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Michael Foods, Inc.

Associate Project Engineer - Controls

Michael Foods, Inc. - Chaska, MN

Michael Foods, Inc. is a leader in the food processing and distribution industry with business in egg products, refrigerated grocery and potato products. We offer exciting job possibilities throughout our organization where you can enhance your career, sharpen your talents and make an impact. Join our company and be part of an innovative team that’s First in Food.


This position will assist the Project Engineer – Controls to plan, schedule, conduct, and coordinate assigned engineering work; monitor work for compliance to applicable codes, accepted engineering practices and standards; ensures effective communication between all disciplines and all other project participants. Individual’s primary focus will be on industrial controls and automation in a CPG environment.


Work closely with all MFI facilities to assist with electrical/automation troubleshooting

Perform small to mid-size program conversions for PLC and HMI programs

Program changes as requested by the MFI facilities

Conduct informal training with electrical technicians as needed

Work with plants to identify opportunities for process or maintenance improvement

Estimate, plan, coordinate and program small to mid-size projects as appropriate.

Support Project Engineer – Controls on startups as needed

Create and update electrical schematics as needed.

Up to 30% travel required.

Perform other duties of a similar nature or level, as assigned.


Associates Degree in Electrical Technology or equivalent, and

3-5 years of experience in manufacturing or a commensurate level of experience in a food processing environment; or

an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

Project management experience. Must be able to handle multiple projects simultaneously.

Must be able to react quickly and appropriately to changing requirements and circumstances.

Must excel at working in a team environment.


Experience with CPG packaging technology and automation preferred.

Problem-analysis and problem-solving skills; quality orientation and attention to detail.

Systematically troubleshoot a system using the appropriate electrical and software tools to identify true root cause.

Strong computer skills in Microsoft Word and Excel; Knowledge of PLCs, HMIs, and VFDs required. Rockwell/Allen Bradley experience preferred. AutoCAD experience preferred

Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication. Ability to work with vendors, customers, and employees.

Electrical Licensing a plus.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.

Michael Foods, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, medical condition, marital status, or a physical or mental disability.

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17 days 10 hours ago

Michael Foods, Inc.


Associate Project Engineer - Controls Michael Foods, Inc. - Chaska, MN, United States


Location: Chaska, MN

Company Profile:
Michael Foods, Inc. is a leading food processor and distributor with business in egg products, refrigerated grocery and potato products, and with net sales exceeding $1.5 billion. At Michael Foods, our customers' wants and needs serve as a foundation for all we do. We have become a leader in the food industry by introducing innovative, value-added food technology and customer solutions.