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Job Options in Food Science, Technology & Engineering


Job description:

Process design and development:

Scaling up the manufacture of products and processes from the laboratory bench to full production plants. Designing equipment, understanding the reactions taking place, installing control systems, and starting, running and upgrading the processes. Provide technical knowledge and apply engineering principles to improve plant operating performance, minimise waste and delays and ensure efficiency and cost effectiveness of plant operations. Protecting the environment and ensuring safety.

Qualifications and competencies required:

A relevant tertiary qualification (for example): 

Bachelor of Engineering (Food Engineering), 
Bachelor of Technology (Food Technology), 
Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Innovative, good communication skills, attention to detail, problem solving skills, project management skills, and familiarity with relevant systems and software.

Starting salary:

Mid career salary:


Career prospects:
Chemical Engineers and Process Engineers are currently in short supply in New Zealand, so job prospects are excellent.
Your career path can lead into engineering management, operations management, technical management, general management.

Typical companies to work for:

 Beca
 Fonterra
 Frucor
 Heinz Wattie's
 Nestle
 Orica
 Pall
 Synlait
 TetraPak
 Tip Top Ice Cream 
 Westland Milk

The New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology (Inc.)

PO Box 44322
Pt Chevalier
Auckland 1022

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