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Job ID 13966
POSITION PROJECT ENGINEER
RESPONSIBILITIES

DESCRIPTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Analyze and evaluate project designs and ensure compliance with engineering principles, company standards, and HSE standards.

Optimize existing processes and clean-in-place systems, using continuous improvement tools.

Oversee all phases of assigned projects from inception to final operation. Responsibilities include project planning, estimating, organizing project staff, coordinating, scheduling, installation, commissioning, and financial control.

May require temporary relocation to complete projects at other  Company locations, with the potential for permanent relocation.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Lead projects to improve equipment cleanliness, debottleneck processes, improve throughput, reduce waste, and decrease costs.

Assure compliance with Company's sanitary design standards. Assist in the sanitary design groups to complete hazard analysis critical control point (HACCP) studies and assure current good manufacturing practices (cGMPs) compliance.

Develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to detail operations of new equipment or revise SOPs to reflect changes to operations, as the result of modifications to existing equipment.

Write, debug, and troubleshoot process control logic using Kerry standard software including: programmable logic controllers (PLCs), human-machine interfaces (HMIs), and reporting, alarming, and trending software. Assist site engineering in the troubleshooting of plant instrumentation.

Advise and recommend improvements in the area of operational safety for a project. Responsible for ensuring and promoting operational safety, environmental protection and employee health/industrial hygiene within a project. Support completion of hazard analysis studies (PHAs/HAZOPs) for existing and new processes.

Upon approval of capital projects, manage projects to meet all technical requirements while assuring they stay on-time and within budget. These responsibilities include the development of a detailed scope of work, creation of equipment specifications, finalizing purchasing documents, creating and maintaining detailed timelines, expediting and receiving material and equipment, and commissioning activities.

Develop project specifications and systems by making calculations, preparing process flow diagrams (PFDs), piping and instrumentation drawings (P&IDs), site and floor plans, elevation drawings, utilities matrices, and other project documentation as applicable. 

Conduct feasibility studies for new or existing systems. Present information to and participate in team responsible for determining the most cost effective approach for a project.

Direct the integration of technical activities and equipment in order to ensure that the desired project results satisfy initial requirements.

Maintain awareness of new technology and equipment and subsequently develop projects to drive process improvement. Key technologies include acid reaction, hydrolysis, pasteurization, filtration, microfiltration, ultrafiltration, evaporation, spray drying, sifting, blending, milling, packaging, and clean-in-place (CIP) systems.

Create and modify drawings in AutoCAD.

Assist in training Production Supervisors, Team Leaders, and Operators on proper operation of equipment.

Develop/design and schedule project specifications/systems by making complex and non-complex calculations, preparing flow sheets, sketches and drawings necessary to satisfy project requirements.

Prepare estimates for capital improvements and any related services for management review and approval. Also, develop and write capital proposals for additional projects, within the major project, as well as improvements.

Conduct start-up field testing and troubleshoot new, modified, and current systems and equipment related to a project. Train personnel responsible for operation of equipment. Advise project leader and participates in selection of contractors/vendors and supervise same in actual design and specifications of installations.

Provide guidance to appropriate individuals regarding preventative maintenance. May recommend schedules for equipment repair in order to meet existing and changing requirements, including modified production rates that influence equipment operation.

 

COMPANY INFO FOOD/BEV PLANT MFG BACKGROUND REQUIRED
COMPENSATION $70,000 - $90,000
DEGREE BS/BA
LOCATION NORWICH, NY
CONTACT KELLY MEINKE
CONTACT EMAIL KELLY@GLOBALSEARCHNETWORK.COM
DATE POSTED 08/10/2018
 

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