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Project Engineer

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Engineering

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Location

Portage, Indiana

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Salary

$95,000 - $115,000

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Job Reference

53754

ROLE PURPOSE/ POSITION SUMMARY

Project Engineer

Manage small to medium engineering projects; participate as a team member on large projects. Lead the team through scope definition, design, budgeting, scheduling, line layouts, purchasing, cost estimating and control, implementation, system integration, documentation, report writing, start-up, training processes and handing the line over to production at target metrics.

  • Key Accountabilities/Primary Duties & Responsibilities

    • Oversee end-to-end project planning, risk identification, dependency tracking, issue escalation, and change management, adhering to best practice project management standards.
    • Manage project management and engineering for manufacturing operations, including scope definition, design, budgeting, scheduling, line layouts, purchasing, cost estimation and control, implementation, system integration, documentation, report writing, start-up, and training.
    • Apply knowledge of safety principles and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for the food industry to engineering projects.
    • Utilize company-standard project management tools and processes for safety, sanitary design, controls, Equipment Acceptance Testing, and Start-up/Validation documentation.
    • Adapt to flexible working hours and multi-task in a fast-paced, dynamic, and high-pressure environment, handling shifting priorities and tight deadlines.
    • Oversee schedules, costs, and other key deliverables according to the approved project plan.
    • Identify, evaluate, and communicate project risks.
    • Select and manage external engineering resources to meet customer, product, and capacity requirements.
    • Oversee the use of external vendors and contractors for engineering and maintenance projects.
    • Build and maintain strong relationships with internal stakeholders, external vendors, and contractors.
    • Measure project performance using appropriate systems, tools, and techniques.
    • Resolve and/or escalate issues to management promptly.
    • Effectively facilitate project team meetings.
    • Ensure proper documentation of project activities according to company project management standards.
    • Establish a communication schedule to update stakeholders and relevant staff on project progress.
    • Stay updated on industry technology enhancements.
    • Communicate effectively with all levels of the organization, both in writing and verbally.
    • Develop projects and justifications for capital improvements as needed.
    • Support cost reduction and efficiency improvement programs by participating in and leading teams to review manufacturing operations, develop and implement solutions, facilitate improvement workshops, and manage improvement projects.
    • Provide training and development support to other engineering team members, assist on engineering projects, and offer specialized expertise as needed.
    • Serve as the primary technical expert for assigned facilities, building credibility and influence with Operations, Maintenance, Customers, and vendors, and provide leadership and guidance to Maintenance Technicians.

    Qualifications/Capability Profile

    Minimum Education

    • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Project Management – Required

    Minimum Experience

    • Working knowledge of lean principles – Required
    • Experience in a high growth and dynamic environment – Required
    • Proficiency with SolidWorks, AutoCAD, or similar software – Required
    • Previous contract manufacturing experience – Desired
    • Experience in the food industry or short-life environment – Desired

    Minimum Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

    • Proven ability to handle multiple priorities and collaborate with various partners to resolve exceptions and find the best alternatives – Required
    • Strong analytical skills – Required
    • Experience with leveraging integrated technology to execute business processes – Required
    • Ability to manage ambiguity and communicate complex issues clearly – Required
    • Positive mindset with a proactive approach – Required
    • Continuous improvement mindset, always seeking to enhance current processes – Required
    • Strong verbal, listening, and presentation skills – Required

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