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Position Title: Sr Utility Engineer

Position Type: Regular - Full-Time ​

Position Location: Appleton 

Grade: Grade 05 

Requisition ID: 11566 

 

 

GENERAL SUMMARY:
The Utility Engineer is responsible for providing leadership to plant utility operations, project engineers, and managers in determining and carrying out the best engineering utility design and operating practices for plant utility systems (boilers, steam, refrigeration, and compressed air).  The Utility Engineer works independently or as team members to assess and implement utility design, installation, maintenance, and operation practices for the plant utility systems.  The Utility Engineer will assist the utility capital plan development for North America.  The Utility Engineer will assist the production plants and engineering staff in implementing and developing the Process Safety Management (PSM) program for all North American production facilities.

 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each job duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.


• 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.).
• 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 $250,000+ plus 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
• Utility subject matter expert (SME) on system and component design, maintenance procedures and activities, and operational practices.
• Assist the production facilities in personal development, mentoring, and training in regards to utility activities.
• Assist in refrigeration system capital planning (project development and capital budget proposals) and execution including long term infrastructure planning.
• For utility related capital projects, provide project design, contracting, and construction management.
• Evaluate, contract, and manage consulting engineers as required.
• Provide Process Safety Management (PSM) assistance for all North American production facilities.
• Assist in developing best operating practices for design, maintenance and operation of utility systems.
• Provide engineering support in the areas of design, maintenance, and operation for condenser systems, evaporators, cold storages, and freezer tunnels.
• Assist the production facilities in trouble shooting operational and maintenance issues for refrigeration systems.
• Assist in providing direction in chemical handling management for condensers and the refrigeration system operation and maintenance activities.
• Provide support and direction for the facility Legionella Management programs including condensers and hot water systems.
• Provide support and direction in energy management reduction efforts in the refrigeration, boiler, and HVAC disciplines.
• Assist in root cause analysis of refrigeration equipment failures and operational practices.
• Perform additional duties as assigned.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each job duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

 

Required Education, Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
• Bachelor’s or advanced degree in engineering or a relevant scientific discipline or equivalent experience, and continuing self-development.  Mechanical Engineering degree preferred.
• Competent Computer Skills (e.g. MS Office)
• Must be fluent in English; second language is a plus but not required
• Strong technical expertise and problem solving skills
• Strong analytical skills (e.g. root cause analysis and statistic analysis)
• Displays vision and demonstrates both personal and organizational sensitivity
• Ability to read and interpret blueprints, technical drawings, schematics and computer-generated reports
• Can communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in written work
• Must be willing to work alternative shift schedules when applicable for assignments
• Must be willing to relocate within the United States for assignments and future growth
• All applicants must have legal authorization to work in the United States and Canada.

 

Desired Experience:
• Previous experience in a variety of factory floor and staff assignments desired with an emphasis on refrigeration design, construction, maintenance, and operation.  Process Safety Management (PSM) experience and knowledge related to ammonia refrigeration systems is mandatory.  Demonstrated ability and 5 years or greater experience in the utility and refrigeration disciplines required.

Scope of Authority
• All employees have the right to question or refuse a work related directive that is unsafe
• All employees are expected to take appropriate measures regarding employee, product or equipment safety

Travel
• 30 to 50% travel throughout the US and Canada required.  Candidate must be eligible to work in both the US and Canada.

CORE COMPETENCIES:
• Drives Results
• Build and Maintain Relationships
• Leverage Own Potential
• Create Team Synergy
• Make Smart Decisions
• Communicate Relentlessly
• Win with Customers and Consumers
• Champion Change

PHYSICAL/ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS:
To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each job duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
• While performing the duties of this job, the associate is regularly required to talk and/or hear
• Frequently required to sit, stand, walk and climb; regularly use hands and fingers to handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms
• The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
• Specific vision abilities required by this job include color acuity, close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust and focus
• Work is inside and the noise level in the work environment is occasionally loud

 

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

Company: McCain Foods USA, Inc. 

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