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Project Engineer II, Electrical and Instrumentation


Pocatello, ID, US, 83204-7510

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. The J.R. Simplot Company is a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution.


This role supports production efforts through management of maintenance, reliability and upgrade projects for plant electrical and instrumentation systems and equipment.  

Key Responsibilities

  • Evaluate potential projects with plant and company stakeholders. This may require working within a larger project team by managing and designing the electrical and/or instrumentation portion of that project.
  • Serve as technical resource for plant maintenance and reliability teams to assist with troubleshooting and planning.
  • Obtain vendor/contractor quotations for proposed work scope. Responsible for gaining stakeholder alignment on all proposals, feasibility studies and vendor/construction packages.
  • Prepare project scope of work documents, budgets and schedules. Obtain approvals for execution.
  • Control project costs by approving expenditures and administering contractor contracts.
  • Maintains project schedule by monitoring progress, coordinating activities and resolving problems efficiently with minimal impact to plant operations.
  • Prepares project status reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends; recommending actions. Routinely communicate with project stakeholders on status.
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by enforcing company rules and procedures.
  • Ensure timely closeout of projects including handover of documents for archiving.
  • Ability to work overtime and weekend hours as needed.

Typical Education

  • Bachelor's Degree (B.A. or B.S.) from 4 year college or university

Relevant Experience

  • 1-5 years of experience with electrical and/or instrumentation systems in a heavy industrial or process plant environment. Experience in phosphate fertilizer mining and manufacturing is a plus.
  • Working knowledge of applicable codes such as NFPA, NEC and IEEE
  • Demonstrated ability to work within budgets and to deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize work and balance competing priorities.
  • Must be able to show initiative and be a 'self-starter' to achieve working goals.
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.

Job Requisition ID: 4159

Travel Required: Less than 10%

Location(s): AB Don Plant - Pocatello 

Country: United States

**The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.**

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