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Manufacturing Plant Engineer – PLC Experience

Stratas Foods

This is a Full-time position in Fresno, CA posted January 22, 2021.

Company Description

Stratas Foods LLC is the leading supplier of fats and oils to the Foodservice, Food Ingredients and Retail Private Label markets in North America and is a producer of quality bulk and packaged dressings, mayonnaise and sauces. Stratas Foods was formed in October 2008 as a 50/50 joint venture between ACH Food Companies (ACH) and Archer Daniels Midland (ADM).

Manufacturing facilities are located in Dallas and Houston, TX; Decatur and Quincy, IL; Englewood, NJ; Fresno, CA; Nashville, TN; and Valdosta, GA. Corporate offices are located in Memphis, TN. We are committed to maintaining a progressive workplace by utilizing the ideas, skills and talents of all of our employees. We strive to make Stratas Foods a great place to work and are building a team capable of meeting our business goals.

Job Description

To provide engineering and PLC programming support to the entire operation including production, equipment, and buildings and grounds.

Manufacturing Plant Engineer Responsibilities:

1. Project management, purchasing, and supervision of contractors for all projects to assure completion on a timely basis within budget. PLC programming and electrical troubleshooting required.

2. Adhere to and enforce Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and HACCP requirements.

3. Lead and assist management with appropriate training to assure regulatory compliance.

4. Report to plant manager.

5. Maintain appropriate communication/relationships with all employees, vendors, visitors.

6. Provide the necessary safety training to contractors.

7. Follow, monitor, and ensure compliance with all safety, food safety, environmental, GMP rules, regulations, and policies.

8. Attend daily production/quality meetings.

9. Provide technical support for plant processes and improvements with emphasis on PLC programming.

10. Observe facility operations on a regular basis.

11. Communicate with Supervisors on a daily basis.

12. Oversee facility operations.

13. Plant Superintendent assumes responsibilities in his/her absence.

Qualifications

Manufacturing Plant Engineer Requirements: BS degree in engineering or technical related area from an accredited college/university ; Chemical, Electrical, or Mechanical preferred

Related Experience: Proven Engineering level supervision (+6 years or more) record of technical / maintenance personnel.

Equipment/Software Skills: Working knowledge in personal computers (Microsoft software necessary, Project management, Microsoft Project preferred) and basic understanding with Allen Bradley PLC. Knowledge of CMMS such as MP2 is a plus.

Certifications, Licenses, Registrations: None required, any maintenance related licenses would be a plus such as PE, ASME welding, PLC’s , wastewater, etc.

Competencies:

1. Excellent oral and written communication skills with proven ability working well with people.

2. Accounting / Economics background to understand cost control and budgeting methods.

3. Competent in making sketches, drawings, line layouts, plans etc., and written instructions as necessary to affect equipment maintenance / repair.

4. Participative team attitude skills with all personnel to assure production standards, safety, and sanitation levels are maintained as defined by the Mission Statement.

5. Good skills in ammonia refrigeration, steam generation, PLC’s and electrical troubleshooting.

6. Good problem solving skills through team and individual efforts.

7. Excellent analytical skills and problem solving skills.

This position is a great fit for candidates with the following job titles: Manufacturing Plant Engineer, Warehouse Engineer or Manufacturing Engineer.

Additional Information

Physical: Ability to walk distances across facility, climb steps and ladders on occasions, sitting at office desk work, sometimes in cooler atmosphere ( 35-45 degrees) , sometimes in engine room ( + 95 degrees in hot months).

Sensory: Ability to hear, see, speak, smell and touch well is necessary to perform basic essential task.

Mental/Reasoning: Basic problem solving skills will be necessary