Process Engineer

Title: Process Engineer
Job ID: 18-00722
Location: North Sioux City, SD
Pay Rate: Open and Highly Competitive
Additional Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, 401(k), company paid holidays and more!
Type of hire: Direct Employee or Contracted Salary Employment Options
Project Length: 2 ? to 4 years, with the potential to move onto additional projects after completion
Travel Requirements: Work from home 50% / 50% spent onsite in North Sioux City
Position Summary:
Researches, defines, tests, and implements processes and develops P&ID's, process flow diagrams, and equipment layouts for food processing facilities. Will be responsible for sizing and specifying process equipment, coordinating electrical, mechanical and control systems with equipment. Knowledge of food processing, packaging, material handling, and other process equipment / systems in compliance with state, federal and/or International codes & standards. Knowledge of RTE, bakery, protein, or dairy/beverage processes required.
The individual possesses communications skills that include the ability to verbally communicate to the Client and Project Team in order to drive ideas, concerns, action plans or other topics that need resolution through discussion as well as complimentary and considerable written communications are basic requirements for the position.
Problem solving, decision making skills, logical thinking, project management skills; ability to apply statistical calculations, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory as well as algebra, linear equations, and other analytics as required.
Position Responsibilities:

  • Meet commitments of project scope, schedule, and budget and serve as an active leader and participant in the project development process

  • Manage multiple projects to deliver safe and effective results

  • Communicate with the Project Manager to ensure project objectives are achieved

  • Develop conceptual, preliminary and detailed designs, drawings and specifications

  • Design: Works with Project Managers, Project Engineers, Engineers, and designers to develop process flow diagrams, P&ID's, and equipment layouts to efficiently meet customer specifications; ensures designs and layouts conform to specifications, code requirements, and food safety requirements.

  • Provides direction to designers and CAD operators for creation of engineering drawings.

  • Develops design specifications for external suppliers including OEM's and Sub-Contractors.

  • Communicates directly with equipment vendors to obtain all necessary designs, drawings and utility information. Utilize collected data to design equipment utility drawings.

  • Prepare contract documents, calculations, observation reports, and estimates.

  • Budget Control: Assists in bid process by estimating layout costs (design and material) for specified process; Seeks alternative methods that reduce cost of design; Reviews activities to ensure design stays within projected costs.

  • Client Interface: Effectively responds to needs and requests of client as needed.

  • Project Administration: Utilizes company software to ensure all necessary documents are in place and processed; Reviews and approves Engineering Change Notices; Develops and implements design project schedules; Schedules meetings as necessary with suppliers, owners, design teams, and permitting agencies; plans work schedules and timelines for support staff.

  • External Relationships: Coordinates with outside engineering and architectural resources on all aspects of design; communicates with permitting and regulatory agencies as necessary

  • Provides on-site project support to assist in accurate process equipment installation with contractors using the project installation drawings.

  • Assists in updating all record data and drawings for final project completion.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering in Electrical, Mechanical or Chemical Engineering;

  • State licensed Professional Engineer?

  • 5-10 years' experience in a comparable technical position - food, beverage, or process/manufacturing engineering environment; meat processing preferred.

  • Understanding of engineering disciplines: Process, Packaging, Electrical, Construction and/or Computer Services

  • Team work skills - high performance team experience

  • Good communication, listening and influencing skills

  • Able to work collaboratively with other groups

  • Processing and some Electrical / Controls experience preferred

  • Successful Completion of a drug and background screen

  • Experience handling: Raw meat handling, Cold and Steam Mixers, Emulsifiers, Steam Tunnels, Pigging Systems, product recovery

  • Statistical Analysis

  • Technical Writing

  • Microsoft Office and Microsoft Project.

  • Experience in AutoCAD 2D or 3D design software.

  • Occasional travel to customer and site locations (up to 50%).

GTA Questions:

  1. This position requires travel flexibility (traveling periodically from home to the plant site.? Are you available to travel as needed? If you are local to the North Sioux City area, please include that in your response.

  2. Does your resume reflect prior Process Engineering experience within the Food and Beverage Industry?

  3. Do you have previous hands-on experience with sanitary production processes? If so, could you please provide some examples of your role?

  4. Please provide details of any specific achievement(s) that you would like to highlight from your career that would make you a great fit for this position?

  5. What is the highest level of education you have completed? Which field of study is this degree in and from which university did you graduate?

  6. Are you currently working? If not, when was your last day of employment?

  7. Can you please list why you left or why you are looking to leave your most recent employer?

  8. What is your "acceptable and "ideal base compensation for this position? We would like to make sure we don't price you out of consideration, but you know what the numbers are that you need (Please Do Not put negotiable)

  9. When would you be available to interview and start this position, if selected?

  10. If you currently do not live near the job location and the commute is too far for you, are you willing and able to relocate at your own expense?

  11. Do you require a visa sponsorship? If you currently have sponsorship, other than a TN visa, please state the type of sponsorship and when it will expire. Please give month and year. If you are able to receive extensions to the sponsorship, please note how many additional years.

Please note?that if you are a current GTA employee or are currently employed by one of our clients, we are unable to assist you. However, if you know someone who is seeking employment and is qualified for one of?our open positions, you could benefit from our?Bonus Referral Program.
Bonus Referral Program
If you refer someone we hire,?we can offer up to $250 for contractors?after they are on the job for 90 days and?up to $500 for direct hires?after they are on the job for 90 to 180 days, depending on the customer's payment terms.

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