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Facilities Engineer III

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Who Is Pella Corporation?

 

In the small Dutch Community of Pella, Iowa in 1925, Pete and Lucille Kuyper invested in a new invention – a window screen that rolled up and down like a shade. The couple went on to found a company based on the principles of traditional American values, integrity and the desire to enrich the homes and lives of our customers.

 

Today, Pella Corporation is still privately owned and continues to be a leader in technology and product innovation.  In fact, they've been awarded more than 150 product and design patents.  And the team at Pella is as committed as ever to continuing the company's proud heritage of building innovative windows and doors.

 

At Pella, we want to help you find what makes you an extraordinary team member. That’s why we offer individualized talent development plans, cross-functional experiences, and opportunities for career advancement through personal and professional development.

 

Our national brand is supported by 8,000+ team members at 17 manufacturing sites and 90+ sales branches across the country who are dedicated to serving our customers with Pella Passion — a way of being that inspires us to go above and beyond for each other, our customers, and our communities. Pella Passion has guided our actions for 95 years and will carry us forward as we capture the rare blend of inspired design and exceptional detail in our work and our lives.

 

Position Summary

 

Responsible for moderately complex engineering projects.  Coordinates work within the scope of assigned projects to ensure objectives in terms of quality, cost, and time are met.  Prepares project schedules and reviews cost estimates, compiles required cost and equipment information, and writes appropriation requests.  Responsible for effective communication of engineering information among team members.  Follows the structure of Pella’s Safety, Quality, Project Management & Continuous Improvement Systems from concept through project execution.  May supervise assigned technical team members and coordinates their work within the scope of assigned responsibilities.  Serves as a resource to others as assigned, providing technical information and engineering recommendations that assist with projects.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Contributes to project identification and definition.  Normally works under the guidance of a supervisor.  Develops, implements and/or supports assigned technologies, products, and processes. Responsible for other projects as assigned by supervisor.
  • Primarily an individual contributor role; however, capable of leading a team in technical projects. May supervise non-exempt and hourly employees.
  • Proven experience beyond education to support and deliver high quality products and processes through the application of engineering principles.  Exhibits competency and begins to develop expertise in multiple engineering technologies.  Performs work which involves conventional practice but may include a variety of complex features, such as conflicting design requirements, incomplete market requirements, unsuitability of standard materials and multiple project coordination.
  • Independently evaluates, selects and applies engineering principles to product and process modifications.  Exercises independent judgment to define project objectives and engineering / scientific approach. Assignments may require development of unclear objectives and require investigation of multiple variables.

 

Key Responsibilities and Activities

 

Support, manage and implement the construction of new and existing facilities improvements.  Facilities improvements include buildings, electrical systems, HVAC systems, water and sewer, fire protection systems, grounds, roads, parking and other building improvements.  Support and implement the construction of manufacturing infrastructure systems. Manufacturing infrastructure systems include compressed air, sawdust collection, electrical distribution and other systems.  Manage and Implement maintenance processes to support maintenance and repair of existing building/manufacturing infrastructure systems and troubleshoot key manufacturing equipment utilizing the Pella Maintenance Process.  Implement energy conservation and other projects to support sustainability initiatives.  Provides functional expertise related to mechanical, electrical, and compressed air systems, building construction and renovation, and risk management/building conservation.

Qualifications

 

  • 3+ years combined engineering experience.
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Math, or relevant Science or combination of education and experience.  Responsible for ongoing development of technical and leadership competencies.
  • Able to work Normal + irregular hours/shifts
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications, Oracle and AutoCAD required
  • Apply technical and functional expertise, Manage and improve processes, Foster collaboration, Build Relationships, Drive execution, Industry knowledge and exercise judgment.

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