Engineers who work within food processing can follow lots of different paths within their field. They may choose to be creative and develop new food products, packaging, or equipment—have you ever had a great idea for a new food product? They may also decide that laboratory or on-site work at a processing facility, where they’ll assess equipment and processes, is a rewarding choice. If they choose to work within manufacturing and production, engineers can expect to solve problems, come up with ways to improve things, make reports, and review existing procedures.

Depending on their role and skills, a food process engineer may look forward to plenty of travel and outdoor opportunities.