Job Description

Job Title: Project Engineer
Location: California


  • Generate and execute process design plans for strategic capital projects
  • Manage and oversee multiple capital projects from their inception through their completion simultaneously
  • Coordinate and develop a clear project scope and cost estimate in conjunction with the proper teams
  • Communicate effectively with Operations, Quality, Tech Services and other internal teams to ensure that project design and layout is satisfactory and timelines are met
  • Source, develop and maintain strong working relationships with contractors, vendors and suppliers
  • Create and read Process and Instrumentation Drawings for projects
  • Provide awareness of new processes and equipment to reduce cost and promote efficiencies within the operation
  • Provide assistance to the operations group when directed in the area of Repairs and Maintenance costs and preventative maintenance programs
  • Assist and provide technical support in the area of energy savings and effluent reduction within the plants
  • Understand federal, state and local regulations pertaining to the dairy industry, which covers equipment, structural requirements and environmental (e.g. PMO, USDA, FDA, WDA, 3A, OSHA)
  • Enforce the company’s policies and programs with contractors and vendors
  • Travel will be expected up to 80% of the time

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Technology or related field.  Equivalent experience will be considered
  • Minimum of five years engineering and project management experience within Dairy, Cheese, Whey
  • Strong knowledge of and experience in dairy processing (fluids, powders, cheese make, whey, packaging, CIP)
  • Working knowledge of automation and control systems (e.g. HMI, SCADA)
  • Basic knowledge of HVAC and utilities
  • Understanding of accounting principles (i.e. fixed assets, depreciation, capital expense, etc.)
  • Strong customer orientation
  • Ability to develop relationships and effectively influence at all levels internally (e.g. management teams) and externally (e.g. contractors)
  • Exceptional interpersonal, communication, presentation and analytical skills
  • Strong strategic thinking skills with broad-based business acumen and experience, with proven ability to identify opportunities and lead change initiatives
  • Ability to work in a team environment as well as independently with good time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to travel frequently and work flexible hours

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Accomplished in AutoCAD, Microsoft Office Suite, and Microsoft Project

QBH#: 1743

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