Golden State Foods

LP Project Engineer

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JOB SUMMARY:  Responsible for providing engineering support to the food processing facility.  Ensures that all engineering projects are completed in a timely and cost effective manner consistent with established GSF standards.



  1. Reviews and analyzes processing lines within the facility including: describing, illustrating and evaluating systems, identifying limiting components and determining costs and benefits of any change.
  1. Coordinates the preparation and administration of all capital and productivity projects. This includes: the preparation, design and cost analyses of projects and accurate forecasting of engineering project completion dates.
  1. Ensures that projects are handled in the most economic and feasible methods.
  1. Manages the capital budget, initiates all project contracts, manages contractor activity and safety, and then ensures proper payment to all contractors upon completion of job.
  1. Consults with the Director of Liquid Products and the Plant Engineer to coordinate and prioritize engineering support activities.
  1. Oversees stockroom inventory control, vendor relations, and purchasing to ensure efficient operations.
  1. Performs other related and assigned duties as necessary.


Supervises up to 50 employees.



  • Productivity/quality standards:  project management
  • Productivity/quality standards:  responsiveness and reliability
  • Productivity/quality standards:  minimal maintenance down-time
  • Budget
  • Cost containment
  • Teamwork within the department and across departments
  • Project/assignment standards
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Vendor relations
  • Safety standards and procedures:  employees
  • Safety standards and procedures:  facility and equipment



MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Education and experience equivalent to:



Bachelor’s degree in engineering from an accredited college or university or equivalent job experience



5 to 6 years of  plant engineering experience and/or plant maintenance management experience at a manufacturing or food processing facility.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


Knowledge of (B/basic; J/journey; E/expert):

  • Regulatory agencies (waste water, storm water, hazardous materials, OSHA, USDA, EPA) (E)
  • Process engineering (HACCP, CIP) (J)
  • Facility utilities (J)
  • Capital project management (J)
  • Management concepts and techniques (J)
  • Relevant division or department policies and regulations (J)
  • Maintenance in a manufacturing environment (B)
  • PC word processing/spreadsheet software applications (B)

Skill and ability to:

  • Read diagrams and blueprints
  • Read and process written information with a high degree of accuracy
  • Interpret engineering systems anomalies or irregularities and identify appropriate solutions
  • Communicate and coordinate effectively with employees verbally and in writing
  • Communicate and coordinate effectively with internal customers
  • Work effectively in a general business environment, with a focus on high levels of quality and customer service
  • Act in accordance with GSF’s Values and Creed



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