Manage the development and execution of critical capital engineering projects related to plant operations and expansions using state-of-the-art technologies.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
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.).
Perform supplier site visits to ensure compatibility of equipment designs with current plant configurations.
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 $100K-$2MM 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.
Provide technical assistance to processing facilities, to improve quality and efficiency.
Minor to Moderate Supervision Required
This job has no direct reports. Interacts with others using project management and managing by influence skills. Supervises third party and company resources on functional basis.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (ME/EE/IE/ChE) or related field, or equivalent related experience. Additionally it is preferred the incumbent have up to five (5) years of experience directly related to food processing.
Familiarity with processing techniques. Experienced in the development and maintenance of plant system documents, process flow sheets, block diagrams, schedules and spend tracking. Experience using AutoCAD.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Proficient word processing and spreadsheet skills. Proficient AutoCAD and Microsoft Project skills.
Design/ Generate creative solutions
Safety and Security
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud when on the production floor and moderately loud when in the office area.
Ability to travel though out North America. Expected travel 45-55%.
McCain Foods (Canada)
McCain It’s All Good™ is our philosophy. As a food manufacturer, our business is driven by good people, making good food, from good ingredients – and the result is food that makes people feel good. But McCain It's all good ™ is not just about the food we make, it's about how we conduct ourselves in every aspect of our business. From farmer and customer relationships to sustainable agricultural processes – we strive to make every element of our business good. The McCain It's all good ™ philosophy underpins everything we do.
McCain Foods is a world-leading food company and one of the largest manufacturers of frozen potato specialties. We also produce other foods including pizza, appetizers, vegetables, oven meals and desserts and our products can be found in restaurants and supermarket freezers in more than 160 countries around the globe. A privately owned company headquartered in Canada, we generate annual sales of CDN $9.1 billion, employ 20,000 people globally and operate 53 production facilities on six continents. We also own The Day & Ross Transportation Group – based in Hartland, New Brunswick – one of the largest transportation companies in Canada.
McCain Foods is an EEO Employer that welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations, up to the point of undue hardship, are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment process.