Process Engineer/Technologist – New Product Development

Burton Latimer, Kettering
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Contract Type
Full Time

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Process Engineer/Technologist – New Product Development

The Role

Are you passionate about process engineering? Do you relish a challenge and have creative problem-solving skills? Do you have process development experience within Food Manufacturing?  An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Process Engineer/Technologist to join our New Product Development team at Weetabix and we want to hear from you

In this role you will use process knowledge and engineering principles to help deliver cereal innovation products from concept to launch. For innovation projects you will be involved in designing and completing trials, using technical knowledge to identify and solve issues, and ensuring process changes are risk assessed with mitigation strategies in place.

To support our NPD facilities, you will have responsibilities within our own Pilot Plant including maintenance planning, maintaining safety standards, developing customer relationships, and driving facility improvements.

You will;

  • Plan, conduct, analyse, and report Development Lab, Pilot Plant or External Supplier trials.
  • Act as trial leader on factory trials. Lead Technical staff support for some product launches.
  • Identify and solve technical issues from trials, using technical knowledge and experience of WFC products and processes.
  • Responsible for Pilot Plant facility management including safety standards, maintenance planning, developing customer relationships, and driving continuous improvement opportunities.
  • Ensure all process project activities are risk assessed with mitigation strategies in place.
  • Trainer on Pilot Plant and Development Lab equipment, methods and SOPs as required.
  • Maintain high standards of Housekeeping & Hygiene in the Pilot Plant and Development lab by using CAYG and audit principles.
  • Support audits of safety management systems in the department and against the company standard.
  • Active member of the department’s health and safety committee.

About You  

We’re looking for people who don’t just come here to get the job done, but who have a real passion for the brand and a desire to do the best job they can. In return, we offer an inspiring package of employee benefits - to show just how much we value you. This role will offer you the scope for growth and the tools to aim high.

You will have experience of food manufacturing and with relevant qualifications in a Mathematical, Physical or Chemical sciences discipline, preferably in Chemical Engineering or similar.

You will be reliable, organised, and adaptable and have a strong commitment to team working, workplace safety and product quality. You will be passionate about food processing and have an interest in developing breakfast cereal products and processes.


The opportunities for personal development and progression are only limited by what you want to do. You will be working for a company that provides the kind of stimulating learning environment that generates innovation and professional development.

Plus, we have a flexible benefits package including all the good stuff you’d expect, including a double matched pension scheme, flexible benefits, plus much more.

Last but not least….

Our differences make The Weetabix Difference. We have a brilliant people culture at the Weetabix Food Company, we believe that our people can do their best work when they can be themselves. We value diversity, as it sparks creativity, innovation, and ultimately better business performance. We recruit and develop people who are best suited to the requirements of the role on offer. Our talent and succession programmes are grounded in ensuring that everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed, and people are supported to fulfil their unique potential. By joining our team, you will be part of helping ensure we continue our ‘Inclusion without Exception’ journey and help make The Weetabix Difference.

If this fantastic opportunity ticks all the boxes, don’t hesitate to apply!



At Weetabix we’ve been proudly fuelling the nation with high-quality cereals since 1932. From our iconic biscuit to today’s many different flavours, shapes and textures. There’s never been so many ways to enjoy Britain’s favourite breakfast*.

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