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Instrumentation and Startup Engineer in St. Louis, MO at NextGen

Date Posted: 5/22/2018

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Job Description

Instrumentation and Startup Engineer


Plans, conducts, or coordinates Process Engineering functions covering all aspects of material handling and unit process operations as applied in the production of wet and dry pet foods, pet treats, and cat/dog litter.

Technical emphasis will be on instrumentation, system functional descriptions, and systems startup of equipment to meet deliverables for production systems, quality/sanitation, and equipment design.


  • 90% - Provide Process Engineering design and review for capital projects including detailed phases of the process engineering work, related documentation, and field support. Requires coordination of work by outside consultants and suppliers, broad knowledge of precedents in the specialty area, and an understanding of principles and practices in related specialties. Requires strong communications skills and ability to perform well on teams.

  • 10% - Provide process engineering technical assistance to operating facilities. Includes planning/implementing investigation and analysis in problem areas or areas of opportunity for process improvement. Requires ability to collaborate with and contribute to cross functional teams.



  • Minimum Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering - Mechanical, Industrial or Chemical

Experience (Years/Type):

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in process design, process equipment, process instrumentation, manufacturing operations, and process engineering support roles in food, pharmaceutical or chemical industry.

  • Experience with hygienic food design preferred for dry bulk solids and liquids storage and transfer systems.


  • Team oriented with excellent troubleshooting skills. Experience with industrializing new process technologies.

  • Experience with P&ID development, instrumentation specification, instrumentation calibration, Instrumentation and Equipment checkout, and Commissioning.

  • Able to be on their feet for extended periods in hot, noisy environments

  • Able to climb ladders, lift 50lb weight for calibration


  • 25-60% to factory locations and construction sites for field data gathering, scope development, project reviews, construction support and commissioning/start-up.