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Sr. Capital Project Engineer
Fort Dodge, IA

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$130,000 - $150,000 / yr

Base Salary – $130,000-$150,000 + PAID Relocation 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Spearhead the development of project scope, timeline, and budget, adhering to established project management frameworks and industry best practices.
  • Manage staffing and craft plans for construction, commissioning, and startup phases, lending support to operations for troubleshooting and optimization efforts.
  • Engage in process engineering as necessary to fulfill project objectives.
  • Lead the specification and procurement of equipment, as well as oversee the creation, review, and awarding of bid packages for labor and equipment.
  • Analyze and devise solutions for engineering challenges related to manufacturing equipment and systems, including root cause analysis of component failures.
  • Innovate and refine manufacturing processes, instruments, and equipment, ensuring product quality through rigorous testing.
  • Demonstrate autonomy in resolving complex issues with minimal supervision, escalating only the most challenging matters to the appropriate channels.
  • Provide informal guidance, mentorship, and hands-on training to junior engineers through project collaboration.
  • Fulfill any additional duties as assigned.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or equivalent practical experience.
  • A minimum of four years of relevant professional experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A minimum of eight years of experience in engineering roles.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Chemical, Ag/Biosystems, or a related engineering discipline.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in managing large capital projects or project portfolios.
  • Previous involvement in chemical, food, or related industries.
  • Willingness and ability to travel domestically to support capital project initiatives across other network plants and locations.
  • Comfort and enthusiasm for working hands-on in a dynamic and technically demanding plant environment.

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