Project Engineer

Company Name:
People-Capital Food Executive Search Firm
Senior Project Engineer
The Project Engineers' main duty is to assist plant and corporate management in the development and implementation of processes and systems used in the production and manufacturing environment. This role requires a strong working knowledge of continuous process manufacturing and plant operations. The ability to work with plant management to identify equipment and systems that can be modified or applied to improve operational efficiency, product quality, or commercialize new products is key to success in this role. This work requires strong engineering and computer knowledge.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may
be assigned.
A Project Engineer is responsible for a variety of support and service functions
- Analyzing existing systems and identify areas of improvement through process
- Ensuring programs and mechanical devices are properly installed and used.
- Developing plans for existing process improvement or new process installation, including
equipment selection, process flow, and equipment layout.
- Coordinating and manage contractors during all phases of a project, including design,
installation, and start-up and commissioning.
- Developing operational standards for equipment and processes.
- Generating formal descriptions of operation for equipment and processes for use by
programmers and automation experts for equipment controls.
- Managing all aspects of expenditures for capital projects, including developing project
cost estimates, writing capital expenditure requests with ROI and justification, as well as
tracking costs during the project.
- Must work and communicate well with all levels of employees across the enterprise (line
operators to corporate executives)
- Must be familiar with typical computer programs (Office, Excel, PowerPoint,
MSProject). Familiarity with AutoCAD a plus
- Performs other related duties as required and assigned.
- Provides start-up and troubleshooting service at multiple plant locations Accesses remote
production processes on-line during normal working hours and off-hours as required.
QUALIFICATIONS to perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform
each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the
knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- A bachelor's diploma in mechanical engineering, process engineering, or Milling Science
- Knowledge of CAD and other designing programs.
- Experience in mechanical installation and equipment operation a plus
- A minimum of 5 years' experience in a similar position is required.
- Ability to troubleshoot complex problems.
- Possess strong analytical abilities and the capacity to work fast and in an efficient
- Must hold to established deadlines and to work as part of a team.
- Must possess a high degree of imaginative and practical skills.
- Requires the ability to multi-task and learn new skills and concepts quickly.
- Must demonstrate a willingness to specialize in multiple areas.
- The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in engineering leadership as well as
the ability to develop and implement standard engineering practices, including providing
detailed documentation upon project completion.
- Experience in Food Processing, Automotive, Bio-Tech, or Pharmaceutical industries is a
- Lean or Six Sigma experience is a plus.
- Travel will be required 25-50% depending upon project load and responsibilities.
- May be based out of our NJ, IL or AZ facilities.

Keywords: process engineering, chemical engineering, project engineering, food manufacturing, continuous process, process improvement, process flow, equipment layout, capital project, MSProject, CAD, start-up, troubleshooting, six sigma, engineering leadership, food engineer

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