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MICHAEL FOODS Project Engineer in NORWALK, Iowa

Business Unit OverviewMichael Foods, Inc. is a leader in the food processing and distribution industry with business in egg products, refrigerated grocery and potato products. We offer exciting job possibilities throughout our organization where you can enhance your career, sharpen your talents and make an impact. Join our company and be part of an innovative team that's First in Food. Location DescriptionMichael Foods, Inc. located in Norwalk, Iowa is a southern suburb in the Des Moines, Iowa metropolitan area. We are known for knowing our neighbors and enjoying a great quality of life! Our location produces high quality precooked egg patties as well as various French Toast products. ResponsibilitiesThis position plans, schedules, conducts, and coordinates assigned engineering work; monitors work for compliance to applicable codes, accepted engineering practices and standards; ensures effective communication between all disciplines and all other project participants. They will work extensively with and require assistance from multiple departments throughout the organization to properly define and execute successful projects. Projects will vary greatly in requirements/execution and scope from small installations to large expansions. The ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects at varying sites, while maintaining budgets, timing and quality are a must. Candidate must possess a drive to consistently be improving/learning and applying new methods to overcome obstacles/barriers to complete their tasks. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Identify, define, program manage and implement equipment/process/building/utility installations within the integrated supply chain.Responsible for planning, scheduling, conducting and coordinating the technical and management aspects of projects, including contractors/equipment manufacturers/internal support.Ability to recognize when technical problems are developing and initiate appropriate corrective action.Requires extensive regular contact with assigned project clients.Work with manufacturing facilities on equipment/layout challenges.Assist in the preparation of engineering project proposals.Support multiple facilities by identifying cost savings opportunities.Support/Lead continual sanitary equipment design updates with FSQ/plant/staff.Support Facilities with troubleshooting production/building/equipment issues as assigned.Support facilities in development of equipment purchase/project plans for future replacement/upgrades or process capacity increases.Participating in meetings and resolving client/engineering and management project issues. Solicit feedback from facilities and business units to improve project execution.Ensure effective engineering and client communications through thorough understanding of the supply chain and the impact of assigned projects/equipment/building changes.Travel is Project/Workload dependent, approximately 30%.Main Office Location is centralized to the plants being supported, travel is predominately to other locations in Iowa within driving distance.Perform other duties of a similar nature or level, as assigned.This position will primarily support on our Iowa Locations. QualificationsBachelor's degree in Mechanical/Electrical/Manufacturing/Chemical Engineering or Related Experience/Education.5+ years of experience with CapEx projects, Maintenance, Equipment/Process Design and Food Production Environment a plus.Project management experience. Must be able to handle multiple projects simultaneously.Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication. Ability to work with vendors, customers, and employees.Experience with implementing projects in food processing environment.Experience with CPG packaging technology and automation.AutoCAD Software Experience.Knowledge of PLC's, 3A standards, USDA Regulations.Must possess a valid drivers license.Michael Foods, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants wi