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Bel Brands USA Project Engineer in Brookings, South Dakota

Job Description Summary

Reporting to the Sr. Manager Maintenance and Engineering, the Project Engineer performs engineering work for the Brookings, SD plant in compliance with normal engineering practices, ensures overall consistency to Group rules while keeping within budgetary restraints and timelines. This position is also responsible for utilities management and delivering requested engineering technical solutions and cost estimates to support the facility.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Project ownership including project initiation, pre-project planning and project engineering with appropriate analysis.

  • Quantify solutions, analyze project feasibility, participate in design, and participate installations of designed solutions

  • Project supervision including written proposals, manage execution, cost and deadlines, and performance management of vendors.

  • Capital goods purchasing in conjunction with purchasing department.

  • Financial management including preparing Capex investment forms and developing budget with facility management and zone.

  • Follows Group project management methods.

  • Complies with State and Federal regulatory requirements in addition to FSSC 22000, HACCP, ISO 14001, OHSAS 180001, OSHA and other quality and safety systems.

  • Implement and monitor KPIs.

  • Follow all Good Manufacturing Practices as stated within the policy.

  • Follows all Safety Rules and procedures by working safely and ensuring safety of others.

  • Follow all food safety procedures.

  • Follows all environmental protocols as applicable to the job.

  • Active member of the Safety Team.

Knowledge/Education:

  • Requires a Bachelors’ degree in Mechanical, Electrical Engineering or other related field.

  • Requires a minimum of 3+ years of project management experience in manufacturing.

  • Project management experience in dairy or food manufacturing is preferred.

  • Requires strong computer skills with Word, Excel and PowerPoint, as well as knowledge in integrated systems such as AutoCAD and SAP preferred.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of state and federal regulations required

  • Demonstrated budgeting, vendor management and administering professional contracts/agreements required.

  • Demonstrated leadership and effective communication skills.

  • Spanish and/or French language translation skills a PLUS.

Performance Expectations: Confidentiality, quality, accuracy, timeliness, reliability, and thoroughness of work performed; ability to gain the trust and respect of senior management, management team at the facility and employees, maintain the integrity of confidential business and product information; ability to communicate effectively and develop good working relationships with employees at all levels of the company, ability to work with and through others is essential to accomplish goals and objectives of the Company.

Working Conditions: Work is performed largely in the Little Chute, WI and Leitchfield, KY manufacturing environments. Hours of work will generally be during regular plant business hours with a minimum 40 hours a week. At times there will be some variation in work hours due to special projects, deadlines and other concerns. Position is based in Wisconsin with frequent travel to Kentucky.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Protective Equipment: Employees must wear safety glasses, non-slip safety toe shoes, protective gloves, hair net, Tyvex gown, and ear protection, as required.

Relationships: Has strong relationships with all departments.

Acknowledgement: This job description describes the general nature and level of work performed by employee assigned to this position. It does not state or imply that these are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to the job. The employee may be required to perform other job-related duties as requested by management. All requirements are subject to change over time and to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.

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