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Design Engineering Lead

Company: Leprino Foods
Location: Denver
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Within our Corporate Capital Projects & Execution team located in Denver - Leprino is seeking a Design Engineering Lead (Internally: Design Engineering Manager) to move our organization to even larger levels of project and construction efficiencies! We take pride in our vision to be "world's best", it is why we work harder, invest more, and continually innovate.
At Leprino Foods, starting compensation for this role typically ranges between $110,000 and $135,000. This position has an annual target bonus of 12%.

  • Leprino is ideally seeking a current Senior Design Engineer who wants to continue providing critical design work/support to capital projects as an individual contributor (70%) but also has the desire to lead and develop a team of three design engineers/CAD technicians (30%).
  • In this newly created position, you will be providing critical technical support to the entire Technical Services Group (AKA Leprino's Corporate Engineering team) by establishing CAD drawing development standards, guiding the development of engineering drawings for capital and plant projects, and managing design work of all Leprino facilities.
  • Assign design personnel to plant and capital projects (potential projects as well) as needed and monitors progress in accordance with project schedules.
  • Travel to field locations for equipment Factory Acceptance Tests, supervises varied projects, including renovations, expansions, and greenfield projects.
  • Support plants during the planning, installation, and start-up of new equipment/processes.
  • Responsible for the staffing, mentorship, and professional development (technical and leadership) of Leprino's design team.
  • Coordinate with Leprino Innovation & Technical Services Project Teams as well as equipment suppliers in the design and fabrication of innovative equipment for manufacturing use.
  • Develop specifications, P&IDs, and 3D models for prototype and/or proprietary equipment.
  • Explore and evaluate new vendors, as well as new equipment offerings from established vendors.
  • Train plant personnel as needed on CAD Design Standards and CAD file drawing file storage.
  • Integrate Leprino Quality and Sanitary Design Standards into all aspects of CAD support as evidenced by demonstrated continuous improvement, teamwork, and distinguished customer service.
    You Have At Least (Required Qualifications):
    • Bachelor's in mechanical engineering or a similar technical subject area.
    • Mechanical/industrial equipment design experience versus layout/piping design experience is highly preferred.
    • The ability to work a weekly 3/2 (office/home) hybrid schedule as fully remote will not be considered.
    • 5 years of 2D and 3D CAD designing and drafting within the sanitary or hygienic industry.
    • Extensive experience using Autodesk CAD software (AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk Vault, 3D Scanning Technologies).
    • Ability to draft designs for equipment for scope definition, engineering evaluation, and inclusion in RFP/RFQ packages; Process systems for bid packages; Plan view and equipment layouts in 2D & 3D.
    • The ability for plant travel up to 40% of the time.
      We Hope You Also Have (Preferred Qualifications):
      • Master in Mechanical Engineering or similar technical subject area.
      • 7 years of experience in 2D/3D CAD designing within sanitary or hygienic industry.
      • 2 years of leading design engineering teams.
      • Design engineering experience in the dairy industry.
        Leprino Foods celebrates and supports diversity. We believe in equal opportunity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability. We know we are better together and are committed to creating an inclusive and supportive culture that leverages the unique talents, experiences, background, and perspectives of each individual employee.
        Offering You In Return:A chance to be part of a global team of individuals passionate about producing and delivering high-quality products that help feed and nourish families around the world. Leprino Foods could not be where it is today without our incredible employees. That is why we share in our success together by rewarding you for your hard work. Hiring great people who are in it for the long run is our goal. Through competitive salaries and bonuses, life, medical/dental/vision coverage, voluntary benefits, employee assistance programs, wellness incentives, tuition assistance, vacation, nine paid holidays, sick time, paid parental leave, annual merit increases, as well as the LFC Profit-Sharing & 401(k) plan. Your impact will be noticed and rewarded, as you seek to further our company, our customers, and one another.
        Our Story:Leprino Foods' history dates back over 70 years, when Jim Leprino first started making small batches of mozzarella for local markets and eateries in the Little Italy neighborhood of Denver. We've grown a bit since then. Today, Leprino is the world's largest manufacturer of mozzarella and lactose, and a leading producer of whey protein. Still owned by Jim and the Leprino family, our sights are set to be the "World's Best Dairy Food and Ingredient Company." To help us achieve that bold vision, we're looking for our secret ingredient: You. A motivated team member who is the best at what you do. Three people in a small corner grocery store in the early 1950s have now grown to almost 5,000 employees throughout 16 global locations. Will you join us on our journey?

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