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Brewing Process Engineer

    • Job Tracking ID: 512347-702704
    • Job Location: Escondido, CA
    • Location: Greater San Diego
    • Job Type: Full-time

Love BADASS Beer? Love the sunshine in San Diego? We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Process Engineer to join our Team.

By supporting production operations in a “customer service oriented” role, this position identifies, evaluates, develops, designs, and implements improvements, projects, optimizations, process changes, and new technologies to achieve increased productivity, enhanced production flexibility and capacity, improved quality, safer operations, and improved compliance. Executes projects that include specifying, selecting, building, installing, programming, and commissioning equipment and/or working with engineering design firms to implement projects. Provides daily process and automation support to the Brewing, Packaging, Operations and Maintenance teams to ensure all aspects of production are operating correctly.  An ideal candidate will be able to work well with other engineers as well as multiple internal and external customers to expedite the completion of logistically complex projects and maintain reliable/efficient production operations.

What you’ll be doing:

          Assist Production and Maintenance Departments during production operations by troubleshooting, identifying and repairing technical problems quickly.

          Provide technical support to a facility operating 24/7

          Manage and execute projects related to brewing, packaging, and quality processes. These processes include milling, conveying, mashing, brewing, cleaning, fermentation, kegging, bottling, labeling, canning, packaging, palletizing, and water/wastewater operations

          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. Programming experience with Allen Bradley or Siemens PLCs required

          Specifies, programs, diagnoses, repairs, and tunes Distributed Control Systems, Programmable Logic Controllers, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System, and Computer Based Monitoring and Controls Systems.

o   Experience with Ignition and Braumat SCADA platforms preferred

          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.

          Reviews blueprints and works with consultants, engineers and contractors on various facility upgrades; provides recommendations for changes or additions; designs systems; plans installations; oversees construction, commissioning, and placing new systems, equipment, improvements into operations.

          Be hands-on in the design, build, installation, commissioning and troubleshooting of all equipment and processes.

          Effectively manage multiple projects with overlapping tasks and work independently with minimal supervision. Proper balancing of priorities is critical to ensure that project performance aligns with the needs of the business.

          Assist in achieving department KPIs, business and production goals.

          Work with the brewery management team to lead process improvement initiatives.

 

          Mentors/coaches all personnel within the department related to improvements/projects or support under this person’s responsibility.

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.

•          Assist Production and Maintenance Departments during production operations by troubleshooting, identifying and repairing technical problems quickly.

•          Provide technical support to a facility operating 24/7

•          Manage and execute projects related to brewing, packaging, and quality processes. These processes include milling, conveying, mashing, brewing, cleaning, fermentation, kegging, bottling, labeling, canning, packaging, palletizing, and water/wastewater operations

•          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. Programming experience with Allen Bradley or Siemens PLCs required

•          Specifies, programs, diagnoses, repairs, and tunes Distributed Control Systems, Programmable Logic Controllers, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System, and Computer Based Monitoring and Controls Systems.

o   Experience with Ignition and Braumat SCADA platforms preferred

•          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.

•          Reviews blueprints and works with consultants, engineers and contractors on various facility upgrades; provides recommendations for changes or additions; designs systems; plans installations; oversees construction, commissioning, and placing new systems, equipment, improvements into operations.

•          Be hands-on in the design, build, installation, commissioning and troubleshooting of all equipment and processes.

•          Effectively manage multiple projects with overlapping tasks and work independently with minimal supervision. Proper balancing of priorities is critical to ensure that project performance aligns with the needs of the business.

•          Assist in achieving department KPIs, business and production goals.

•          Work with the brewery management team to lead process improvement initiatives.

•          Mentors/coaches all personnel within the department related to improvements/projects or support under this person’s responsibility.

 

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree required in Chemical, Mechanical, or Electrical, Engineering or a Physics or Computer Science degree.
  • Experience: At least 2 years of related experience and/or training managing projects in food processing, biomedical, petrochemical, and/or similar industries that focus on efficient, high quality, production; or equivalent combination of experience/education. 
  • Must have engineering experience gained through the direct support of a manufacturing or product development function.  This would include designing hardware, tools, fixtures, machinery and/or their controls. Ideally, this would include process development and improvements in process capability and quality. 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. Experience with brewing equipment is very desirable.
  • Computer Skills: Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and CAD (AutoCAD preferred).
  • Software Skills: Proficiency with Allen Bradley and/or Siemens PLCs and controls hardware is required.
  • Familiarity with SCADA platforms, Ignition and Braumat preferred
  • Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Lean Six Sigma Green Belt or higher is very desirable.
  • Language Skills: Must be able to effectively communicate in English, both verbally and written.
  • Travel Requirements: occasional travel required to other Stone Brewing Operations