Apeel

South Africa, South Africa

Posted on: 2022-08-10

Category: agritech

Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Intermediate

Salary

Salary not provided

Associate Process Engineer

About the company:

We use nature’s own technology to make fruits and vegetables last longer in order to drastically reduce food waste—from farmer to grocer to kitchen tables around the world.

JOIN OUR TEAM. Check out http://www.apeel.com/jobs for career opportunities. You’ll join a group of committed, passionate individuals who are excited about the opportunity to build and implement new technologies with a global reach.

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES. We hire undergraduate and graduate-level students with backgrounds in Chemistry, Biology, Engineering, Materials, Computer Science, Math, Statistics, and related fields.

Apeel's investors include Andreessen Horowitz, DBL Partners, Upfront Ventures, S2G Ventures, Powerplant Ventures, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and The Rockefeller Foundation. Visit us at apeel.com to learn more.

At Apeel, we look to nature to help the global food system extend quality, prevent waste, and ensure an abundant future for our planet.

We believe that our most essential ingredient in our recipe for success is our people. We strive to cultivate an environment where everyone is welcomed, and can bring their full, authentic selves into everything they do at Apeel. Humility, Ingenuity, Leadership and Teamwork are the values that define us and how we work with each other, customers, and communities across the globe.

Full vaccination against COVID-19 required, unless you qualify for a federally protected exemption. (always include if US based)

Associate Process Engineer, New Product Introduction

 

At Apeel Sciences, we look to nature to help the global food system improve quality, reduce waste, and ensure an abundant future for our planet.  

 

We believe that our most essential ingredient in our recipe for success is our people. We strive to cultivate an environment where everyone is welcomed, and can bring their full, authentic selves into everything they do at Apeel. Humility, Ingenuity, Leadership and Teamwork are the values that define us and how we work with each other, customers, and communities across the globe.

 

About this role: 

This Associate Process Engineer for the New Product Introduction Business Unit is responsible for application start-up, performance management, and continuous process improvement for a variety of citrus products in South Africa. You will define and refine the optimal application process and establish the critical connection between the process parameters and product performance (shelf-life extension). You will map the evolution of the optimal process while overseeing supplier and retailer trials that enable the execution of the tropical fruit category roadmap. 

 

What you’ll do: 

  • Define application conditions and support operations at site start-up
  • Monitor process and performance to maintain consistently high product performance across fruit sites in the EU.
  • Create trial charters to demonstrate our value proposition to potential supplier and retailer partners.
  • Oversee tests to evaluate new value propositions.
  • Evaluate site-level efficacy (process health) granularly.
  • Develop a response plan for Operations and create requirements for escalation.
  • Define the standard procedures for evaluating new equipment (prototype and off-the-shelf) at the site level.
  • Compile monthly reports for site process and performance health.
  • Commission installations at new supplier sites.
  • Train Operations staff to operate/maintain equipment and enable the Gold Standard process.

Apeel believes that the scale of our impact is determined by the teams that work with us. As such, we seek to build high-performing teams of people from various experiences and backgrounds who can collectively push our company into new realms. We seek a diverse pool of applicants and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, ancestry, color, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, Veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status. If you have a special need or disability that requires accommodation, please let us know.