Process Engineer


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Richmond, VA, US 

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Employment Type:

Full time



Position Title:

Process Engineer

Job Description:

  • 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.

Job Requirements:

  • 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.

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