Senior Manager, Controls Engineering (Capital Projects)
Company: Leprino Foods
Posted on: February 12, 2024
Within our Corporate Engineering team located in Denver -
Leprino is seeking a Senior Manager, Controls Engineering (Capital
Projects) to spearhead our cutting-edge control system
installations for our processing lines. This pivotal role focuses
on leading our dynamic team of Controls Engineers and Controls
Integrators through the successful integration of advanced controls
engineering projects across our manufacturing network. As we
continue to expand and innovate within the dairy industry, your
expertise in project management and controls engineering will play
a crucial role in maintaining our position as a global leader. Join
us in our commitment to excellence, innovation, and sustainable
growth, as we work to deliver high-quality products to families
around the world. At Leprino Foods, starting compensation for this
role typically ranges between $139,000 and $170,000. This position
has an annual target bonus of 12%.
Lead capital project initiatives in controls engineering across ten
manufacturing facilities, focusing on new installations and system
integrations within our cheese, nutrition, packaging, and other
Provide expertise in process control development company-wide,
ensuring the adoption of best practices in advanced control
Design, implement, and optimize production processes through
advanced PLC, HMI, and SCADA system integrations, enhancing
Program and modify PLCs and HMIs for improved process control and
batching systems, ensuring systems meet production needs.
Oversee troubleshooting and maintenance of control systems to
guarantee their optimal functionality and reliability during the
capital project phase.
Ensure all projects comply with safety procedures, upholding a
commitment to employee wellbeing and regulatory adherence.
Supervise the manufacturing, building, and validation of systems
that include pneumatics, servos, VFDs, relays, communication
networks, HMI screens, pushbuttons, and robotic integration.
Collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams to deliver
strategic projects on time and within budget.
Play a key role in recruiting, training, and onboarding new team
members, enriching the team with skilled professionals.
Cultivate a mentoring culture within the team, maintaining
high-quality standards and fostering professional growth.
Keep abreast of the latest control system technologies,
architectures, and products to maintain a leading edge in controls
Ensure presence onsite during critical phases of equipment
installation and system start-ups, leading to the successful
implementation and operational excellence of new projects.
You Have At Least (Required Qualifications):
Bachelor's in Electrical, Mechanical, Mechatronics, Industrial,
Controls, or Computer Engineering (or very similar subject
Minimum of 10 years' experience in controls engineering within a
manufacturing environment, specifically from a capital project
Demonstrated leadership in managing controls engineering teams,
with at least 5 years in a supervisory role.
Extensive knowledge and hands-on experience with PLC, HMI, and
SCADA systems design, programming, and integration.
Proven track record of successful project management and
implementation of control systems in manufacturing settings.
Experience with various instrumentation such as Flow meters,
Pressure sensors, Level sensors, Temperature probes, VFDs, and
starters, and experience in industrial automation networks
(ControlNet, DeviceNet, Ethernet)
Strong project management skills for managing the entire control
systems process, including project planning, resource allocation,
budgeting, and scheduling.
The ability to meet this role's travel requirements of 60%
We Hope You Also Have (Preferred Qualifications):
Master's in Electrical, Mechanical, Mechatronics, Industrial, or
Computer Engineering (or very similar subject area).
Experience with advanced control strategies, including but not
limited to, predictive and adaptive control systems.
Proficiency in a wide range of PLC platforms, including but not
limited to Allen-Bradley, Siemens, and Schneider Electric.
Strong background in implementing control systems for food
processing or dairy manufacturing, showcasing an understanding of
industry-specific challenges and standards.
Demonstrated ability to innovate and drive efficiency improvements
through automation and control system optimization.
Excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills, with experience
working in cross-functional teams to achieve project goals.
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, ten 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.
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 Foods 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 passionate individuals 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?
Leprino Foods Company utilizes the services of Psychemedics to
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Leprino Foods requires all individuals to wear the appropriate
Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) as required by the role and
Leprino Foods Company supports a drug-free workplace and is an
EEO/Affirmative Action Employer - M/F/Disability/VeteranNearest
Major Market: Denver
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