implement process improvements which result in higher throughput, improved efficiencies, recognizable cost savings and more consistent product quality. The job will also involve the design, construction, and start-up of capital projects to support these improvements where necessary.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, you should be able to perform the fundamental functions and responsibilities of the job as defined below:

  • Monitor the manufacturing process on a continuous basis and identify and resolve quality, productivity or safety issues. This requires working both with supervisors and operators to troubleshoot and resolve problems as well as detailed data analysis to independently solve problems
  • Develop technical analysis of the performance of existing processes and process systems (e.g., fermentation, dry grinding, classification, surface treatment, packaging, screening)
  • Prepare written reports on findings with recommendations for further work
  • Recommend and implement process improvements aimed at maximizing capacity utilization and reducing the cost of production through process optimization
  • Work with project engineering during the conception and installation of new equipment and processes to assure smooth and cost-effective introduction and startup
  • Manage expense and capital projects, when they occur, insuring operation and budget requirements
  • Continually works to improve plant output without compromising product quality or safety
  • Ensure quality work is completed in a timely and safe manner.  
  • Manage multiple projects at the same time
Preferred Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering; other Engineering degrees will be considered with demonstrated Process Engineering experience.

  • 3 – 5 years experience performing process improvements, equipment installations capital projects and modifications, with a strong preference for candidates with fermentation industry experience.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills are required.
  • Ability to apply a disciplined experimental approach to solving production problems using data and current statistical tools
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access).
  • Six Sigma or Lean experience is a plus

What Does CP Kelco offer?

  • Competitive salary and bonus program
  • Excellent benefits, including medical, dental, vison, vacation/ holiday time off that are important to your well-being
  • Generous 401 (k) plan which makes saving for retirement easier
  • In addition to the dynamic, global and professional environment, you will find a commitment to learning and development
  • Huber’s social responsibility commitment and sustainability strategy driven by our principles

J.M. Huber Corporation is an EEO/AAP employer. Pre-employment drug screening is required.


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