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Process Engineer

    • Job Tracking ID: 512347-656216
    • Job Location: Richmond, VA
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Location: Richmond Virginia

Love BADASS Beer?  We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Engineer to join our Team.

This is a key role in the organization that will work closely with the Production Team and Engineering/Maintenance Manager to drive results. You will be part of a nimble and fast-moving organization whose mission is to be the Global Standard Bearer for Independent Craft Beer. Stone is a Global Organization: Two breweries in the US, one in Germany, distribution to 40+ countries, and more than 10 restaurants and taprooms across 3 continents (US, China, and Europe). Ranked in the top 10 in terms of production, and top 5 in terms of revenue amongst Craft Breweries, Stone Brewing is an industry leader.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Manage and execute projects related to brewing, packaging, and quality and utilities processes. 
  • Prepare scope definition, capital cost estimates, operating cost savings, investment justifications (ROI), and cost value analyses.
  • Prepare scope of work/contracts for outside engineering firms and contractors. Manage and supervise these groups’ work, schedules, work quality, and performance.
  • Work closely with operating department customers to design improvements to increase efficiencies while enabling a growing range of recipe, beer styles and packaging options.
  • Assist in identifying and implementing future innovations in the automation of the brewery, improve efficiencies, reduce costs and the brewery’s environmental footprint.
  • Manage and execute projects to install, commission and improve PLC controls, instrumentation, SCADA and MES interfaces (Ignition preferred).
  • Applies various programming languages necessary for utilizing the SCADA system including programming PLCs (programmable logic controllers) and the software (Ignition) used as an interface.
  • Develop schedules, work break down structures, deliverables, budget and resource plans. Develop the scope of assigned projects and execute projects on-schedule and under budget.
  • Prepare P&IDs, plans, specifications, technical analysis and other documentation needed to define the scope of a project or to resolve a technical issue.
  • Be hands-on in the design, build, installation, commissioning and troubleshooting of all equipment and processes.
  • Assist Production and Maintenance Departments in repairing technical problems during production operations by troubleshooting, identifying and repairing it quickly.
  • Provide technical training and development to operators, brewers and maintenance technicians in support of new technology or problem solving/resolution
  • Assist in achieving department KPIs, business and production goals.


Ideal Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required in Chemical, Mechanical, or Electrical, Engineering or a Physics or Computer Science degree.
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience managing complex projects in food processing, biomedical, petrochemical, and/or similar industries that focus on efficient, high quality, production
  • Hands-on experience with the configuration and troubleshooting of the instrumentation and controls of large scale processing equipment and the associated PLC controls is preferred.
  • Experience with food processing equipment is preferred. Extensive experience with brewing equipment is very desirable.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and CAD (AutoCAD preferred).
  • Software Skills: Proficiency with Allen Bradley and/or Siemens PLCs and controls hardware is very desirable.
  • Familiarity with SCADA platforms (Ignition preferred)
  • Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Professional Engineer (PE) certification a plus. Lean Six Sigma Green Belt or higher is very desirable.
  • Language Skills: Must be able to effectively communicate in English, both verbally and written. German is a plus.
  • Travel Requirements: occasional travel required to other Stone Brewing Operations including outside the United States.

Stone Brewing Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to workforce diversity. M/F/D/V are encouraged to apply.

Pre-employment background check, drug screening, and physical are required.

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