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Senior Engineer Process & Formulations with The Scotts Miracle Gro Company in North America,–Ohio

Type of position Permanent
Employer The Scotts Miracle Gro Company
Location North America,–Ohio
Salary DOE
Closing date of competition 06/16/2018
Date position available 05/17/2018
Description of duties

The Process and Formulation Senior Engineer will lead project work to support the formulation development from bench-top experiments to commercial launch for plant foods and other garden focused products. The Process and Formulation Senior Engineer is responsible for formulation of new products, product and raw material specifications, design and execution of laboratory, pilot and production scale processes, and management of project timelines. The Process and Formulation Senior Engineer requires a broad base knowledge of processes and formulations applicable to manufacturing gardening based products. Product types include liquid, granular, pelleted, and other forms of nutrients or nutrient containing mixes. The Process and Formulation Senior Engineer will also have the opportunity to lead platform research in the areas of input processing, input handling, new product forms and formats for conventional and organic inputs. Based on the qualifications of the candidate, this pos
ition could be filled at a Senior Engineer or Engineer level.

This position will be based at The Scotts Miracle-Gro world headquarters in Marysville, a suburb of Columbus, OH. Not familiar with Columbus? Visit columbusregion.com/columbus-2020/

In This Role the Senior Engineer Process & Formulations Will:
* Develop commercially viable products. Design and execute experimental plans to obtain data for process design and product specifications at the lab, pilot, and manufacturing scales. Design modifications to existing processes when necessary for product development or process improvement.
* Develop cost estimates for new processes and products and performs economic analysis including return on investment calculations. Manage projects to timelines and tracks implementation.
* Design and conduct pre-formulation, formulation development, process development, process optimization, scale up and manufacturing and solve complex problems.
* Work with and lead multifunctional teams including: Field Biology, Process/Formulation, Regulatory, Marketing, Supply Chain, and Packaging/Durables Development to commercialize new/improved products/processes.
* Communicate results in written technical reports and periodic oral presentations to R&D and Operations.
* Oversee plant trials of new processes and new products. Support Operations and Contract Manufacturing with implementation of new or revised processes/formulations through training of manufacturing staff and on-site technical coverage of the initial production campaign.
* Create, route, and approve raw material and finished good specifications.
* Provide technical advice and mentor junior engineers.
* Perform all project tasks in compliance with corporate Environmental, Health, and Safety principles

The Perfect Person Will Have:

* B.S. in Engineering or equivalent. Chemical Engineering preferred.
* Minimum two years of experience in Process or Product Engineering or closely related area.
* Familiarity with laboratory scale, pilot scale, and production processing equipment.
* History of team oriented problem solving.
* Broad awareness of consumer lawn and garden products and practices.
* Experience with handling agricultural materials, key examples including feedstuffs, commodities, specialty supplements, and pet foods.
* Familiarity with basic methods of experimental design and statistical data analysis.
* Ability to interpret equipment and other engineering diagrams (e.g., P&IDs and to develop PFDs).
* Benchtop, pilot and production equipment experience (pumps, vessels, mixers, reactors, HMI/PLC).
* Experience in equipment selection based on experimental results.
* Knowledge in thermodynamics, transport phenomena and engineering economics.
* Demonstrated interpersonal skills and teamwork.
* Demonstrated examples of being a results driven, highly-motivated individual.
* Strong verbal and written communication skills.
* Ability to multitask, while being attentive to detail.
* Exceptional problem solving skills.
* Ability to think strategically and abstractly.
* Networking skills to build support system and seek out new technologies.

Cool Things We Enjoy, where the grass really is greener…
* Extremely competitive benefits including: Health, Dental and Vision coverage with wellness incentive program.
* Onsite wellness center which includes fitness facility with complimentary personal training and group classes, doctor’s office, dietitian, and laboratory.
* Beautiful campus and corporate offices designed like a log cabin offering free gourmet coffee, chef run cafe and the best crushed ice!
* Unbelievable 401K match and discounted stock purchasing program.
* Our commitment to diversity and inclusion includes four employee resource groups: Scotts Women’s Network, Scotts Black Employee Network, Scotts Veterans Network and Scotts Young Professionals.
* Generous vacation day policy.
* Various associate engagement activities throughout the year including intramural sports leagues.


The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG) is the world’s largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products, with a full range of products for professional horticulture as well. Scotts Miracle-Gro has helped to grow the nearly $7 billion global consumer lawn and garden market through product innovation, industry-leading advertising efforts and its trusted brands.

The brands and products within our portfolio include: Scotts, Miracle-Gro, TomCat, Ortho, RoundUp, Bonnie Plants, Osmocote, Earthgro and Fafard.

Scotts is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace.

EEO/AA Employer/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Not interested in this role? Check out our other career opportunities and learn more about what it’s like to work at Scotts Miracle-Gro by accessing our Talent Network: SMG Talent Network

Notification to Agencies:
Please note that the Scotts Miracle-Gro company does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement, and specific approval to submit resumes to an approved requisition, the Scotts Miracle-Gro company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations.

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