WhiteWave Foods Manufacturing Process Engineer in Dallas, Texas

With our pioneering Horizon Organic, Silk, International Delight and Land O'Lakes brands in North America and Alpro and Provamel brands in Europe, WhiteWave Foods has made healthy, alternative food choices mainstream, creating not just new categories, but a new consumer mind set. At heart, we are creators, engaged in the making of a new kind of Food Company. We are unique in possessing both the creativity and the scale not only to meet the world's emerging needs, but to shape them, and help define the future of food.

As we experience growth, and as our portfolio of products grows, we maintain a constant focus on our environmental and social responsibilities. We pursue reductions against waste, water usage and greenhouse gas emissions throughout our operations, focusing on our plants and our company owned farms. We are also champions for food security, lending our support to national hunger relief organizations and those that operate in our local communities.


As a manufacturing/process engineer, you will be required to make the manufacturing process as efficient and effective as possible. To accomplish this you will need to have knowledge and experiences enabling you to leverage engineering principles, technology application, lean manufacturing and management principles.


  • Provides direct technical support of manufacturing teams, including troubleshooting, repair, and training.

  • Leverage and analyze manufacturing data to identify technical and operational issues, for project definition.

  • Executes projects designed to maximize key performance metrics for the line.

  • Partners with the Reliability Leads, to ensure that maintenance practices are adequate and positioned to effectively maintain the line. Reports to the Business Unit Manager


  • Incorporates the Management Operating System as part of key daily responsibilities

  • Responsible for supporting Line Centric activities including attending daily Management and maintenance meetings.

  • Responsible for the success of the production line and delivery of successful Line Centric Key Performance Indicators (WIMS).

  • Responsible for supporting the Engineering of the line, including the PLC coding, electrical/mechanical systems, and operator interface controls.

  • Responsible for department budget to include but not limited to: Engineer projects, Capital projects, Repair and Maintenance (R&M) Budget and other key plant and Corporate related initiatives

  • Performs difficult technical and responsible administrative work while participating in the managementsupervision, and training of skilled and semiskilled workers engaged in mechanical, electrical / electronic maintenance and repair work and the operation of the plant facilities and equipment.

  • Conducts inspections of the maintenance of the plant equipment, provides administrative and technical assistance to the Plant Engineer, Operations Manager, and other plant leadership.

  • Supports Autonomous Maintenance activities.

  • Checks projects for progress and for conformance to project work plans and orders.

  • Oversees the maintenance, calibration, and repair of electronic monitoring and telemetry equipment.

  • Leads Root Cause Activities.

  • Assists in talent selection and training of maintenance and operating personnel.

  • Reviews production, quality control, distribution and maintenance reports and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to plan, modify, and redirect line activities, as needed.

  • Work with Plant management and supervisors to develop and implement new methods and procedures designed to improve operations, minimize operating costs, and effect greater utilization of resources and materials.

  • Responds to emergency calls, as needed.

  • Performs related tasks as required.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

• Thorough knowledge of the methods, materials, equipment, tools and techniques of mechanical equipment repair associated with processing.

• Knowledge of PLC controls and methods for optimum line performance.

• Knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions associated with equipment maintenance work.

• Ability to prepare plans and detailed reports and to maintain records.

• Ability to plan and supervise the work of subordinates.

• A combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university supplemented by industrial maintenance courses and extensive experience including considerable supervisory experience in mechanical repair, maintenance and operations work in water and/or wastewater plants.

Preferred Candidate Qualifications:

Education and Experience:

  • BS/BA or equivalent in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering or combination of education and experience.

  • Three (3) or more years’ experience in Process, Project and/or Plant Engineering in a medium or large size company preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • 3+ year experience preferred in the engineering and maintenance field; preferably in an industrial setting.

  • Minimum 3 years supervisory experience; preferably in an industrial setting.

  • Filling experience including Bosch, Serac, Sidel, & Tetra Prisma experience a plus.

  • Processing experience including Tetra and JCS Processors a plus

SALARY: WhiteWave Foods Company offers a competitive salary and bonus potential. The company also provides a comprehensive benefits package as well as many other company sponsored benefits.

Nothing in this job description restricts WhiteWave Foods, Earthbound Farm, So Delicious Dairy Free, Vega™ and Wallaby Organic rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibility to this job at any time.

WhiteWave Foods is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to give equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, genetic testing information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, military service, status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran, disability or any other consideration made unlawful by state, federal or local law. All employment practices and personnel actions, including hiring, termination, job assignment, compensation, discipline, and access to benefits and training are made without regard to any status protected under applicable law. It is our policy to select the most qualified person for each position in the organization, whether that is a new hire, a transfer to another position, or a promotion. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This policy applies to all persons involved in the operation of WhiteWave Foods, including, but not limited to, employees, vendors, customers and their employees, contract and temporary workers and anyone else on the Company’s property.

Nothing in this job description restricts WhiteWave Foods rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibility to this job at any time.

The WhiteWave Foods Company provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, pregnancy or any other factor that may be protected by law. This policy extends to all employees and includes all aspects of the employment relationship. WhiteWave Foods is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.