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Plant Process Engineer III

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22001892 Requisition #

SUMMARY PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • 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

 

Responsibilities:   Improve, update, and modify manufacturing processes to deliver safety, quality, customer service, and productivity objectives.  Tracks and monitors key project metrics to ensure short and long-term expectations are met.  Receives direction from the Plant Engineering Team Leader and/or other members of the plant management staff.  The scope of influence of this position spans manufacturing, engineering, product development, Lean, Quality, IT, material and machine vendors.  Influential leadership skills are necessary when prioritizing, planning, and implementing projects.  The ability to effectively present information, defend a position and address concerns is key to fostering collaboration.  The position is expected to understand and apply safe practices in line with Pella’s safety policies.

 

SCOPE:

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.

 

SUPERVISING OTHERS:

Primarily an individual contributor role; however, capable of leading a team in technical projects. May supervise non-exempt and hourly employees.

 

APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE:

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.

 

JUDGMENT:

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.

 

 EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

3+ years combined engineering experience.

 

EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT:

Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Math, or relevant Science or combination of education and experience.  Responsible for ongoing development of technical and leadership competencies.

Work hours: Normal + irregular hours/shifts required

Travel expectations: Minimal, but required.

Computer skills: Microsoft Office applications and AutoCAD required.  Microsoft Project preferred.

Safety: Periodically exposed to machinery where safe operating procedures must be followed, occasional lifting of materials up to 30 lbs. is required, work environment is noisy.

Leadership competencies:  Establish plans, Apply technical and functional expertise, Manage and improve processes, Build relationships, Foster collaboration, Drive execution, Industry knowledge

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