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Senior Manager, Controls Engineering (Capital Projects)

Company: Leprino Foods
Location: Denver
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Job Description:

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 processing lines.
Provide expertise in process control development company-wide, ensuring the adoption of best practices in advanced control systems.
Design, implement, and optimize production processes through advanced PLC, HMI, and SCADA system integrations, enhancing operational efficiency.
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 engineering.
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 area).
Minimum of 10 years' experience in controls engineering within a manufacturing environment, specifically from a capital project standpoint.
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% annually.
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.
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 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 perform our Hair Follicle Drug Testing. Additional information about this process can be obtained at
Leprino Foods requires all individuals to wear the appropriate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) as required by the role and location.
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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