Sustainability Engineer

Job Description

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Job Description

Join the Frito-Lay North America (FLNA) Sustainability Team! Within FLNA’s Supply Chain, we are fast-paced, results-oriented team leading the way in Sustainability to meet company goals in Planet, People, and Products. The team develops strategies and executes programs to deliver productivity and meet targets in greenhouse gas reduction, water usage, waste-to-landfill, and many other areas. You can feel great about doing great in your career while also doing good for the company and planet.
The Electric Systems Engineer role will lead the national electrical energy program, which is responsible for driving productivity in manufacturing plant electrical usage and in helping deliver GHG reductions in support of the corporate sustainability goals. Specifically, the position owns the electrical technology pipeline, productivity identification and planning, project leadership/execution, and national field support. Additionally, it is desired to have this role serve as our digitization and automation point for DVC and similar strategies.

  • Lead identified electrical efficiency and resiliency projects that improve plant financial and operating performance and help achieve company GHG reduction goals. Project leadership will include scoping, budgeting/costing, aligning stakeholders, and working with internal and external partners to execute work in the production facilities.
  • Develop and maintain future technology pipeline to ensure continuous delivery of electric initiatives against productivity and energy/GHG reduction goals. Specific ideas range from more efficient electric motors and devices to microgrid design and site-wide energy optimization and electric rate structuring
  • Provide expertise to troubleshoot in-plant operational issues with electrical and mechanical systems and to optimize robustness, efficiency, and overall performance
  • Training and coaching of field operations to build capability and optimize daily operation
  • Leverage industry and external ties and partnerships to bring new ideas in.
  • Serve as Energy & Utilities point within larger manufacturing digitization and automation effort



  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical, Mechanical, or Energy engineering
  • Industrial Controls and SCADA experience preferred
  • Excellent communication skills, including ability convey technical presentations to non-technical audiences and senior leaders
  • Ability to mentor, train, coach field personnel at all levels from operator to maintenance mechanics to plant and HQ leadership on proper operation and thermal system performance improvement
  • Track record of developing ideas and business cases and selling them to internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated project management experience, including financial responsibility, budgeting, scheduling, vendor management, execution and startup/commissioning – multiple concurrent project management experience is a plus
  • Deep expertise in electric and mechanical systems – chillers, cooling towers, air compressors, nitrogen generation, HVAC, lighting….
  • Experience and working knowledge with manufacturing processes and environments and building infrastructure/support systems
  • Industrial relationships, consulting, and contracting experience
  • Able to work well in a team environment, coordinate team activities, with minimum direct supervision
  • Ability to think quickly, creatively and challenge team to do the same
  • Strong analytical & problem solving abilities.
  • Proficiency in MS Office – Excel, PowerPoint, and Word. Experience using SQL, Minitab, and other advanced analytics, simulation, and statistical analysis platforms preferred
  • Industry certifications preferred: CEM, PMP, PEM

Relocation Eligible: Not Eligible for Relocation
Job Type: Regular

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