Project Engineer
Ocean Spray - Wisconsin Rapids, WI

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Position Summary: Develops, manages and implements major capital projects throughout the OSC manufacturing network. Provides direction and leadership directly and through project management to team members. Maintains awareness on new and improved technology and effectively communicates and champions the business case in the implementation of those technologies and projects at OSC. Coaches and develops other team members at OSC (facilities) in the implementation and operation of the assigned capital projects. Recommends and implements improvements and/or modifications in operations, equipment selection and related matters. Manages multiple projects while assuring compliance with approved methods and quality standards. Communicates project status to the organization. Responsible for procurement of all equipment and services in implementing projects. Supports and promotes food safety and quality program indicatives within the plant environment. Principal Duties and Responsibilities: 1. Technical leadership/Project Management provides technical leadership implementing major capital projects at OSC facilities. Manages assigned projects from concept through completion, including engineering, design, equipment selection, procurement, performance, vendor selection and accountability. Deliver projects on time and under budget. 2. Develop and obtain approval of projects using OSC standard templates and be responsible to implement assigned major capital improvements up to $20 MM range in support of business initiatives in both the processing and packaging plants. 3. Communications - Develop presentations to management in the review and approval process. Develop project documentation including monthly status reports, issue purchase orders and contracts to vendors. 4. Engineering - develop baseline documentation in the development of projects including plant and line layouts, process diagrams, estimates, schedules and system descriptions. Utilize and manage outside engineering and vendor resources in the execution of the project. Process optimization using fundamental engineering skills and expertise, develop and implement improvements to process and packaging operations, facilities and infrastructure. 5. Knowledge of OSC Capital process and policies and compliance to these policies.
4 year Bachelor degree in engineering and 5-9 years experience in a food/beverage processing plant environment is a requirement. Experience in capital project management, and hands on troubleshooting desired. Experience in fluid systems, selecting and specifying beverage equipment, pumps and materials of construction, bottling/capping systems, thermal processing, heat exchangers/pasteurizers, hot fill juice production, fluid batching systems, CIP technology, and bulk receiving systems is desired. Experienced at analyzing process data and equipment performance data to improve quality, optimize throughput, and troubleshoot. Ability to write reports and develop specifications. Experienced at managing contractors. Able to work with maintenance/operations and corporate personnel and work in a team environment. Possess strong coaching and communication skills and project management skills. Experience reading P&IDs, knowledge of industrial electrical systems, and controls and instrumentation a plus. Flexibility to take on a wide range of tasks as required


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Ocean Spray is a vibrant agricultural cooperative owned by more than 700 cranberry and grapefruit growers in the United States, Canada and...