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Position Title: Sr. Project Engineer

Position Type: Regular - Full-Time ​

Position Location: Oakbrook Terrace 

Grade: Grade 05 

Requisition ID: 11448 

 

 

Job Summary

Manage the development and execution of critical capital engineering projects related to plant operations and expansions using state-of-the-art technologies.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

 

  • Oversee the design and review of equipment and systems using corporate standards.
  • Interface with engineers to define project scope requirements and incorporate corporate standards.
  • Evaluate new process technologies to improve existing systems and resolve process and safety problems.  
  • Work with finance, production, and safety to develop justifications for capital projects and prepare the Requests for Expenditure Authorization (REAs) in a timely and accurate fashion.
  • Acquire and negotiate project contractor bids in conjunction with procurement.
  • Prepare project specifications and/or tender documents.
  • Manage release of design input to suppliers (contractors, component suppliers, etc.).
  • Perform supplier site visits to ensure compatibility of equipment designs with current plant configurations.
  • Produce site visit reports, contractor job meeting minutes, project material listings, purchase orders, installation schedules and preparation of any other documentation relating to installation of systems.
  • Assist in the development of new installation techniques and standards.
  • Manage capital projects ranging in dollar value from $100K-$2MM meeting deadlines and budgets.  Identify and effectively utilize project resources.
  • Manage the resolution of technical issues identified by suppliers.
  • Manage technical documents provided by suppliers.
  • Provide technical assistance to processing facilities, to improve quality and efficiency.  


Supervisory Responsibilities                               
This job has no direct reports. Interacts with others using project management and managing by influence skills. Supervises third party and company resources on functional basis.

 

Qualifications
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Education and/or Experience                               
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (ME/EE/IE/ChE) or related field, or equivalent related experience.  Additionally it is required the incumbent have three (3) project management experience preferably directly related to food processing.
Familiarity with processing techniques.  Experienced in the development and maintenance of plant system documents, process flow sheets, block diagrams, schedules and spend tracking. Experience using AutoCAD.

 

Language Skills                               
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

 

Mathematical Skills                               
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

 

Reasoning Ability                               
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

 

Computer Skills                               
Proficient word processing and spreadsheet skills.  Proficient AutoCAD and Microsoft Project skills.  

 

Key Competencies                               

  • Design - Generates creative solutions; Translates concepts and information into images; Uses feedback to modify designs; Applies design principles; Demonstrates attention to detail.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in-group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.
  • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
  • Change Management - Develops workable implementation plans; Communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Prepares and supports those affected by change; Monitors transition and evaluates results.
  • Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; Displays orientation to profitability; Demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; Aligns work with strategic goals.
  • Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Contributes to profits and revenue; Conserves organizational resources.
  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization's goals and values; Benefits organization through outside activities; Supports affirmative action and respects diversity.
  • Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.
  • Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence; Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.
  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.

 

Physical Demands 
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.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. 
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.

 

Work Environment 
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud when on the production floor and moderately loud when in the office area.
Ability to travel though out North America.  Expected travel 45-55%.

 

McCain Foods is an equal opportunity employer. We see value in ensuring we have a diverse, antiracist, inclusive, merit-based, and equitable workplace.  As a global family-owned company we are proud to reflect the diverse communities around the world in which we live and work. We recognize that diversity drives our creativity, resilience, and success and makes our business stronger. 
 
McCain is an accessible employer. If you require an accommodation throughout the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials or accessible meeting rooms), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.
 
As part of maintaining the health and safety of the workplace, and as a condition of employment with the Company, all employees at this location are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  You are requested to provide proof of vaccination together with your signed copy of this offer letter. The Company provides reasonable accommodations for eligible employees in accordance with applicable human rights legislation.  If you require any specific accommodation because of a disability, religious belief, or another protected ground, contact your recruiter as soon as possible so that, subject to measures constituting undue hardship, potential accommodations can discussed.

 

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Job Family: Engineering & Technical      
Division: NA Supply Chain 
Department: ​Maintenance West ​
Location(s): US - United States of America : Illinois : Oakbrook Terrace 

Company: McCain Foods USA, Inc. 

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