Plant Engineer @ Ventura Foods - Ontario, CA 91761

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a year ago

Plant Engineer

Ventura Foods - Ontario, CA 91761

Location: Ontario, CA Exemption: Exempt Shift: OUR COMPANY: Ventura Foods is a leading global manufacturer of branded and custom food products that proudly helps food providers in the U.S., Canada and more than 60 other countries earn a special place on consumers’ tables. We do this by continually crafting custom dressings, sauces, mayonnaises, and other food solutions that exceed peoples’ expectations for great-tasting flavors and high-quality ingredients. Headquartered in Brea, California, Ventura Foods operates 14 manufacturing facilities, 3 culinary centers, and numerous distribution centers across North America. When you work in our manufacturing and distribution facilities, you get a strong foundation of training, a manager who cares about you and celebrates your success, a safe environment, and challenging work. As part of our team, your future is limited only by how much you’re willing to push yourself to get there. We invest in your growth, because you invest in ours. Position Summary: Maintain and improve the Plant operations making it more cost effective. Improve the Plant Facilities. Improve the equipments operation; design and install equipment, processing systems and utilities to meet customer needs. Promote future growth of the plant and the company as a whole. Major Duties and Responsibilities: Plan plant improvements and expansions. Produce Equip. Process flow charts as needed. Design and build process systems. Engineering and R & D of new equipment and products. Experience in mechanical and electrical fields Manage Capital projects funds. Manage the installation of all Capital projects and assist in other Engineering areas as needed. Develop, engineer, design, purchase and install new processing equipment and systems. Propose and write RFEs for capital investments to improve operations and for costs savings. Education and Experience: Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent experience. 5 years equivalent experience with responsibilities for managing Capital projects to include: research, develop and design project, write project justification, control finances and installation of project including operational training. Prior experience with welding (Arc, MIG, TIG) of all alloys including non-ferrous metals, power transmissions, hydraulics, pneumatics, certified refrigeration, ammonia/Freon, HVAC, electrical and mechanical systems, PLC and VFD. Knowledge and Skills: Master Welding (Arc, MIG, TIG) of all alloys. In-depth of knowledge in: Boilers, pumps, fillers, cappers, sealers, printers, with a wide range of wrapping / packaging equipment experience, swept surface heat exchangers, blenders, whippers and all phases of food processing equipment, including all types of electronically controlled equipment. Good communication skills to interact with outside vendors, suppliers, etc. and all levels of Ventura personnel. Physical Demands: Regularly requires intermittent sitting, standing, walking, climbing, squatting, kneeling, pushing, and pulling. Physical strength and dexterity sufficient to perform the required task(s). Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds or more with assistance. Additional demands may be required. Work Environment: In addition to normal business hours, work schedules may include after hours and weekends as needed. May work outside and in adverse temperatures which include extreme hot, cold, and humidity. May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and vibration. Must be willing and able to wear personal protective equipment as required by established Company Safety standards. May require work in confined and dark spaces, and at heights in excess of 18 feet for prolonged periods of time. Diversity & Inclusion: Our commitment to a diverse and inclusive environment in which all employees are treated with respect is evident in our company culture and values. We believe that fostering an environment of inclusion and a focus on diversity across our organization is vital to attracting top talent, driving innovation, and meeting the high expectations of our customers in a rapidly evolving global marketplace. Ventura Foods is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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