Agropur, Inc.
  • Engineering
  • Lake Norden, SD, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision, HSA/FSA plans; Life, Disability, and 401(k)

Agropur is looking for a Project Engineer.


Job Summary:

Responsible for development, implementation and follow-up of engineering projects.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform technical and financial follow-up of all assigned projects.
  • Coordinate implementation, write technical specifications, prepare plans and quotes, and allocate contracts for capital expenditure projects.
  • Coordinate the work of both internal and external resources for capital expenditure projects.
  • Communicate and negotiate effectively with internal and external resources on all aspects of the project.
  • Responsible to minimize disruption and plan effectively with existing operations departments to be affected by project work.
  • Must ensure the quality of work performed by internal or external resources on the project meets expectations and ensures the integrity of our food safety and quality plans and pre-requisite programs.
  • Proactively develop and implement new procedures and policies to maximize the efficiencies and safety of equipment installed and systems in use.  Maintain all plant drawings and equipment specifications.
  • Enforce the company's current policies and procedures and the occupational health and safety program.
  • Strive to improve the productivity, quality and profitability of systems, processes and equipment.
  • All other duties as assigned.


Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Composure: calm under pressure, not defensive or irritated when times are tough; is considered mature, can handle stress.
  • Customer Focus: is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; acts with customer in mind.
  • Decision Quality: makes good decisions based on analysis, wisdom, experience and judgement; most solutions are correct and accurate when judged over time.
  • Drive for Results: can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is bottom-line oriented, steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
  • Integrity and Trust: is widely trusted, seen as direct, truthful and can present the truth in an appropriate and helpful manner, keeps confidences, admits mistakes, does not misrepresent self for personal gain.
  • Functional/Technical skills: has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment.
  • Priority Setting: quickly zeros in on what is important, eliminates roadblocks, and creates focus.
  • Problem Solving: uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions.
  • Organizing: can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal; uses resources effectively and efficiently.
  • Time Management: uses time effectively and efficiently.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Manufacturing or related discipline preferred. Minimally a Technical College degree in Food Science Technology, Engineering, Automation or related discipline required.
  • Minimum of 5 plus years' experience in project management and engineering is required.
  • Dairy or food industry experience strongly preferred.
  • Strong experience and knowledge of computer software, computerized maintenance systems, and utilizing ERP systems for issuing purchase requests. Knowledge of Rockwell Automation Software a plus.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, leadership skills and the ability to work in a team.
  • Computer literacy, ideally with MS Office (Word and Excel), MS Access and MS Project.


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