Design Engineers at CSMI utilize advanced CAD software, 3D modeling and innovative practices to provide customers with the Electrical and Mechanical framework necessary to suit their manufacturing needs. The design work ranges from conceptual ideas to complete construction packages with consulting support along the way.
From powder to liquid handling, process engineers evaluate process and packaging lines implemented at the manufacturing facilities. Our goal is to optimize the production lines to ensure increased productivity and efficiency. CSMI Process Engineers interpret and develop process requirements and set design parameters, develop process flow diagrams (PFDs), prepare process engineering calculations, define and develop process functional specifications, prepare project evaluations and cost estimates including engineering, equipment and installation, develop piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs), develop equipment layouts and assemblies, and develop request for proposal (RFP) and request for quotation (RFQ) documents for procurement of equipment and services.
Mechanical Engineers specify the proper equipment such as tanks, valves, and pumps to match the project application. Knowledge of the equipment’s specifications and standards are utilized and incorporated into the design. CSMI Mechanical Engineers plan and prepare drawings of mechanical equipment layouts, develop piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs) and piping designs, generate drawing/documentation lists and schedules and bill of materials (BOM), create process equipment specifications, and mechanical contractor installation packages, as-built drawings, and technical & maintenance manuals.
Controls Engineers have an understanding of process controls, electrical principles and systems, electrical and pneumatic drawings, flow diagrams, piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs), and control system design and components; i.e. PLC/HMI technology, instrumentation, pneumatics, Servo motors, etc. They also have extensive experience in various packaging operations such as conveying, filling, freezing, case packing, and palletizing. CSMI Controls Engineers are proficient in PLC programming and HMI applications development and are knowledge of database applications including MS SQL Server, higher level programming languages such as VBA and C++, communications networking and protocols; Ethernet and DeviceNet. The Controls Engineers are qualified to perform a project start-up.
Our Project Managers are highly skilled, degreed engineers experienced in planning, organizing, securing, leading and controlling resources to bring projects on-time and on-budget. CSMI Project Managers are accountable for ensuring the team knows and executes their tasks in conjunction with our clients to meet the specific goals of each project. From small management support roles through full turnkey design build projects our Project Managers represent the interests of our clients as strategic business partners.
Project management includes developing and implementing a project plan, defining project goals and objectives, allocating resources, specifying tasks or how goals will be achieved, and associating budgets and time lines for completion. Project management is necessary to avoid scope creep and keep the project along the critical path. CSMI Project Managers understand and follow CSMI Engineering Procedures, interface with other department engineers and project team members, manage multiple projects concurrently, lead in preparation of drawing design packages, documentation lists, calculations, and schedules. They also lead in preparation of engineering documents including: installation specifications, equipment specifications, bill of materials (BOM), as-built drawings, technical & maintenance manuals and final documentation.
CSMI provides construction management support services on behalf of our clients. We manage the complete process of new construction from the design and planning through procurement, demolition, installation and commissioning. We engage and manage the necessary trades for structural, mechanical, electrical, and utility from issuing bid packages through final acceptance. CSMI designs and/or sources equipment direct from the OEM and contracts with them throughout the process.
Our project team includes full support staff to ensure all the details are covered. The Project Administrator manages the process of verifying all the terms of the contracts and compliance with standards to mitigate client risk including: safety, non-disclosure, insurance, licensing, permits and budget. The Project Coordinator collects and updates information and tracks the project progress through milestones. From execution of the contract through final approval our team keeps the documents in order, the budget in line and tasks on schedule.