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Principal Engineer-Automation & Controls

Company: Grande Cheese Company
Location: fond du lac
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Overall ScopePossesses advanced knowledge and specialized understanding of professional engineering concepts, principles, practices and procedures.Independently performs a variety of highly complex engineering work with general supervision and guidance usually only in the most complex situations.Provides expertise in conceptual design and construction implementation of highly complex systems.Demonstrates ability to lead and oversee highly complex/high profile projects.Makes critical contributions to managing and solving highly complex and/or large technical challenges using broad perspectives to identify solutions.Prepares clear, technically accurate and documented explanations related to highly complex projects.Recognized mentor and technically credible role model and expert within the organization.Coordinates work of other engineers, technicians, and support staff, and monitors their progress to assure compliance.Ensures communication is understood and accomplishes the intended objectives.Provides management and leadership for the continuous improvement and optimization of the manufacturing processes and innovative design concepts to provide best value for the investment.Provides consultation and advises on best practices for plant design, process equipment, tools, techniques, and regulations/codes.Designs, develops and implements new products, processes, test methods, and equipment.Provides technical expertise on components, methods, systems and equipment.Leads engineering studies for process improvements and validations.Develops physical and functional test requirements to ensure specifications and regulations are met.Leads and directs cross-functional teams and serves as a resource for best practices.Project ManagementResponsible for project leadership and direction of implementation of capital and other engineering related improvements involving the following major areas: cheese and whey processing, buildings/facilities, specifications, utilities, equipment, electrical, automation and controls, contract administration, start-up, and commissioning.Define scope and overall management of complex projectsincluding: determining project objectives, timelines, budgets, resources, tasks, and supervising progress to ensure objectives are being met.Responsible for identification, specification, requisitioning, and coordination with procurement for the purchase and delivery of project components and equipment necessary for implementation of projects.Examine, review, and approve documents such as purchase orders, blueprint designs, change orders, and specifications to ensure completeness and accuracy.Direct the work and activities of suppliers, contractors, consultants, and designers as required.Prepare capital requests and justifications for improvement projects.Technical DutiesManage the research, development, design, and testing of electrical components, equipment, facilities and systems including power / control systems, applying principles and techniques of electrical engineering.Develop applications of controls, instruments, and systems for industrial uses, including motors and conveyance systems, PLC controls, and general machine design controls; directing activities to ensure that manufacturing, construction, installation, and operation conform to functional specifications and customer requirements.Direct operation, maintenance and repair of equipment and systems utilizing computer-assisted engineering and design software and equipment to perform engineering tasks.Determine feasibility of designing equipment or modifying existing equipment considering costs, time limitations, company planning, and other technical and economic factors.Compile and analyze operational, test, and research data to help establish performance standards for newly designed or modified equipment.Coordinate preparation of product or system layouts, detailed drawings, and schematics.Prepare and compile necessary calculations to support product designs.Analyze test data and reports to help determine if design meets functional and performance specifications.4. Additional ResponsibilitiesEnsure compliance with federal, state and local codes.Provide liaison on project, facilities and equipment with regulatory agencies.Participate in professional organizations to maintain current knowledge of technical innovations.

Keywords: Grande Cheese Company, Fond du Lac , Principal Engineer-Automation & Controls, Other , fond du lac, Wisconsin

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