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  • Category: Engineering
  • Education: Bachelors Degree
  • Employment Length: fulltime
  • Source: Business
  • Ad #: 11762
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Engineering Superintendent, Grand Forks, ND


Kelly Services is currently seeking a high level engineer for an Engineering Superintendent role for our large client in the Grand Forks area of ND. The person in this role is responsible for providing both overall factory project management expertise and engineering activities for assigned factory, including special projects as assigned.  They will ensure the completion of 5-year engineering planning, pre-engineering for next year’s projects and overseeing current year’s engineering projects to achieve established objectives. 



Staff: 1 exempt engineer, 1 Engineering Intern, 1 Engineering Coop Student Estimated Annual Factory Engineering Budget: $5 Million



The Engineering Superintendent reports to the Factory Manager as does Production

Superintendent, Maintenance Superintendent, Process Engineer, Factory Chemist, MDS

Supervisor, Environmental Compliance Supervisor, Engineering Trainee and Factory Office Coordinator.  Reporting to the incumbent is the Factory Engineer. An Engineering intern (May – August) and a coop student (January – August) also report to the incumbent.


This position completes the following essential functions within established company policies, procedures, deadlines and budget constraints:


  • Supervises all aspects of factory engineering projects, as well as outside engineered and contracted projects.  Ensures all projects are engineered to meet Company and Factory Mutual (insurance company) guidelines. As many as 200 to 300 contractors can be working during the inter-campaign period. 


  • Responsible for several million dollars of capital projects. Generally individual projects are less than $1 MM, but may be required to manage multiple projects simultaneously.


  • Participates in both short and long term strategic planning for factory capital projects.  Responsible for implementing approved strategic plans.


  • Manages all aspects of capital projects including scope development, budgeting, scheduling, design, bidding, construction management and startup.


  • Applies knowledge of technical discipline, core business, or related processing experience to select methods and resources to complete assigned capital projects. Prioritizes tasks within assigned capital projects and effectively delegates within the constraints of project organization.


  • Gains an understanding of the Company’s equipment specifications, equipment lists, instrumentation specifications. Reviews PFD’s and P & IDs. 


  • Implements standard contracts when appropriate. Independently develops project budgets and schedules, obtains information and tasks to go into schedules and works within established budgets and schedules.


  • Completes technical aspects of assigned projects. Attains approval for project scope and budget from appropriate management.


  • Understands standard practices and established procedures. Generates and tests new approaches to methods, procedures or technical solutions to the best advantage of the Company. Utilizes philosophy of investment ‘life-cycle’ cost minimization.


  • Recognizes problems and communicates alternative solutions and facilitates process to

select ‘best’ alternative to accomplish desired objective.


  • Identifies and participates in the development of training programs for staff utilizing completed engineering projects.


  • Controls the activities of construction contractors at the factory site and ensures contractors work in a safe manner in compliance with regulations.


  • Works with factory and corporate management on long term company initiatives, potential strategic projects, and company policies and procedures. This would include but is not limited to cost feasibility studies, economic benefit analysis, and procedural details associated with these initiatives and/or projects.


  • Provides technical support and documentation to the Capital buyer regarding all  negotiations with construction contractors and equipment vendors. Reviews construction bid packages, provides input on bidders and final selection is determined in concert with the Capital Buyer.


  • Develops and closely mentors engineering interns and coop students to assess individual capabilities and provide meaningful work experiences.  Recommend students for hire that most closely meet the Company’s needs.



To be successful in this position requires a four-year degree in an appropriate engineering discipline with a demonstrated knowledge of the core business typically gained through a minimum of five to eight years of applied experience in a processing industry or heavy construction management. The Engineering Superintendent must have a good understanding of the various engineering disciplines utilized throughout the factory in day-to-day activities as well as project engineering and budgeting abilities. This position must be able to plan and monitor projects, and supervise.  Effective written and verbal communications in providing updates on capital project planning, progress and integration with inter-campaign maintenance is important, as well as the impact to factory supervisors’ cost centers. The incumbent must also be able to develop and maintain effective working relationships and ensure engineering projects are completed within established parameters. The ability to recognize, identify, communicate and recommend solutions to problems is essential.


Map: Grand Forks ND
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