Innovation Process Engineer

Fresca Foods Louisville, CO, USA


$93,500 to $123,000 Annually

Benefits Offered

401K, Dental, Life, Medical, Vision

Employment Type


Position Overview

The Commercialization/Process Engineer manages and leads the evaluation, review and manufacturing plan for packaged food products including capital evaluation, operational requirements and technical feasibility within the company.

Essential Functions

  • Leads technical evaluation of new projects and products to determine fit into existing platforms and systems
  • Investigate and develop manufacturing solutions across a wide range of food products and applications
  • Develops, configures and optimizes manufacturing processes from inception, through to start up and certification
  • Provide manufacturing inputs to overall costing model Failure Modes and Effect Analysis’s
  • Manages commercialization projects to assure all deliverables are achieved including safety, food safety, quality, productivity and budgeting
  • Supports plant operations through innovation, technical expertise and continuous improvement efforts
  • Supports plant maintenance with technical troubleshooting
  • Participates in the development, implementation and coordination of capital budgets to purchase, improve or maintain equipment and processes as needed
  • Leads and manages capital projects as needed including new equipment/process installations, plant layout and design, manufacturing automation projects and maintenance related projects
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills & Knowledge

  • Strong leadership and project management skills
  • Strategic and critical thinking skills
  • Proven work experience in manufacturing and operations
  • Excellent technical skills
  • Wide working knowledge of food manufacturing solutions
  • Strong analytical and data driven problem-solving
  • Basic mechanical design capability
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Ability to work in a hands-on environment
  • Ability to generate creative solutions

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering Discipline (Mechanical, Chemical, Food Process, Industrial)
  • 5+ more years in a food and/or beverage process manufacturing environment
  • Experience in process engineering and design including creating PFDs
  • Experience in commercializing new food processing technology and processes
  • Experience in leading projects from concept through validation: equipment specification, installation, commissioning, qualification, and verification
  • Experience in sanitary design, USDA, and FDA food processing as well as HACCP, OSHA, and other food production standards

Work Environment

  • Able to sit or stand for extended periods of time
  • Able to work in both hot/warm conditions
  • Comfortable with a moderate noise level
  • Able to work in an environment with peanuts and tree nuts


  • Health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, FSA, pet insurance, 401(k) with company match, generous PTO, paid holidays, life insurance and short term disability insurance, bonuses
Fresca Foods

About Fresca Foods:

Based just outside Boulder, Colorado, Fresca Foods has supported the growth of the thriving natural foods industry for the last twenty years. Fresca is a manufacturing, supply chain and innovation partner for some of the world’s largest food companies, as well as some of the world’s most vibrant entrepreneurs. We are on a mission to transform the food system by improving how food is sourced, made, and delivered to consumers.

Safety is our first priority, and our commitment to excellence, our passionate and talented team, and our creativity and flexibility have made Fresca a recognized leader and employer of choice. Fresca is recognized as a Top 50 Employer in Boulder County, 2018 Colorado Manufacturing of the Year, 2018 NEXTY Award Winner, and 2016 winner for Outstanding Innovation. Fresca is also a leader in community service. We consistently receive high marks in ethical audits and give our time and resources to community organizations such as Community Food Share, Food Bank of the Rockies, and EFAA. Fresca has the fast-paced, high-growth, and creative energy of a start-up along with the longevity, growth opportunities, and scale of a larger company. The energy of our team is infectious, the work is challenging, and the opportunities for growth are abundant. The next ten years will be even more exciting than the last ten, and we are excited to welcome new highly motivated and talented team members to our family. The position will be part of a team that is deeply committed to the mission and the joy of great food. The company is in growth mode and will highly value applicants with the desire, drive, collaboration, and creativity to help shape the future of the company.

At Fresca, we don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. Fresca Foods is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to equal consideration regardless of gender, age, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation or religious affiliation. In addition, Fresca Foods is committed to equal pay for equal work. Differences in pay between substantially similar positions may be based on a variety of factors, including seniority, merit, quantity/quality of production, education/ training/ experience related to the position in question, geographic location of where the work is performed, or travel, if a regular and necessary condition of the job. The pay range indicated in this job posting represents the low and high end of the hiring range for this job. Actual pay will vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors including but not limited to relevant skills, experience, and capabilities.

Please, no third party inquiries.

Company website:

Company address: 195 CTC Blvd. Louisville CO 80027

Posted date: yesterday

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