Engineering Technician

Lamb Weston Holdings Inc Boardman, OR
Job Description Summary

Plan, organize, and execute plant design/drafting functions for the Plant Engineering Department.

Job Description

* Plan, develop, and design layouts of processing lines and other plant modifications. Works from design specifications, engineer's directions or sketches, or other limited information where designs are not established.

* Make necessary calculations to establish electrical and mechanical clearances.

* Calculate loads, on beams, columns, balcony loads, and similar items.

* Modify designs of existing lines to achieve simplicity and efficiency in manufacturing processes.

* Assume responsibility for complete accurate drawings and present recommendations to Engineering Manager.

* Prepare bills of materials, material cost estimates, and equipment specifications.

* Assist Engineering Manager or Project Engineer with capital projects by monitoring their progress, compliance with standards, and recommending corrective actions.

* Assist with implementation and control of capital budget as directed.

* Assist with 5-year capital plan: preparation, organization and presentation

* Maintains all drawings

* Initiate building permit requests with city and county officials to obtain application approval.

* Keep abreast of state-of-the-art technology and equipment and make recommendations for the purchase when justified.

* Requires working knowledge of company safety policies, fire protection policies, building codes, regulations, and corporate requirements to ensure conformance with these regulations.

Job Qualifications

* Two years of technical training in drafting, strength of materials.

* Three to five years' experience including three years as detail draftsman and one year using computer aided drafting equipment.

* Experience preferably in a frozen potato manufacturing environment.

* 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.

* While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

* The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds with assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

* The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

* While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts; in high, precarious places and in outside weather conditions and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, extreme cold, extreme heat, risk of electrical shock, risk of radiation, and vibration.

* The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.