Process Engineer

Vital Farms

Vital Farms

Springfield, MO, USA
Posted on Saturday, November 4, 2023

Finding the right place to grow your career isn’t (over) easy, so we’re here to help by sharing a few reasons why the grass is greener at Vital Farms. We think you’ll appreciate our focus on Conscious Capitalism, which drives business decisions that benefit all our stakeholders (leading to even better business results). You might be drawn to our innovative approach and refusal to settle for the “way things have always been done.” Or you could find it exciting to grow your skills while working for an industry-leading brand. Whether you’re into our values, our brand, or our egg-cellent puns, we hope you’ll join our Crew and help us change the world 108 square feet at a time!

Your Role:

Reporting to the Continuous Improvement and Training Manager, the Process Engineer will be a positive, upbeat, “egg loving” person with the ability to relate to a diverse set of people, communicate clearly and appropriately and be approachable yet professional. You will lead the development and improvement of our processes and your success will increase the effectiveness of Operations and our Vital Farms Crew.

What You’ll do:

  • The Process Engineer will be responsible for the development and optimization of processes to improve the operational KPI’s.
  • Contribute to new product/process introduction by collaborating with cross-functional teams.
  • Apply project management skills in planning, budgeting, time management, resource allocation, and risk management.
  • Establish, update, and maintain production procedures, maintenance procedures, process/product control, and test data.
  • Drive continuous improvement in areas of safety, product quality, product delivery, and product cost utilizing Lean Six Sigma tools.
  • Facilitate problem solving (root cause analysis) with corrective action through collaboration with Operations & Maintenance to improve equipment reliability.
  • Collect and analyze process and production data to identify trends and ensure process stability.
  • Drive resolution of customer claims and reduce repeat claims to improve the total customer experience.

What You Bring to the Table:

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in Process Engineering in a manufacturing environment. Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical, Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
  • Lean Six Sigma, Green Belt, Black Belt, and/or Lean certification.
  • Effective computer skills: MS Office, Statistical software, Power BI
  • Ability to interact with all levels of the organization.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly organized with a strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • You’re no hero – You know the power of teamwork and celebrate the work of others before your own.
  • You give a sh*t – You believe in acting like an owner and making Vital Farms a place to be proud of.
  • You raise the standards – You know growth can be hard, but you strive to improve yourself and others each day.
  • You can walk in someone else’s boots – You seek to understand other’s viewpoints and think that you get to better answers by sitting on the same side of the table.
  • You don’t walk on eggshells – You’re not afraid to leave the bullsh*t behind and have honest conversations.

What’s in it for You:

  • Be part of a movement to bring ethically produced food to the table
  • Work in a Mission-focused environment alongside passionate colleagues
  • Competitive pay and benefits
  • Companywide bonus program
  • Generous retirement contributions
  • Free eggs, butter, and ghee, along with friends and family discounts
  • Fun team SWAG
  • Learning and Development team dedicated to your growth

Who We Are:

Vital Farms, a Certified B Corporation, offers a range of ethically produced foods nationwide. Started on a single farm in Austin, Texas, in 2007, Vital Farms became a national consumer brand that works with over 300 family farms and is the leading U.S. brand of pasture-raised eggs by retail dollar sales. Vital Farms’ products, including shell eggs, butter, hard-boiled eggs, and liquid whole eggs, are sold in over 24,000 stores nationwide. Vital Farms’ ethics are exemplified by its focus on the humane treatment of farm animals and sustainable farming practices. In addition, as a Delaware Public Benefit Corporation, Vital Farms prioritizes the long-term benefits of each of its stakeholders, including farmers and suppliers, customers and consumers, communities and the environment, crew members, and stockholders. In short, we exist to improve the lives of people, animals, and our planet through food.

Next Steps:
Shortly after you complete your application, you'll receive a follow-up email elaborating on any potential next steps in our process. If you don't immediately receive said follow-up email, we would highly encourage you to check your spam filter!
In order to fulfill Vital Farms mission to “bring ethically produced food to the table,” we seek to build teams that leverage diverse perspectives to create a welcoming and innovative environment that is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunities.
To that end, we make employment decisions based on qualifications, merit, and business need. Vital Farms does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other status protected by law.
Notification to Agencies:
**Vital Farms is not accepting unsolicited third-party recruitment agencies in the hiring process for this role. If you are a potential candidate interested in a role with Vital Farms, please submit an application directly. If you have any questions about the application process or the role itself, please reach out to a member of our Talent Acquisition team at .