CORP - Project Engineer

at O.K. Foods, Inc. in Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

Over the past 80 years, OK Foods has evolved from a producer of livestock and poultry feed to one of the world's largest fully-integrated chicken producers, but our company's core values of taking care of our people and producing only the highest quality products have remained constant. In November 2011, OK Foods was acquired by Industrias Bachoco out of Celaya, Mexico. Today, we employ more than 3,000 workers domestically in the U.S. dedicated to producing consistently high-quality products our customers have come to expect from OK Foods.

Bachoco OK Foods is seeking a Project Engineer for our Fort Smith, AR location.

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Immediate vacation upon hire

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Summary: On a project basis, oversees the design and construction of facilities for O.K. Industries, through supervision of outside design and construction professionals. Achieves minimum cost, most efficient schedule, and maximum quality for each project by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Coordinates and directs design consultants and construction contractors in a team effort to construct new facilities and modify existing facilities.

Monitors contractor/consultant performance with respect to cost, schedule, and quality on assigned projects.

Informs upper management as to contractor/consultant progress and performance on projects.

Bids, negotiates, and administers contracts.

Resolves contract disputes with and between contractors.

Prepares contract documents, bid documents, purchase orders, and change orders.

Evaluates contractor bids and proposals and makes recommendations to management.

Reviews and approves design documents, drawings, specifications, calculations, and fabrication drawings.

Selects and recommends materials, products, and equipment to be used or installed.

Prepares budget estimates based on design documents for authorization for expenditure.

Prepares conceptual estimates based on preliminary design information for evaluation of proposed projects.

Reviews capital expenditure authorization forms prior to submittal for approval.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Directly supervises one employee in the Engineering Department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience: Master's degree (M. A.) or equivalent; or four to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or style. Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

Mathematical Skills: Ability to comprehend and apply principles of advanced calculus, modern algebra, and advanced statistical theory. Ability to work with concepts such as limits, rings, quadratic and differential equations, and proofs of theorems.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, musical notes, etc.,) in its most difficult phases. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.

Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Design software; Internet software; Project Management software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Professional Engineering License preferred

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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An Equal Opportunity Employer to include women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.

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Job Posting: 3077578

Posted On: Oct 04, 2021

Updated On: Oct 31, 2021