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Senior Engineering Manager in West Liberty, IA at West Liberty Foods, L.L.C

Date Posted: 8/1/2019

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Job Reference Code: 007034-Corp



About West Liberty Foods

West Liberty Foods was formed in 1996 under the guiding principles of the Iowa Turkey Growers Cooperative. Carrying on Iowa’s rich farming tradition, our grower/owners are committed to animal health and welfare while delivering superior-quality turkeys — a philosophy that has helped family farms grow and thrive for generations. The continued success of West Liberty Foods is due to the dedication, enthusiasm and support of our grower/owners.

Our mission is to be a leading food manufacturer by converting needs, ideas and expertise into value for our members, business partners and consumers.

West Liberty Foods manufactures hundreds of meat and poultry products that can be found in well-known grocery stores and top restaurant chains nationwide. Recognized as one of the top protein processors in North America, we have the capacity to produce over 650 million pounds of food products per year across our facilities. We are The Surprisingly Big Company®, and we’re right in your backyard.

Build your career with West Liberty Foods and be a part of an exciting, collaborative team environment! 

We are currently hiring for a Senior Engineering Manager for our corporate offices in West Liberty, Iowa.

Job Summary: 

The Senior Engineering Manager is responsible for providing leadership, development and completion of projects in our manufacturing facilities. In addition, this position will be responsible for direting, organizing, planning and controlling engineering projects for the organization.  

Primary Responsibility

  • Design and layout facility equipment installations.
  • Develop project costs and appropriation requests for projects.
  • Develop budgets for department.
  • Evaluate maintenance operations and performance in relation to setting goals using L2L.
  • Create drawings with Auto Cad.
  • Ability to travel to support other facilities with short notice.
  • Drive continual improvement in quality, productivity, efficiency and cost.
  • Ensure compliance with all safety regulations.
  • Partner with all departments of the organization.
  • Build strong relationships with vendors, suppliers and internal team.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent is preferred.
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of related experience including Industrial Maintenance and Engineering with supervisory experience.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to collect, organize and analyze data.
  • Previous experience with bid and proposal efforts, decision making and implementation of projects.
  • Prior experience in a manufacturing environment is required.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to lead a team of resourceful and skilled team members.
  • Must be able to work independently without constant supervision.
  • Must be able to problem solve.
  • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to adjust quickly to changing demands.
  • Advanced computer skills including Google Suite, CAD, etc.
  • Knowledge of Kronos or other timekeeping system.
  • Candidates must successfully pass post-offer/pre-employment drug test and background screen.

West Liberty Foods/Liberty Cold is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. 


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