Process Engineer Job Details | Rich Products Corporation

Rich Products Corp.

Santa Ana, CA

Rich’s, also known as Rich Products Corporation, is a family-owned food company dedicated to inspiring possibilities. From cakes and icings to pizza, appetizers and specialty toppings, our products are used in homes, restaurants and bakeries around the world. Beyond great food, our customers also gain insights to help them stay competitive, no matter their size. Our portfolio includes creative solutions geared at helping food industry professionals compete in foodservice, retail, in-store bakery, deli, and prepared foods, among others. Working in 100 locations globally, with annual sales exceeding $4 billion, Rich’s is a global leader with a focus on everything that family makes possible. Rich’s®—Infinite Possibilities. One Family.


The Process Engineer is responsible for performing diverse engineering analysis, managing engineering projects and implementing process changes for operations. This includes machine capability evaluations, modifications of equipment and developing solutions to production issues relating to materials, processes, and procedures to maximize efficiency and yields. Responsible for Capital Project management including equipment evaluation, justifications, project accounting management, start-up and validation of the operation.
This role will be split between our Torrance and Santa Ana facilities


• Manages engineering projects from inception through completion. Initiates concepts, develops designs, estimates costs, formulates justifications, coordinates installations, troubleshoots start-ups, writes operational and maintenance manuals, trains required personnel and validates justification.
• Initiates the investigation and analysis of new materials, equipment, processes and engineering practices for improved performance.
• Prepares engineering computations, estimates, surveys, statistics and analysis.
• Coordinates drawing files, CAD file management, process documentation and technical literature for library use.
• Demonstrates thorough knowledge of capital project procedures and follows RPC directives and guidelines.
• Writes procedures (SOPs) for the operation of new equipment or changes to current equipment.
• Participates on Project Teams as the plant engineering resource.
• Evaluates environmental conditions and practices and develops procedures, programs and projects.
• Researches, justifies and implements solutions as required.
• Acts as a company representative in dealing with government agencies on environmental situations affecting the company.
• Coordinates training and evaluates changes in systems to maintain various areas of compliance.
• Ensures local county procedures and policies are documented and followed. Coordinates paperwork, training and evaluates changes in systems to maintain compliance.
• Assists other department’s efforts to provide technical training and guidance for better operations.
• Represents the company's position and interest effectively in dealing with outside contractors, vendors, and engineering consultants as well as a constructive positive attitude within the facility.
• Communicates effectively and informs operational leaders of related work through scheduling, plant and NWT meetings.
• Ensure Rich’s site safety, environmental and GMP standards are designed to, met and maintained.
• Assists in follow-up of prototype construction with outside vendors.
• Secures quotations and expedites materials and delivery for other departments if necessary.
• Participates in the development of policies and procedures related to engineering, safety, etc.


• A degree in engineering with (1 to 3 years’ related work experience).
• Functional computer, MSFT Office & Project experience.
• AutoCAD experience.
• Capital/project management experience.
• Capable of efficiently integrating existing methods with new innovations to economically solve production problems in a timely manner.
• Able to arrange schedule for immediate corrective actions or support.

• Food manufacturing industry experience.
• PLC programming experience.
• Lean Manufacturing experience.
• Knowledge of efficient and safe manufacturing operations to include product and Associate safety, OSHA standards, product quality (success rates), and cost control (minimizing downtime and waste, optimizing yield).

Ideal candidates should also be able to demonstrate the following:
• Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently.
• Strong analytical and communication skills. Ability to write a concise report of findings.
• Self-motivation.
• Understanding of the interrelationships of factors affecting a given situation and be attentive to detail.




In accordance with state law, the rate or range provided is Rich Products Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates ("Rich's"), reasonable estimate of the base compensation for this role. The actual amount may be higher or lower, based on non-discriminatory factors such as experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, shift differential, and location.

Annual Range/Hourly Rate

$84,468.31 - $114,280.66

Rich Products Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates (“Rich’s”), are committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local law. The information collected by this application is solely to determine suitability for employment, verify identity, and maintain employment statistics on applicants.

Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on Rich’s. Please contact Rich’s Human Resources department at [email protected] if you need assistance completing this application or to otherwise participate in the application process.