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

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

Agropur is currently looking for a Project Engineer.


Job Summary:

Use engineering knowledge to continually optimize and improve processes and activities at operating facilities through plant performance testing, monitoring and data analysis. Provide technical support to the plant focused on operational improvement, technology selection, optimization, and troubleshooting. He/she will also help develop test plans, execute the test plans, analyze the results, prepare the reports, make recommendations to Senior Management, and work on the implementation of the new plant improvements.  Work with the Corporate Engineering team in the evaluation, proposal, and implementation of new technologies, and construction of capital projects.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Troubleshoot problems with production and takes corrective action, or proposes necessary capital projects to correct.
  • Recommends areas and methods for process improvement. 
  • Researches the purchase of equipment or upgrades to existing equipment.
  • Monitor and improve the efficiency, output and safety of manufacturing processes through observations and measurements as well as by collecting and interpreting data from other technical and operating personnel.
  • Evaluate, implement and monitor processes and operating systems for the manufacture of products.
  • Prepare and closely manage project budgets to ensure projects are completed on time and within budget.
  • Closely work with Project Administration team to ensure electronic documentation of all project related activities and paperwork.
  • Create/edit/maintain necessary documentation.
  • Support the conversion of small-scale processes into commercially viable large-scale operations.
  • Reviews and comments on technical specifications and basic engineering drawings in support of corporate engineering.
  • Reviews and comments on technical scopes of work for engineering contractors on large capital projects lead by the corporate project group.
  • Develops, reviews and comments on technical scopes of work for engineering contractors for smaller, plant lead capital projects.
  • Performs cost/benefit analysis for various design alternatives.
  • Performs engineering calculations required to define conceptual and detail designs.  Communicates needs in clear, effective and timely manner.
  • Interfaces with vendors to evaluate material and equipment selections.
  • Interfaces with suppliers for field support of various equipment and systems.
  • Assists in performance of compliance and acceptance testing.
  • Supports construction projects as required for on-site technical support.
  • Assists in plant start-up and commissioning activities.
  • Supports environmental permitting and compliance issues.
  • Supports operations in the development, review and implementation of procedures to ensure safe, efficient and reliable operation.



  • B.S degree in the engineering field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of Capital projects, Project Management, and safety
  • Working knowledge of building codes, permits, and blue print reading
  • Knowledge in process engineering with experience in dairy/cheese or company internship a plus.
  • Experience with AutoCAD, OSI Pi, and Maximo, preferred.
  • Minimum of one to three years of work experience in a related field.


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