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Sr Project Engineer - Mechanical

Company: The Hershey Company
Location: Stuarts Draft
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Job Location: Stuarts Draft, VA Summary: The Hershey Company Stuarts Draft plant is a Non-Union plant producing products such as Reese's Pieces, Reese Cups, Reese Shapes, Reese Bars, Mr. Goodbar, Mounds, Almond Joy, NutRageous, Oh Henry, FastBreak, Whatchamacallit, Baking Chips, etc. in a high-speed complex environment. The Plant Project Engineer's primary function is to ensure that the Stuarts Draft plant's processing systems are fully operational and reliable as required to support the conversion of raw materials to finished, unpackaged product while adhering to schedule, rate of production, and all quality specifications. Responsibilities: Process Systems Oversight Provide oversight for all aspects of the processing systems for the Stuarts Draft plant. Work with the maintenance department to ensure that the correct asset reliability plans are in place for the processing equipment in the plants. Work with the production departments to ensure that Process Operating Guides are accurate and up to date. Process Systems Optimization Provide strong technical leadership and support to Plant Operational and Maintenance staff in troubleshooting, root cause analysis, and optimization of existing processing systems. Capital Project Management Manage capital projects up to $1,000,000 in value for processing and facility improvement efforts at the Stuarts Draft plant. Responsible for developing manufacturing feasibility assessments, capital cost estimates, process system design, selecting equipment, preparing equipment and construction bid specifications, evaluating bids, overseeing installation and start-up of process equipment and systems, troubleshooting, and training of line supervisors, operators, and maintenance personnel. Process Documentation Ensure that plant Process Flow Diagrams (PFDs) and Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs) are accurate and up to date. Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform major duties/responsibilities: A combination of knowledge, experience, and proficiencies in process systems for the food or pharmaceutical industries applicable to Hershey manufacturing processes, construction practices, standards, and codes to support manufacturing and provide a competitive business advantage. A combination of knowledge and experience in the design, specification, application, installation, startup and training of process and facility related capital projects. Knowledge and experience should include PFD and P&ID development, GMP's, unit operations such as batching, heat exchange, mass balances, ingredient and product transfer and conveying, CIP, temperature and pressure control and utilities. Sound judgment providing technical analyses, developing alternatives/recommendations (cost estimates, feasibility, specifications, and interpretation of requirements) utilizing sound judgment, understanding and proficiency in the development of engineering solutions with the ability to effectively communicate and build consensus cross-functionally on increasingly complex and fast paced projects. Ability to communicate and develop relationships with OEM vendors, contractors, internal customers, and all levels of management within the Hershey Company Ability to participate in cross-functional troubleshooting assignments to diagnose root cause issues and provide options for resolution. Provide the appropriate level of mentoring and training to team members as well as our manufacturing customer base. Ability and willingness to work in a team environment with limited supervision. Strong leadership/interpersonal skills demonstrated willingness to accept new / challenging assignments. Excellent oral and written communication skills and strong PC skills Minimum Education and Experience Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology required. Degree in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering preferred. Relevant certifications (Example: PE, PMP) are a plus, but not required. Minimum of 3 years relevant (Engineering Project Management) experience required. Controls and Packaging equipment knowledge / experience preferred. #LI-KD1 The Hershey Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The policy of The Hershey Company is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other categories protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. The Hershey Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected VeteransIf you require a reasonable accommodation as part of the application process, please contact the HR Service Center ( PDN-993d6114-2547-4388-a9e1-9726459dfaf6

Keywords: The Hershey Company, Roanoke , Sr Project Engineer - Mechanical, Engineering , Stuarts Draft, Virginia

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