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Thermal processing Validation Engineer or technologist in Gloucestershire
The Department has a remit to support the client base with consultancy, project work, training and research activities in the thermal processing area, including process development, validation and optimisation. This encompasses heating (e.g. cooking, pasteurisation and sterilisation) and cooling (chilling and freezing) processes.
To manage and deliver scientific and technical projects for our thermal processing clients, with focus on the validation of thermal processes. The job will involve a blend of consultancy, training and research activities, as part of a close-knit team. A part of this role will be the ability to develop process validation and engineering services to our clients.
Developing and implementing agreed business development strategies to stimulate and deliver innovative areas of contract and training for both product and process development in the thermal processing areas. This will include technical and marketing activities and preparing project proposals/tenders for clients
Planning and managing own activities to meet project deadlines. This will be predominantly contract and training projects but may include research activities.
Responding to direct technical enquiries and requests for thermal process validation and optimisation advice using information retrieved from relevant sources.
Design and provision of training courses and presentations on external/internal training courses, seminars and symposia
Degree or equivalent in engineering or food technology.
Experience of managing projects and people/equipment resources.
Proven business development skills, with the potential and desire to develop these further.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Time management and financial awareness to facilitate effective project management
Full UK/EU driving licence and eligibility to live/work in the UK. Ability to travel within the UK and beyond
Computer literate; familiarity with computer modelling tools for thermal processing would be an advantage