Leprino Foods

Senior Project Engineer

Job Locations US-NY-Waverly
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Posted Date
2 months ago(9/8/2020 1:39 PM)
Category (Portal Searching)


The Senior Project Engineer leads and drives the conception and completion of assigned capital projects, including development, design, purchase, construction, and start-up as required to satisfy budgetary limits, production needs, and governmental requirements. 


Capital Projects

  • Leads and manages assigned projects/priorities by driving the timely completion of projects within budget, ensurng that appropriate paybacks are forecasted and achieves expected outcomes.
  • Schedules all project work, including design, equipment selection, construction, and equipment installation, in coordination with available downtime to minimize impact on production and driving compliance with governmental regulatory specifications (O.S.H.A., F.D.A., building codes, etc.).
  • Prepares and implements Authorization for Expenditure (AFE) by coordinating with production management, as well as, other outside sources to obtain input and review.
  • Prepares specifications, drawings, and layouts.
  • Obtains quotes, develops costs analysis, develops budgets, and creates project schedules.
  • Directly supervises contractors and coordinates with consulting services​.

Process Improvement

  • Identifies, develops, and leads improvements to utility, process, or energy systems, to improve efficiency or reduce cost.
  • Oversees improvements, modifications and upgrades to processes and equipment, confirming that they are completed to facilitate production needs, and that engineering design lends itself to proper repair and maintenance. 

Technical Training

  • Leads the development of formal and informal technical training programs to plant production.
  • Provides technical and engineering expertise and guidance to production and maintenance to improve productivity and reduce cost. 


  • Inspects and approves all work done to assure quality, man hour efficiency, compliance and contractor productivity. 


Minimum Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, electrical engineering or related field or similar work experience in related industry
  • 5+ years of experience in equipment reliability and/or plant maintenance, additional education may substitute experience where applicable

Preferred Qualifications & Experience:

  • Dairy/Cheese manufacturing experience
  • Previous Engineering experience in manufacturing environment

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities/Competencies: 

  • ​Familiarity of engineering principles, including physics, chemistry, structural and machine design.
  • Familiar with industrial operations, preferably dairy or food manufacturing.
  • Ability to work effectively within a budget.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and coaching skills.
  • Superior negotiating and problem resolution skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Creative thinker with a process improvement mindset.
  • Demonstrated understanding of project management.
  • Ability to work independently and with cross-functional teams.
  • Working knowledge of food safety and sanitation practices.

Leprino Foods Company utilizes the services of Psychemedics to perform our Hair Follicle Drug Testing.  Additional information about this process can be obtained at www.psychemedics.com


Leprino Foods requires all individuals to wear the appropriate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) as required by the role and location.


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