Careers at IFAB

We are a team of dedicated professionals who are committed to keeping the world well fed. Specializing in the design of food and beverage factories, our dynamic group is comprised of engineers, process specialists, project managers, field coordinators, interior designers, technicians, and administrators. We are more than just a consulting firm – we work collaboratively in order to achieve goals of outstanding customer service and best value building design.

Our team’s collective experience in the industry – including many years of experience at some of the largest food companies in Canada – leads to practical solutions, efficient facility design, and access to an ever-growing, global network of food and beverage specialists.

The IFAB Advantage

Building a strong team is a vital component to a successful project. At IFAB, we put a lot of rigour into hiring so that we can ensure new team members will provide our clients with the exceptional quality of services for which we’re known. In return, we offer continued career development, competitive compensation, a flexible work environment, and bacon – because, after all, “We Work for Food”!

Our team benefits from:

  • Continuous career development and education on the latest industry innovations
  • Working with experienced leaders in food industry operations
  • A dynamic and engaged workplace where we genuinely like working together
  • Using state-of-the-art building design software
  • Collaborating with an extensive global network
  • A commitment to long-term growth
  • Competitive compensation, including profit sharing
  • A flexible work environment
  • Fun team events throughout the year

CURRENT ROLES

IFAB Engineering Partners Ltd. is seeking serious applicants to fill the role of Food Processing Engineer / Specialist. Work is performed in collaboration with a full complement of designers and engineers from a variety of disciplines, with a primary emphasis on efficient process design. The Food Processing Engineer works to develop efficient solutions for our clients’ food production and packaging upgrades, with projects ranging from small renovations to multi-million dollar new builds. The person in this role promotes and increases process design capabilities for IFAB.

 

The ideal candidate for this position has a background in chemical, industrial, or process engineering and is a specialist in the protein or bakery sector. While the position title indicates a preference for a licenced engineer, that requirement can be superseded by someone who has the equivalent in years of practical experience.  We are also open to specialists in the beverage sector.

We seek people who are proud of their work, and who go the distance to ensure both accuracy and on time delivery. In return, we offer an opportunity to work with a first-class group of professionals, in a vibrant modern office with a culture of openness, transparency, and work/life balance. The successful candidate will benefit from an industry leading compensation package and we provide excellent opportunities for professional development and advancement.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Key responsibilities include the following:

  • Lead process design efforts for new and/or modified food and beverage production facilities across Canada;
  • Work closely with designers, fellow engineers, technical specialists, and project managers to design optimized systems, structures, and components;
  • Identify opportunities for continuous improvement of equipment and process in order to minimize downtime, turnaround time, and waste reduction while maintaining an excellent standard of quality;
  • Lead step-change improvements to optimize throughput, production rates, yield, cost, and changeover time;
  • Provide guidance on improved manufacturing layout and production flow both within production lines and across food facilities;
  • Evaluate and interpret project requirements in order to develop innovative and good value solutions to clients’ needs;
  • Provide ongoing technical support across multiple projects simultaneously;
  • Act as project manager/coordinator when appropriate;
  • Develop and manage procurement packages for equipment and installation;
  • Keep informed of the latest and greatest innovations; and
  • Support project manager with design work and coordination of approvals as required for full project success.

 

Position Requirements

  • Degree in Industrial or Chemical Engineering from a recognized college, university or training institution, or the equivalent in years of experience;
  • Minimum of five years of experience in food production;
  • Demonstrated working understanding of the Ontario Building Code and the National Building Code;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Strong technical, organizational, coordination, and communication skills, as demonstrated through previous project work;
  • Demonstrated ability and interest to work as part of a team and to lead a team;
  • Desire to develop skills and expand career;
  • Proven experience with office software such as the MS Office Suite; and
  • Experience in the Food and Beverage Industry with a specific focus on proteins or bakery considered an asset.

 

TRAVEL AND WORKING CONDITIONS

Work is completed in a climate controlled comfortable modern office environment; Limited travel may be necessary to support project presentations and site investigations at client sites across Canada; travel is expected to be in the range of 10%- 20% of the time, including occasionally overnight

 

TO APPLY

Please use the for below to submit your resume and cover letter. We will be accepting applications until Friday, October 2nd.   IFAB Engineering Partners welcomes and encourages employees from diverse backgrounds. Accommodations are available upon request to provide an equal opportunity workplace for all employees.

Join Our Team

We are always looking to enhance our team, even if there are no open positions. If you are looking to join our team of dedicated professionals, complete the form below and we will be in touch.

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