Lamb Weston is currently searching for a Project Engineer to lead projects supporting the production of frozen potato products. This position is responsible for developing, managing, and executing projects for Lamb Weston. Projects may include investigating or developing processes, developing project concepts and budgets, troubleshooting or investigating technical issues or implementing capital projects. Senior Engineer’s also assist in the development of procedures, best practices, and specifications. Senior Engineer’s may at times direct small scale projects or be part of a large scale project team(s). Project work includes design, CIR write-ups, project reviews and presentations, developing contractor bid packages, overseeing project installation, cost tracking, training and startup assistance, and post project support. The position will participate in various project teams and work independently as required by the various assignments. This position requires the ability to travel and participate in projects at various locations in North America as required to meet the project requirements. Working closely with the various levels of Procurement, Operations Management, EHSS, Food Protection, Engineering, Continuous Improvement, Plant Staff, and Production Personnel is critical. This position coordinates activities with LW Operations and is based out of our Kennewick, Washington, engineering office.
Reflects our LW values, supports our LW vision and helps complete our LW mission of being the No. 1 Global Potato Company
Drive for a TIR of ‘0’ ZERO.
Drive for ‘0’ ZERO project design or executions impacts on product quality.
Lead and participate in the successful development and execution of projects with a strong emphasis on Safety, Quality, Cost, and Customer Service
Front End Loading Phase (Project Development) activities include, but are not limited to:
Preparation of a project charter and objectives where scope and deliverables may be ambiguous and need bringing into focus
Lead process design project activities including preparation of design concepts, development of block flow diagrams, review of process flow diagrams, and review of piping & instrumentation (P&ID)
Perform mass flow balance, material flow analysis, heat transfer calculations, fluid flow calculations and energy balance calculations
Develop scope, schedule, budget estimates and cost justifications as project progress through stage gate process
Prepare scope documents for Request for Proposal (RFP) & bidding process
Write, present, and submit Capital Investment Request (CIR) and supporting documentation
Project Execution Phase activities include, but are not limited to:
Participation in evaluation of vendor proposals, making equipment selections, creating purchase requisition, and performing good receipts
Work with design team developing detail engineering drawings. Perform reviews and approve drawings & technical documentation ensuring compliance with design criteria and deliverables.
Drive adherence to standards, develops/contributes to company technical specifications and standards.
Review submittals, answer to RFIs and conduct field visits to verify onsite work is proceeding according to design. Provide field installation supervision and contractor management.
Manage change order process, project cost control, and forecasting of monthly capital spending
Ensure that all technical deliverables, cost, and schedule requirements are met throughout the execution phase
Participate in development and review of Functional Design Documents (FDD)
Develop Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) documentation and execute those successful FAT.
Vertical Startup Phase activities include, but are not limited to:
Participate in Vertical Startup (VSU) process
Lead commissioning and field troubleshooting
Identify and resolve technical problems on site
Conduct lessons learned sessions with project team and stakeholders
Complete closeout documentation.
Identify, develop, and implement process improvement projects to increase productivity, reliability, sustainability, and cost reduction.
This role may have some supervisory responsibilities, at times
Basic & Preferred Qualifications
BS in Engineering
Minimum 5 years practical experience in Food Manufacturing, Packaging Technologies and Project Management
PQ and APPT training preferred. If not must quickly obtain.
Completion of OSHA 30 hours construction safety course is desirable
Proven ability to work with multifunctional teams, build and leverage relationships across multiple functions and LW platform to maximize team performance and achieve project success criteria
Knowledge of LW specific operations processes and programs is desirable
Excellent communication, technical, analytical, organizational, technical writing, and problem-solving skills
Started in 1950 on a small farm in the Northwest region of the U.S., Lamb Weston has grown to be one of the world’s largest frozen potato companies, happily delivering the delicious goodness of fries to more than 100 countries. Lamb Weston has created inventive products and processes that are standards in the industry. When we look at a potato, we see possibilities. Our people are a valuable and integral part of our business and play a vital role in our success as an organization. At Lamb Weston we offer the financial stability and career potential of a true industry leader. Lamb Weston will offer you the opportunity to put your education and skills to work as part of a great team, contributing to the achievement of the organization’s goals and objectives. You will be challenged to take responsibility, drive results, show creativity, and display initiative - and you will be rewarded for your contributions and impact.