Project Engineer

Full time
Chicago
Posted 2 years ago

Primary Purpose

The project engineer will be responsible for the scoping and execution of capital projects ranging from $5,000 to $5,000,000.  They will be responsible to work with all plant based and corporate stakeholders to ensure projects are executed safely and efficiently.    

Major Responsibilities

  • Manages capital projects from concept through execution
  • Develops and communicates project schedules and conducts product reviews
  • Works closely with scheduling and plant personnel for start-up plans
  • Ensures that the end result of the project is what was agreed upon during project submission
  • Supports manufacturing facilities with technical troubleshooting
  • Participates in project reviews and audits for safety, quality and feasibility
  • Participates in monthly plant meetings and provides updates to senior level operations management
  • Closes projects in a timely manner ensuring that all stakeholders are trained and ready 
  • Understands and demonstrates the Company’s core values
  • Conducts assigned work in a safe manner and adheres to company safety methods
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Competencies/Skills/Knowledge Required

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  

  • Strong “hands-on” mechanical/electrical/controls aptitude from previous industry experience
  • Ability to diagnose and troubleshoot equipment design and functional issues, with an emphasis on processing equipment
  • Previous experience in maintenance is a plus
  • Previous experience executing small and large scale capital projects required
  • CPG/Food/Bakin gmanufacturing experience is strongly preferred
  • Ability to use AutoCAD and Solidworks for equipment layouts and design is required
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Strong vendor management skills
  • Ability to work well in teams
  • Good organization skills
  • Competency using MS office suite and MS Project (excel, word, powerpoint)
  • Demonstrated ability to meet critical deadlines
  • Previous experience dealing with multiple equipment vendors and managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to travel 20%, mainly in the US 

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Chemical or Electrical engineering
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of industry experience with at least 3-5 years of project engineering
  • Experience with food manufacturing equipment, both processing and packaging is a plus
  • PMP Certification preferred

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