Refrigeration Design And Specification Engineer

Cargill, Inc. Minneapolis , MN 55415

Posted 7 months ago


Position Purpose & Summary

Refrigeration Design and Specification Engineer is responsible for oversite of Cargill Protein (CP) industrial refrigeration system design and specification providing direction to multiple plant locations to ensure consistent design standards. Is an expert in the design and function of industrial ammonia refrigeration systems, industrial HAVC systems, and alternate cooling technologies. Works with third party experts and consultants to design new industrial ammonia refrigeration systems and industrial HAVC systems. Is responsible for writing and cataloging standards and specifications for all components and materials for the industrial refrigeration and HVAC sytems. Works closely with technical safety team to ensure consistency in design and to continuously improve standards documentation. Acts as an expert resource to process design teams, technical safety teams and to plant engineers. Assists in troubleshooting. Works with strategic sourcing on preferred vendor agreements. May be located at any Cargill Protein facility in NA. Travels frequently up to 50%

Principal Accountabilities

  • 35% - Design and Specification for new refrigeration and HVAC systems: Direct responsibility for system designs consistent with best practices for safety and energy efficiency. Works with the Cargill process design team, consultants and equipment manufactures in the development of system designs and standards. Works closely with system controls engineers. Maintains knowledge of new technologies and standards and disseminates this information as appropriate.
  • 20% - Modification and redesign of existing refrigeration and HVAC systems: Works with Cargill process design engineers and local technical teams in the redesign of existing systems to bring them up to standards and improve safety and efficiency. Assists in the trouble shooting of existing systems and the determination of solutions.
  • 15% - Writing and continuous improvement of specifications and standards pertaining to refrigeration and HVAC systems: Is responsible for creating and cataloging documentation for ease of access and broad use. Ultimately resulting in a complete library of design parameters, equipment, piping and vessel standards as well in installation methods.
  • 15% - Acts as a SME in support of Plant Engineers, Process Design engineers and the Technical Safety Team: Works with processing engineers to ensure Refrigeration and HVAC systems for new builds meet requirements for safety, compliance and operations. Assists in startup and troubleshooting of new systems, Participates on PHA teams
  • 10% - Acts as a SME in collaboration with Strategic Sourcing on preferred vendor agreements and major purchases: Works directly with strategic sourcing on RFPs for Refrigeration and HVAC systems. Contributes to the development of preferred vendor agreements and standardization of equipment purchases.
  • 5% - Regulatory Leadership: In conjunction with the technical safety team provides guidance and assistance for facilities for OSHA/EPA/Regulatory inspections and questions. Provides support assistance for facilities during release situations and responses to analyze design and future improvements for continuous improvement and proactive prevention measures.

Required Qualifications

  • 4 year degree in Engineering

  • Extensive industrial ammonia refrigeration design and operational experience - 7 years minimum

  • Proven leadership of technical teams through facilitation and influence

  • Professional verbal communication skills

  • Excellent technical writing skills

  • Demonstrated ability to manage and oversee multiple projects and prioritize actions.

  • Intermediate level proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite of applications. Experience in CMMS; PHAPro; AutoCAD

  • Ammonia refrigeration operations experience

  • Willing and able to travel up to 50% of the time

Preferred Qualifications

  • CIRO (Certified Industrial Refrigeration Operator), CRES (Certified Refrigeration Energy Specialist) or other approved Technical Certification.

  • OSHA experience in inspection processes

  • Hands on work experience with Refrigeration & HVAC equipment and processes

  • Understanding of industry practices for preventative and predictive maintenance processes.

  • Previous project management experience

Other relevant information to the position

Examples may include: Career benefits; development an individual can gain by serving in this role; People Leadership (if applicable); Observable behaviors that encompass the applied knowledge, skills and attributes that distinguish and drive superior performance.

This position is posted internally as well as externally.

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