What does a Process Technologist at Weetabix do?

Name: Julie

Title: Process Technologist

Company: Weetabix

Years worked in current role: 2

Years of experience in food industry: 9

In 300 characters or less describe your job:

As a Process Technologist I track and manage value engineering projects; to ensure that best practices are used.  I work cross functionally with a multitude of teams, while improving efficiency and/or improving product quality.  There is a consistent strive to improve our processes through Continuous improvement.

What are the top 3 characteristics you need to be good at your job:

  1. Doer
  2. Observant
  3. Persistent

Why did you decide to pursue a career in food?

I decided to pursue a career in food because of the wide diversity of careers within the industry.  There are jobs in Quality, R&D, and Operations to name a few.  I also knew there would be great opportunities.  We cannot live without food; therefore there will also be a demand.

What would be your best 3 advice tips for new grads starting out in their career:

  1. Find a job you love and are passionate about.
  2. Build a network; this will become increasing important as your career progresses.
  3. Never stop learning, growing and developing.

Tell us why your Food Job Rocks?

My food job rocks because, every day is a new adventure and the learning never ends.

Favourite quote?

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great”. Mark Twain

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