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CAD Draftsperson/Small Projects Leader

Company: Leprino Foods
Location: Tracy
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

CAD Draftsperson/Small Projects Leader Job Description: Leprino Foods' history dates to over 65 years ago, when the Leprino family first started making small batches of mozzarella for local markets and eateries in Denver. We've grown a bit since then. Today, we are the largest manufacturer of mozzarella and lactose in the world, and a leading producer of whey protein. Still owned by the Leprino family, we've set our sights to become the "World's Best Dairy Food and Ingredient Company." To help us achieve that ambitious vision, we're looking for our secret ingredient: motivated individuals who are the absolute best at what they do. From three people in a small cheese shop in the early 1950s, we have grown to over 4,300 employees throughout our 16 global locations. Will you join us on our journey?Overview: This position reports to the Sr. Project Engineer and is responsible for developing detailed technical drawings for the site including, but not limited to, equipment designs and modifications, process piping and instrumentation drawings (water, steam, electrical, chemical, fire protection, etc.) and plant layouts. This role will also lead small projects (capital and expense) to improve plant equipment, process reliability, employee safety, product quality and reduce site costs. Manage the site's technical library. Utilize the site's document management program, Vault, to organize and maintain plant technical files. Support the senior project engineer and other site customers through the activities outlined above.What we ask of you: The CAD Draftsperson/Small Projects Leader will, by nature of their role, support the entire site and will also work closely with the Plant Maintenance Manager and Maintenance Supervisors. The production plant and operates 7 days per week, 24 hours per day. The role must support the needs of a fast-paced operation and must have the flexibility to respond adequately to the site's often changing priorities. The incumbent will be expected to deliver tangible savings and improvements through their work activities.Project examples include: Root cause analysis/maintenance reliability improvement projects - analyze and take appropriate actions to improve an equipment failure or recurring downtime issueManage small expense and or capital projects including cost saving initiatives such as utilities reduction opportunitiesAnalyze and provide recommendations to reduce/minimize a safety risk in the plantAssist with implementation of lean manufacturing initiatives - examples: create a value stream map for a process, assist an area with 5s implementation and improvements Other key responsibilities include:AutoCAD/drafting work (ex. maintaining plant documentation such as fire system prints), supporting larger capital projects led by the two plant project engineers to increase overall project throughput for the sit Process Safety Management (PSM) compliance support. SOP development, documentation, training, implementation of projects to address PHA recommendations, etc.Technical documentation and revision management.Contractor safety management.The CAD Draftsperson/Small Projects Leader will have daily contact with the Plant Engineering Manager, Plant Project Engineers and other customers.The incumbent will be encouraged to make contact with similar roles at other Leprino sites as knowledge gained and relationships built through the effective interface with these co-workers and corporate personnel will be essential for long-term success. Performance in the position can best be measured by accuracy and output of technical documents produced as well as improvements realized by the site through the individual's project assignments. To be effective in this role, the incumbent must be knowledgeable of all plant production processes and manufacturing equipment in order to efficiently analyze and make improvements as needed through their project work.You have the following minimum qualifications: High School diplomaTwo-year degree in a related technical fieldTwo years of related design/project experience in a manufacturing environment (food industry preferred) supplemented by appropriate training in AutoCAD/Inventor. You also have the following desired knowledge, skills & competencies: Proficiency utilizing AutoCAD and InventorProficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)Mechanical and electrical aptitude and strong comprehension of spatial relationsStrong mathematical aptitudeKnowledge of sanitary design principlesPrevious maintenance experience a plus (technician, supervisor)Exposure to and understanding of lean manufacturing principles (5s, Kaizen, value stream mapping, mistake proofing, quick changeover, visual controls, etc)Effective project management skills "Soft" skills:Attention to detailCuriosityDesire to learnOrganizational skills - the ability to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneouslyDemonstrates a sense of urgencySound decision makingAnalytical skills - effective problem solving/decision making skillsHands-on approachContinuous improvement mindsetDemonstrates initiative We offer you in return:A career with Leprino Foods means you'll be part of a worldwide family of individuals dedicated to producing high-quality products that help feed and nourish families around the world. Your contributions will be noticed and rewarded as you work to further our company, our customers, and one another. Apply today to learn more!Leprino Foods Company utilizes the services of Psychemedics to perform our Hair Follicle Drug Testing. Additional information about this process can be obtained at https://www.psychemedics.comLeprino Foods requires all individuals to wear the appropriate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) as required by the role and location.Leprino Foods Company supports a drug-free workplace and is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer - M/F/Disability/VeteranNearest Major Market: Stockton

Keywords: Leprino Foods, Tracy , CAD Draftsperson/Small Projects Leader, Design, Graphic Design & CAD , Tracy, California

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